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Book List
Author is Frank Herbert
#Year1st ReadTitleAuthor(s)My Rating 
1 1988 2023 The Ascension Factor
Pandora #4
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Frank Herbert  
Bill Ransom  
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Set 25 years after The Lazarus Effect, this final book in the Destination: Void collaboration between Frank Herbert and Bill Ransom concludes the story of the planet Pandora.

Pandora's humans have been recovering land from its raging seas at an accelerated pace since The Lazarus Effect. The great kelp of the seas, sentient but electronically manipulated by humans, buffers Pandora's wild currents to restore land and facilitate the booming sea trade. New settlements rise overnight, but children starve in their shadows. An orbiting assembly station is near completion of Project Voidship, which is the hope of many for finding a better world.

Pandora is under the fist of an ambitious clone from hibernation called the Director, who rules with a sadistic security force led by the assassin Spider Nevi. Small resistance groups have had little effect on his absolute power. The Director controls the transportation of foodstuffs; uprisings are punished with starvation.

The resistance fighters' main hope is Crista Galli, a woman believed by some to be the child of God. Crista pools her talents with Dwarf MacIntosh, Beatriz Tatoosh, and Rico LaPush to transcend the barriers between the different species and overthrow the Director and the sinister cabal with which he rules.
2 1985 1986 Chapterhouse: Dune
Dune #6
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THE FINAL CHAPTER OF THE BESTSELLING SCIENCE FICTION ADVENTURE OF ALL TIME!

The desert planet Arrakis, called Dune, has been destroyed.  Now, the Bene Gesserit, heirs to Dune's power, have colonized a green world - and are turning it into a desert, mile by scorched mile.

Here is the last book Frank Herbert wrote before his death.  A stunning climax to the epic Dune legend that will live on forever...

"Compelling... a worthy addition to this durable and deservedly popular series."
- The New York Times
3 1976 1979 Children of Dune
Dune #3
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Another Masterpiece!

The climax of the classic Dune trilogy

Dune
Dune Messiah


The desert planet has begun to grow green and lush.  The life giving spice is abundant.  The nine year old royal twins, possessed of their fathers supernormal powers are being groomed as Messiahs.

But there are those who think the Imperium does not need Messiahs...

CHILDREN OF DUNE

"Ranging from palace intrigue and desert chases to religious speculation and confrontations with supreme intelligence of the universe, there is something here for all science fiction fans."
- Publisher's Weekly

"A major event"
- Los Angeles Times
4 1966 2023 Destination: Void
Pandora #1
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DESTINATION: VOID
THE COMPLETELY REVISED
AUTHOR'S EDITION OF THE
CLASSIC DEEP-SPACE ADVENTURE!

"When the publishers announced that they were going to bring out a new edition of DESTINATION: VOID, they offered me the opportunity to make any changes I felt were necessary.  Because of the tighly interwoven scientific premises behind this story and rapid development in fields related to these premises, it would be extraordinary if discoveries across thirteen years did not dictate certain revisions.

"You will find, therefore, that this newly-published version of DESTINATION: VOID contains significant additions, rewritten portions, changes in character development and certain deletions." - FRANK HERBERT
5 1980 2023 Direct Descent
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The Greatest Power in the
Universe


Earth was the archive planet for the far-flung universe, its tiny remaining population dedicated to the task of finding and preserving the wisdom of all the worlds.  An isolated, peaceful haven, Earth freely shared its treasures with all who came.

Then the warships landed, seeking to pervert knowledge into a weapon once again.  Unless the peaceful archivists could find a way to stop them...
6 1977 1982 The Dosadi Experiment
Jorj McKie Series #2
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Generations of a tormented human-alien people, caged on a toxic planet, are conditioned by constant hunger and war. They are subjects of the Dosadi Experiment, which has succeeded too well. For the Dosadi have bred for vengeance as well as cunning, and they have learned how to pass through the God Wall to exact revenge on the Universe that created them.

