The ascension factor

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Putnam, Jan 1, 1988 - Fiction - 381 pages
17 Reviews
In this, the last novel to spring from the collaborative genius of Frank Herbert and Bill Ransom, the reader returns to the water world of Pandora where a small band of resistance fighters struggles to free its world from the iron fist of The Director and the sinister cabal with which he rules. The gripping sequel to The Lazarus Effect.

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I loved this story for two reasons. First, it shows Frank's ability to write outside of his "Dune" persona. It shows his depth and latitude as a science fiction writer. Take a moment to look at his less famous works. It is worth your time and well done.

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You can stop with the first two of the Pandora Sequence. This book really isn't worth the effort. If you insist on reading everything Frank ever wrote, then I can understand, but this book will be a disappointment. Read full review

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Frank Herbert was born in Tacoma, Washington, and studied at the University of Washington, Seattle. He worked a wide-variety of jobs--including newspaper reporter and editor, political speechwriter, university professor, TV cameraman, radio commentator, oyster diver, jungle survival instructor, lay analyst, and creative writing teacher--before becoming a full-time writer. His first sf story was published in 1952 but he achieved fame more than ten years later with the publication in "Analog" of "Dune World" and "The Prophet of Dune" that were amalgamated in the novel Dune in 1965. For more, visit

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