Direct Descent

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Direct Descent
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AuthorFrank Herbert
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
GenreScience fiction
PublisherAce Books
Publication date
1980
Media typePrint (Paperback)
Pages186
ISBN0-441-14897-2
OCLC7051228
813/.54 19
LC ClassPS3558.E63 D5

Direct Descent (1980) is a short science fiction novel by American writer Frank Herbert. It was based on the short story "Pack Rat Planet" published in 1954 in Astounding Science Fiction.

Plot summary[edit]

Set in the far future, it consists of two stories about how the peaceful Archivists of the library planet Earth have to deal with warmongers arriving and trying to exploit knowledge for power, it contains a lot of pictures and is aimed at children or adolescents.