From the author of the classic Dune series.
7 1965 1979 Dune
Dune #1
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"Unique... in the depth of its characterization and the extraordinary detail of the world it creates.  I know nothing comparable to it except The Lord of the Rings."
Arthur C. Clarke

DUNE

Selected in a readers' poll in 1975 as the greatest novel of imagination of all time, DUNE's creation of a richly detailed world utterly unlike our own is only the beginning of its achievement.  Arrakis, the desert planet called DUNE, is the home of the unforgettable family Atreides, the splendid Fremen people, the awesome sandworms - creatures so huge that one might swallow a hundred men in a gulp.

Dune is the source of brilliant survival techniques devised by the desert dwellers, the focus of political intrigues of exquisite subtlety, and the nexus of a centuries-old plot to create a superbeing.
8 1969 1979 Dune Messiah
Dune #2
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DUNE

Arrakis, the desert planet called Dune, has been the site of a terrible war and the source of a merciless holy crusade that swept the Galaxy.  All this has been the result of the ascension to absolute power of the man known as Muad'dib.

The unforgettable human drama at the center of the vast natural and political forces coming to bear on this unique planet is among the most moving in all of the literature of imagination.  DUNE MESSIAH is the story of a man of overawing wisdom who finds himself subject to human - and more than human - frailties.  It is a novel of high adventure and of philosophical and emotional depth.

DUNE MESSIAH is the second novel in Frank Herbert's great trilogy that begins in the most honored of all novels of imagination, DUNE.  The ultimate destiny of this unique world is reached in CHILDREN OF DUNE, which will be published in the spring of 1976.
9 1981 1982 God Emperor of Dune
Dune #4
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THE CROWNING ACHIEVEMENT OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL SCIENCE FICTION SERIES IN HISTORY

With more than ten million copies sold, Frank Herbert's magnificent DUNE books stand among the major achievements of the imagination.  The world has waited more than five years for this, the fourth, the greatest and the grandest DUNE book of all.  Centuries have passed on Dune itself, and the planet is green with life.  Leto, the son of Dune's savior, is still alive but far from human, and the fate of all humanity hangs on his awesome sacrifice...

"RICH FARE.  HEADY STUFF."
- Los Angeles Times
10 1972 The GodmakersFrank Herbert  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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11 1966 The Green Brain
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With
DUNE
and its brilliant offspring, Frank Herbert changed science fiction forever, creating a world of wonders totally believable, yet totally unlike our own.
THE GREEN BRAIN,
Herbert's first novel after DUNE, strikes closer to home.  It is set in the not-far-distant future, on an Earth totally planned and controlled, where every form of life is at last under man's domination.  Even the insects.  Until nature decides to take revenge...
12 1973 Hellstrom's Hive
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America is a police state, and it is about to be threatened by the most hellish enemy in the world: insects.

When the Agency discovered that Dr. Hellstrom's Project 40 was a cover for a secret laboratory, a special team of agents was immediately dispatched to discover its true purpose and its weaknesses - it could not be allowed to continue. What they discovered was a nightmare more horrific and hideous than even their paranoid government minds could devise.

First published in Galaxy magazine in 1973 as "Project 40", Frank Herbert's vivid imagination and brilliant view of nature and ecology have never been more evident than in this classic of science fiction.
13 1984 1985 Heretics of Dune
Dune #5
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THE MOST SUCCESSFUL SCIENCE FICTION SERIES IN HISTORY CONTINUES!

With more than ten million copies sold, Frank Herbert's magnificent DUNE books stand among the major achievements of the imagination.  In this, the fifth and most spectacular DUNE book of all, the planet Arrakis - now called Rakis - is becoming desert again.  The Lost Ones are returning home from the far reaches of space.  The great sandworms are dying.  And the children of DUNE's children awaken from empire as from a dream, wielding a new power of a heresy called love...

