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There are separate pages for this subject as it appears in the other canons such as Heighliner in Expanded Dune and Heighliner in the Dune Encyclopedia


A Heighliner was a starship used by the Spacing Guild to transport people and equipment across the known universe.

Guild Heighliners were usually immense in size, easily accommodating many thousands of passengers, whole fleets of smaller vessels, and the vast export of planetary goods.

Spacing Guild Heighliners could be used to fold space to travel vast distances across the universe in an instant. They were piloted by Guild Navigators and Steersmen.

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Discrepancies[]

Heighliners were not described in detail by Frank Herbert in his original Dune releases. Both the 1984 and 2021 film adaptations, as well as the 2000 Dune miniseries, show guildships as gigantic cylindrical vessels, though the 2021 film depicts them as ovoid cylinders rather than the circular ones from earlier adaptations. The Dune Encyclopedia, however, states that Heighliners have a globular shape.

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