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The fictional Dune universe, or Duniverse, is the political, scientific, and social setting of author Frank Herbert's six-book Dune series of science fantasy novels. The highly popular first book, 1965's Dune, was adapted into a film in 1984 and a televised miniseries in 2000; in 2003, its first two sequels appeared as a miniseries as well. The Dune universe has also inspired a series of Dune video games, including Dune II, the first modern real-time strategy game. The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Politics is the process by which groups of people make decisions. ... Part of a scientific laboratory at the University of Cologne. ... For other uses, see Society (disambiguation). ... Frank Patrick Herbert (October 8, 1920 – February 11, 1986) was a critically acclaimed and commercially successful American science fiction author. ... Dune is a science fiction novel written by Frank Herbert and published in 1965. ... Science fantasy is a mixed genre of story which contains some science fiction and some fantasy elements. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... Dune is a science fiction novel written by Frank Herbert and published in 1965. ... Dune is a 1984 science fiction film written and directed by David Lynch, based on the 1965 Frank Herbert novel of the same name. ... This article is about the year. ... Frank Herberts Dune was a three-part miniseries based on the 1965 novel Dune by Frank Herbert. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Children of Dune was the sequel to the 2000 Dune miniseries produced by the United States Sci Fi channel. ... A number of computer games based on Frank Herberts science fiction novel Dune and its two adaptations for film and television were created: // Main article: Dune (video game) Dune blended adventure with economics and military strategy, and is considered by many the most immersive Dune computer game. ... To meet Wikipedias content policies, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A real-time strategy (RTS) video game is one that is distinctly not turn-based. ...


After Herbert's death, his son Brian Herbert and science fiction author Kevin J. Anderson produced a number of prequel books which have been highly successful commercially; however, whether they are part of the proper Dune canon is often hotly disputed by fans of the original series. Also, Brian Herbert and Anderson released a sequel to the original Dune chronicles entitled Hunters of Dune. An eighth and final installment in the series, entitled Sandworms of Dune, was released in 2007. These, like the prequels before them, are purportedly based on Frank Herbert's own notes, discovered a decade after his death. [1] Brian Patrick Herbert (born 1947) is a best selling American author who lives in Washington state. ... Kevin J. Anderson (born March 27, 1962) is an American science fiction author. ... A prequel is a work that portrays events which include the structure, conventions, and/or characters of a previously completed narrative, but occur at an earlier time. ... Canon, in the context of a fictional universe, comprises those novels, stories, films, etc. ... Hunters of Dune is the first part of the seventh book (until recently, called Dune 7) of the original Dune series, along with Sandworms of Dune. ... Sandworms of Dune is the second part of the seventh book (until recently, called Dune 7) of the classic Dune series, along with Hunters of Dune. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ...

Brief synopsis of Dune history

The Dune universe, set in the distant future of humanity, has a history that stretches tens of thousands of years (some 16,000 years in total) and covers considerable changes in political, social, and religious structure and in technology. However, creative works set in the Dune universe are set in five general time periods: Religion represents an important aspect of the setting of the fictional Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... A creative work is a tangible manifestation of creative effort such as literature, paintings, software, and this article. ...

A comprehensive Dune timeline is available on the Official Dune website.-1... A trilogy is a set of three works of art, usually literature or film, that are connected and can be seen as a single work, as well as three individual ones. ... Dune: House Atreides Dune: House Harkonnen Dune: House Corrino Prelude to Dune is a prequel trilogy of novels written by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, set in Frank Herberts Dune universe. ... Dune is a science fiction novel written by Frank Herbert and published in 1965. ... Dune Messiah is a science fiction novel by Frank Herbert, the second in a series of six novels. ... Children of Dune Children of Dune is a science fiction novel by Frank Herbert, third in a series of six novels set in the Dune universe. ... God Emperor of Dune is a science fiction novel by Frank Herbert published in 1981 — the fourth novel in the Dune series. ... Heretics of Dune is a 1984 science fiction novel by Frank Herbert, fifth in a series of six novels. ... Chapterhouse Dune is a science fiction novel by Frank Herbert, last in his series of six Dune novels. ... Hunters of Dune is the first part of the seventh book (until recently, called Dune 7) of the original Dune series, along with Sandworms of Dune. ... Sandworms of Dune is the second part of the seventh book (until recently, called Dune 7) of the classic Dune series, along with Hunters of Dune. ...


The Butlerian Jihad

Main article: Butlerian Jihad

The Butlerian Jihad is a conflict that results in the total destruction of virtually all forms of "thinking machines". The causes and exact nature of this conflict are left rather vague in Frank Herbert's books, but in the Legends of Dune prequel trilogy, it is presented as a battle between humans and the sentient machines they created, who rise up and nearly destroy mankind. The Butlerian Jihad is an epic turning point in the back-story of Frank Herberts fictional Dune universe. ... The Thinking Machines are a fictional group from the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... -1...


