Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert
(Dune Chronicles, Book 2)

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Real emotion and a true sense of awe.
-Publishers Weekly


Dune Messiah continues the story of the man Muad'dib, heir to a power unimaginable, bringing to completion the centuries-old scheme to create a super-being.

"Brilliant...It is all that Dune was, and maybe a little bit more."--Galaxy Magazine


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Frank Herbert worked originally as a journalist, but then turned to science fiction. His Dune series has had a major impact on that genre. Some critics assert that Herbert is responsible for bringing in a new branch of ecological science fiction. He had a personal interest in world ecology, and consulted with the governments of Vietnam and Pakistan about ecological issues. The length of some of Herbert's novels also helped make it acceptable for science fiction authors to write longer books. It is clear that, if the reader is engaged by the story---and Herbert certainly has the ability to engage his readers---length is not important. As is usually the case with popular fiction, it comes down to whether or not the reader is entertained, and Herbert is, above all, an entertaining and often compelling writer. His greatest talent is his ability to create new worlds that are plausible to readers, in spite of their alien nature, such as the planet Arrakis in the Dune series.
Published January 1, 1970 by New English Library (NEL). 340 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Publishers Weekly

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly on Nov 26 2008

Real emotion and a true sense of awe.

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Reviewed by Rod MacDonald on Jan 11 2008

This unabridged version is really very good.

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Above average
Reviewed by Thomas M. Wagner on Dec 01 2009

There are just heaps and heaps of plot here, but for too much of the book, the telling is simply dull.

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Reviewed by Stettin on Dec 27 2008

I was very pleased with this sequel, and if anything, like it better than the original.

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The Swash

Reviewed by The Swash on Apr 20 2010

‘Dune Messiah’ is a classic and only leaves the reader wanting more.. much more.

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