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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.
Truly superb - but what else is there to say that hasn't been said? This sweeping epic is a pillar of science fiction endowed with timeless themes of family, betrayal, destiny, and... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Lucas Henderson
Personally, I feel the book is way over rated. It's OK but that's it.Published 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
A must-read sci-fi going native classic! Delves deeply into so many subjects. A great read and highly recommended!Published 3 days ago by Steve Carbol
An absolute treasure of liturature. Dune is a nessisary read for anyone who wants to understand the current political climate, or really any political climate. Read morePublished 4 days ago by jonathan martin
It's kind of dated, but still one of the most stimulating and entertaining stories of all time. It's the standard that all other sci-fi novels are measured.Published 5 days ago by Andrew B. Suhrer