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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.
Having read this book for roughly the tenth time, I still consider this my all time favorite book. I know some people think this book is convoluted but that is what I like about... Read morePublished 6 hours ago by good times
The kind of book that you pick up and can't put down. A great easy and fun read with lots of profound ideas mixed in. I finished and immediately picked up the second book.Published 18 hours ago by Dan
I am showing you the superhero syndrome and your own participation in it.
It is difficult to review Dune by Frank Herbert because it is such a... Read more
This is one of the greatest sf books ever written. Great story and characters.Published 2 days ago by rhb
I've got a weakness for books that obviously had a lot of thought put into the creation of their world- basically any book with an appendix, map, and at least two made-up languages... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Doug Wykstra