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Whipping Star

(1970)
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In the far future, humankind has made contact with numerous other species: Gowachin, Laclac, Wreaves, Pan Spechi, Taprisiots, and Caleban, and has helped to form the ConSentiency to govern among the species. After suffering under a tyrannous pure democracy, the sentients of the galaxy find the need for a Bureau of Sabotage (BuSab) to slow the wheels of government, thereby preventing it from legislating recklessly. BuSab is allowed to sabotage and harass the governmental, administrative, and economic powers in the ConSentiency. Private citizens must not be harassed, and vital functions of society are also exempt.

Jorj X. McKie is a born troublemaker who has become one of BuSab's best agents. Drafted for the impossible task of establishing meaningful communication with an utterly alien entity who defies understanding, McKie finds himself racing against time to prevent a mad billionairess from wiping out all life in the ConSentiency.

Genre: Science Fiction

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January 1981 : USA Hardback

Title: Whipping Star
Author(s): Frank Herbert
ISBN: 0-8398-2648-6 / 978-0-8398-2648-4 (USA edition)
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September 1979 : UK Hardback
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Title: Whipping Star
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Title: Whipping Star
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January 1984 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Whipping Star
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ISBN: 0-441-88407-5 / 978-0-441-88407-0 (USA edition)
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October 1986 : USA Paperback
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Title: Whipping Star
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ISBN: 0-425-09962-8 / 978-0-425-09962-9 (USA edition)
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August 1977 : USA Paperback
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Title: Whipping Star
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August 1977 : USA Paperback
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ISBN: 0-425-06457-3 / 978-0-425-06457-3 (USA edition)
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April 1982 : USA Paperback
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Title: Whipping Star
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ISBN: 0-425-05515-9 / 978-0-425-05515-1 (USA edition)
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March 1980 : USA Paperback
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Title: Whipping Star
Author(s): Frank Herbert
ISBN: 0-425-04355-X / 978-0-425-04355-4 (USA edition)
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September 1978 : USA Paperback
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Title: Whipping Star
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ISBN: 0-425-04116-6 / 978-0-425-04116-1 (USA edition)
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January 1978 : UK Paperback
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Title: Whipping Star
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1978 : UK Paperback
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Title: Whipping Star
Author(s): Frank Herbert
ISBN: 0-450-04189-1 / 978-0-450-04189-1 (UK edition)
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September 1977 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Whipping Star
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August 1977 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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ISBN: 0-425-02824-0 / 978-0-425-02824-7 (USA edition)
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April 1971 : UK Paperback
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Title: Whipping Star
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ISBN: 0-450-01856-3 / 978-0-450-01856-5 (UK edition)
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November 1970 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Whipping Star (Medallion SF, S1909)
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June 1970 : USA Paperback
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ISBN: 0-399-10861-0 / 978-0-399-10861-7 (USA edition)
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April 2008 : USA Audio CD
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ISBN: 1-4001-3566-4 / 978-1-4001-3566-0 (USA edition)
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ISBN: 1-4001-5566-5 / 978-1-4001-5566-8 (USA edition)
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2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Whipping Star - on Playaway
Author(s): Frank Herbert
ISBN: 1-60514-102-X / 978-1-60514-102-2 (USA edition)
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January 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Whipping Star
Author(s): Frank Herbert
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