The aftermath leads to a near-universal taboo on the creation of "thinking machines": Thou shalt not make a machine in the likeness of a human mind. Even the simplest computers and calculators are banned, having a profound influence on the socio-political and technological development of humanity. Specifically, the "human computers" known as Mentats are developed to replace the lost capacity for logical analysis. This article is about cultural prohibitions in general, for other uses, see Taboo (disambiguation). ... This article is about the machine. ... For other uses, see Calculator (disambiguation). ... Social engineering is a concept in political science that refers to efforts to systematically manage popular attitudes and social behavior on a large scale, whether by governments or private groups. ... By the mid 20th century humans had achieved a mastery of technology sufficient to leave the surface of the Earth for the first time and explore space. ... A Mentat is a fictional profession or discipline in Frank Herberts Dune universe. ...


The Corrino-led Imperium

In the ten thousand years following the Butlerian Jihad, a feudal empire spanning thousands of inhabited star systems develops, with power shared among the Padishah Emperor, the noble houses of the Landsraad, and the Spacing Guild, which possessed a monopoly over interstellar travel. While some communities exist on its fringes, paying exorbitant bribes to the Spacing Guild for their privacy and independence, by and large all of humanity lives within the empire's murky but largely stable civilization. Roland pledges his fealty to Charlemagne; from a manuscript of a chanson de geste. ... A star system or stellar system is a small number of stars that orbit each other,[1] bound by gravitational attraction. ... Padishah Emperor Shaddam Corrino IV, portrayed by Giancarlo Giannini in the Dune miniseries The Padishah Emperor was the title of the hereditary rulers of the Padishah Empire in Frank Herberts fictional Dune universe. ... The Landsraad was a fictional organisation in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... The Spacing Guild is a fictional organization in Frank Herberts Dune universe created in a series of science fiction novels starting in Dune and ending with Chapterhouse Dune. ... Artists depiction of a hypothetical Wormhole Induction Propelled Spacecraft, based loosely on the 1994 warp drive paper of Miguel Alcubierre. ...


Imperial House Corrino and the Landsraad

The Imperium has long been ruled by the noble House Corrino, which controls the brutally efficient paramilitary force known as the Imperial Sardaukar. Although none of the other Houses Major or Minor individually approaches the power of House Corrino, and the great houses are in constant competition for fiefdoms, political power, and Imperial favor, they are collectively represented in an assembly known as the Landsraad, which can balance the power of the Emperor and enforce the Great Convention's ban on the use of atomic weapons against human targets. The Great Houses and the Emperor also grapple for financial power in the omnipresent CHOAM (acronym for Combine Honnete Ober Advancer Mercantiles) Company, a directorship in which brings vast economic gains, and in which secret societies exercise a great deal of influence. Emperor Frederick Corrino IV, played by Adrian Sparks, seated on the Golden Lion Throne (as seen in the computer game Dune 2000 by Westwood Studios) For the novel of the same name, see Dune: House Corrino. ... Emblem of the Imperial Sardaukar from Emperor: Battle for Dune The Sardaukar were a fictional army from Frank Herberts Dune universe, primarily featured in the science fiction novel Dune. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The Landsraad was a fictional organisation in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... Sandworm from the cover of Heretics of Dune. ... The mushroom cloud of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, 1945, rose some 18 kilometers (11 mi) above the hypocenter A nuclear weapon derives its destructive force from nuclear reactions of fusion or fission. ... The Combine Honnete Ober Advancer Mercantile or CHOAM is a fictional universal development corporation in Frank Herberts Dune universe, which is first mentioned in Dune. ... For the Europe album, see Secret Society (Europe album). ...


As a result of the Butlerian Jihad's ban on "thinking machines", several secretive societies have developed, using eugenics programs, intensive mental and physical training, and pharmaceutical enhancements to hone human skills to an astonishing degree. Eugenics is the self-direction of human evolution: Logo from the Second International Congress of Eugenics, 1921, depicting it as a tree which unites a variety of different fields. ...


Spacing Guild

The Spacing Guild is the foundation of the interstellar civilization. Its Navigators use the spice drug melange to gain limited prescient abilities which enable them to successfully navigate "folded space" (created by the Holtzman Generator on board), and thus safely guide enormous Heighliner spaceships from planet to planet instantaneously. The long-term immersion in melange required for fold-space navigation induces such gross physical changes in a Navigator that he or she loses all human resemblance. The Spacing Guild is a fictional organization in Frank Herberts Dune universe created in a series of science fiction novels starting in Dune and ending with Chapterhouse Dune. ... In the Dune universe, Guild Navigators are humans, mutated through high consumption of the spice melange, who are safely able to navigate interstellar space in a Heighliner. ... Look up Melange in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Prescience is the ability to predict the future through vision. ... The Holtzman effect is a fictional scientific phenomenon in the Dune universe, created by Frank Herbert. ... In the Dune world of Frank Herbert, the Heighliners of the Spacing Guild are enormous carrier spaceships used for interstellar travel. ...


