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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 think it's a great book, if you tried the movie that was a sad job of telling the story.Published 11 hours 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 13 hours 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 23 hours ago by matt
2nd or 3rd time around and still enjoyed...now on to next repeat in seriesPublished 2 days ago by W. Lambert
This is a very well written sci fi novel that deals with intertwining themes of what makes us more than animals. A great read!Published 3 days ago by Louis
The second time reading just as good as the first time 35 years ago! A different interpretation at 25 than at 60.Published 6 days ago by W. Blaylock