Direct Descent

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Direct Descent
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Author Frank Herbert
Country United States
Language English
Genre Science fiction novel
Publisher Ace Books
Publication date
1980
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 186 pp
ISBN 0-441-14897-2
OCLC 7051228
813/.54 19
LC Class PS3558.E63 D5

Direct Descent (1980) is a short science fiction novel by 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.