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 the 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.
Frank Herbert was born in 1920. His colourful and varied career included stints as a radio news commentator and jungle survival instructor. He is best known for creating the world of DUNE, which became the bestselling science fiction novel of all time. It won great acclaim, as well as the Hugo and Nebula awards, establishing Frank Herbert as a master of modern science fiction. He died in 1986. His son, Brian Herbert, has now begun a new series of Dune novels, Prelude to Dune in collaboration with Kevin J. Anderson . The first novel to appear in the new series is House Atreides, published by Hodder & Stoughton.