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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.
This is one of my favorite books! I read this before 911 and everything afterwards was cast through the lens of this series. Read morePublished 2 days ago by S. C. Stroud
The book is so much more involving and prescient than the movie. I loved the movie but I love the book more. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Carluccio Viscera Demarra
Outstanding story that really takes you there. MUCH better than the movie, just trey not to picture the characters from the movie while you read it.Published 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
I have read this book several times, because it is just that good. It is like visiting with an old and best friend every time. Read morePublished 4 days ago by aprildoggie
One of the great classics of Science Fiction writing. Frank Herbert created an amazingly rich and fascinating world. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Hakej
<<Frank Herbert (born 1920) was considered a fairly minor American sf author before Dune ... Read morePublished 8 days ago by Vazhaspa Spitman
I read the book because I saw the movie and the SciFi Channel version and I wanted to compare. The Scifi was closest.Published 9 days ago by Richard E Crislip