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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Ghola
In the period of Dune, gholas are merely physical copies, but at the end of Dune Messiah, the ghola of Duncan Idaho recovers the memories of the original, essentially becoming a reincarnation of Idaho.
An important element in the Dune universe is "genetic memory": the ability to recover the memories and egos of one's ancestors.
In Dune 2000, the Harkonnen mentat was allegedly a ghola cloned from Tleilaxu flesh vats, whereas in Emperor: Battle for Dune, House Ordos constantly deploy their own gholas in assassination and infiltration missions.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Ghola   (2210 words)

  Dune universe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The fictional Dune universe, or Duniverse is the political, scientific, and social setting of author Frank Herbert's six-book Dune series of science-fiction novels.
The Dune universe, set in the distant future of humanity, has a history that stretches tens of thousands of years and covers considerable changes in political, social, and religious structure and in technology.
At the time of Heretics of Dune and Chapterhouse Dune, the turmoil caused by the fall of the God Emperor and the Scattering of billions of humans into the freedom of unknown space is settling into a new pattern.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dune_universe   (2454 words)

 What's So Great About Dune?
Dune would still have been a viable, albeit less memorable, novel if Herbert had focused on the politics of the vast, interplanetary Imperium to the exclusion of the everyday life of his desert planet.
Dune is filled with the history, laws and customs of the Imperium, each new bit of information contributing a brush-stroke of nuance to Herbert's sprawling canvas where perspective ranges in dizzying variety from the microcosmic world of flukes and water droplets to the cosmic pageantry of galactic history.
As for the reprints themselves, the Dune universe continues to gain new fans despite the fact that the cliffhanger ending of Chapterhouse: Dune, the sixth book, would be left permanently unresolved by Herbert's death.
www.space.com /spaceimagined/dune_intro_991019.html   (1520 words)

 Cylon Alliance - The Dune Epic
This fierce warrior was killed in the original Dune novel and cloned through a mystic process by those who sought to control Paul by promising to return his loved ones who had died in exchange for royal favors.
Dune's 5th book, Heretics of Dune, written in 1984, advanced another 1500 years after the last novel to describe Sheanna, a remarkable young woman who could control the monster Gods of Arrakis, the giant sandworms.
When Dune was printed, Arabs were generally seen as friendly towards the western world and their culture was exotic and intriguing.
www.cylon.org /classic/dune-intro-02.html   (2323 words)

 Category:Dune - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dune is a fictional universe created by Frank Herbert within his series of Dune novels, which began with Dune and ended with Chapterhouse: Dune.
This fictional universe was further extended by the Dune movie which had the assistance of Frank Herbert in production.
This fictional universe has been further extended in recent years by two prequel trilogies written by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson and the Dune miniseries.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Category:Dune   (144 words)

 Leto Atreides II
Leto is a central character in Children of Dune and is the central character of God Emperor of Dune.
At the end of Dune Messiah, Paul forsook that responsibility by walking into the desert--his time as the Fremen messiah had shown him that he was not strong enough to be messiah/tyrant to the universe.
In Dune Messiah, a face dancer, Scytale, reveals to a reverend mother that the Bene Tleilaxu created their own Kwisatz Haderachs, meaning "pure creatures", and discovered that Kwisatz Haderachs will die before becoming their opposites (and so can be killed by manipulating them into betraying themselves).
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 Gourmet Food Shop >> House Atreides (Dune: House Trilogy, Book 1)
Comment: The Frank Herbert Dune novels were so well crafted that the characters seemed to be a natural consequence of the future history in which they live (to which we cannot relate without the help of Herbert's carftsmanship), and a product of their own human ambitions and shortcomings (to which we can relate directly).
Even a reader new to the Dune universe needs only one explanation of the purpose of the Bene Geserrit or the physical deformities of the Guild Navigators.
Despite its failings, Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson's resurrection of the Dune universe is certainly passable, and even a welcome reintroduction to the characters that many thought had died along with Frank Herbert.
www.advancingwomen.com /gourmetfoodshop/index.php?Operation=CustomerReviews&ItemId=0553580272&ReviewPage=65   (608 words)

