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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 an important part of the series, but not the most pivital point in the whole.Published 11 hours ago by Harold Pont
Wonderfully written, Dune does not seem to age and supports several re-reads.
Everytime I re-read this book, i find something new and enjoyable in it. Read more
Finally got around to reading this book. I loved the movie and mini-series. I enjoyed the book so much I have started in on the entire series.Published 3 days ago by Monopoly J
I've seen the movies so had a pretty solid understanding of the storyline going into this. Like any book to movie alot of details/story points are changed to make that transition... Read morePublished 3 days ago by MAC
Been meaning to read this series for a long time. Almost half way through this first book now and I am quite enjoying it.Published 4 days ago by Katherine Williams
I love this book. I purchased it because I lost my physical copy and wasn't keen on the idea of buying another physical copy to lose. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Madroxprime
I love Dune. I have read it repeatedly, it is a phenomenon of modern literature. Every time I re-read it, I have an epiphany about the way Herbert phrased something, or the way a... Read morePublished 4 days ago by J. Marriott