Dune

Dune

The Battle of Corrin

By Brian Herbert; Kevin J. Anderson

Tor Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780765340795, 704pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2005

Description

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 "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.



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 has published more than eighty novels, including twenty-nine national bestsellers. He has been nominated for the Nebula Award, the Bram Stoker Award, and the SFX Reader's Choice Award. His critically acclaimed original novels include Captain Nemo, Hopscotch, and Hidden Empire. He has also collaborated on numerous series novels, including Star Wars, The X-Files, and Dune. In his spare time, he also writes comic books. He lives in Wisconsin.


Praise For Dune

"Dune addicts will happily devour Herbert and Anderson's spicy conclusion to their second prequel trilogy."--Publishers Weekly on Dune:The Battle of Corrin

"The kind of intricate plotting and philosophical musings that would make the elder Herbert proud. . . . Throughout, key revelations regarding the Zensunni Wanderers and their fight for freedom and other historical Dune elements lend an air of discovery to this fast-paced tale."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Dune: The Butlerian Jihad

"This compelling saga of men and women struggling for their freedom is required reading for Dune fans and an essential purchase for libraries."--Library Journal on Dune: The Butlerian Jihad

"Dune fans will enjoy the sweeping philosophical power that surfaces, invoking the senior Herbert's remarkable vision."--Publishers Weekly on Dune: The Machine Crusade

"Sit back and enjoy."--Booklist on Dune: The Machine Crusade



"Dune addicts will happily devour Herbert and Anderson's spicy conclusion to their second prequel trilogy."