Direct Descent by Frank Herbert audiobook

Direct Descent

By Frank Herbert
Read by Scott Brick

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781482950939

  • ISBN: 9781482950915

Runtime: 2.97 Hours
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A library planet: the greatest treasure, the deadliest weapon

Earth has become a library planet over the last several thousand years, a bastion of both useful and useless knowledge—esoterica of all types: history, science, politics—gathered by teams of "pack rats" who scour the galaxy for any scrap of information. Knowledge is power, knowledge is wealth, and knowledge can be a weapon. As powerful dictators come and go over the course of history, the cadre of dedicated librarians is sworn to obey the lawful government—and use their wits to protect the treasure trove of knowledge they have collected over the millennia.

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Author Bio: Frank Herbert

Author Bio: Frank Herbert

Frank Herbert (1920–1986), winner of the Hugo and Nebula awards and a #1 New York Times bestselling author, was born in Tacoma, Washington, and worked as a reporter and later as an editor for a number of West Coast newspapers before becoming a full-time writer. His first science fiction story was published in 1952, but he achieved fame more than ten years later with the publication of “Dune World” and “The Prophet of Dune” in Analog. The stories were amalgamated in the bestselling novel Dune in 1965.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 2.97
Audience: Adult
Language: English