Dune: by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson
About the Novel1999-10
Here is the rich and complex world that Frank Herbert created, in the time leading up to the momentous events of DUNE. As Emperor Elrood's son plots a subtle regicide, young Leto Atreides leaves for a year's education on the mechanized world of Ix; a planetologist named Pardot Kynes seeks the secrets of Arrakis; and the eight-year-old slave Duncan Idaho is hunted by his cruel masters in a terrifying game from which he vows escape and vengeance. But none can envision the fate in store for them: one that will make them renegades—and shapers of history.
Tantor Media has an unabridged audio CD scheduled for release August 17, 2009. Narrated by Scott Brick.
About the Novel2000-10
Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson return to the vivid universe of Frank Herbert’s DUNE, bringing a vast array of rich and complex characters into conflict to shape the destiny of worlds....
As Shaddam sits at last on the Golden Lion Throne, Baron Vladimir Harkonnen plots against the new Emperor and House Atreides—and against the mysterious Sisterhood of the Bene Gesserit. For Leto Atreides, grown complacent and comfortable as ruler of his House, it is a time of momentous choice: between friendship and duty, safety and destiny. But for the survival of House Atreides, there is just one choice: strive for greatness or be crushed.
Tantor Media has an unabridged audio CD scheduled for release September 21, 2009. Narrated by Scott Brick.
About the Novel2001-10
In DUNE: HOUSE CORRINO Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson bring us the magnificent final chapter in the unforgettable saga begun in DUNE: HOUSE ATREIDES and continued in DUNE: HOUSE HARKONNEN.
Here nobles and commoners, soldiers and slaves, wives and courtesans shape the amazing destiny of a tumultuous universe. An epic saga of love and war, crime and politics, religion and revolution, this magnificent novel is a fitting conclusion to a great science fiction trilogy ... and an invaluable addition to the thrilling world of Frank Herbert’s immortal DUNE.
Tantor Media has an unabridged audio CD scheduled for release October 26, 2009. Narrated by Scott Brick.
About the Novel2002-09
Throughout the Dune novels, Frank Herbert frequently referred to the war in which humans wrested their freedom from “thinking machines.”
In DUNE: THE BUTLERIAN JIHAD, Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson bring to life the story of that war, a tale previously seen only in tantalizing hints and clues. Finally, we see how Serena Butler’s passionate grief ignites the struggle that will liberate humans from their machine masters; here is the amazing tale of the Zensunni Wanderers, who escape bondage to flee to the desert world where they will declare themselves the Free Men of Dune. And here is the backward, nearly forgotten planet of Arrakis, where traders have discovered the remarkable properties of the spice melange....
Picked by Publishers Weekly as one the two bestselling Science Fiction novels of 2002, DUNE: THE BUTLERIAN JIHAD reached the top ten bestseller lists across the country and became a nationwide bestseller.
Macmillan Audio released an unabridged CD on September 24, 2002. Narrator Scott Brick won the coveted “Audie” award for best recorded book in the science fiction category. Brian and Jan Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta all attended the awards ceremony, and Brian and Kevin also presented an Audie to Neil Gaiman in another category.
About the Novel2003-09
The breathtaking vision and incomparable storytelling of Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson's DUNE: THE BUTLERIAN JIHAD, a prequel to Frank Herbert's classic DUNE, propelled it to the ranks of speculative fiction's classics in its own right. Now, with all the color, scope, and fascination of the prior novel, comes DUNE: THE MACHINE CRUSADE.
More than two decades have passed since the events chronicled in DUNE: THE BUTLERIAN JIHAD. The crusade against thinking robots has ground on for years, but the forces led by Serena Butler and Irbis Ginjo have made only slight gains; the human worlds grow weary of war, of the bloody, inconclusive swing from victory to defeat.
