The fantastic saga of Dune continues in DUNE: THE MACHINE CRUSADE (4.5) by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson. Twenty years have passed and the crusade against sentient robots grinds on. The fighters of Ginaz try to shape themselves into warriors who can prevail against machine-dominated worlds, while elsewhere the greatest discovery in recorded history is about to take place—the ability to "fold" space and travel instantaneously to anywhere in the galaxy. Those unfamiliar with the Dune saga may be somewhat confused. But with all the color, scope and sweeping storytelling fans have come to love, Anderson and Herbert have created another tour de force, sure to hit bestseller lists. (Sep., 624 pp., $27.95)

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Jen Talley Exum