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The troubles begin when stewardship of Arrakis is transferred by the Emperor from the Harkonnen Noble House to House Atreides. The Harkonnens don't want to give up their privilege, though, and through sabotage and treachery they cast young Duke Paul Atreides out into the planet's harsh environment to die. There he falls in with the Fremen, a tribe of desert dwellers who become the basis of the army with which he will reclaim what's rightfully his. Paul Atreides, though, is far more than just a usurped duke. He might be the end product of a very long-term genetic experiment designed to breed a super human; he might be a messiah. His struggle is at the center of a nexus of powerful people and events, and the repercussions will be felt throughout the Imperium.
Dune is one of the most famous science fiction novels ever written, and deservedly so. The setting is elaborate and ornate, the plot labyrinthine, the adventures exciting. Five sequels follow. --Brooks Peck --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I cannot believe that it took me this long to finally read this book! Dune is unlike any other book I have ever read before, it has it's own universe and having Princess Irulan... Read morePublished 21 hours ago by Alex Johnson
amazingly detailed and thoughtful novel. Took a bit to learn all of the new words invented, but the context was clear and there is an index/glossary in the back of the book. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Sandra E
Solid sci-fi book. I have heard many people say that they have given up on this book after 20 pages but you must get past the beginning as you will not be dissapointed with this... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Traymer10
I first read this when I was a teenager. I've reread it occasionally over the decades. It's just a wonderful, deep book and so relevant to current events especially our... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Titania Remakes the World
Not as jaw-dropping as the first. A good continuation. But it feels more like a bridge to the third more than anything else.Published 9 days ago by Sarah Martin