As Guild navigational methods are kept strictly secret, the Guild has a complete monopoly on interstellar transport and banking which it regularly employs to its advantage in its dealings with the Empire, the Noble Houses, and other factions.


Bene Gesserit

The Bene Gesserit is an organization of females with almost superhuman physical, sensory, and deductive powers developed through years of physical and mental conditioning. While the public motto of the Bene Gesserit is that they "exist only to serve," and indeed Bene Gesserit wives and concubines do provide advantages to many powerful men, the Bene Gesserit concept of service is not always what it appears to outsiders. The Bene Gesserit wish to better the human race, but do so by secretly tampering with the affairs of almost every group, religion, and institution in existence, altering the direction of organizations and ideologies to serve Bene Gesserit purposes. The Bene Gesserit have a millennia-long selective breeding program, with its Sisters being directed to produce children of specific sexes with specific males; the children may then be taken for Bene Gesserit training. Bene Gesserit outside of their chapter-houses may serve others, from those of the lowest status to emperors, but in the end their actions serve only the Bene Gesserit. However distrusted the Bene Gesserit "witches" may be, though, the services they can provide make them indispensable to most of the great houses. The Bene Gesserit (as seen in the prologue of an alternate version of the David Lynch Dune film. ... Concubinage refers to the state of a woman or youth in an ongoing, quasi-matrimonial relationship with a man of higher social status. ... The Bene Gesserit (as seen in the prologue of an alternate version of the David Lynch Dune film. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Witchcraft. ...

  • After a Bene Gesserit student-acolyte has progressed far enough in her training, she may become a full Reverend Mother with complete command of her Other Memory, the collective body of the memories of all her (female) ancestors, which, in the Dune universe, all humans possess at the genetic-cellular level but cannot ordinarily access. This transformation is effected by an ordeal known as the Spice Agony, in which the potential Reverend Mother ingests lethal quantities of an awareness spectrum narcotic or illuminating poison (usually the Water of Life found on the planet Arrakis). Reverend Mothers, as women, are overwhelmingly terrified by the psychic space within themselves inhabited by the memories of their male ancestors, and as a result, the Bene Gesserit have instituted severe injunctions against attempting their recall.
  • The purpose of the Bene Gesserit eugenics program — in addition to 'improving' humanity by removing genetic defects and selectively breeding more intelligent and physically superior humans — is to develop a superhuman male, the Kwisatz Haderach, who can recall both his male and female ancestral memories, as well as the ability to see every possible future that would result from his each every action. This gives him godlike abilities of control over the human race. The Bene Gesserit at the time of Dune are only one generation away from their desired individual, having manipulated the threads of genes and power for thousands of years to produce the required confluence of events. But the Bene Gesserit ordered to produce a daughter (who would breed with the appropriate male to produce the Kwisatz Haderach) instead bore a son.

A Reverend Mother is a fictional character appearing in the novel Dune, being a Bene Gesserit woman who has finished her training. ... The Bene Gesserit (as seen in the prologue of an alternate version of the David Lynch Dune film. ... In the Dune series of science fiction books by Frank Herbert, spice agony is an ordeal, in which an acolyte of the Bene Gesserit takes a massive overdose of the spice melange and confronts her inner self, and the selves of all her female ancestors. ... The Water of Life is a fictional drug from Frank Herberts science fiction novel Dune. ... Arrakis, (الراقص ar-rāqiṣ, the dancer) later Rakis (informally known as Dune) is a fictional desert planet featured in the Dune series of novels by Frank Herbert; it is the home of the Fremen (Zensunni wanderers) and later, the Imperial Capital under the Atreides Empire. ... Eugenics is the self-direction of human evolution: Logo from the Second International Congress of Eugenics, 1921, depicting it as a tree which unites a variety of different fields. ... A genetic disorder is a disease caused by abnormalities in genes or chromosomes. ... This Chihuahua mix and Great Dane show the wide range of dog breed sizes created using artificial selection. ... The Kwisatz Haderach is a fictional name of a prophesied messiah figure in the Dune universe, created by Frank Herbert, and later extended by his son, Brian Herbert, alongside science fiction author Kevin J Anderson. ...