"A monumental piece of imaginative architecture... indisputably magical."
- Los Angeles Herald Examiner
14 1979 2023 The Jesus Incident
Pandora #2
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FRANK HERBERT
BILL RANSOM


Frank Herbert, author of the world-famous Dune, is one of today's leading futurist thinkers. Bill Ransom is a poet, a Pulitzer and National Book Award nominee. Together, in a bold and unprecedented collaboration, they have crafted a book that combines the outward sweep of SF at its farseeing best with the intense inward laser of the poet's eye. As demanding and spectacular as the vision it serves, The Jesus Incident is as much a voyage as a novel: a breakthrough work of speculative fiction that leaps to the end of evolution, to the surface of a poisoned planet as profoundly realized as Dune's Arrakis... to witness mankind and his creations trading places in a ceremony that illuminates the shimmering connections between free will and destiny that will determine the ultimate course of our future.

THE JESUS INCIDENT
15 1983 2023 The Lazarus Effect
Pandora #3
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A WORLD OF WATER


In The Jesus Incident, Frank Herbert and Bill Ransom introduced Ship, an artificial intelligence that believed it was God, abandoning its unworthy human cargo on the all-sea world of Pandora. Now centuries have passed. The descendants of humanity, split into Mermen and Islanders, must reunite--because Pandora's original owner is returning to life.

FRANK HERBERT, a brilliant ecologist and futurist as well as a bestselling novelist, joins forces again with Pulitzer-nominee poet BILL RANSOM in a new adventure awaited by SF readers around the world.
16 1968 The Santaroga Barrier
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Santaroga seems to be nothing more than a prosperous farming community, but there is something different about it. It has no crime at all. Outsiders find no houses for sale or rent in the valley, and no one ever moves out. Maybe Santaroga is the last outpost of American individualism. Or maybe there is something extraordinary at work there - something far more disturbing than anyone imagines.
17 1972 Soul Catcher
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SOUL CATCHER


The hoquat world knew him as Charles Hobuhet, imitation white man, quiet follower of the soulkilling modern way.

The Spirit World knew him as Katsuk, the avenger, balancer of heaven and earth.  Blood for blood.

David Marshall, his 13-year-old hoquat captive, knew him as kidnapper.  Friend.  Teacher.  Executioner.
"An extraordinary book!  Weaves a spell... with its eloquent and powerful narrative!"
-DEE BROWN
Author of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
18 1955 Under Pressure
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"Here is a sea story of an imaginary war that somes very close to matching - in suspense, action and physchic strain - any chronicle of real war by C. S. Forester or Herman Wouk...  In this fine blend of speculation and action, Mr. Herbert has created a novel that ranks with the best of modern science fiction." - The New York Times

"It's a spy story, a chase thriller, and a psychological mystery rolled into one, with solid characterization and something to say about the tensions of cold war.  It's one of the few science fiction novels I'll recommend to anyone." - Pittsburgh Press

"This is a fictional story of the future that we should pray will never become a new story of the present." - The Stringfield Daily News
19 1970 1983 Whipping Star
Jorj McKie Series #1
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In the far future, humankind has made contact with numerous other species - Gowachin, Laclac, Wreaves, Pan Spechi, Taprisiots, and Caleban (among others) - and has helped to form the ConSentiency to govern between the species. After suffering under a tyrannous pure democracy that had the power to create laws so fast that no thought could be given to the effects, the sentients of the galaxy found a need for the Bureau of Sabotage (BuSab) to slow the wheels of government, thereby preventing it from legislating recklessly.

In Whipping Star, Jorj X. McKie, a "Saboteur Extraordinary," is a born troublemaker who has naturally become one of BuSab's best agents. As the novel opens, it is revealed that Calebans, who are beings visible to other sentient species as stars, have been disappearing one by one. Each disappearance is accompanied by millions of sentient deaths and instances of incurable insanity.

Ninety years prior to the setting of Whipping Star, the Calebans appeared and offered jump-doors to the collective species, allowing sentients to travel instantly to any point in the universe. Gratefully accepting, the sentiency didn't question the consequences. Now Mliss Abnethe, a psychotic human female with immense power and wealth, has bound a Caleban in a contract that allows the Caleban to be whipped to death; when the Caleban dies, everyone who has ever used a jump-door (which is almost every adult in the sentient world and many of the young) will die as well.






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