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The Road to Dune is a book by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, with material written by Frank Herbert. It includes the original correspondence between Frank Herbert and famed editor John W. Campbell, Jr., excerpts from Herbert’s correspondence during his years-long struggle to get his innovative work published, and the article "They Stopped the Moving Sands," Herbert’s original inspiration for Dune.

The Road to Dune also features newly discovered papers and manuscripts of Frank Herbert, and also Spice Planet, an original sixty-thousand-word short novel by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, based on a detailed outline left by Frank Herbert.

The Road to Dune is also the name of a 1985 Frank Herbert short story published in his Eye short story collection.

Contents[]

  • Foreword by Bill Ransom
  • Introduction by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson
  • SPICE PLANET -- the alternate Dune novel

(short novel by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, based on Frank Herbert's first outline for what would become DUNE)

  • "They Stopped the Moving Sands"

(Frank Herbert's original article proposal and notes, which became the seeds for DUNE)

  • The Letters of DUNE

(correspondence with agents, John W. Campbell, Jr., and rejection slips)

Unpublished Scenes and Chapters from Dune[]

Unpublished Scenes and Chapters from Dune Messiah[]

  • Original Opening Summary for DUNE MESSIAH
  • Alia and the Duncan Idaho Ghola
  • The Human Distrans
  • Conspiracy's End (alternate ending)
  • Blind Paul in the Desert (alternate ending)

Short Stories[]

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