Mentats

Mentats are "human computers" who have learned to enter a heightened mental state in which they can perform complex logical computations. Frequently working in the sworn service of the aristocratic great houses, mentats manage internal governance as well as external strategy in the shifting alliances and vendettas between the houses. Some mentats are also melange addicts, but it is not clear whether they use the spice for psychic enhancement or merely for the longevity and good health it confers (most of the nobility and the wealthy use tiny amounts of the expensive spice for such purposes, and some use the addiction to control their highest-level servants). Not as much a secret society or civilization as a way of life, mentats are trained in several schools, and the methods are used internally by other groups; notably, the Tleilaxu sell "twisted" mentats, psychopathic sadists that can only be controlled by their vices. It appears that, in contrast to several other groups, the genetic heritage of a would-be mentat is of almost no importance; the proper mental-physical training starting at a very young age, rather, can make almost any child a mentat. This idea was supported in the Legends of Dune trilogy by Erasmus the robot, who takes a human ordinary slave, Gilbertus Albans, and makes him the first known mentat; this boy has no known special genetic advantage. A Mentat is a fictional profession or discipline in Frank Herberts Dune universe. ... A feud is a long-running argument or fight between parties—often groups of people, especially families or clans. ... The Bene Tleilax or Tleilaxu are an extremely xenophobic and isolationist society in the fictional Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... Erasmus is a Thinking Machine in Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Andersons Legends of Dune trilogy. ... Gilbertus Albans is a fictional character from the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ...


Tleilaxu

On the fringes of Imperial control, law, and morality lie the patriarchal Tleilaxu, or Bene Tleilax, who have for millennia hidden an ancient totalitarian theocracy, and selective breeding program of their own, behind the guise of amoral merchants trafficking in genetically engineered slaves and depraved amusements. Their power rises as they master the creation of gholas, clones made from the cells of deceased individuals and possessing the full memories of the originals, and an artificial form of melange, which was previously found only on the planet Arrakis. Look up patriarchy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Bene Tleilax or Tleilaxu are an extremely xenophobic and isolationist society in the fictional Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... Forms of government Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Totalitarianism is a term employed by some scientists, especially those in the field of comparative politics, to describe modern regimes in which the state regulates nearly every aspect of public and private behavior. ... Forms of government Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      For the metal band, refer to Theocracy (band). ... Kenyans examining insect-resistant transgenic Bt corn. ... A Ghola is a creature in the fictional Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... For other uses, see clone. ... Arrakis, (الراقص ar-rāqiá¹£, the dancer) later Rakis (informally known as Dune) is a fictional desert planet featured in the Dune series of novels by Frank Herbert; it is the home of the Fremen (Zensunni wanderers) and later, the Imperial Capital under the Atreides Empire. ...


Ixians

The Ixians produce cutting-edge technology that pushes the boundaries but seemingly complies with the prohibitions against "thinking machine" technology. They are very secretive, not only to protect their valuable hold on the industry but also to hide any methods or inventions that may breach the anti-thinking machine protocols. House Richese is Ix's primary competitor; Richese is noted for miniaturization and mass production while Ix is notable for elegance, efficiency and innovation. Ix is a fictional planet featured in the Dune novels by Frank Herbert. ... The state of the art is the highest level of development, as of a device, technique, or scientific field, achieved at a particular time. ... Richese is a fictional planet in Frank Herberts Dune universe. ... Mass production is the production of large amounts of standardised products on production lines. ...


The ascension of the Atreides

Against this backdrop, the Prelude to Dune prequel trilogy chronicles the return from obscurity of House Atreides, whose role in the Butlerian Jihad is all but forgotten. The Imperial House schemes to gain full control of the Empire through the control of melange, and the Bene Gesserit breeding program is nearing fruition. Conflicts between the major powers eventuate a violent eruption in the long-simmering battle between House Atreides and House Harkonnen centering on control of the desert planet Arrakis, known as Dune, the only natural source of the all-important spice melange. Dune: House Atreides Dune: House Harkonnen Dune: House Corrino Prelude to Dune is a prequel trilogy of novels written by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, set in Frank Herberts Dune universe. ... Emblem of House Atreides from Emperor: Battle for Dune For the novel of the same name, see Dune: House Atreides. ... Emblem of House Harkonnen from Emperor: Battle for Dune For the novel of the same name, see Dune: House Harkonnen. ... Arrakis, (الراقص ar-rāqiṣ, the dancer) later Rakis (informally known as Dune) is a fictional desert planet featured in the Dune series of novels by Frank Herbert; it is the home of the Fremen (Zensunni wanderers) and later, the Imperial Capital under the Atreides Empire. ...


A planet apparently almost devoid of water and unsuited for human colonization, Arrakis would be of little use to the Imperium if not for melange. This "spice" drug prolongs life and protects against disease; it is essential to safe and reliable interstellar travel, and is used by the Bene Gesserit to enhance their abilities. Melange is also known to extend the powers of the mind by some unknown means, and prolonged usage often results in an individual with extraordinary mental capacity, including such otherwise uncommon qualities as total recall and an almost superhumanly deep awareness and control of one's own state of mind. Usage by the rich allows the privileged few to hold various cognitive and lifespan advantage over the masses, allowing easier social control. Necessary for all the powerful factions in the universe to function, melange is the most valuable commodity in the universe. Social control refers to social mechanisms that regulate individual and group behavior, in terms of greater sanctions and rewards. ...


