Hard Cover. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1976. First Edition. Fine / Dust Jacket Included.
First UK edition, first printing. Publisher's green boards with titles in gilt on spine; purple dust jacket with wraparound illustration. About fine book with light soiling to top and bottom of front board and some foxing to text block edges; about fine dust jacket, purple color has faded to pink on spine and top of rear panel. An excellent and sturdy copy. Children of Dune, the third book in the acclaimed Dune series, picks up the story nine years after the emperor Paul Atreides disappeared in the deserts of Arrakis. Paul's sister, Alia, sits as regent on the throne, but her position is threatened by rebellious forces and her own deteriorating mental health. Meanwhile, Paul's young twins, Leto II and Ghanima, both of whom have supernatural abilities, attempt to navigate the dangerous political landscape and bring about their plans for the betterment of the empire. Children of Dune was the first hardcover bestseller in the science fiction genre and was nominated for a Hugo Award in 1977. Originally released as a five-part serial in Analog Science Fiction and Fact, it was the last Dune novel that was initially serialized. Upon release of the book, Publisher's Weekly wrote, "Ranging from palace intrigue and desert chases to religious speculation and confrontations with the supreme intelligence of the universe, there is something here for all science fiction fans."