How detailed was your father's outline for the Dune universe? How much more material is there left to cover (e.g. Time before Legends, time after the schools, time after the final two after Chapterhouse, time during the Golden Path reign)? Thanks.
As described in the Afterword to DUNE: HOUSE ATREIDES , several years after Dad’s death, we found around 30 pages of his notes for what he called “Dune 7,” an unpublished Dune-series novel that was to come after CHAPTERHOUSE: DUNE. Kevin J. Anderson and I eventually wrote Dune 7 as two novels, HUNTERS OF DUNEHUNTERS OF DUNE and SANDWORMS OF DUNE. We also found more pages of general notes about the Dune universe, but were only able to use them minimally, for an epigraph here and there, for example. Those notes did include one chapter, in which Lady Jessica and Duke Leto meet—and we included that in one of our new novels. With respect to the time before “Legends” and the time during the “Golden Path,” we have notes on stories in both of those periods, but this is too early to discuss details, or the origins of those notes.