The spice can only be mined from the dangerous desert surface of Arrakis, where it is produced by an unknown biological mechanism. The treacherous environment and constant threat of giant sandworms (who can devour not only humans but harvesting equipment as well) make spice collection a risky endeavor, but they are risks that must be taken. This puts Arrakis in a rather peculiar situation within the universe: no one can live there, strange things happen there, but everyone needs it and everyone wants to control it. No administrative, productive, or military facilities of any significant kind exist on Arrakis. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The little-understood native population of Arrakis are the Fremen, long overlooked by the Imperium and the fief-administrators of the great houses. They are considered backward savages by House Harkonnen, but demonstrate subtle complexity and wield great power; they are an extremely hardy people, with a culture built around water on an extremely arid planet. Some of House Atreides' advisors also suspect that the Fremen could rival the Sardaukar as a fighting force, and their underestimated population later proves substantial. The Fremen await the coming of a prophesied messiah, not suspecting that this prophecy was hidden in their legends by the Missionaria Protectiva, an arm of the Bene Gesserit dedicated to religious manipulation, in order to ease the path of the Bene Gesserit on Arrakis, and the ascendance of the Kwisatz Haderach. The mystical and highly religious Fremen also have a connection to one of the few other successful inhabitants of Arrakis — the enormous, virtually indestructible sandworms, called Shai-Hulud by the Fremen and considered holy. And in a way unknown to all but the Fremen, the sandworms govern the ecology of Dune. Spoiler warning: The Fremen are a group of people in the Dune series of science fiction novels by Frank Herbert. ... In Judaism, the Messiah (Hebrew: , Standard  Tiberian ; Aramaic: , ; Arabic: , ; the Anointed One) at first meant any person who was anointed with oi on rising to a certain position among the ancient Israelites, at first that of High priest, later that of King and also that of a prophet. ... The Bene Gesserit (as seen in the prologue of an alternate version of the David Lynch Dune film. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the journal, see Ecology (journal). ...


During the events of Dune, the so-called "Arrakis Affair" puts unexpected Kwisatz Haderach Paul Atreides in control of Arrakis; he deposes the eighty-first Padishah Emperor Shaddam Corrino IV and becomes ruler of the Known Universe. Dune is a science fiction novel written by Frank Herbert and published in 1965. ... Paul Atreides, as portrayed by Kyle MacLachlan in David Lynchs Dune (1985), wielding the infamous Weirding Module. Paul Orestes Atreides is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... Emperor Shaddam Corrino IV, portrayed by José Ferrer in Dune (1984) Shaddam Corrino IV is a character in the fictional Dune universe of Frank Herbert. ...


The reign and fall of the God Emperor

At the time of God Emperor of Dune, Paul's son, the God Emperor Leto Atreides II, has ruled the Empire for 3,500 years from the verdant face of a transformed Arrakis; melange production has ceased. The sandworms are gone, except for the sandtrout (a larval stage) with whom Leto forged a symbiosis, transforming him into something like a human-sandworm hybrid. Human civilization before his rule had suffered from twin Achilles heels: that it could be controlled by a single authority, and that it was totally dependent upon melange, found on only one planet in the universe. God Emperor of Dune is a science fiction novel by Frank Herbert published in 1981 — the fourth novel in the Dune series. ... Leto Atreides II (10,207-13,725 AG) is a fictional character in the Dune universe, created by Frank Herbert. ... A photo of a sand trout from a Dune movie. ... For other uses, see Symbiosis (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Achilles (disambiguation). ... Look up Melange in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Leto's prescient visions had shown that humanity would be threatened by extinction in any number of ways; his solution was to place mankind on "The Golden Path," a plan for humanity's survival. Leto governs as a benevolent tyrant, providing for his people's physical needs, but denying them any spiritual outlets other than his own compulsory religion. Personal violence of any kind is banned, as is nearly all space travel. This creates a pent-up demand for freedom and travel. Leto also conducts his own selective breeding program among the descendants of House Atreides (the descendants of his sister, Ghanima), finally arriving at Siona, daughter of Moneo, whose actions are hidden from prescient vision. The Golden Path is Leto IIs strategy to prevent humanitys destruction in Frank Herberts fictional Dune universe. ... Ghanima (meaning spoil of war in the Fremen language) is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... Siona Atreides is a fictional character in Frank Herberts Dune universe. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


