Dune: House Atreides
Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson
This book is for our mentor, Frank Herbert, who was every bit as fascinating and
complex as the marvelous Dune universe he created.
Ed Kramer, for being the bridge that brought us together in the first place.
Rebecca Moesta Anderson, for her unflagging imagination, brainstorming, and
plain hard work to make this novel the best it could be.
Jan Herbert, for allowing the creation of this project to continue during a
wedding-anniversary trip to Europe, and for so much more.
Pat LoBrutto, our editor at Bantam Books, for helping us achieve the best
possible focus and clarity in this book.
Robert Gottlieb and Matt Bialer of the William Morris Agency, Mary Alice Kier
and Anna Cottle of Cine/Lit Representation, for their faith and dedication,
seeing the potential of the entire project.
Irwyn Applebaum and Nita Taublib at Bantam Books, for their support and
enthusiasm in such an enormous undertaking.
Penny and Ron Merritt, whose enthusiastic support made this project possible.
Beverly Herbert, for brainstorming and editorial contributions on the Dune books
written by Frank Herbert.
Marie Landis-Edwards, for her encouragement.
The Herbert Limited Partnership, including David Merritt, Byron Merritt, Julie
Herbert, Robert Merritt, Kimberly Herbert, Margaux Herbert, and Theresa
At WordFire, Inc., special thanks to Catherine Sidor, who put in many hours of
hard work in preparing and revising the manuscript, and Sarah Jones, for her
help in converting many old books and documents into a usable form.
And to the millions of devoted DUNE fans, who have kept the original novel
popular for three and a half decades.
Transmission to the galactic merchandizing conglomerate "Combine Honnete Ober
Advancer Mercantiles" (CHOAM) from the Spacing Guild:
Our specific charge in this unofficial mission has been to search the
uninhabited worlds to find