In Children of Dune, Frank Herbert’s acclaimed sequel to his classic science fiction novel Dune, the planet Arrakis – now known as Rakis – is home only to women and worms. The men died off centuries ago, killed by a poison that Thickened their blood. Now the nomadic Fremen tribesmen are the only male beings on an entire world. One young woman, Jessica Atreides-daughter of Duke Leto Atreides and Lady Helena Vernius- has just joined her tribe after being separated from them for fifteen years. She knows nothing of her people or their history; but she soon realizes that she must help lead them if they are ever to survive. For it is a time of great danger: CHOAM , the powerful corporation controlled by House Harkonnen , wantsArrakis back . . . dead or alive!
For who is this book for ?
- This book is a sequel to the classic science fiction novel Dune.
- It is set on the planet Arrakis
- now known as Rakis.
- The men died off centuries ago, killed by a poison that Thickened their blood
- The book is a sequel to the classic science fiction novel Dune.
- The planet Arrakis
- now known as Rakis
- is home only to women and worms.
- It is a time of great danger: CHOAM , the powerful corporation controlled by House Harkonnen, wantsArrakis back . . . dead or alive!
Learn more about the author
Frank Herbert was born in Tacoma, Washington on October 8, 1920. The son of a navy captain, he grew up in an era when it was difficult for a boy to break into the writing profession. However, at age eighteen Frank sold his first story to Esquire magazine and soon became one of America’s most popular science fiction writers. In addition to Dune (1965), Frank Herbert wrote six other novels set in the future: Dragon In The Sea (1956), Under Pressure (1981; with Bill Ransom), Slave Ship (1987), God Emperor Of Dune(1984), Heretics Of Dune(1985) and Chapterhouse:Dune(1986). He also cowrote two screenplays based on his books Destination: Void(1966) and The Dosadi Experimentwith director Joseph Sargent. Frank Herbert died in 1986 after a long illness.
“Herbert’s genius was in creating believable and intricate cultures.”
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“It’s been a while since I’ve read Children of Dune, but it still sticks with me. It’s an excellent book that builds on the first one and creates a complex, fascinating story.”