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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.
If you like sci-fi read it. It's a great book. It does tend to drag at times and there's a time jump about 2/3rds of the way through that through me off a bit. Read morePublished 2 days ago by M Irvin
I didn't actually read this book but sci-if people seem to race about it. So, it's probably pretty good. I recommend this book highly. Read morePublished 2 days ago by J. A. Mohr
Brilliant book. A science fiction milestone. I have read it twice and will undoubtedly read it again.Published 4 days ago by DruettJ
I can't believe it took me 30 years to read this👍
I wish someone would make a lord of the ring style film. .
Great story writing. Frank Herbert does a great job at creating not only a great story, but a whole detailed universe.Published 6 days ago by Jon Iverson
Wow this book blew me away, I wish I had picked it up sooner! Herbert has so many interesting thoughts on culture, philosophy, war & peace. Read morePublished 6 days ago by FB
One of the all time great SF books ever written. The character and plot development are amazing. The sense of place and time in the story as well as the emotional narrative adds... Read morePublished 7 days ago by John M. Lahr