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Brian Herbert

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Brian Herbert is an author and the son of Frank Herbert, the creator of the Dune series. Brian Herbert has had several stand-alone novels published but he is perhaps most well-known for his books that expand on his father's Dune novels. Written with author Kevin J. Anderson, these novels have been visa mer commercially successful and generally well received by the public. Brian Herbert is the co-author of the Dune novels House Atreides, House Harkonnen, House Corrino, The Butlerian Jihad, The Machine Crusade, The Battle of Corrin, The Road To Dune, Hunters of Dune, Sandworms Of Dune, Paul Of Dune, The Winds Of Dune, and Sisterhood of Dune. Brian Herbert has also edited several works relating to the Dune universe and to his father. In 2003, he authored Dreamer of Dune, the biography of Frank Herbert, a Hugo Award finalist nomination. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre

Inkluderar namnen: Brian Herbet, Herbert Brian

Foto taget av: Brian Herbert at a book signing at Books Inc. in Mountain View, by Matt Crampton from Sunnyvale, CA, USA


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Dune: House Atreides (1999) 3,736 exemplar
Dune: House Harkonnen (2000) 3,095 exemplar
The Butlerian Jihad (2002) — Författare — 2,957 exemplar
Dune: House Corrino (2001) 2,807 exemplar
The Machine Crusade (2003) 2,439 exemplar
The Battle of Corrin (2004) 2,212 exemplar
Hunters of Dune (2006) 2,120 exemplar
Sandworms of Dune (2007) 1,821 exemplar
Paul of Dune (2008) 1,289 exemplar
The Road to Dune (2005) 1,101 exemplar
The Winds of Dune (2009) 960 exemplar
Sisterhood of Dune (2012) — Författare — 585 exemplar
Man of Two Worlds (1986) 537 exemplar
Hellhole (2011) 370 exemplar
Mentats of Dune (2014) — Författare — 367 exemplar
Frank Herbert's Dune: The Graphic Novel, Book 1 (2020) — Författare — 356 exemplar
Navigators of Dune (2016) — Författare — 293 exemplar
Dune: The Duke of Caladan (2020) 167 exemplar
Hellhole: Awakening (2013) 161 exemplar
The Race for God (1990) 140 exemplar
Dune: The Lady of Caladan (2021) 117 exemplar
Hellhole Inferno (2014) 103 exemplar
Sidney's Comet (1983) 98 exemplar
Sudanna Sudanna (1985) 88 exemplar
Garbage Chronicles (1985) 88 exemplar
Dune: Hunting Harkonnens (2002) 73 exemplar
Whipping Mek (2003) 72 exemplar
Dune: The Heir of Caladan (2022) 70 exemplar
Prisoners of Arionn (1987) 65 exemplar
Dune: House Atreides Volume 1 (2021) — Writer — 61 exemplar
Blood on the Sun (1996) 42 exemplar
Tales of Dune (2011) 35 exemplar
Dune: House Atreides Volume 2 (2021) 35 exemplar
Princess of Dune (2023) 30 exemplar
Dune: Red Plague (2016) 27 exemplar
Timeweb (2006) 27 exemplar
Dune: House Atreides Volume 3 (2022) 25 exemplar
Ocean: The Ocean Cycle Omnibus (2013) 16 exemplar
Memorymakers (1991) 12 exemplar
Dune: Tales from Arrakeen HC (2022) 12 exemplar
Fremen Justice (2001) 12 exemplar
Dune: The Waters of Kanly (2023) 10 exemplar
Classic Comebacks (1981) 6 exemplar
Stormworld (2010) 5 exemplar
I cacciatori di Dune (2020) 5 exemplar
A Whisper of Caladan Seas (1999) 4 exemplar
Dune, 02: Huis Atreides (2022) 4 exemplar
Dune House Atreides 3 (2021) 4 exemplar
Dune: House Atreides #9 (2021) 4 exemplar
Dune: House Atreides #3 (2020) — Författare — 4 exemplar
Timeweb Chronicles Omnibus (2011) 4 exemplar
Dune: House Harkonnen #2 (2023) 3 exemplar
Dune: The Waters of Kanly #1 (2022) 3 exemplar
Dune: House Atreides #2 (2020) — Författare — 3 exemplar
Dune: House Atreides #6 (2021) 2 exemplar
Pekelná díra (2014) 2 exemplar
Dune: House Harkonnen #3 (2023) 2 exemplar
Preludio a Dune (2022) 2 exemplar
Dune: House Atreides #7 (2021) 2 exemplar
Treasure in the Sand (2009) 2 exemplar
Dune: House Atreides #11 (2021) 2 exemplar
Dune: House Atreides #10 (2021) 2 exemplar
Dune: House Atreides #4 (2021) 2 exemplar
Dune: House Harkonnen #4 (2010) 1 exemplar
Dune: House Harkonnen #5 (2023) 1 exemplar
Dune: House Harkonnen #7 (2023) 1 exemplar
Dune: House Harkonnen #1 (2023) 1 exemplar
Dune: House Harkonnen #6 (2023) 1 exemplar
Leggende di Dune (2023) 1 exemplar
Dune : Chroniques d'Arrakeen (2023) 1 exemplar
Písky Duny (2023) 1 exemplar
Duna. Dědic Caladanu (2023) 1 exemplar
Dune: The Waters of Kanly #4 (2022) — Writer — 1 exemplar
Dune: House Atreides #5 (2021) 1 exemplar
Dune: House Atreides #8 (2021) 1 exemplar
Dune: House Atreides #12 (2021) 1 exemplar
Dune: The Waters of Kanly #2 (2022) 1 exemplar
Dune: The Waters of Kanly #3 (2022) 1 exemplar
Sesterstvo Duny (2022) 1 exemplar
Mentati Duny (2014) 1 exemplar
Dune: House Atreides #1 (2020) 1 exemplar
Dune, Verhalen uit Arrakeen (2022) 1 exemplar
Vzpoura (Hellhole, #2) (2015) 1 exemplar
V©Øn♯torii Dunei (2023) 1 exemplar
A Dűne vadászai 1 exemplar

