Serial publication in Analog magazine 1976. First book edition 1976.
Hugo Award nominee 1977.
The sand-blasted world of Arrakis has become green, watered and fertile. Old Paul Atreides, who led the desert Fremen to political and religious domination of the galaxy, is gone.
But for the children of Dune, the very blossoming of their land contains the seeds of its own destruction. The altered climate is destroying the giant sandworms, and this in turn is disastrous for the planet's economy.
Leto and Ghanima, Paul Atreides's twin children and his heirs, can see possible solutions – but fanatics begin to challenge the rule of the all-powerful Atreides empire, and more than economic disaster threatens...
Franklin Patrick Herbert, Jr. (1920–1986) was a critically acclaimed and commercially successful American science fiction author. Though also a short story author, he is best known for his novels, most notably Dune and its five sequels. The Dune saga, set in the distant future and taking place over millennia, deals with themes such as human survival and evolution, ecology, and the intersection of religion, politics and power. Dune itself is the "best-selling science fiction novel of all time," and the series is widely considered to be among the classics in the genre.
Written by Seregil of Rhiminee (2008-06-30)
I have to admit that I was disappointed with Children of Dune. It isn't the worst science fiction book I've read, but it isn't the best either. In my opinion Children of Dune is a mediocre science fiction book. Children of Dune is a bit weak when compared to the first book, which is excellent in almost every possible way. I have to say that I don't understand how some people can praise this book, because I found it quite boring. I can give this book only three stars, because I don't like it very much.