 J5’s Blog » Dune
The two prequel series, Prelude to Dune and Legends of Dune were both good in their own rights in that they tied together a lot of the back story of the original Dune series.
Dune is a story about political intrigue, genetics, religious fervor, and securing the future.
Hunters of Dune the sequel to Chapterhouse is due for release latter this year and I am very hopeful as to it’s content.
www.martianrock.com /?p=141   (967 words)

 The Dune Universe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
DUNE is a complex and entertaining story about family, politics, religion, and the corruption they bring.
DUNE is set on the desert world of Arrakis in the far future (over 10,000 years from now), Arrakis is were spice is found.
Spice is the foundation on the Imperium and the known universe.
www.geocities.com /rpgmage9999   (98 words)

 Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson, Dune: House Atreides   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Dune is a planet named for its global terrain of scorching hot desert, and it is but one planet of the thousands (perhaps millions) under the rule of Padishah Emperor Elrood IX, Emperor of the Known Universe.
In Dune: House Atreides, this constraint is coupled with the existence of a scarce compound, Melange (the key to interstellar travel, among other things), so that a dynamic universe emerges, one in which human social and technological evolution takes some exotic, but entirely consistent, paths.
At the center of the Dune universe is the eponymous planet itself -- it lies shrouded in mystery, full of potential to upset the status quo.
www.rambles.net /herbert_atreides.html   (588 words)

 Gourmet Food Shop >> House Atreides (Dune: House Trilogy, Book 1)
Comment: Of course any "Dune" fan is going to be skeptical about the son of the author of one of the most successful science-fiction series in history trying to continue it.
In part, this is a result of the complexity of the plots Frank Herbert weaved in the original series, as well as the mystery in which some of the past preceeding the time span covered by his Dune series was shrouded.
Especially in light of the cable mini series "Frank Herbert's Dune" and "Children of Dune", this trilogy can help to provide readers whose interest in Dune was sparked by these made for TV movies with easier access to Frank Herbert's works.
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 RPGnet: Review of DUNE: Chronicles of the Imperium
The universe's economy is dependent on the spice melange, which in addition to combatting the effects of age, expands the consciousness of those who take it, enabling the Navigators of the Spacing Guild to effectively fold space and send starships across the galaxy without actually moving.
Those familiar with the DUNE universe may be a bit disappointed by this narrow focus.
This is, after all, the DUNE RPG, based on the DUNE series of books, and as broad and deep as Frank Herbert's universe is, it's Arrakis that has always been at the center of that vision.
www.rpg.net /reviews/archive/11/11518.phtml   (3627 words)

 The Books of Frank Herbert's Dune Universe - SF/Fantasy Books
The Dune series by Frank Herbert is often called the SF equivalent of Tolkein's Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Dune won both the Hugo (1966) and the Nebula (1965) and is considered one of the best selling science fiction novels of all time.
Twelve years after Dune, Paul Atreides is the Emperor of the Known Universe and the messiah of the Fremen religion.
www.bellaonline.com /ArticlesP/art37427.asp   (676 words)

 Dune universe - Psychology Central   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Whatever the nature of the conflict, the aftermath leads to a near-universal taboo on the creation of "thinking machines": Thou shalt not make a machine in the likeness of a human mind Even simple computers are banned, which has a profound influence on the socio political and technological development of humanity.
At the time of God Emperor of Dune, the God Emperor Leto Atreides II has ruled the Empire for thousands of years from the verdant face of a transformed Arrakis; melange production has ceased, and the last giant sandworm in existence is locked in symbiosis with Leto.
Sands of Arrakis, the Sands of Arrakis is a Dune Fan Club dedicated to Frank Herbert's epic science fiction novel "Dune," and the Dune universe he created in the following novels.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Dune_universe   (2409 words)

 ipedia.com: Dune (novel) Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Dune has been turned into a film made by David Lynch, a mini-series made by the Sci Fi Channel (United States) and a series of computer gamess.
Against this background, Dune chronicles the conflict between the aristocratic House Atreides and its enemy the House Harkonnen, behind whom lurk the combined powers of the Emperor Shaddam IV, leader of House Corrino, and the Spacing Guild.
Dune is the tale of a political conflict among three noble houses: House Atreides, House Harkonnen and House Corrino, in the galactic Empire ruled by Shaddam IV of House Corrino, "Padishah Emperor of the Known Universe," at a time of great political instability.
www.ipedia.com /dune__novel_.html   (1964 words)

