Frank Herbert’s classic masterpiece—a triumph of the imagination and one of the bestselling science fiction novels of all time—nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.
Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, heir to a noble family tasked with ruling an inhospitable world where the only thing of value is the “spice” melange, a drug capable of extending life and enhancing consciousness. Coveted across the known universe, melange is a prize worth killing for....
When House Atreides is betrayed, the destruction of Paul’s family will set the boy on a journey toward a destiny greater than he could ever have imagined. And as he evolves into the mysterious man known as Muad’Dib, he will bring to fruition humankind’s most ancient and unattainable dream.
A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism and politics, Dune won the first Nebula Award, shared the Hugo Award, and formed the basis of what is undoubtedly the grandest epic in science fiction.
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Without Frank Herbert’s fantastical and foreboding masterpiece, there might never have been A Game of Thrones. His epic went beyond the whiz-bang space operatics of robots and rocket ships to present a cast of compelling, fully realized characters at each other’s throats over wealth, territory, and drugs. Set on the parched planet of Arrakis, Dune mixes Machiavellian intrigue, complex systems of religion, politics, and power, and an ecological message that still resonates today. The saga of Paul Atreides—a young, exiled prince destined to become a messianic leader—expanded readers’ notions of what science fiction could deliver and inspired writers and filmmakers to match Herbert’s enthralling vision of the future.
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If not the the best Science Fiction novel ever written, undoubtedly one of the best. Frank Herbert turns religion, ecology, mysticism, politics, power and greed all on their collective ears. The characters are powerfully intelligent and the plot is forever changing and broad in it's scope. Was Mr. Herbert on the spice when he wrote this? Absolutely amazing.
Just a great book. Excellent format.
At first the book seems to be slow, but it lays the groundwork for you to be transported to a whole different world. It is amazing how it has different layers of politics, ecology and tradition that totally engulfs the reader. It is qutie fascinating. A must read