The Machine Crusade (Legends of Dune, #2)

701 pages

English language

Published July 15, 2003 by Tor.

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Dune: The Machine Crusade is a 2003 science fiction novel by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, set in the fictional Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. It is the second book in the Legends of Dune prequel trilogy, which takes place over 10,000 years before the events of Frank Herbert's celebrated 1965 novel Dune. The series chronicles the fictional Butlerian Jihad, a crusade by the last free humans in the universe against the thinking machines, a violent and dominating force led by the sentient computer mind Omnius. Dune: The Machine Crusade debuted at #7 on The New York Times Best Seller list.

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