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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 like the spice mines (obviously referenced in STAR WARS).
the sleeper must awaken (obviously referenced in GIRL INTERRUPTED). Read more
Great writing, imaginative considering it came out in 1965. I read the whole book, but it just did not appeal to me very much. But, give it try. Read morePublished 23 hours ago by ReaderGirl
Found the story slow and and overly ornate in language. Trying to comprehend this as an audiobook was a challenge I'm not up for. Read morePublished 1 day ago by A. Bossler
What imagination it took to write this book! My only criticism is that the description of thoughts and philosophizing became tedious towards the latter stages of the story.Published 1 day ago by Roy MacGregor
The first reading of the novel Dune reveals Herbert’s empathy with the nomadic Arab of pre-mandate Palestine. (Remember, Herbert was British. Read morePublished 1 day ago by DrPat
Truly superb - but what else is there to say that hasn't been said? This sweeping epic is a pillar of science fiction endowed with timeless themes of family, betrayal, destiny, and... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Lucas Henderson
Personally, I feel the book is way over rated. It's OK but that's it.Published 5 days ago by Amazon Customer