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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.
Great book with some very interesting characters and an amazing plot.
The effect of knowing what someone thinks while they say or do something else is an ability most people would like to have.
The many story lines happening at the same time really keep you into the book, but this can also lose you in the book too.
This hardcover version is gorgeous! The stuff between the covers is legendary.Published 1 hour ago by Timothy A. Whittaker
My second time reading it. I'm enjoying the story even more.Published 1 day ago by Tiago Mota Miranda
A science fiction classic, of course. My only quibble is that, on the Kindle version, I was not aware of the extensive appendices at the end until I completed the book. Read morePublished 2 days ago by CynD-S
Great Read & Price.
Bought for a friend, ex GF.
Excellent read. Lots os George Lucas-es have been ripping this guy, Frank Herbert off since 1964 when he wrote it. Read more
Simply the greatest Sci-Fi book ever penned. If you haven't read this book, what's been stopping you?Published 3 days ago by LLit604