The fearsome cymeks, led by Agamemnon, hatch new plots to regain their lost power from Omnius--as their numbers dwindle and time begins to run out. The fighters of Ginaz, led by Jool Noret, forge themselves into an elite warrior class, a weapon against the machine-dominated worlds. Aurelius Venport and Norma Cenva are on the verge of the most important discovery in human history-a way to "fold" space and travel instantaneously to any place in the galaxy.
And on the faraway, nearly worthless planet of Arrakis, Selim Wormrider and his band of outlaws take the first steps to making themselves the feared fighters who will change the course of history: the Fremen.
Brian and Kevin have written an original story, “WHIPPING MEK” as a bridge spotlighting events in between THE BUTLERIAN JIHAD and THE MACHINE CRUSADE. Story available in THE ROAD TO DUNE.
Macmillan Audio released an unabridged CD on September 16, 2003, narrated by Scott Brick.
About the Novel2004-08
Following their internationally bestselling novels DUNE: THE BUTLERIAN JIHAD and DUNE: THE MACHINE CRUSADE, Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson forge a final tumultuous finish to their prequels to Frank Herbert's DUNE.
It has been fifty-six hard years since the events of DUNE: THE MACHINE CRUSADE. Following the death of Serena Butler, the bloodiest decades of the Jihad take place. Synchronized Worlds and Unallied Planets are liberated one by one, and at long last, after years of victory, the human worlds begin to hope that the end of the centuries-long conflict with the thinking machines is finally in sight.
Unfortunately, Omnius has one last, deadly card to play. In a last-ditch effort to destroy humankind, virulent plagues are let loose throughout the galaxy, decimating the populations of whole planets . . . and once again, the tide of the titanic struggle shifts against the warriors of the human race. At last, the war that has lasted many lifetimes will be decided in the apocalyptic Battle of Corrin.
In the greatest battle in science fiction history, human and machine face off one last time. . . . And on the desert planet of Arrakis, the legendary Fremen of Dune become the feared fighting force to be discovered by Paul Muad'Dib in Frank Herbert's classic, DUNE.
Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson have written another original story, “THE FACES OF A MARTYR which fills the time gap between THE MACHINE CRUSADE and THE BATTLE OF CORRIN. Story available in THE ROAD TO DUNE.
Macmillan Audio released an unabridged CD on August 12, 2004, narrated by Scott Brick.
About the Novel2005-09
Frank Herbert’s DUNE is widely known as the science fiction equivalent of THE LORD OF THE RINGS, and THE ROAD TO DUNE is a companion work comparable to THE SILMARILLION, shedding light on and following the remarkable development of the bestselling science fiction novel of all time.
In this fascinating volume, the world’s millions of Dune fans can now read—at long last—the unpublished chapters and scenes from DUNE and DUNE MESSIAH. THE ROAD TO DUNE also includes the original correspondence between Frank Herbert and famed editor John W. Campbell, Jr., excerpts from Herbert’s correspondence during his years-long struggle to get his innovative work published, and the article "They Stopped the Moving Sands," Herbert’s original inspiration for DUNE.
THE ROAD TO DUNE also features newly discovered papers and manuscripts of Frank Herbert, and also SPICE PLANET, an original sixty-thousand-word short novel by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, based on a detailed outline left by Frank Herbert.
THE ROAD TO DUNE is a treasure trove of essays, articles, and fiction that every reader of DUNE will want to add to their shelf.
Foreword by Bill Ransom
Macmillan Audio released an unabridged CD on August 11, 2005, narrated by Scott Brick.
About the Novel2006-06
HUNTERS OF DUNE and the concluding volume, SANDWORMS OF DUNE, bring together the great story lines and beloved characters in Frank Herbert’s classic Dune universe, ranging from the time of the Butlerian Jihad to the original Dune series and beyond. Based directly on Frank Herbert’s final outline, which lay hidden in a safe-deposit box for a decade, these two volumes will finally answer the urgent questions Dune fans have been debating for two decades.
