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Direct Descent
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Ace Books
Publication date December 1, 1988
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780441149056
ISBN-10 0441149057
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $3.50
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Earth has become a library planet for thousands of years, a bastion of both useful and useless knowledge—esoterica of all types, history, science, politics—gathered by teams of “pack rats” who scour the galaxy for any scrap of information. Knowledge is power, knowledge is wealth, and knowledge can be a weapon. As powerful dictators come and go over the course of history, the cadre of dedicated librarians is sworn to obey the lawful government . . . and use their wits to protect the treasure trove of knowledge they have collected over the millennia.

Short Novel

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Paperback
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Reissue edition from Ace Books (December 1, 1988)
9780441149056 | details & prices | List price $3.50
About: Earth has become a library planet for thousands of years, a bastion of both useful and useless knowledge—esoterica of all types, history, science, politics—gathered by teams of “pack rats” who scour the galaxy for any scrap of information.
from Ace Books (November 1, 1980)
9780441148974 | details & prices | List price $6.95
About: Direct Descent (Paperback) by Frank Herbert (Author).
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781482950922 Book cover for 9781482950939
 
With Scott Brick (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (April 15, 2014)
9781482950939 | details & prices | 5.25 × 5.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $29.95
About: [Read by Scott Brick]A library planet: the greatest treasure, the deadliest weapon.
With Scott Brick (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (April 15, 2014)
9781482950922 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.22 lbs | List price $29.95
About: [MP3CD audiobook format in Vinyl case.

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