The cover image of this particular gem I always remembered because it boosted an illustration of a heavily mutated human brain with one evil eye and a set of sharp teeth. By now, nearly twenty years later, movies such as this one are not much more than forgotten guilty pleasures of the video store generation. I swear; if "Mind Killer" had been any more eighties, my haircut would have spontaneously taken the shape of a Duran Duran or Flock of Seagulls video clip!
Herbert notes that over 10, years before the events of Dune, in the chaotic time after the Butlerian Jihad and before the unveiling of the Orange Catholic Biblethe Bene Gesserit "consolidated their hold upon the sorceresses, explored the subtle narcotics, developed prana-bindu training and conceived the Missionaria Protectivathat black arm of superstition.
But it is also the period that saw the composing of the litany against fear and the assembly of the Azhar Bookthat bibliographic marvel that preserves the great secrets of the most ancient faiths. But beyond the outer virtues of poise, self-control, and diplomacy, Bene Gesserit training includes superior combat skills and precise physiological control that grants them direct control over conception and embryotic sex determinationageingand even the ability to render poisons harmless within their bodies.
The Bene Gesserit power of Voice allows them to control others by merely modulating their vocal tones. Sisters who survive a ritualized poisoning known as the spice agony achieve increased awareness and abilities through access to Other Memoryand are subsequently known as Reverend Mothers.
It aims to create a superbeing that can tap into abilities even the Bene Gesserit cannot, a being whom they can use in order to gain more direct control over the universe. To this end, the Bene Gesserit have subtly manipulated bloodlines for generations, using breeding sisters to "collect" the genes they require.
In Dune, Paul seizes control of the harsh desert planet Arrakisthe only source of the all-important spice melange; by threatening to destroy all spice production, he maneuvers himself into the Imperial throne. With Paul holding a tight monopoly on melange, a decade later the Bene Gesserit participate in a conspiracy to topple his rule in Dune Messiah Over 3, years later, Leto—now a hybrid of human and sandworm —still dominates the universe as the tyrant God Emperor in God Emperor of Dune Having halted all spice production and thus making his own stockpile the only source of melange left in the universe, Leto is able to maintain firm control over the various factions and effects a "forced tranquility.
Recognizing that his work is finally done, Leto allows himself to be assassinated. Fifteen hundred years later in Heretics of Dunethe Bene Gesserit have regained their power and relocated to a hidden homeworld they call Chapterhouseand the spice cycle has been renewed on Arrakis, now called Rakis.
New opposition arrives in the form of a violent matriarchal order calling themselves the Honored Matresa ruthless and brutal force who seek domination over the Old Empire and who do not use or rely on melange for their powers.
Meanwhile, the Bene Gesserit have terraformed Chapterhouse into a desert planet like Rakis, and bring a single sandworm there to begin a new spice cycle.
Dunethe Honored Matres begin to destroy all of the Bene Gesserit-controlled planets and enslave the populaces of the other planets they conquer. The Matres themselves are being hunted by a far more powerful force from out in the Scattering. The new Mother Superior Darwi Odrade recognizes that the threat of this unknown enemy is greater than that of the Honored Matres, and forms another bold plan.
The captive Honored Matre Murbellawho has been assimilated into the Bene Gesserit and gained the full powers of a Reverend Mother, defeats the leader of the Honored Matres in combat and thus becomes Great Honored Matre. She immediately succeeds Odrade as Mother Superior of the Bene Gesserit, joining the two forces under a single leader in an uneasy truce that is hoped will be able to defeat the unknown enemy.
AndersonMurbella adopts the new title of Mother Commander and struggles to bring the opposing factions of her New Sisterhood together. Additionally, a number of Honored Matres refuse to acknowledge Murbella as their leader; the largest such rebel group is led by Matre Superior Hellica on Tleilax.
As Murbella amasses weaponry for the coming battle with the unknown enemyshe trains an elite force of commando troops with the combined battle talents of Bene Gesserit, Honored Matres, and even the Swordmasters of Ginaz. In the sequelSandworms of Dunethe thinking machines have unleashed decimating viruses on planet after planet, while Face Dancers infiltrate human civilization in their own insidious plot to take over the universe.
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