Destination: Void

Destination: Void

by Frank Herbert


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Destination: Void by Frank Herbert

The starship Earthling, filled with thousands of hybernating colonists en route to a new world at Tau Ceti, is stranded beyond the solar system when the ship's three Organic Mental Cores-disembodied human brains that control the vessel's functions-go insane. An emergency skeleton crew sees only one chance for survival: to create an artificial consciousness in the Earthling's primary computer, which could guide them to their destination . . . or could destroy the human race.

Frank Herbert's classic novel that begins the epic Pandora Sequence (written with Bill Ransom), which also includes The Jesus Incident, The Lazarus Effect, and The Ascension Factor.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781614750451
Publisher: WordFire Press LLC
Publication date: 10/16/2012
Series: Pandora Sequence Series
Pages: 290
Sales rank: 763,386
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

Frank Herbert, the visionary author of Dune, wrote more than twenty other novels, including Hellstrom's Hive, The White Plague, The Green Brain, and The Dosadi Experiment. During his life, he received great acclaim for his sweeping vision and the deep philosophical underpinnings in his writings. His life is detailed in the Hugo-nominated biography Dreamer of Dune, by Brian Herbert.
Other Frank Herbert novels available from WordFire Press include The Heaven Makers, Direct Descent, The Jesus Incident (with Bill Ransom), and his last published novel, Man of Two Worlds, coauthored with his son Brian Herbert.

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Destination Void 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous 11 days ago
Good moderate level SF.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Good read but a dense read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Herbert is famous for his eon spanning galactic world building in Dune, but this is not that. This is a soft sci-fi dealing with the development of an AI in a very constrained environment. Herbert gives glimpses of the larger world he has built, but the focus is strictly on the characters involved. The pacing and tension is palpable. The story drove me to finish reading it quickly, and I was satisfied.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This ebook is not worth the price – written sometime in the 60's representing technology from the 1950's. The authors vague premonition of machine intelligence is at best child like and amateurish which actually stunts the readers imagination. If there is a better case for not extending copyright periods – this ebook best represents that case – this text should be in the public domain. Had I known then what I know now I would not have paid even $0.99 for it.
I_Am_Not_Akira More than 1 year ago
The story is an incredible read; clones on a ship trying to endure the rigors of space travel on their way to a planet in the Tau Ceti system. The NOOK digital version is a bit cumbersome on the eyes - there were a lot of typos and the formatting felt a bit skewed - but if you can get past that, it is a must-read for any Frank Herbert or SciFi fan.
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True to form.
outbackjoe More than 1 year ago
I completely forgot that Bill Ransom co-wrote this series with Frank Herbert. For anyone new to Herbert (who have read the Dune series), this shorter series is my favorite, as Bill Ransom adds significantly to Herbert's examination of human behavior. Don't let anybody tell you a word; it's better to hear it for yourself (assuming that little voice in your head is you, and not Ship).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Garbage. Reading scifi for over 50 years and this is second to the worst of thousands of books I've read.