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Direct descent

Author: Frank Herbert; Garcia
Publisher: New York, New York : Ace Books, 1980. ©1980
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Earth was the archive of all human learning, its small population dedicated to the endless task of find and preserving new information, new truths. An isolated, peaceful haven, Earth freely broadcast to the entire galaxy the greatest resource of all--knowledge. Then the warships came. What good is truth against the guns of the militant, against the torches of the dictators, against the angry fists of the ignorant?  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Herbert, Frank.
Direct descent.
New York, N.Y. : Ace Books, ©1980
(OCoLC)557525887
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Herbert; Garcia
ISBN: 0441148972 9780441148974
OCLC Number: 7051228
Notes: Illustrations by Garcia.
First Ace printing October 1980.
"An Ace book"--Title page verso.
"SF"--Title page and front cover.
"Ace science fiction"--Spine.
Description: 186 pages, [2] pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Frank Herbert.

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"Earth was the archive of all human learning, its small population dedicated to the endless task of find and preserving new information, new truths. An isolated, peaceful haven, Earth freely broadcast to the entire galaxy the greatest resource of all--knowledge. Then the warships came. What good is truth against the guns of the militant, against the torches of the dictators, against the angry fists of the ignorant? Trapped, defenseless, the archivists' only strategy is complete obedience to the Oppressors. But--how can they save themselves by becoming slaves?--Page [4] of cover.

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