This planet has a significant importance to the galaxy due to the fact that it is the only known location where the spice Melange can be found: a substance that is not only crucial to space navigation but that also extends the life of those that ingest it regularly.
Frank Herbert’s Dune follows along nicely the original storyline and premise of Frank Herbert’s now 30 year old Dune novel, which in itself is a nice touch.
The writing, based on back stories that were only barely touched upon in the original work, fill in the empty spaces nicely and give fans of the book and both the TV mini-series and big screen release a more detailed look at the clandestine operations that Paul Atreides and his Fremen warriors engaged in.
www.the-laser.com /dune.htm   (1509 words)

 Classic Sci-Fi Reviews: Dune
On Dune, wealth is measured in water, which is so scarce that spitting is a sign of respect.
Most would kill without conscience to rule it, as it is the sole source of the spice melange, upon which the universe is dependent.
House Atreides knows Dune is an intricately architected trap, but it is also a gambit.
www.scifi.com /sfw/issue42/classic.html   (558 words)

 Jmods - Hosting Tribes mods, maps, and other resources by Jesus
If you are not familiar with the Dune universe, then this section can bring you up to speed fairly quickly.
The Dune universe spreads across a thousand stars, and is based tens of thousands of years into the futures.
The known universe is ruled by an Emperor of the House Corrino, which wrested control and established its reign 10,000 years earlier just after the Butlerian Jihad rid the universe of computers, banishing the creation of any thinking machine.
www.jmods.bravepages.com /DUNE.html   (3614 words)

The major inhabitants of the planet, a race known as the Fremen, referred to the planet as Dune because of its complete-desert topography.
To the rest of the Imperial Universe, it was known as Arrakis.
The rest of the Imperium was forced to acknowledge his rule because he and his Fremen had control of the only planet that could manufacture the spice melange and they claimed that they would destroy it if they didn't bow to Paul Muad'Dib Atreides as their new emperor.
jamesandlaura.com /james/dune.html   (2966 words)

 ·Welcome to Sietch Tbyr·   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Dune Generations was initially announced for the end of 2001.
Dune Generations is currently undergoing what we call "closed alpha" testing, that is, very limited access.
As a matter of fact, in order to recreate Frank Herbert's universe, which comprises hundreds of thousands of planets and is capable of handling thousands of players, the team has to stay focused for several more months to complete this titanic mission.
www.darkholmekeep.net /dune/main.cfm   (3041 words)

 Frank Herbert's Dune: My Interpetation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Bene Gesserit are mixing the various blood lines of the people of the universe in order to create their version of the perfect human, the Kwisatz Haderach.
A poison needle is placed at the neck of the tested, and their hand is placed in a box which heats until it feels that the flesh has fallen off of the hand.
Thus while racially diverse throughout the universe, the groups are confined to specific areas with others of their kind, so there is little diversity below the universal scale.
www.mrs.umn.edu /~swl/is1001/f00/jamboree/Dune/me.html   (1132 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Dune Messiah: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Dune is an epic set in a new and interesting world, keeping you reading to uncover the revelations in the story and the universe.
Dune Messiah is essentially a short story set in the Dune universe.
The worlds and cultures of "Dune" are strongly influenced by Arabic and Islamic culture, along with a hearty dash of medieval European feudalism.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0450022854   (1057 words)

 Quarter to Three
The Dune franchise is near and dear to Westwood’s heart.
Also, the Dune universe is so extraordinarily rich and varied, in both the landscapes and the characters, that it serves as the perfect setting for a game.
In Dune II, it was deemed necessary at the time to invent a race to compete against the Harkonnen and Atreides.
www.quartertothree.com /news/2000/Dune_FAQ.shtml   (879 words)

 Dune (1984)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The known universe is ruled by the Padishah Emperor Shaddam the Fourth, my father.
In this time, the most precious substance in the universe is the spice Melange.
DUNE probably ranks as one of those that feels like it's going to be good, but leaves a confusing, lackluster feeling in its wake.
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