The Pandora Sequence

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 379 ratings

The Jesus Incident Publisher's Summary

The last survivors of humanity have just been deposited on Pandora, a horrific, poisonous planet rife with deadly nerve-runners, hooded dashers, airborne jellyfish, and intelligent kelp. The determined colonists attempt to establish a bridgehead on the deadly, inhospitable planet, but more trouble arises. Their sentient ship - backed up by an impressive array of armaments - has decided it is God and is insisting the colonists find appropriate ways to worship it.

In an attempt to help the people pass its test, Ship awakens chaplain-psychiatrist Raja Flattery from hibernation. Either the humans pass the test - or the human race could be destroyed.

©1979, 2011 Herbert Properties, LLC, and Bill Ransom (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Jesus Incident

    • The Pandora Sequence, Book 1
    • By: Frank Herbert, Bill Ransom
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 16 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 205
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 187
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 188

    The last survivors of humanity have just been deposited on Pandora, a horrific, poisonous planet rife with deadly nerve-runners, hooded dashers, airborne jellyfish, and intelligent kelp. The determined colonists attempt to establish a bridgehead on the deadly, inhospitable planet, but more trouble arises. Their sentient ship - backed up by an impressive array of armaments - has decided it is God and is insisting the colonists find appropriate ways to worship it.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • So what's happening here?

    • By ErikI on 04-15-16

    Regular price: $23.07

  • Book 2

    • The Lazarus Effect

    • The Pandora Sequence, Book 2
    • By: Frank Herbert, Bill Ransom
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 15 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 107

    In The Jesus Incident, Frank Herbert and Bill Ransom introduced Ship, an artificial intelligence that believed it was God, abandoning its unworthy human cargo on the all-sea world of Pandora. Now centuries have passed. The descendants of humanity, split into Mermen and Islanders, must reunite--because Pandora's original owner is returning to life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • still a great story

    • By TomHarsley on 08-24-17

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 3

    • The Ascension Factor

    • The Pandora Sequence, Book 3
    • By: Frank Herbert, Bill Ransom
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    Pandora's humans have been recovering land from its raging seas at an accelerated pace since The Lazarus Effect. The great kelp of the seas, sentient but electronically manipulated by humans, buffers Pandora's wild currents to restore land and facilitate the booming sea trade. New settlements rise overnight, but children starve in their shadows. An orbiting assembly station is near completion of Project Voidship, which is the hope of many for finding a better world.

    Regular price: $24.47