Direct Descent

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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 ...

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781482950922
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/15/2014
  • Format: MP3 on CD

Meet the Author

Frank Herbert (1920–1986), winner of the Hugo and Nebula awards, 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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