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No hay mucho que decir de este relato, es muy corto y sirve de introducción a la trilogía de "Leyendas de Dune" escritas por Brian Herbert y Kevin J. Anderson, que cubren eventos acaecidos 10.000 años antes de "Dune". Su primer libro es "La Yihad Butleriana".

Aquí vemos como Ulf Harkonnen junto a sus esposa e hijo tratan de escapar del acecho de unos Cymeks (máquinas pensantes con cerebro humano). Es sencillo, fácil de leer y entretenido.
Transitus | 2 andra recensioner | Jan 28, 2024 |
Meh. It was interesting to see how some things from [b:Dune|234225|Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1)|Frank Herbert||3634639] began. But overall, the book felt too long for too little narrative progress. And (as I had suspected would be the case) it just didn't have that special something that made Dune an instant classic. I don't think I'll be following up with any of the books in this series.
Treebeard_404 | 36 andra recensioner | Jan 23, 2024 |
This is more 3.5 stars but I am rounding it to four.

This was a book I had my eye on for a long, long time. Due to the very present critique of this series I was postponing actual start on it until few days back and I have to say, considering what the book is, it is not bad one. But does it match up with Herbert's original works? I have to say no, but then again Herbert, after Children of Dune in my opinion, could never match up with his own earlier works.

So what is this book about......

Book is about the beginning of the Dune society (as we know it from original Dune novel) - we are given world where lines are drawn between humans (League) and thinking machines (Synchronized Worlds). These two are in constant struggle with each other, humans fighting to survive and machines exercising their muscles to eradicate the humans using Cymeks, cybernetic organisms (basically various combat vehicles and armor to which [human] operator's brain is attached to so they can do switcheroo whenever required - Cyberpunk folks' wet dream) at the forefront of their legions. First amongst the Cymeks are Titans, group of humans who took control of old human empire (thousands of years before this story begins) but were such an a**hole group in general that AI they inadvertently created crossed them and took power itself, making Titans its servants, basically conquering generals.

