Thursday, January 5, 2012

More Dune ! Sisterhood of Dune

Dune enthusiasts will be interested in the newest installment in the Dune saga, Sisterhood of Dune by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson which just released this week from Tor Books. This is the first book in a new trilogy going back to the formation of the Dune Universe.

SUMMARY: It is eighty-three years after the last of the thinking machines were destroyed in the Battle of Corrin, after Faykan Butler took the name of Corrino and established himself as the first Emperor of a new Imperium. Great changes are brewing that will shape and twist all of humankind.

The war hero Vorian Atreides has turned his back on politics and Salusa Secundus. The descendants of Abulurd Harkonnen Griffen and Valya have sworn vengeance against Vor, blaming him for the downfall of their fortunes. Raquella Berto-Anirul has formed the Bene Gesserit School on the jungle planet Rossak as the first Reverend Mother. The descendants of Aurelius Venport and Norma Cenva have built Venport Holdings, using mutated, spice-saturated Navigators who fly precursors of Heighliners. Gilbertus Albans, the ward of the hated Erasmus, is teaching humans to become Mentats…and hiding an unbelievable secret.

The Butlerian movement, rabidly opposed to all forms of “dangerous technology,” is led by Manford Torondo and his devoted Swordmaster, Anari Idaho. And it is this group, so many decades after the defeat of the thinking machines, which begins to sweep across the known universe in mobs, millions strong, destroying everything in its path. Every one of these characters, and all of these groups, will become enmeshed in the contest between Reason and Faith. All of them will be forced to choose sides in the inevitable crusade that could destroy humankind forever….



  2. Storm Queen. While I appreciate the visit, it is poor blog etiquette to leave no comment and just promote your own activities.

  3. I applaud those who love DUNE so much that they are able to tolerate the multiple sequels. I am also a DUNE lover, but none of the sequels I tried "worked" for me. Only the first one I finished, and I wish those images would leave my mind. Tried 4 or 5 others; abandoned them all. When I re-read DUNE I always want more, and I always then watch the 3 DVD Director's Cut William Hurt 4.5 hour movie directed by John Harrison. @hg47

  4. HG47 I am a mindset like yours. Dune was and remains one of my top 10 SF novels of all time and I too desired more from that universe. Never was able to make it past the third book. I have sampled some of Anderson & Hebert's books in the series and while they are well-written they just don't capture the magic and sense of wonder of the original. Myself despite the flaws, prefer the casting of the original David Lynch film version of the book.


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