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Discover the true scope of Frank Herbert’s vision in Dune: Messiah, the epic second act in the classic sci-fi saga, presented in a cinematic illustrated edition from The Folio Society.
‘Brilliant… it is all that Dune was, and maybe a little more.’
- Galaxy Magazine
Lose yourself once more in the sands of Arrakis with Frank Herbert’s monumental Dune: Messiah. The second instalment of one of the most important sci-fi visions of the 20th century is presented in a unique illustrated edition from Folio. Paul Atreides has been Emperor of the Known Universe for 12 troubled years. He is the most formidable being in the universe, yet powerless to stop the catastrophic galaxy-wide war triggered by his ascension to the throne. Paul’s sweeping, tragic saga is illustrated by award-winning artist – and self-confessed Dune superfan – Hilary Clarcq. This edition also includes Herbert’s elusive ‘Death Cell Interview’ prologue, a dramatic recap of the first book that he wrote for the first UK edition of Dune: Messiah in 1971 and has appeared sporadically in versions ever since. Whether you’re familiar with Dune from the classic novel or the blockbuster movies, the Folio edition of Dune: Messiah is the vital next step in your journey.
Bound in printed and blocked metallic cloth
Set in Dante with Helvetica Neue and Black Tulip display
Frontispiece, 7 colour illustrations, including one double-page spread, and 10 black & white chapter headings
Endpaper map by Martin Sanders
10˝ x 6¾˝
‘Heroes are painful, superheroes are a catastrophe. The mistakes of superheroes involve too many of us in disaster.’
- Frank Herbert
Originally serialised in Galaxy Magazine in 1969, Dune: Messiah was conceived by author Frank Herbert not so much as a sequel, but as a vital continuation. Paul has achieved his destiny, but doomed the galaxy in doing so. While struggling to guide humanity towards the spiritual awakening that could save them from extinction, Paul must also defend himself from a court of short-sighted usurpers, among them the sinister sisterhood of the Bene Gesserit and a cadre of shifty gene-crafters known as the Tleilaxu. This is Frank Herbert at the peak of his powers: riveting intrigue, rich storytelling, authentic world-building, and a gallery of memorably conniving characters. In addition to a parade of cinematic illustrations and chapter headers, Hilary Clarcq provides a stunningly thematic cover image of Alia. Track your progress through the story with a gorgeous endpaper map by fantasy cartographer Martin Sanders, complete with cartography notes. The book itself is bound in metallic grey cloth, flecked with spice dust in blocked gold, and comes in a slipcase enveloped by the ocean sands of Arrakis. This stunning Folio edition of Dune: Messiah reveals the full scope of Frank Herbert’s vision of which the original Dune was only a part.
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