One of the comments I usually hear is why would robots and AIs behave the way they behave? Well.... considering they were created by humans with all the biases but also very rational thought process (I mean this is why AI is created, right, not for discussing weather channel) is it surprising that machines would determine at some point that humans are just sort of a ballast for further progress? I mean, do we need to doubt that machines would think like that when even today you have so many anti-humanists amongst humans that are all very "rational" but ready to see couple of billion under ground for the betterment of all? So, no, I do not think that machines would be any better than their makers when it comes to coping with conflict with biological forms. Very soon they would develop equivalent of emotions and with it all nasty things like aggression and violence. I mean it is all part of the nature (and one reason I cannot figure out why are we speeding uncontrollably to create AI without any idea why (except why not)..... it is like breeding new biological species that can outsmart us, outpace us and generally wipe us out just to have us say hey, we did it! Wait, biological weapons are that something - right? Hmm....) and to expect that any living organism (biological or not) would act differently is wishful thinking.

So, to say that is a fantastic part here ...... nope, pretty normal and expected.

Then we get to Titans and Cymeks. These guys and gals are borderline psychopaths and few comments are there saying they are so off chart they seem like cackling bad guys from every cartoon or low budget SF. So lets put this into perspective - these are people that took over power from the old empire, subjugated everyone, for all means and purposes became immortal (went through the life longevity extension process), later found out they can extract themselves (brains) and basically use any combat vehicle- ground, air or space - to roam around and destroy things with impunity, become synonym with divinity and basically answer to no-one and start considering the ordinary humans as livestock? So, basically, minus the immortality and cybernetic bodies we are talking about all these Metuselah's that run the world politics nowadays? And treat the rest of us like unwashed masses?

This part of the story is very realistic, if not the most realistic part of the book. If it weren't for the last few years I would be wondering, but now.... oh, no, no doubt at all. And they do not even need to be Metuselah level old, just look at all the righteous amongst us (they would shame Inquisition). So, in short, very believable.

On the other hand you have Humanity, split across the League of Nobles and Unaligned worlds. Here we have a more nuanced view of this future society. While they no longer use highly capable machines (for reasons apparent) thy do have some technology available and can build ground mechanization and airplanes and space ships, armor etc. But at the core they are feudal - reason being that without machines they need to use biological machines (people) for same production results (I especially enjoyed the mathematical calculation pipeline). Because of this (and lets be honest no ruling body wants to pay if they do not need to) population is stratified into ruling class and worker class, but depending on the level of enlightenment mentioned worker classes can be wither actual worker classes or out of the box slaves (as they keep saying in the book, necessary evil). And although feudal, this society, interestingly, seems to be more or less without the large religious structure and influence (so unlike Dune as we know it). Nobody cites the equivalent of Orange Bible, even witches from Rossak are more practical psykers then religiously oriented people. Only ones with very strong religious feeling are people everybody is hunting down for the conceived act of treason and cowardice - Zensunni's and Zenshiite's.

Here we have some very interesting element that is unfortunately present in our times again and again - dehumanization. You see, to have slaves you need to have reason for their existence. In this society reason is punishment of the above mentioned Zensunni's and Zenshiite's because they did not confront Titans when these took over control (because, you know peace loving is always dangerous). So, as it usually goes (hmmm, again those last few years) they went from cowards to slaves, because that is where they belong because they betrayed the humanity (man, again those last few years).

And when this happens, when one part of humanity is ostracized, new work positions open - for people to hunt them and sell them and unfortunately use them for some other sick purposes (enter the Tleilaxu).

All in all book does give a very interesting overview of human society with all its shortcomings. It is much more vivid and, well, interesting to read about. Parts about Arakis and nomads (Zensunni's) that will become a blood thirsty legions of Paul Atreides, are great, especially taking into account that they start as peace loving and violence avoiding people.

All taken into account, very interesting world building takes place.

