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The Butlerian Jihad

The Butlerian Jihad

One hundred and ten centuries from now, humanity has spread across space. And all-powerful machines rule the humans who were once their masters.

It began in the Time of Tyrants, when ambitious men and women used high-powered computers to seize control of the heart of the Old Empire including Earth itself. The tyrants translated their brains into mobile mechanical bodies and created a new race, the immortal man-machine hybrids called cymeks. Then the cymeks’ world-controlling planetary computers – each known as Omnius – seized control from their overlords and a thousand years of brutal rule by the thinking machines began.

But their world faces disaster. Impatient with human beings’ endless disobedience and the cymeks’ continual plotting to regain their power, Omnius has decided that it no longer needs them. Only victory can save the human race from extermination.

‘Such vile villains…and such a fascinating description of splendid places.’ Anne McCaffrey on HOUSE HARKONNEN
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items

On Sale: 5th July 2012

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781848943407

Reviews

House Harkonnen is compulsive reading. I certainly enjoyed meeting pardot Kynes and Liet, learning more about the Freman, as well as Gurney Halleck, Duncan Idaho and the Lady Jessica. Such vile villains...and such a fascinating description of splendid places.
Anne McCaffrey on House Harkonnen
House Atreides is a terrific prequel, but it's also a first-rate adventure on its own. Frank Herbert would surely be delighted and proud of this continuation of his vision.
Dean Koontz
Those who long to return to the world of desert, spice and sandworms will be amply satisfied
The Times