By Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
Following their the world over bestselling novels Dune: The Butlerian Jihad and Dune: The computer Crusade, Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson forge a last tumultuous end to their prequels to Frank Herbert's Dune.
It has been fifty-six tough years because the occasions of The laptop Crusade. Following the dying of Serena Butler, the bloodiest many years of the Jihad happen. Synchronized Worlds and Unallied Planets are liberated one after the other, and in the end, after years of victory, the human worlds start to desire that the top of the centuries-long clash with the considering machines is ultimately in sight.
Unfortunately, Omnius has one final, lethal card to play. In a last-ditch attempt to damage humankind, virulent plagues are let out through the galaxy, decimating the populations of complete planets . . . and once more, the tide of the sizeable fight shifts opposed to the soldiers of the human race. ultimately, the warfare that has lasted many lifetimes may be made up our minds within the apocalyptic conflict of Corrin.
In the best conflict in technological know-how fiction heritage, human and computer face off one final time. . . . And at the wilderness planet of Arrakis, the mythical Fremen of Dune develop into the scary battling strength to be came upon by way of Paul Muad'Dib in Frank Herbert's vintage, Dune.
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Special delivery. He opened it. Inside, a slip of paper. It said: POT-HEALER, I NEED YOU. AND I WILL PAY. No signature. No address except his, as destination. My god, he thought, this is something real and big. I know it. He carefully moved his chair around so that he faced the red warning light of the mail tube. And prepared to wait. Until it comes, he said to himself. Unless I physically starve to death first. I will not voluntarily die, now, he thought harshly. I want to stay alive. And wait.
Dialing his phone, he obtained a satellite relay to Japan; he raised Tokyo and gave the digits for the Tokyo translating computer. With the skill of long habit he obtained a direct line to the great, clanking, booming construct; he bypassed its host of attendants. “Oral transmission,” he informed it. The hulking GX9 computer clicked over to oral, rather than visual, reception. “The Corn Is Green,” Joe said. He turned on the recording unit of his phone. At once the computer answered, giving the Japanese equivalent.
I’m depressed. I can’t stand this much longer. Do you know what I mean? ” He waited. A faceless moment poured past in which neither of them spoke. “I’m ringing off,” Joe said, and began to hang up. “Wait,” Gauk said rapidly. ” He hung up, sat emptily staring. On his unfolded sheet of paper he had several more, but—It’s gone, he said to himself, bitterly. The energy, the capacity to fiddle away a lifetime without dignified work, and, in its place, the performance of the trivial, even the voluntarily trivial, as we have constructed here in The Game.
The Battle of Corrin (Dune: Legends of Dune, Book 3) by Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson