God Emperor of Dune

God Emperor of Dune Centuries have passed on Dune and the planet is green with life Leto the son of Dune s savior is still alive but far from human and the fate of all humanity hangs on his awesome sacrifice Rich far

  • Title: God Emperor of Dune
  • Author: Frank Herbert
  • ISBN: 9780441294671
  • Page: 168
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Centuries have passed on Dune, and the planet is green with life Leto, the son of Dune s savior, is still alive but far from human, and the fate of all humanity hangs on his awesome sacrifice Rich fareheady stuff Los Angeles Times

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    1. Frank Herbert

      Frank Herbert was a critically acclaimed and commercially successful American science fiction author.He is best known for the novel Dune and its five sequels The Dune saga, set in the distant future and taking place over millennia, dealt with themes such as human survival and evolution, ecology, and the intersection of religion, politics, and power, and is widely considered to be among the classics in the field of science fiction.He was the father of fellow author Brian Herbert.

    834 thoughts on “God Emperor of Dune”

    1. Thirty five hundred years has passed since the end of the previous book. Leto II (I will just call him Leto for the sake of brevity) has been the God Emperor of the known Universe practically all this time. He is not shy about using pure despotic methods of governing when he feels like it. Unfortunately with all his infinite wisdom he forgot the most important one: a smart despot knows when to leave; the stupid one remains in power until his subjects remove his head – against his wishes obviou [...]

    2. I hated this book the first time I read it. Hated every person in it, did not understand why anyone acted the way they did. Now it's one of my top-ten comfort reads, and I see so much in Leto I want for myself. Dune was the perfect hero book, and then Herbert turned the trope of “boy becomes Messiah and saves the noble people” on its head with Dune Messiah and Children of Dune. In those two volumes, everything assumed and trusted became so much sand, and a son had to destroy his Messiah fath [...]

    3. It's not until the end of this book that you begin to understand Herbert's grand plan for his series. DUNE is really about shaking man out of an evolutionary cul-de-sac, showing a frustrated civil(?) society that despite its technological and social superiority is stagnating. The inventions of the Bene Gesseritt, the Guild, the Mentats, all of these are bulwarks against the decline of man that are failing. And the only one to understand this is Leto II, God Emperor of the Known Universe. In his [...]

    4. Buddy read with Athena!“I am a collection of the obsolete, a relic of the damned, of the lost and strayed. I am the waylaid pieces of history which sank out of sight in all of our pasts. Such an accumulation of riffraff has never before been imagined.”More than three thousand years have passed since the events described in the Great Dune Trilogy, and everything has changed. Arrakis is now a planet of running water and green growth, and the days of stillsuits and crysknives are gone. The Sand [...]

    5. God Emperor of DuneBook 4 of the Dune ChroniclesBy Frank HerbertA Dune Retrospective by Eric AllenWhat do you say about the book that was so completely terrible that it so turned you off of the series that you refused to read the four books that came after it for over a decade? This book is bad in a way that few things achieve. Oh, yes, there are worse things than this book in human history, and I do not mean to cheapen the horror of those atrocities, but when it comes to complete and utter fail [...]

    6. God Emperor of Dune is the red-headed stepchild of the series. Frank Herbert delves into the mind of a near omniscient god-creature. Many people feel disturbed or bored by this book, calling it the most "dull" of the series. From a philosophical point of view, this is probably the most advanced book in the series. Definitions of humanity and morality are contrasted in very personal ways in this book. Those familiar with Lovecraftian Cthulu mythos could well use this as a textbook to start thinki [...]

    7. The weakest of the original series, the fourth Dune book published in 1981 and Herbert's brilliant work begun in 1965 finally bottoms out. Like many reviewers have said, the quality of the literature diminishes with each installment, but flashes of Herbert's brilliance shines through. I can see the influence on the Star Wars films, is Leto the inspiration for Jabba the Hutt or Anakin Skywalker or both? I became an instant fan of Dune after the original, but after reading this one I took a long b [...]

    8. Reviews for this book have called it "heady" and "deep." I cannot concur more. Few books have mastered this combination of deep material with a hurtling plot, and this is one of them.Of the Dune Chronicles so far (this is book 4), God Emperor of Dune is my clear favorite. This profoundly philosophical installment in "the bestselling sci-fi series of all time" explores the now-verdant world of Arrakis thirty-five hundred years after the events in Children of Dune. Leto, the nine-year old son of P [...]

    9. With this book I ran out of energy to read the Dune series any further. Reading this book drained life out of me, until I died and abandoned reading science fiction (for the second time). Nowadays of course one can just read the gist of it on Wikipeadia, but in the dim and distant past, curiosity about a story could only be satisfied by the personal turning of the pages of an entire book.The opening I thought was great and it was interesting to see the outcomes of the Fremen's plan, outlines the [...]

    10. God Emperor of Dune is one of those books you can measure inner growth and change by.As a child, I hated it. I got bogged down in what I felt was a lack of story and plot. I hated the characters which I felt were very, very one dimensional and boring. I hated the protagonist, Leto II, who I thought was stuffy and pretentious.Then, as an adult, I rediscovered it and it is now my favorite book of the Dune series (the original Dune is right behind it) and indeed one of my favorite books in the worl [...]

    11. 6.0 stars. On my list of All Time Favorite novels. The Dune series is one of the most literate and beautifully written science fiction series ever and this novel certainly continues that tradition of excellence. In fact, this may be may favorite installment of the entire series. I find I may be in the minority with that sentiment based on other reviews I have read, but I found the contemplative and cerebral nature of the story and the many expository monologues and dialogues among the characters [...]

    12. Okay, this was my second read of God Emperor of Dune. Honestly, it was quite an useful read because now I understand more precisely what was Leto's goal and the exact purpose of his Golden Path. To make a long story short the Golden Path is nothing more than the survival of the human race. At the end of the old empire (period described in the previous books) the human race has become doomed beyond hope with a corrupt and decadent feudal ruling system, stagnant and with an major addiction to subs [...]

    13. Buddy Read with MarkusActual Rating: 2.5 starsI was born Leto Atreides II more than three thousand standard years ago, measuring from the moment when I cause these words to be printed. My father was Paul Muad’Dib. My mother was his Fremen consort, Chani. My maternal grandmother was Faroula, a noted herbalist among the Fremen. My paternal grandmother was Jessica, a product of the Bene Gesserit breeding scheme in their search for a male who could share the powers of the Sisterhood’s Reverend M [...]

    14. Useful background book to read if you've ever thought you might like to rule the Universe. It's a really terrible job.

    15. A deep and unflattering meditation on the human condition and whether near absolute tyranny can free mankind from certain of these trappings, Frank Herbert's God Emperor of Dune is my favourite novel of what is a monumental series and one of the greatest in all of science fiction.This review offers an excellent and concise summary of what the book does for the story.Be warned however that this novel doesn't offer a smooth silk thread of a plot where characters are affixed colourful and appreciab [...]

    16. God Emperor of Dune made me feel really weird while I was reading it, and this is after like a half-summer of feeling really fucking weird reading every one of these books, but seriously -- I am saying, weird. Like, the universe opens its eye and watches you watching it. That kind of weird.One weird thing about this book, aside from the title being the most metal thing on earth, is that it is essentially one long scene. Herbert finds ways to break it up, of course, but really, it's somehow 400 p [...]

    17. Having finished writing the third book of the trilogy, Children of Dune (first published in Analog, January-April 1976), Frank Herbert did not intend to revisit that imaginary universe. He had said all he wished to say about Paul Atreides and his legacy, and about the spice, and sandworms, and the Bene Gesserit, and the like. He would move on to other matters.And so he did. The Dosadi Experiment followed hard on the heels of Children of Dune, first published in the summer of 1977. This was succe [...]

    18. I just finished this one and liked it almost as much as the first, which is really saying something. I have to say that Leto disgusted me at first gave me the willies just reading about him, kind of like squishing a snail, but by the end of the book, I felt dreadfully sorry for him, and had a reluctant respect for the lonely choices he made. I'd certainly have never made those sacrifices. I have a pile of quotes from the wise Mr. Herbert to add here .

    19. Pues hasta aquí hemos llegado.Avanzaba por la saga de Dune cual Indiana Jones por el Templo Maldito: esperando la trampa de pinchos en cualquier momento.Y aunque el segundo y tercer libro son continuaciones muy aceptables, en esta cuarta ocasión a Herbert ya se le va de las manos.Los acontecimientos los sitúa 3000 años después de lo que ocurre anteriormente: ni el planeta, ni la sociedad ni los personajes son los mismos. Y prefiere centrarse en las disquisiciones filosóficas más que en la [...]

    20. This book sucked. Alright, there were some good scenes and some dialogue that was alrightbut overall, this book sucked.I don't regret reading it and I went ahead and read Book 5 (that one was also pretty bad), but you knowybe I should've just stopped at Book 1.Alas, the past cannot be changed, not at this late juncture, so I'll be forced to live with this choice to the end of my days.You may still have that option. Choose wisely, my friend.

    21. This book has changed my life. It's after I read it that I decided to become an immortal giant worm, and to travel across the whole universe to have sex with the most beautiful creatures (of every of the 17 existing sexes). Oh, and I've killed one trillion people but I swear they were annoying. What a wonderful life!

    22. Πάνε 2 χρόνια, μπορεί και παραπάνω από τότε που διάβασα την αρχική τριλογία και περίμενα πως και πως να καταδυθώ ξανά στον κόσμο του Dune. Δυστυχώς αυτό το βιβλίο δεν ήταν αυτό που περίμενα. Με κούρασε από πολύ νωρίς και με έκανε να βαρεθώ. Η δράση είναι σχεδόν ανύπαρκτη στις πρ [...]

    23. God Emperor of Dune by author Frank Herbert is a religiopolitical novel disguised (poorly) as science fiction. 3,000 years after the events of Children of Dune, the planet Arrakis has undergone many ecological changes. It is becoming wet and green. The people live in tribal-like communities in relative peace by way of being forced to live the traditions of old, and not only on Arrakis, but around most of the galaxy. And it's all because of the God Emperor's 'Golden Path'. Who is the God Emperor, [...]

    24. This is one of the best books I have ever read. I don't say that lightly. There are so many layers to this book that work. Firstly, the idea behind accurately conveying a nigh immortal being's state of mind (a being with the memories of countless people) is no easy task, I found myself fully understanding the main character, the God emperor Leto. Frank Herbert explores so much mental territory here, the ramifications of cloning people, sexuality and gender roles as it relates to war and peace, e [...]

    25. Un autre bon roman dans la série Dune. On se retrouve plusieurs centaines d'années après le tome précédent, environ 3500 ans plus tard, rien de moins. Un peu moins d'action dans celui-ci, mais j'ai beaucoup aimé tout le côté philosophique, presque spirituel, que Leto apporte dans ses réflexions. Et bien sûr, l'univers très riche créé par l'auteur est toujours aussi original et fascinant! Une excellente lecture!

    26. I felt like I was reading a philosophy book. It's nothing but rambling and thoughts by Leto II, and the more I read of the Dune books, the more I'm lost. This whole spice / prescience / breeding shit is get even more out of control if that's even possible.

    27. when i first read this, i really didnt understand what Herbert said. this was such a departure from his first three books that i thought it was awful. in fact, at the time, i told a friend that i didnt like where Dune was going and that i was going to quit the series after this book. long story short, i didnt quit. and, although i didnt like the book at the time, i reread this book back in '06 and i really liked it. i guess you have to understand what leto went through for his "Golden Path". he [...]

    28. This is perhaps the most internal of the Dune books. And a little too self-absorbed also. I've never been a fan of Leto, not when he was just Paul's son in Children of Dune, certainly not when he was the God Emperor in this book. He has never been relatable, St least not to me. Not in the same way as Paul was. In this book, despite its marginal merits, he does take up a lot of the space and not much really happens right up until the end. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind novels like that, novels [...]

    29. I think that God Emperor Leto II, the man who turned himself into a giant sandworm in order to save humanity, and thereby lived for 3500 years, is my favorite character in fiction, science or otherwise. Of course, a being with that long a life, and with "other memories" going back through the entire history of mankind to the first stirrings of cellular awareness, is a remarkable achievement. His insights are lucid and insightful, and one I remember, about all armies being rape armies, is especia [...]

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