God Emperor of Dune by Frank Herbert

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To read ''God Emperor of Dune'' without having read its great-grandfather is like meeting Anastasia when you are totally ignorant of Russian history; the glamour is missing.
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Centuries have passed on Dune, 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

 

About Frank Herbert

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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 August 29, 2008 by Ace. 436 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Kirkus Reviews on May 06 2008

Something of a disappointment in terms of surface action, then--but ultimately profound, poignant and powerful...

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NY Times

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Reviewed by GERALD JONAS on May 17 2008

Mr. Herbert reshuffles all the elements of the fictional universe that he created in previous volumes. I cannot imagine anyone making sense of the story without having read the first three books.

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NY Times

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Reviewed by John Leonard on Apr 27 2008

To read ''God Emperor of Dune'' without having read its great-grandfather is like meeting Anastasia when you are totally ignorant of Russian history; the glamour is missing.

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Christian Science Monitor

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Reviewed by David Salisbury on Jul 08 2008

This latest book lives up to the Dune tradition and adds considerabl e richness to Herbert's world.

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