The Chems were the prisoners of eternity, gripped by the despair that immortality brought. They were strange dwellers in a timeless world that brought terror and suffering to the creatures they manipulated.
Enter their world of infinite possibility and discover the fascinating secrets of a master race whose plaything is time.
These are the super beings who control men's destinies and who derive their pleasure from the pain and torture they inflict on mere human beings.
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.