Sisterhood of Dune (Schools of Dune #1) (2012)

by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson

The anti-technology Butlerians sweep the known universe for evidence of forbidden thinking machines while more tech-friendly factions such as the interstellar shipping conglomerate Venport, the pre-Bene Gesserit Sisterhood, and the leader of the Mentat school quietly continue to use their computers.


There are pros and cons on both sides of the argument, which makes for a very rich conflict.

 And the independent robot Erasmus waits in the shadows, confident that mankind is doomed to recreate their former oppressors.


Otherwise, Herbert and Anderson repeat their sins from previous books in the series: the characters are thin, there is too much repetition, and the narrative seems terribly padded at times. 

Brian Herbert (l) and Kevin J. Anderson (r)

However, there are a lot of plots going on, so we never stay with any set of characters long enough for them to become tiresome, and I'm interested enough in what will come next to continue with the series.

"The Sisters of Dune" (Dutch)

"The Community of Sisters" (French)

"Sisterhood of Dune" (Serbian)

"The Sisterhood of Dune" (Polish)

"Sisterhood of the Dunes" (Czech)

"The Throne of the Desert Planet" (German)

"Dune: Order of Sisters" (Russian)


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