A small group of human colonists are engaged in a desperate struggle for survival. Ranged against them, the planet Pandora, its native life-forms as malevolent and savage as they are numerous. And SHIP, their ship-board computer, who knows that it is GOD, and - on pain of destruction - demands their worship.
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.