At the end of CHAPTERHOUSE: DUNE – Frank Herbert’s final Dune novel – a ship carrying the ghola of Duncan Idaho, Sheeana (a young woman who can control sandworms), and a crew of various refugees, escapes into the uncharted galaxy, fleeing from the monstrous Honored Matres, dark counterparts to the Bene Gesserit Sisterhood. The nearly invincible Honored Matres have swarmed into the known universe, driven from their home by a terrifying, mysterious enemy. As designed by the creative genius of Frank Herbert, the primary story of Hunters and Sandworms is the exotic odyssey of Duncan’s no-ship as it is forced to elude the diabolical traps set by the ferocious, unknown enemy. To strengthen their forces, the fugitives have used genetic technology from Scytale, the last Tleilaxu Master, to revive key figures from Dune’s past—including Paul Muad’Dib and his beloved Chani, Lady Jessica, Stilgar, Thufir Hawat, and even Dr. Wellington Yueh. Each of these characters will use their special talents to meet the challenges thrown at them.
Failure is unthinkable –not only is their survival at stake, but they hold the fate of the entire human race in their hands.
Macmillan Audio released an unabridged CD on August 22, 2006, narrated by Scott Brick.
About the Novel2007-01
At the end of Frank Herbert's final novel, CHAPTERHOUSE: DUNE, a ship carrying a crew of refugees escapes into the uncharted galaxy, fleeing from a terrifying, mysterious enemy. The fugitives used genetic technology to revive key figures from Dune's past – including Paul Muad'Dib and Lady Jessica –to use their special talents to meet the challenges thrown at them.
Based directly on Frank Herbert's final outline, which lay hidden in two safe-deposit boxes for a decade, SANDWORMS OF DUNE will answer the urgent questions Dune fans have been debating for two decades: the origin of the Honored Matres, the tantalizing future of the planet Arrakis, the final revelation of the Kwisatz Haderach, and the resolution to the war between man and machine. This breathtaking new novel in Frank Herbert’s Dune series has enough surprises and plot twists to please even the most demanding reader.
Macmillan Audio released an unabridged CD on August 7, 2007, narrated by Scott Brick.
About the Novel2008-09
Frank Herbert's Dune ended with Paul Muad’Dib in control of the planet Dune. Herbert’s next Dune book, Dune Messiah, picked up the story several years later after Paul’s armies had conquered the galaxy. But what happened between Dune and Dune Messiah? How did Paul create his empire and become the Messiah? Following in the footsteps of Frank Herbert, New York Times bestselling authors Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson are answering these questions in Paul Of Dune.
The Muad’Dib’s jihad is in full swing. His warrior legions march from victory to victory. But beneath the joy of victory there are dangerous undercurrents. Paul, like nearly every great conqueror, has enemies – those who would betray him to steal the awesome power he commands. . . .
And Paul himself begins to have doubts: Is the jihad getting out of his control? Has he created anarchy? Has he been betrayed by those he loves and trusts the most? And most of all, he wonders: Am I going mad?
Paul Of Dune is a novel everyone will want to read and no one will be able to forget.
Macmillan Audio released an unabridged CD on September 16, 2008, narrated by Scott Brick.
About the Novel2009-01
With their usual skill, Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson have taken ideas left behind by Frank Herbert and filled them with living characters and a true sense of wonder. Where Paul Of Dune picked up the saga directly after the events of Dune, The Winds Of Dune begins after the events of Dune Messiah.
Paul has walked off into the sand, blind, and is presumed dead. Jessica and Gurney are on Caladan; Alia is trying to hold the Imperial government together with Duncan; Mohiam dead at the hands of Stilgar; Irulan imprisoned. Paul’s former friend, Bronso of Ix, now seems to be leading opposition to the House of Atreides.
Herbert and Anderson’s newest book in this landmark series will concentrate on these characters as well as the growing battle between Jessica and her daughter, Alia.
Available from Tor Books on August 4, 2009.
Macmillan Audio will release an unabridged CD on August 4, 2009, narrated by Scott Brick.