After Leto's assassination (which he himself engineers), there is rebellion and revolt, but also an explosion in travel and colonization known as The Scattering, in which the number of inhabited planets comes to outnumber the old Empire by perhaps 100 to 1. The Scattering, combined with the invisibility of House Atreides to prescient vision, ensures that humanity will never again be threatened with total extinction. Leto's father, Paul Atreides, also saw the danger to humanity, and the necessity for the solution Leto forged, but Paul was unwilling to make the terrible sacrifice of his humanity that was necessary to create the Golden Path. The Scattering is a fictional event that takes place in Frank Herberts Dune books. ... Paul Atreides, as portrayed by Kyle MacLachlan in David Lynchs Dune (1985), wielding the infamous Weirding Module. Paul Orestes Atreides is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ...


The return from the Scattering

At the time of Heretics of Dune and Chapterhouse: Dune, the turmoil caused by the fall of the God Emperor and the Scattering of trillions of humans into the freedom of unknown space is settling into a new pattern. The balance of power in the Old Empire rests between the Ixians, the Tleilaxu, and the Bene Gesserit. The Spacing Guild has been forever weakened by the development of machines capable of navigation in foldspace, practically replacing Guild Navigators. However, this balance of power is shattered by a large influx of people from the Scattering, fleeing persecution by an as-yet unknown enemy. Among the returning people, the Bene Gesserit finds its match in a violent matriarchal society known as the Honored Matres. It soon becomes clear that joining the two organizations into a single New Sisterhood with shared abilities is their best chance to fight the approaching enemy. Heretics of Dune is a 1984 science fiction novel by Frank Herbert, fifth in a series of six novels. ... Chapterhouse Dune is a Science Fiction novel by Frank Herbert, last in the series of six Dune novels. ... Matriarchy is a gynocentric form of society, in which power is with the female and especially with the mothers of a community. ... The Honored Matres are an organization in the fictional Dune universe created by Frank Herbert in his Dune series of novels. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Bene Gesserit. ...


Planets of the Dune universe

From the Dune film: Planets Arrakis, Caladan, Giedi Prime and Kaitain.
From the Dune film: Planets Arrakis, Caladan, Giedi Prime and Kaitain.
Main article: List of Dune planets
  • Arrakis, colloquially Dune, later called Rakis
  • Buzzell
  • Caladan
  • Chapterhouse
   
  • Hagal
  • Harmonthep
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Artistic works in the Dune universe

See also: Category:Dune universe media

The original series

1st edition cover of Dune (1965)
1st edition cover of Dune (1965)

Dune is a science fiction novel written by Frank Herbert and published in 1965. ... Dune Messiah is a science fiction novel by Frank Herbert, the second in a series of six novels. ... Children of Dune Children of Dune is a science fiction novel by Frank Herbert, third in a series of six novels set in the Dune universe. ... God Emperor of Dune is a science fiction novel by Frank Herbert published in 1981 — the fourth novel in the Dune series. ... Heretics of Dune is a 1984 science fiction novel by Frank Herbert, fifth in a series of six novels. ... Chapterhouse Dune is a science fiction novel by Frank Herbert, last in his series of six Dune novels. ... Image File history File links FrankHerbert_Dune_1st. ... Image File history File links FrankHerbert_Dune_1st. ... Dune is a science fiction novel written by Frank Herbert and published in 1965. ...

Prelude to Dune

The prequel trilogy Prelude to Dune by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson is set in the years leading up to the events in Dune. A prequel is a work that portrays events which include the structure, conventions, and/or characters of a previously completed narrative, but occur at an earlier time. ... A trilogy is a set of three works of art, usually literature or film, that are connected and can be seen as a single work, as well as three individual ones. ... Dune: House Atreides Dune: House Harkonnen Dune: House Corrino Prelude to Dune is a prequel trilogy of novels written by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, set in Frank Herberts Dune universe. ... Brian Patrick Herbert (born 1947) is a best selling American author who lives in Washington state. ... Kevin J. Anderson (born March 27, 1962) is an American science fiction author. ... Dune is a science fiction novel written by Frank Herbert and published in 1965. ...

House Atreides is the first book in a prequel trilogy to the Dune series, set before the events of Frank Herberts original works. ... House Harkonnen is the second book in a prequel trilogy to the Dune series, set before the events of Frank Herberts original works. ... House Corrino is the third book in a prequel trilogy to the Dune series, set before the events of Frank Herberts original works. ...

Legends of Dune

Brian Herbert and Anderson followed with a second prequel trilogy called the Legends of Dune. This series is set at an earlier time in the history of the Dune universe, when humans and sentient machines waged war with one another.-1... The Thinking Machines are a fictional group from the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ...

This page is about the novel Dune: The Butlerian Jihad. ... Dune: The Machine Crusade is a book in the Dune series. ... Dune: The Battle of Corrin is the third book in the Legends of Dune series. ...