But the Achilles' heel of the book is scope. It is humongous because author's try to put everything in, thinking machines, Titans, League of Nobles, initial creation of Benne Gesserit (witches from Rossak) initial dealings with the Arrakis' melange, initial development of Fremen movement, origins of Atreides, origins of Harkonnen, how Butlerian Jihad got triggered (Iblis is such a good character) with major battles in between, conflicts and insights into both thinking machine and human civilization (Erazmus the crazy robot, Tio Holtzman and Norma Cenva) to name just the few.

There is materiel here for at least 10 books with average length of maybe 300 pages.

I guess author's decided that would be too long and too much so they compressed this and as a result we are given hundreds of pages of short, very to the point, chapters but no space to properly put everything into words. This is why everything ends up rather clumsy (especially when compared to Frank Herbert's books [again ending with Children of the Dune, those after it feel like reading a phone book]). Thankfully we do not end up with constant mumbo-jumbo that marked the Dune books after the Children of the Dune, but we end up with extreme, very short, almost news-reporter-like chapters where even epic scenes like battle of Earth are given in some weird what-ah?-ummmm-taddaaaa-done approach.

So for those looking for meaning of life and high philosophy from SF setting - look elsewhere. You will definitely not like this series.

For those who look for interesting story and characters and can handle a bit clumsy approach to the story telling I would recommend the book, it is fun and interesting ride.
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Zare | 36 andra recensioner | Jan 23, 2024 |
Very interesting albeit short collection. I am not sure why they say this book collects three short stories when it actually collects four, but OK.

Stories are interesting but suffer from lack of elegance that disappeared from Dune books after Children of the Dune. While Franks further works got stuck in some weird verbose mode that made Proust and Dumas look like masters of short prose, works made after the Frank Herbert's death suffer from what I can only call over-explanation (something that all big serials suffer from, i.e. Star Wars).

When you look at the first Dune novel (up to the moment when Paul Atreides becomes Emperor) it is quite big but elegant book. It does not insist on details - fights are present and felt but they live in ones head, we are not bombarded by technical details. Just recall assassination attempt of undercover Sardaukar when Gurney gets back with Paul, or Feyd Rautha's arena fight or moment when Tufir Hawath gets captured in the desert - everything is in, fire, blades, thopters falling from the sky, scenes are quite alive and dynamic, but prose is not, lets call it that way, heavy. This is something I am dearly missing from original Dune novels.

That being said.....

Shadout Mapes story is interesting. Of course considering the modern times, she is a strong female fighting to be recognized in the Fremen society (which is total crap considering that in Fremen society women play important role and are fighting shoulder to shoulder with their male counterparts - they are the ones who act as religious rulers and when they are capable (as in case of Jessica and later Aliya) they become warrior queens, very very deadly). That aside interesting story, shows how fight can be achieved in both overt and covert means. This is longest story in the book.

Story of the Sardaukar commander is a short one but very interesting. it sheds some light on this elite brotherhood, way they recruit and train. Interesting story about honor and duty.

Gurney Haleck's short story of revenge just shows how this warrior troubadour is deadly and blood hungry. While first two are stories set during longer time periods this one is set in period of couple of days and is very action oriented, very nice set-piece.

Final story is .... dont get me wrong .... quite pointless. If this story was chapter in a bigger book it would make more sense. This way it is [a very short] story that does not bring anything new - it is just one of the steps in Harkonnen-Atreides feud, cemented with several more dead bodies. For me this story was like 5 minute excerpt from a episode 10, Season 4 (out of say 15) of drama series (26 episodes each season). Absolutely not able to figure out the purpose of it. I am sure those who follow everything that comes out related to Dune universe will know what is going on, but I am left in the dark.

In any case very interesting collection of short stories. First three stories I think would play good introduction to the universe to a newcomer. For fans of Dune universe this would be equivalent to small snack and reunion with dear characters.

To general SF readers, I am not sure book would bring anything amazing (for anyone outside Dune universe, all four stories would seem rather generic) but I think it can act as elements to attract attention to the Dune universe in general (if mentioned SF readers never ventured into it).

For me this collection is 3.5 stars but for the inclusion of Sardaukar story I give it 4.

… (mer)
Zare | 1 annan recension | Jan 23, 2024 |



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