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Dune Timeline

 

One of the biggest sci-fi 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. Writing 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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10,153 AG

Prelude to Dune: House Atreides (1999) - 1st Chapter - 22nd Chapter

(Leto is 13 years old)

 

10,154 AG

Prelude to Dune: House Atreides (1999) - 23rd Chapter - 62nd Chapter

(It's been about a year since Elrood was first poisoned. Paulus Atreides is killed; Leto becomes Duke. Lady Jessica is born. Liet-Kynes is born.)

 

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10,156 AG

Prelude to Dune: House Atreides (1999) - 63rd Chapter - End

(Elrood dies and Shaddam becomes emperor. Liet-Kynes is 1 1/2 years old. Leto is accused of attacking the Tleilaxu.)

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10,166 AG

Prelude to Dune: House Harkonnen (2000) - 1st Chapter - 32nd Chapter

(Liet-Kynes is 12 years old. Gurney's sister is kidnapped. Duncan starts his sword master training.)

 

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10,168 AG

Prelude to Dune: House Harkonnen (2000) - 33rd Chapter - 34th Chapter

(18 months has passed. Kailea is pregnant)

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10,170 AG

Prelude to Dune: House Harkonnen (2000) - 35th Chapter - 46th Chapter

(Leto's son, Victor, is 2. Gurney's sister has been missing for 4 years. Duncan has been gone for 4 years.)

 

10,171 AG

Prelude to Dune: House Harkonnen (2000) - 47th Chapter - 51st Chapter

(Jessica joins House Atreides. Leto was accused of attacking the Tleilaxu 15 years ago. Rabban attacks Tula Ford.)

 

10,172 AG

Prelude to Dune: House Harkonnen (2000) - 52nd Chapter - 61st Chapter

(Liet-Kynes is 18; he goes on a mihna challenge to win a wife. It has been 1 1/2 years since the attack on the Bifrost Eyrie.)

 

10,173 AG

Prelude to Dune: House Harkonnen (2000) - 62nd Chapter - 69th Chapter

(It has been 1 year since Liet-Kynes' mihna challenge. Victor is 4 1/2. Duncan is in year 7 of his 8 years at Ginaz.)

 

10,174 AG

Prelude to Dune: House Harkonnen (2000) - 70th Chapter - End

(Feyd-Rautha is born. Duncan has finished his sword master training. Paul is conceived.)

 

10,175 AG

Prelude to Dune: House Corrino (2001) - 1st Chapter - End

(Leto has been Duke for 21 years. Paul is born.)

 

 

 

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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 - 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)

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10,193 AG

 

Dune (1965) - Book 3

(Paul has been on Dune for 2 years)

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10,206 AG

 

Dune: Messiah (1969)

- 1st Chapter - 13th Chapter

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

 

10,207 AG

 

Dune: Messiah (1969)

- 14th Chapter - End

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

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10,216 AG

 

Children of Dune (1976)

- 1st Chapter - 52nd Chapter

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

 

10,217 AG

 

Children of Dune (1976)

- 53rd Chapter - End

(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)

- 1st Chapter - 9th Chapter

(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)

- 10th Chapter - 25th Chapter

(Duncan is 15 years old)

 

15,229 AG

 

Heretics of Dune (1984)

- 26th Chapter - End

(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)

 


Alternate 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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