Heretics of Dune
Author: Franklin "Frank" Patrick Herbert Jr (1920-1986)
Publisher: G P Putnam's Sons
Place: New York
480 pages. Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 6") bound in original publisher's quarter gold cloth with gilt lettering to spine over beige boards in original pictorial jacket. Jacket design by Abe Echevarria. Inscribed by the author. First edition.
Heretics of Dune is the 5th book in the series. For the first printing ISBN 0-399-12898-0 which is printed on the copyright page and on the back of the DJ. It's also on the front DJ on the flap along with a $16.95 price and the number 8404 on the bottom and the 1984 copyright year.
Heretics of Dune is a 1984 science fiction novel by Frank Herbert, the fifth in his Dune series of six novels. It was ranked as the No. 13 hardcover fiction best seller of 1984 by The New York Times.
Fifteen hundred years have passed since the 3,500-year reign of the God Emperor Leto II Atreides ended with his assassination; humanity is firmly on the Golden Path, Leto's plan to save humanity from destruction. By crushing the aspirations of humans for over three thousand years, Leto caused the Scattering, an explosion of humanity into the rest of the universe upon his death. Now, some of those who went out into the universe are coming back, bent on conquest. Only the Bene Gesserit perceive the Golden Path and are therefore faced with a choice: keep to their traditional role of hidden manipulators who quietly ease tensions and guide human progress while struggling for their own survival, or embrace the Golden Path and push humanity onward into a new future where humans are free from the threat of extinction.
Signed and inscribed "For Jodi" on the title page by Frank Herbert. Vertical creasing to spine cloth with some rubbing, spotting to top edge, interior with a touch of rippling. Jacket with general light wear, small tear to top edge of front panel at fold, crease to rear flap else very very good in like jacket