Tuesday, 28 September 2010

THE DUNE ENCYCLOPEDIA

Corgi edition, 1984 (paperback), cover painting by Bruce Pennington.

"EIGHT YEARS IN THE MAKING, THE WORLD OF PAINSTAKING SCOLARSHIP AND RESEARCH, CONTAINING THOUSANDS OF ENTRIES AND CROSS-REFERENCES... 
Futurist, journalist, bestselling author, world-maker Frank Herbert's magnificent future history, The Dune Chronicles, has proven itself the most popular and enduring work of speculative fiction of our age - not only for the grandeur of its epic sweep, but for the complexity and intricacy of its world. Now, for the first time, Dune is revealed in panoramic detail - the people, the desert planet, the ecology, the history, the entire universe of the visionary masterpiece! 
The legendary history of Paul Atreides, the Kwisatz Haderach 
Salusa Secondus: the prison planet 
Fremen Desert survival techniques 
Duncan Idao (10158 - 10191): Swordmaster of the Ginaz 
A complete guide to the heraldry of the major house of Harkonnen 
"How Muad'Dib got his name": a folktale from the Oral history 
The Dune tarot; or the Golden Path 
the assassin's handbook: a complete guide to professional Chaumurky 
THE AUTHORIZED GUIDE AND COMPANION TO DUNE! ORIGINAL, NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED MATERIAL!"
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