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Dune Timeline

 

One of the biggest sci-franchises out there has to be Dune. Beginning with the seminal Frank Herbert work with just the name Dune, the franchise has expanded under the watchful eye of Frank's son Brian. They have expanded not only around the initial set of books by Frank, but deep, deep into Dune's past. Writting novels that take place thousands of years before the original works. I present here what eventually will be a "complete" timeline of all of the Dune works. It will be updated as I complete the novel, short story, or TV series myself.

 

Timeline Key:

 

Novels by Frank Herbert

 

Novels by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson

 

Short Stories

 

Movies and/or TV Series

 


 

~2,000 AD = ~11,000 BG (Before Guild)

This is the dawn of the space age

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1 AG (After Guild) = ~13,000 AD

Foldspace Shipping Company takes the name Spacing Guild and monopolizes space commerce

 

Hunting Harkonnens (2002)

- A Short Story in The Road to Dune

 

Legends of Dune: The Butlerian Jihad (2002)

 

Whipping Mek (2003)

- A Short Story in The Road to Dune

 

Legends of Dune: The Machine Crusade (2003)

 

The Faces of a Martyr (2004)

- A Short Story in The Road to Dune

 

Legends of Dune: The Battle of Corrin (2004)

 

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Great Schools of Dune: Sisterhood of Dune (2012)

 

Great Schools of Dune: Mentats of Dune (2014)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red Plague (2016)

- Short Story

 

Great Schools of Dune: Navigators of Dune (2016)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Prelude to Dune: House Atreides (1999)

 

Prelude to Dune: House Harkonnen (2000)

 

Prelude to Dune: House Corrino (2001)

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Heroes to Dune: Paul of Dune (2008)

 

Wedding Silk (2011)

- Short Story

 

Heroes to Dune: The Winds of Dune (2009)

 

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10,191 AG

 

Dune (1965) - Book 1 through Book 2

(Paul is 15 years old)

A Whisper of Caladan Seas (2001) - A Short Story in The Road to Dune

(Takes place during the Harkonnen attack on Arrakeen in Dune)

 

10,192 AG

 

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10,193 AG

 

Dune (1965) - Book 3

(Paul has been on Dune for 2 years)

 

 

10,194 AG

 

 

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10,206 AG

 

Dune: Messiah (1969)

- Pages 1-189 (in the paperback)

(Paul has been Emperor for about 12 years. Alia is 15, going on 16)

 

10,207 AG

 

Dune: Messiah (1969)

- Pages 191-end

 

 

 

 

 

 

(in the paperback)

(Chani starts in the 6th week of her pregnancy)

 

10,208 AG

 

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10,216 AG

 

Children of Dune (1976)

- Pages 1-334 (in the paperback)

(The twins are 9 years old until just after Leto aquires his sandworm suit)

 

10,217 AG

 

Children of Dune (1976)

- Pages 335-end (in the paperback)

(Time jump 3 months to where Alia finds out that someone destroyed several qanats)

 

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13,725 AG

 

God Emperor of Dune (1981)

- Entire novel

(Takes place ~3,500 years after the God Emperor ascends to the throne, as mentioned in Heretics of Dune)

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15,225 AG

 

Heretics of Dune (1984)

- Pages 1-89 (in the paperback)

(Takes place ~1,500 years after the death of the God Emperor. Sheeana is eight years old and Duncan is 12.)

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15,228 AG

 

Heretics of Dune (1984)

- Pages 90-252 (in the paperback)

(Duncan is 15 years old)

 

15,229 AG

 

Heretics of Dune (1984)

- Pages 253-end (in the paperback)

(Several months pass in the no-globe and Duncan is almost 16)

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15,240 AG

 

Chapterhouse: Dune (1985)

- Entire novel

(Miles Tegs' ghola is 10 years old, born shortly after the end of Heretics of Dune)

Sea Child (2006)

- A Short Story

Takes place during Chapterhouse: Dune

 

Hunters of Dune (2006)

 

 

Treasure in the Sand (2006) - A Short Story

 

 

Sandworms of Dune (2007)

 

 

Alternative Timeline

 

Spice Planet (pre-1965) - A Short Story in The Road to Dune

(Spice Planet is a story based on the original outline for Dune)

 

 

 

 

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