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Encyclopedia > Heroes of Dune
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Heroes of Dune is the tentative title[1] of a planned prequel trilogy that will take place in Frank Herbert's Dune universe, to be written by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. The first book is scheduled to be released some time in 2008 or 2009. According to Brian Herbert and Anderson: Image File history File links Current_event_marker. ... Image File history File links Nuvola_apps_bookcase. ... 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 generally be seen as a single work as well as three individual ones. ... Frank Patrick Herbert (October 8, 1920 – February 11, 1986) was a critically acclaimed and commercially successful American science fiction author. ... The fictional Dune universe, or Duniverse, is the political, scientific, and social setting of author Frank Herberts six-book Dune series of science fiction novels. ... Brian Herbert (born 1947) is an American author. ... Kevin J. Anderson (born March 27, 1962) is an American science fiction author. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Half of the story is set in the Jihad between Dune and Dune Messiah, when Princess Irulan decides to become Paul’s official biographer, and she will tell the other half of the story, chronicling Paul’s younger years (between House Corrino and Dune)[2]. Dune is a science fiction novel written by Frank Herbert and published in 1965. ... Dune Messiah Dune Messiah is a science fiction novel by Frank Herbert, the second in a series of six novels. ... Julie Cox as Princess Irulan in the miniseries Frank Herberts Dune. ... 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. ... House Corrino is the third book in a prequel trilogy to the Dune series, set before the events of Frank Herberts original works. ...

Tentative Titles

Working titles for the novels are:[1] This article is about the term working title. ...

  • Paul of Dune
  • Jessica of Dune
  • Irulan of Dune


  1. ^ a b Kevin J. Anderson, Sandworms of Dune blog, March 23, 2007
  2. ^ Kevin J. Anderson, interview in Russian magazine Mir Fantastiki, 2004 (published Russian version)



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