Next novel in the epic Dune Series

In Frank Herbert’s classic 1965 novel, Dune, Paul Atreides was a heroic figure, crowned Emperor of the known universe at the end of the book. But in Dune Messiah, the second novel of the series, Frank Herbert revealed the dark side of Paul, turning what the author called “the hero myth” on its ear. At the beginning of Dune Messiah, the legendary author wrote that there had already been a great jihad in Paul’s name (in the 12 years between the novels), killing billions of people and wiping out planets. Some fans and editors did not understand this turnabout, so during his lifetime Frank Herbert devoted many interviews to explaining why he did it.

Now, in novel form, Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson will provide even more details, in an exciting, thought-provoking addition to the thinking-man’s science fiction series. The two authors are hard at work on the 4th draft of this new novel, which is expected to be published in late 2008.

(Posted: 12/17/07)

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