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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 the second time I have read Dune and I enjoyed it even more than the first time! I became totally engrossed in the alternate reality that is Arrakis and the alien culture... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Sherry Jewell
Rich on so many details, and I am left wondering if I should find a desert, and move there! Simply brilliant!Published 2 days ago by Jacob Jensen
Must read for the intelligent science fiction/fantasy fan. I came from the Asimov camp and was pleasantly surprised by Herbert's contrary view of future history. Read morePublished 2 days ago by longstandingletdown
A great book, indeed a classic. The star of the book is the environment it takes place in. The plot goes squirrely in places but it's still a very satisfying read.Published 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
As a Californian, this book was an intriguing read in the midst of a state-wide drought.Published 3 days ago by Colleen Tozer
I saw the movie years ago and liked it but I loved the book. It filled in so many of the questions I had about the movie and so much more.Published 3 days ago by Christopher Templeton
Dune Messiah is part of a classic, must read, science fiction series. Frank Herbert's Dune Series of novels consists of six (6) books: Dune (1965), Dune Messiah (1969), Children of... Read morePublished 3 days ago by The Archangel