The Jesus Incident (Pandora Sequence #1)

The Jesus Incident (Pandora Sequence #1)

by Frank Herbert, Bill Ransom

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Overview

The Jesus incident by Frank Herbert & Bill Ransom: A sentient Ship with godlike powers (and aspirations) delivers the last survivors of humanity to a horrific, poisonous planet, Pandora-rife with deadly Nerve-Runners, Hooded Dashers, airborne jellyfish, and intelligent kelp. Chaplain/Psychiatrist Raja Lon Flattery is brought back out of hybernation to witness Ship's machinations as well as the schemes of human scientists manipulating the genetic structure of humanity. Sequel to Frank Herbert's Destination: Void.

Book 1 in Herbert & Ransom's Pandora Sequence.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781614752288
Publisher: WordFire Press LLC
Publication date: 11/08/2014
Series: Pandora Sequence Series , #1
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 742,474
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.14(d)

About the Author

FRANK HERBERT (1920-1986) created the most beloved novel in the annals of science fiction, Dune. He was a man of many facets, of countless passageways that ran through an intricate mind. His magnum opus is a reflection of this, a classic work that stands as one of the most complex, multi-layered novels ever written in any genre. Today the novel is more popular than ever, with new readers continually discovering it and telling their friends to pick up a copy. It has been translated into dozens of languages and has sold almost 20 million copies.

Herbert wrote more than twenty other novels, including Hellstrom's Hive, The White Plague, The Green Brain, and The Dosadi Experiment. During his life, he received great acclaim for his sweeping vision and the deep philosophical underpinnings in his writings. His life is detailed in the Hugo-nominated biography Dreamer of Dune, by Brian Herbert.

BILL RANSOM has published six novels, six poetry collections, and numerous short stories and articles. Learning the Ropes (Utah State University Press), a collection of poetry, short fiction and essays, was billed as "a creative autobiography." His poetry received two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and his short fiction has appeared in Sunday editions of major newspapers across the country and was chosen three times for the PEN/NEA Syndicated Fiction Project, billed as "The Pulitzer Prize of the Short Story."

Bill has been nominated for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, and his most recent collection is The Woman and the War Baby, from Blue Begonia Press. He pioneered the Poetry-in-the-Schools program for the National Endowment for the Arts in the 1970s. He worked as a firefighter and advanced life-support emergency medical technician in Washington state, and in El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua in their civil wars through the 1980s. These experiences informed much of his writing. He recently retired as Academic Dean of Curriculum at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington and makes his home on the Washington coast.

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The Jesus Incident 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
ferebend on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It's a bit confusing for the first 50 pages or so and I wasn't sure I was going to like it. Turns out, this is because it's the second book in a series of four, which I only found out just now from Wikipedia. But what a fun book it turned out to be! I dare you to show me another hard sci-fi novel where Jesus makes a cameo.A lot of of Frank Herbert's signature themes are present here. Artificial intelligence vs. humanity, religion, enlightenment/evolution and the future of the human race in the great void of space. There's also cloning, genetic experimentation, xenophobia, ecology and more. A good mix, really. Herbert is the master, of course (I'm a huge fan of the Dune series).I can't say this is best sci-fi I've ever read. In fact, compared with other genre pieces, including those by Herbert himself, it's pretty average. Still though, a good read. I would recommend it to sci-fi fans, but not necessarily to the general public.
comfypants on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Book one of the Pandora Trilogy and sequel to Destination Void. The plot (concerning a space ship with an apparently omnipotent artificial intelligence that's been manipulating (and "replaying") mankind for eons) is interesting and strange enough to keep me reading and wanting to know what would happen next (or where the hell this book could be going), but nowhere near as good as Destination Void or anything in Herbert's other series. I expect I'll read the rest of the trilogy just because of that where-the-hell-could-this-be-going factor.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am so excited that the Pandora Sequence is available again! I was getting tired of buying these books second-hand over and over again to keep the collection in tact (they kept falling apart).
outbackjoe More than 1 year ago
Without a doubt, this is the best of the "Ship" sequence (they're all good, though). Don't miss this book, if only to reorganize the thoughts you had about religion.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Where Destination Void left off, this begins anew.Herbert is all over this book and many Fremen similarities exist on this new world while avoiding repition.3 book series was unintended so it falls short of Dune's 5 star (5 book) rating.Must Read!!