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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 a re-read for me. I love the book cover to cover. I was 21 when I first read it I am 53 now and it takes me to a new world, a different struggle and an acceptable outcome. Read morePublished 22 hours ago by Bubby100
Read this in paperback many years ago. It was well worth rereading after many years. I found much that I didn't remember from the first reading.Published 2 days ago by RonS
Oh man, where to start. First off, I've read a lot of books, mainly Star Wars and Stephen King, but none of those prepared me for the ride that was "Dune". Read morePublished 4 days ago by Drew
Truly amazing blend of Science Fiction and Political / Psychological Philosophy. Excellent read, could barely put it down once I started.Published 4 days ago by Adam Hirst
Probably the biggest disappointment ever. This book had been on my bucket list for years before I finally read it. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Victoria Prickett
In Brian Herbert's afterward he describes his father's dedication to research of the subjects that influence Dune: ecology, economy, religion, and mysticism. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Annoyed
Best narration, Best science fiction story of all times. Give this 15 minutes and you'll be hooked. I love love love this book, and you will too. Read morePublished 10 days ago by scott mcbride
Reading Dune is like reading a religious text: tiny details of the texture of life and grand arcs of history both conspire to overshadow the lives of the individuals, even when... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Derek T. Jones