House Atreides

By Brian Herbert; Kevin J. Anderson (Joint Author)
(Spectra Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780553580273, 704pp.)

Publication Date: August 1, 2000

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The "New York Times" bestselling prequel to the classic award-winning saga by Frank Herbert.
Frank Herbert's award-winning Dune chronicles captured the imagination of millions of readers worldwide. By his death in 1986, Herbert had completed six novels in the series, but much of his vision remained unwritten. Now, working from his father's recently discovered files, Brian Herbert and bestselling novelist Kevin J. Anderson collaborate on a new novel, the prelude to Dune--where we step onto the planet Arrakis...decades before Dune's hero, Paul Muad'Dib Atreides, walks its sands.
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.



About the Author
Brian Herbert, the author of numerous novels and short stories, has been critically acclaimed by leading reviewers in the United States and around the world. The eldest son of celebrated science fiction author Frank Herbert, he, with Kevin J. Anderson, is the author of "Hellhole" and continues his father's beloved Dune series with books including "The Winds of Dune", "House Atreides", "Sandworms of Dune", among other bestsellers. He also wrote a biography of his father, "Dreamer of Dune". Herbert graduated from high school at age 16, and then attended U.C. Berkeley, where he earned a B.A. in Sociology. Besides an author, Herbert has been an editor, business manager, board game inventor, creative consultant for television and collectible card games, insurance agent, award-winning encyclopedia salesman, waiter, busboy, maid and a printer. He and his wife once owned a double-decker London bus, which they converted into an unusual gift shop. Herbert and his wife, Jan, have three daughters. They live in Washington State.

Kevin J. Anderson is the author of more than 120 books, 52 of which have appeared on national or international bestseller lists; he has more than 23 million copies in print in thirty languages. His books have won or been nominated for the Nebula Award, the Bram Stoker Award, the Faust Award, the SFX Reader s Choice Award, the Scribe Award, and been selected as New York Times Notable Books. Kevin has coauthored 13 books in the Dune saga with Brian Herbert. His epic SF series The Saga of Seven Suns is a seven-volume opus that topped international bestseller lists.
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