Search Results: "Brian Herbert"


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THE LITTLE GREEN BOOK OF CHAIRMAN RAHMA by Brian Herbert
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 8, 2014

"Does anybody still remember the Herbert who wrote such lively and engaging yarns as Sudanna, Sudanna?"
A new venture, a sort of fantasy eco-parable, from the author of Mentats of Dune (2014, with Kevin Anderson, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE WINDS OF DUNE by Brian Herbert
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 4, 2009

"Slim pickings, even for Dune fanatics."
With all the main events of Frank Herbert's Dune universe now in the bag, all that remains is for his team of successors (Paul of Dune, 2008, etc.) to fill out the corners. Read full book review >

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DUNE: THE BUTLERIAN JIHAD by Brian Herbert
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Ideas aplenty, but shallow, unsubtle, and tepid: the pitch here is precisely Star Wars: Dune."
With three Dune books under their collaborative belt (Dune: House Corrino, 2001, etc.), the boys go back 10,000 years to tackle the epic conflict that shaped the entire Dune universe: humanity's struggle with the thinking machines. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2003

"Repetitious and flabby (Frank can't stay in a hotel without Brian telling us the room number), with the same Dune minutiae endlessly recycled. Nonetheless, a fascinating picture of this furiously energetic, driven, determined, sometimes childlike genius."
Son Brian, who's continued dad's most famous saga (Dune: The Butlerian Jihad, 2002, etc., with Kevin J. Anderson), chronicles in endless detail the life of a writer who scaled new pinnacles in SF. Read full book review >

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DUNE: HOUSE ATREIDES by Brian Herbert
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 12, 1999

"In a word, satisfying: all Dune fans will want to investigate, newcomers will be tempted, and it should promote fresh interest in the magnificent original series. (Author tour)"
Since Frank Herbert, author of the mighty Dune series (ending with Chapterhouse: Dune, 1985) died in 1986, rumors have been circulating that his son Brian (Sudanna, Sudanna, 1985) would continue the saga. Read full book review >

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AWAKENING by Brian Herbert
Released: March 26, 2013

"A routine entry in a mediocre series, strictly for fans already hooked with volume one."
Part two of the interstellar war/alien contact series that kicked off with Hellhole (2011). Read full book review >

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DUNE: HOUSE CORRINO by Brian Herbert
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 9, 2001

"Even though the cracks are beginning to show, and the sheer narrative power of the superb original series is lacking, Dune in any guise is as addictive as the spice itself."
Third in the Dune prequel series from originator Frank Herbert's son Brian and collaborator Anderson (Dune: House Atreides, 1999, and Dune: House Harkonnen, 2000). Read full book review >

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MENTATS OF DUNE by Brian Herbert
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 11, 2014

"The magic lingers, even when the final chapters have already been written."
Another prequel (Sisterhood of Dune, 2012, etc.) piecing together the developments by which the Bene Gesserit Reverend Mothers, human-computer Mentats, legendary-warrior Swordmasters and interstellar navigators of the Spacing Guild created the universe of the original Dune. Read full book review >

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DUNE by Brian Herbert
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 10, 2000

"Still, the scenario's extraordinarily well developed and continually fascinating, and most fans will conclude that ersatz Dune is better than no Dune."
Second installment of the authors' prequel (Dune: House Atreides, 1999) to Frank Herbert's mighty Dune series. Read full book review >

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HELLHOLE by Brian Herbert
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2011

"Ho-hum—it's on to volume two."
A new far-future trilogy from the latter-day Dune wizards (The Winds of Dune, 2009, etc.), bristling with revolution and alien contact. Read full book review >

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SANDWORMS OF DUNE by Brian Herbert
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 21, 2007

"Dune lite—but for all that, a rare, rattling page-turner that no Dune adherent will pass up."
Final installment—chronologically, anyway—in the Dune series (Hunters of Dune, 2006, etc.) begun by the late Frank Herbert in 1965 and continued by his son, Brian, and collaborator Anderson. Read full book review >

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SISTERHOOD OF DUNE by Brian Herbert
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"McDune, sure, but the universe conceived by Frank Herbert is so vast, complex and fascinating that the magic lingers, and even Herbert-Anderson detractors will be hard put to resist the allure."
Another entry in the latter-day Dune saga, this one beginning a trilogy about the origins of the Bene Gesserit, Mentats and Swordmasters. Read full book review >