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Sandworms of Dune (Dune
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Brian Herbert, son of Frank Herbert, wrote the definitive biography of his father, Dreamer of Dune, which was a Hugo Award finalist. Brian is president of the company managing the legacy of Frank Herbert and is an executive producer of the motion picture Dune, as well as of the TV series Dune: The Sisterhood. He is the author or coauthor of more than forty-five books, including multiple New York Times bestsellers, has been nominated for the Nebula Award, and is always working on several projects at once. He and his wife, Jan, have traveled to all seven continents, and in 2019, they took a trip to Budapest to observe the filming of Dune.

Kevin J. Anderson has written dozens of national bestsellers and has been nominated for the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, the Bram Stoker Award, and the SFX Readers' Choice Award. His critically acclaimed original novels include the ambitious space opera series The Saga of Seven Suns, the epic fantasy trilogy Wake the Dragon, steampunk adventures Clockwork Angels and Clockwork Lives (with legendary Rush drummer Neil Peart), as well as the thrillers Stake and Kill Zone (with Doug Beason). He is the publisher of WordFire Press and the director of the graduate program in publishing for Western Colorado University. He also set the Guinness-certified world record for the largest single-author book signing.

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"I know nothing comparable to it except The Lord of the Rings." --Arthur C. Clarke on Dune "Appealing and gripping...Fascinating detail, yet cloaked in mystery and mysticism." --Milwaukee Journal on Heretics of Dune "The vast and fascinating Dune saga sweeps on---as exciting and gripping as ever." --Kirkus Reviews on Chapterhouse: Dune "This compelling saga of men and women struggling for their freedom is required reading for Dune fans." --Library Journal on Dune: The Butlerian Jihad "Dune addicts will happily devour Herbert and Anderson's spicy conclusion to their second prequel trilogy." --Publishers Weekly on Dune: The Battle of Corrin "Entertaining." --Publishers Weekly on Hunters of Dune

Longtime collaborators Herbert and Anderson set themselves a steep challenge-and, in the end, fail to meet it-in this much anticipated wrapup of the original Dune cycle (after 2006's Hunters of Dune). A large cast scattered across the cosmos must be brought together so that the final, all-powerful Kwisatz Haderach may be revealed in the ultimate face-off between humankind and the machine empire ruled by the implacable Omnius. Though pacing is brisk and the infrequent action scenes crackle with tension, only two minor characters-gholas, who are young clones with restored memories, of Suk doctor Wellington Yueh and God-Emperor Leto II-acquire real depth. Everyone else is too busy reacting to mostly irrelevant subplots like sabotage aboard the no-ship Ithaca, a plague devastating the planet of Chapterhouse and the genetic engineering of marine-dwelling sandworms. The lengthy climax relies on at least four consecutive deus ex machina bailouts, eventually devolving into sheer fairy tale optimism. Series fans will argue the novel's merits for years; others will be underwhelmed. (Aug.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

"I know nothing comparable to it except The Lord of the Rings." --Arthur C. Clarke on Dune "Appealing and gripping...Fascinating detail, yet cloaked in mystery and mysticism." --Milwaukee Journal on Heretics of Dune "The vast and fascinating Dune saga sweeps on---as exciting and gripping as ever." --Kirkus Reviews on Chapterhouse: Dune "This compelling saga of men and women struggling for their freedom is required reading for Dune fans." --Library Journal on Dune: The Butlerian Jihad "Dune addicts will happily devour Herbert and Anderson's spicy conclusion to their second prequel trilogy." --Publishers Weekly on Dune: The Battle of Corrin "Entertaining." --Publishers Weekly on Hunters of Dune

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