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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 can't believe a science fiction story with such a medieval feel. The book was boring and it moved along slowly. Besides, how can those worms survive in the dry desert? Read morePublished 10 hours ago by John L. Busch
Great Book, I can't wait to start the next one. I really enjoyed the story and the world that Frank Herbert has created.Published 15 hours ago by Philip Gross
This is the second book in the series. It takes place approximately nine years after the events in book one. Read morePublished 16 hours ago by Ron Penn
An amazingly complex and intricate piece of literature. As a science fiction story it sits head and shoulders above everything else. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
I think it's a great book, if you tried the movie that was a sad job of telling the story.Published 4 days ago by Dave
Somewhat epic sci-fi about two warring fractions on distant planets. It's pointless to try to summarize it all--it's too confusing! Read morePublished 4 days ago by Wayne M. Malin
If you haven't read Dune yet then stop looking at this review and read it. Go. Now. Do it.Published 5 days ago by matt