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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.
Not the formula hero adventure. A more round character and more real.
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The focus on human behavior and detailed observation in determining underlying motives really spoke to me and drew me into the story. Always plans within plans within plans. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
One of the greatest books of al time and definitely part of an amazing series that has no comparison in brilliance!Published 3 days ago by Paladin
It was good, just not as mind blowing great as I remembered it from 31 years ago.Published 4 days ago by Terry Fellner
An epic novel which will leave you wanting more. Thankfully, there are other books which continue the story are were a pleasure to read.Published 4 days ago by Steve T
Definetively one of the best scifi books I ever read. I was impressed with the deep characters and the creativity of the strory.Published 5 days ago by Martin