Completion of the original series (A.K.A. Dune 7)

Hunters of Dune and Sandworms of Dune (just released on August 7, 2007) complete the chronological progression of the series and wrap up storylines that began with Frank Herbert's Chapterhouse: Dune. The two novels are based on an outline written by Frank Herbert prior to his death, the working title of which was Dune 7. Hunters of Dune is the first part of the seventh book (until recently, called Dune 7) of the original Dune series, along with Sandworms of Dune. ... Sandworms of Dune is the second part of the seventh book (until recently, called Dune 7) of the classic Dune series, along with Hunters of Dune. ... Frank Patrick Herbert (October 8, 1920 – February 11, 1986) was a critically acclaimed and commercially successful American science fiction author. ... Chapterhouse Dune is a Science Fiction novel by Frank Herbert, last in the series of six Dune novels. ...

Hunters of Dune is the first part of the seventh book (until recently, called Dune 7) of the original Dune series, along with Sandworms of Dune. ... Sandworms of Dune is the second part of the seventh book (until recently, called Dune 7) of the classic Dune series, along with Hunters of Dune. ...

Short stories and other works

Frank Herbert wrote an illustrated short work set sometime between the events of Dune and Dune Messiah.

Brian Herbert and Anderson have written some Dune short stories, most of them accompanying their Dune novels. The Road to Dune is a science fiction companion book to the Dune chronicles by Frank Herbert, Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. ... In addition to the Dune novels by Frank Herbert, Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson a series of short stories have been written. ...

  • Dune: A Whisper on Caladan Seas (2001)
  • Dune: Hunting Harkonnens (2002)
  • Dune: Whipping Mek (2003)
  • Dune: The Faces of a Martyr (2004)
  • Dune: Sea Child (2006)
  • Dune: Treasure in the Sand (2006)

Brian Herbert and Anderson have also released a book entitled The Road to Dune (2005), containing a novelette called Spice Planet (an alternative version of Dune based on an outline by Frank Herbert), a number of Brian Herbert/Anderson short stories, and letters and unused chapters written by Frank Herbert. In addition to the Dune novels by Frank Herbert, Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson a series of short stories have been written. ... In addition to the Dune novels by Frank Herbert, Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson a series of short stories have been written. ... In addition to the Dune novels by Frank Herbert, Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson a series of short stories have been written. ... In addition to the Dune novels by Frank Herbert, Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson a series of short stories have been written. ... In addition to the Dune novels by Frank Herbert, Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson a series of short stories have been written. ... In addition to the Dune novels by Frank Herbert, Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson a series of short stories have been written. ... The Road to Dune is a science fiction companion book to the Dune chronicles by Frank Herbert, Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. ... This article is in need of attention. ...


Proposed future works

In the foreword to Hunters of Dune, Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson write that they plan to continue writing Dune novels based on Frank Herbert's notes after completing the Dune 7 project: "The saga of Dune is far from over!" Hunters of Dune is the first part of the seventh book (until recently, called Dune 7) of the original Dune series, along with Sandworms of Dune. ...


In 2007 on the official Dune website, Brian Herbert and Anderson noted that Heroes of Dune will be the name for the trilogy of novels they will release after Sandworms of Dune[2] (the series had originally been announced as Paul of Dune in 2006).[3] According to the site, the working titles for the novels are Paul of Dune, Jessica of Dune and Irulan of Dune. This series will deal with the early years of Paul Atreides as well as the time between Dune and Dune Messiah. [4]. Heroes of Dune is the tentative title[1] of a planned prequel trilogy that will take place in Frank Herberts Dune universe, to be written by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. ... A trilogy is a set of three works of art, usually literature or film, that are connected and can be seen as a single work, as well as three individual ones. ... A working title is the temporary name of a product or project used during its development. ...

