Earth has become a library planet for thousands of 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.
|Publisher:||WordFire Press LLC|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.24(d)|
About the Author
Frank Herbert (1920-1986) created the most beloved novel in the annals of science fiction, DUNE. He was a man of many facets, of countless passageways that ran through an intricate mind. His magnum opus is a reflection of this, a classic work that stands as one of the most complex, multi-layered novels ever written in any genre. Today the novel is more popular than ever, with new readers continually discovering it and telling their friends to pick up a copy. It has been translated into dozens of languages and has sold almost 20 million copies.
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This novel by Frank Herbert is one I have probably read years ago, when I went on a Frank Herbert reading craze, but, if so, I have forgotten the entire thing. Basically Earth is a shell of a planet in the distant future, a collection of all known information about anything¿it is the universe¿s total library. The novel is in two sections, both dealing with direct threats to shut down the library, and how the directors must follow the first law for the library: obey the government¿s instructions. The writing may be dated for some, but I like Herbert a lot, and it was fine by me. Also¿how can you miss too hard when you are trying to save a library?