Dune and Philosophy

Dune and Philosophy
Title Dune and Philosophy PDF eBook
Author Jeffery Nicholas
Publisher Open Court Publishing
Total Pages 246
Release 2011
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 0812697154

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Frank Herbert's Dune is the biggest-selling science fiction story of all time; the original book and its numerous sequels have transported millions of readers into the alternate reality of the Duniverse. Dune and Philosophy raises intriguing questions about the Duniverse in ways that will be instantly meaningful to fans. Those well-known characters--Paul Atreides, Baron Harkkonen, Duncan Idaho, Stilgar, the Bene Gesserit witches--come alive again in this fearless philosophical probing of some of life's most basic questions. Dune presents us with a vast world in which fanaticism is merciless and history is made by the interplay of ruthless conspiracies. Computers have long been outlawed, so that the abilities of human beings are developed to an almost supernatural level. The intergalactic empire controlled by a privileged aristocracy raises all the old questions of human interaction in a strange yet weirdly familiar setting. Do secret conspiracies direct the future course of human political evolution? Can manipulation of the gene pool create a godlike individual? Are strife and bloodshed essential to progress? Can we know so much about the future that we lose the power to make a difference? Does reliance on valuable resources--such as "spice," oil, and water--place us at the mercy of those who can destroy those resources? When gholas are reconstructed from the cells of dead people and given those people's memories, is the ghola the dead person resurrected? Can the exploitation of religion for political ends be reduced to a technique? Philosophers who are fans of Dune will trek through the desert of the Duniverse seeing answers to these and other questions.

Heretics of Dune

Heretics of Dune
Title Heretics of Dune PDF eBook
Author Frank Herbert
Publisher Penguin
Total Pages 562
Release 2020-07-07
Genre Fiction
ISBN 0593201760

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Book Five in the Magnificent Dune Chronicles—the Bestselling Science Fiction Adventure of All Time Leto Atreides, the God Emperor of Dune, is dead. In the fifteen hundred years since his passing, the Empire has fallen into ruin. The great Scattering saw millions abandon the crumbling civilization and spread out beyond the reaches of known space. The planet Arrakis—now called Rakis—has reverted to its desert climate, and its great sandworms are dying. Now the Lost Ones are returning home in pursuit of power. And as these factions vie for control over the remnants of the Empire, a girl named Sheeana rises to prominence in the wastelands of Rakis, sending religious fervor throughout the galaxy. For she possesses the abilities of the Fremen sandriders—fulfilling a prophecy foretold by the late God Emperor....

The White Plague

The White Plague
Title The White Plague PDF eBook
Author Frank Herbert
Publisher Macmillan
Total Pages 452
Release 2007-10-02
Genre Fiction
ISBN 9780765317735

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A gripping novel of global disaster—by the visionary creator of Dune.

Frank Herbert's Dune Saga 6-Book Boxed Set

Frank Herbert's Dune Saga 6-Book Boxed Set
Title Frank Herbert's Dune Saga 6-Book Boxed Set PDF eBook
Author Frank Herbert
Publisher Penguin
Total Pages 0
Release 2020-08-25
Genre
ISBN 0593201884

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Perfect for longtime fans and new readers alike--a beautiful trade paperback boxed set of the first six novels in Frank Herbert's Dune Saga. DUNE IS NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE directed by Denis Villeneuve, starring Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Jason Momoa, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, David Dastmalchian, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Chang Chen, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Charlotte Rampling, and Javier Bardem. In the far future, on a remote planet, an epic adventure awaits. Here are the first six novels of Frank Herbert's magnificent Dune saga--a triumph of the imagination and one of the bestselling science fiction series of all time. Includes Books 1 - 6: DUNE - DUNE MESSIAH - CHILDREN OF DUNE - GOD EMPEROR OF DUNE - HERETICS OF DUNE - CHAPTERHOUSE: DUNE

Chapterhouse: Dune

Chapterhouse: Dune
Title Chapterhouse: Dune PDF eBook
Author Frank Herbert
Publisher Penguin
Total Pages 514
Release 2020-07-07
Genre Fiction
ISBN 0593201779

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Frank Herbert's Final Novel in the Magnificent Dune Chronicles—the Bestselling Science Fiction Adventure of All Time The desert planet Arrakis, called Dune, has been destroyed. The remnants of the Old Empire have been consumed by the violent matriarchal cult known as the Honored Matres. Only one faction remains a viable threat to their total conquest—the Bene Gesserit, heirs to Dune’s power. Under the leadership of Mother Superior Darwi Odrade, the Bene Gesserit have colonized a green world on the planet Chapterhouse and are turning it into a desert, mile by scorched mile. And once they’ve mastered breeding sandworms, the Sisterhood will control the production of the greatest commodity in the known galaxy—the spice melange. But their true weapon remains a man who has lived countless lifetimes—a man who served under the God Emperor Paul Muad’Dib....

Frank Herbert's Dune Saga Collection: Books 1 - 6

Frank Herbert's Dune Saga Collection: Books 1 - 6
Title Frank Herbert's Dune Saga Collection: Books 1 - 6 PDF eBook
Author Frank Herbert
Publisher Penguin
Total Pages 3000
Release 2020-06-02
Genre Fiction
ISBN 0593333020

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Perfect for longtime fans and new readers alike—this eBook collection includes all six original novels in the Dune Saga written by Frank Herbert. DUNE IS NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE directed by Denis Villeneuve, starring Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Jason Momoa, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, David Dastmalchian, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Chang Chen, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Charlotte Rampling, and Javier Bardem. In the far future, on a remote planet, an epic adventure awaits. Here are the first six novels of Frank Herbert’s magnificent Dune saga—a triumph of the imagination and one of the bestselling science fiction series of all time. The Dune Saga begins on the desert planet Arrakis with the story of the boy Paul Atreides—who would become known as Muad’Dib—and of a great family’s ambition to bring to fruition humankind’s most ancient and unattainable dream.... Includes Books 1 - 6: DUNE • DUNE MESSIAH • CHILDREN OF DUNE • GOD EMPEROR OF DUNE • HERETICS OF DUNE • CHAPTERHOUSE: DUNE

Herectics

Herectics
Title Herectics PDF eBook
Author Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Publisher
Total Pages 295
Release 1905
Genre
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