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Direct Descent Mass Market Paperback – October 1, 1980


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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 186 pages
  • Publisher: Ace (October 1, 1980)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0441148972
  • ISBN-13: 978-0441148974
  • Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 4.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,119,671 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Frank Herbert was born in Tacoma, Washington, and educated at the University of Washington, Seattle. He worked a wide variety of jobs--including TV cameraman, radio commentator, oyster diver, jungle survival instructor, lay analyst, creative writing teacher, reporter and editor of several West Coast newspapers--before becoming a full-time writer. He died in 1986.

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Frank Herbert (1920-86) was born in Tacoma, Washington and worked as a reporter and later editor of a number of West Coast newspapers before becoming a full-time writer. His first sf story was published in 1952 but he achieved fame more than ten years later with the publication in Analog of Dune World and The Prophet of Dune that were amalgamated in the novel Dune in 1965.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Ionian Tinnear on July 6, 2011
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I got this for my Kindle since I hadn't read it in many years. The story has lately been popping into mind, so I got it and reread it. The story is still great, but the kindle edition has an amazing number of typographical errors, especially in the second half of the book. Most don't detract from the story, but when the character named 'Prue' is referred to as 'True', that's a little confusing!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Georgie Cavitt VINE VOICE on February 10, 2003
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Sharp art on cover draws one to this book. Good story and plot, certainly a great introduction to Frank Herbert's writing. Black and white drawings throughout this book are terrific and make it more interesting. I was impressed with this book for young people to enjoy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tami on October 14, 2010
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This Frank Herbert novel will surprise you, since I know of no other novel by him which had occasional pictures (B&W) included. It IS entertaining, and has good continuity over ages of time, and will not require ages to read. Even though this author has passed on, there is still time to discover how GOOD he is!
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By Timothy A. Lauer on November 30, 2013
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The story was interesting, and the characters well developed. A good read. The idea of a library plant is interesting and could be the basis for many stories.
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