Other artistic works based in the Dune universe

The Dune Encyclopedia was published in 1984 - its only edition. ... Canon, in the context of a fictional universe, comprises those novels, stories, films, etc. ... Dune is a 1984 science fiction film written and directed by David Lynch, based on the 1965 Frank Herbert novel of the same name. ... For other persons named David Lynch, see David Lynch (disambiguation). ... A reel of film, which predates digital cinematography. ... Frank Herberts Dune was a three-part miniseries based on the 1965 novel Dune by Frank Herbert. ... SCI FI (originally Sci-Fi Channel, sometimes rendered SCI FI Channel when part of a longer phrase) is an American cable television channel, launched on September 24, 1992, specializing in science fiction, fantasy, horror, and paranormal programming. ... Children of Dune was the sequel to the 2000 Dune miniseries produced by the United States Sci Fi channel. ... For other uses, see Sequel (disambiguation). ... Dune Messiah is a science fiction novel by Frank Herbert, the second in a series of six novels. ... Children of Dune Children of Dune is a science fiction novel by Frank Herbert, third in a series of six novels set in the Dune universe. ... A number of games have been based on Frank Herberts Dune universe: Card games 1997 Dune, Wizards of the Coast/Five Rings Publishing Group/Last Unicorn Games Board games 1979 Avalon Hills Dune, Avalon Hill 1984 Parker Brothers Dune, Parker Brothers - fanpage Role-playing games 2000 Dune: Chronicles... A number of computer games based on Frank Herberts science fiction novel Dune and its two adaptations for film and television were created: // Main article: Dune (video game) Dune blended adventure with economics and military strategy, and is considered by many the most immersive Dune computer game. ... This article is about the British magazine covering computer and video games. ... January 1973 cover of National Lampoon National Lampoon was an American humor magazine that began in 1970 as an offshoot of the Harvard Lampoon. ... National Lampoons Doon is a parody of Dune, written by Ellis Weiner in 1984 and published by Grafton Books (ISBN 0-586-06636-5) the following year. ... Ellis Weiner is an author and humourist who has previously worked as an editor of National Lampoon and a columnist for Spy Magazine. ... To Tame a Land is a song by heavy metal band Iron Maiden on their Piece of Mind album. ...

Music

  • 1984 film soundtrack
  • Dune TV miniseries soundtrack
  • Children of Dune TV miniseries soundtrack
  • Dune: Spice Opera
  • Emperor: Battle for Dune Official soundtrack
  • Frank Klepacki's music from Dune video games

Dune is an original soundtrack by Toto for the film of the same name, released in December 1984 (see 1984 in music). ... Dune: Spice Opera is the very rare CD with some music from the computer game Dune and some unreleased, published by Virgin Records in 1992. ...

Editions

A Prebound book is a book that was previously bound and has been rebound with a library quality hardcover binding. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the year. ... Categories: Stub | Books ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...

See also

House Atreides House Corrino House Fenring House Harkonnen House Moritani House Ordos House Richese House Vernius Categories: | ... This is a list of characters who appear in the novels of the fictional Dune universe, created by Frank Herbert and later expanded by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. ... Sandworm from the cover of Heretics of Dune. ... The following is a comprehensive list of Bene Gesserit sisters (and rare male initiates) from the fictional Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... The following is a comprehensive list of Fremen from the fictional Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... Religion represents an important aspect of the setting of the fictional Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ...

References

  1. ^ DuneNovels.com - Dune 7 blog 16 December 2005
  2. ^ Sandworms of Dune blog - DuneNovels.com 23 March 2007
  3. ^ Dune 7 blog - DuneNovels.com 5 August 2006
  4. ^ Kevin J. Anderson, interview in Russian magazine Mir Fantastiki, 2004 (published Russian version)

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External links

  • Official Dune website, the official website, focused more on the new books by Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson
  • Dune Timeline
  • "Dune Genesis" by Frank Herbert ~ Originally published in Omni (July 1980).
  • DuneAudio.com - The Offical Dune Audiobook Site ~ news and contests for Dune audiobooks
  • Spark Notes: Dune, detailed study guide.
  • Dreamer of Dune (2003): The Biography of Frank Herbert written by Brian Herbert
  • Star Wars Origins: Dune explores some inspirations behind the Dune novel, and a few ways Dune influenced Star Wars.
  • The Making of Dune (1984): written by Ed Naha
  • Dune by Frank Herbert, review of novel by Nicholas Whyte; website includes reviews of many of the Hugo and Nebula winners
  • The Notebooks of Frank Herbert's Dune (1988): Aphorisms culled from the Dune Chronicles
  • Dune.wikia.com, a Dune wiki, hosted by Wikia

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NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Ghola (2210 words)
In the period of Dune, gholas are merely physical copies, but at the end of Dune Messiah, the ghola of Duncan Idaho recovers the memories of the original, essentially becoming a reincarnation of Idaho.
An important element in the Dune universe is "genetic memory": the ability to recover the memories and egos of one's ancestors.
In Dune 2000, the Harkonnen mentat was allegedly a ghola cloned from Tleilaxu flesh vats, whereas in Emperor: Battle for Dune, House Ordos constantly deploy their own gholas in assassination and infiltration missions.
Dune universe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2454 words)
The fictional Dune universe, or Duniverse is the political, scientific, and social setting of author Frank Herbert's six-book Dune series of science-fiction novels.
The Dune universe, set in the distant future of humanity, has a history that stretches tens of thousands of years and covers considerable changes in political, social, and religious structure and in technology.
At the time of Heretics of Dune and Chapterhouse Dune, the turmoil caused by the fall of the God Emperor and the Scattering of billions of humans into the freedom of unknown space is settling into a new pattern.
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