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God Emperor of Dune (Dune Chronicles, Book 4) Mass Market Paperback – June 15, 1987
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Praise for God Emperor of Dune
“Rich fare...Heady stuff.”—Los Angeles Times
“A fourth visit to distant Arrakis that is every bit as fascinating as the other three—every bit as timely.”—Time
Praise for Dune
“I know nothing comparable to it except Lord of the Rings.”—Arthur C. Clarke
“A portrayal of an alien society more complete and deeply detailed than any other author in the field has managed...a story absorbing equally for its action and philosophical vistas.”—The Washington Post Book World
“One of the monuments of modern science fiction.”—Chicago Tribune
“Powerful, convincing, and most ingenious.”—Robert A. Heinlein
“Herbert’s creation of this universe, with its intricate development and analysis of ecology, religion, politics and philosophy, remains one of the supreme and seminal achievements in science fiction.”—Louisville Times
From the Back Cover
THE CROWNING ACHIEVEMENT OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL SCIENCE FICTION SERIES IN HISTORY
With more than ten million copies sold, Frank Herbert's magnificent DUNE books stand among the major achievements of the imagination. God Emperor of Dune is the astonishing fourth book in the series. Centuries have passed on Dune itself, and the planet is green with life. Leto, the son of Dune's savior, is still alive but far from human, and the fate of all humanity hangs on his awesome sacrifice...
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From cover to cover it is interesting and exciting. There is a reason it is hailed as such a timeless story, and I implore that you find the time to experience it for yourself.
When I first read this book these were foreign questions, ones I'd never ask and couldn't even contemplate the answers. But that's what Frank Herbert delivers in a style where he never directly tells us the answer, but through a glimpse of the GEoD thoughts, we piece together our own answers.
The plot is reasonably simple, interactions transparent, but there is a ton of wisdom in every other sentence. Hubert snuck in pithy statements left and right to complement the story that unfolded.
Brilliant book and worth rereads in the future.
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