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Children of Dune
This is the third book in the Dune Chronicles. Arrakis is growing greener and softer pushing the worm into a smaller desert. Maud'dib's children, Ghanima and Leto are now nine years old and their aunt Alia the Abomination rules the Empire. House Corrino wants to regain its past power by killing off Ghani and Leto, and training the young Farad'n to take their place. ...
Dune
This is a book about a struggle for a desert planet. Paul is the Duke's son and a family friend betrays him. Paul's father is killed. Paul escapes into the desert where he meets the mysterious Fremen people. He becomes one of them and plots revenge on his father's murderers....
Dune Messiah
The religious war to win an intersteller Empire is over and Paul Atreides has won... he now rules 10000 planets from his desert world of Arrakis. He controls the spice melange, a quasi mystical substance that allows humans to develop their psychic abilities to a peak of ability. The spice allows Guild Navigators to travel from one part of space to another in an instant. Without the spice humans would revert to isolated groups in the vastness of space....
God Emperor of Dune
In GEOD, we learn of Leto's Golden Path, and through turns philosophical, cruel, and ultimately hopeful, we come to realize Leto's true gift to the world....

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Heretics of Dune
Hundreds of years have passed since the Tyrant was ruling in the galazy, but his influence is still felt. The Bene Gesserit have gained an important ally though: the Duncan Idaho ghola. But the Sisterhood has made a slight miscalculation in their faith in the ghola. Before their miscalculation comes to fruition, several important characters come into play. First, is Odrade a Bene Gesserit who plays the role of trying to be the ghola's friend and teaching...
The Dosadi Experiment
In the far future the galactic federation discovers an experiment in forced evolution on the planet Dosadi. The froglike Gowachin have created the ultimate survival of the fittest environment, and now the experiment is almost out of control. The Dosadian populace are now so tough and so resourceful that they are capable of breaking out of their brutal prison planet and overrunning the galaxy. The themes of ecology, forced breeding, the emotions of surviv...
The Green Brain
The Green Brain, Frank Herbert's 1966 book is credited with being one of the first eco-conscious sf novels. In an overpopulated future earth the contrarily-named International Ecological Organization has to clear the jungle and exterminate the vicious insect life of the Mato Grosso for living space. The insects rebel against the hi-tech destruction rained on them, which has the power to ruin life for the whole planet. Under intense selection pressure the...


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