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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.
I purchased this book as a gift for my son-in-laws birthday. He will receive it on the 29th. So I really cannot rate it.Published 1 hour ago by Anne M. Hirschmann
Nothing in this genre compares to the multi-faceted epic that is the Dune series.I discovered this novel as a teen and have re-read it several times over the years. Read morePublished 10 hours ago by M. Hancock
Started Dune and didn't finish so I thought I would go on to Dune Messiah. Well I'm glad I did. Great reading with all the science.Published 11 hours ago by TPJ
Dune is one of the classics of the last century, so of course gets the maximum 5-star rating. It has survived the almost 5 decades since it was written rather well, and remains... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Daniel J. Connelly
The first half of the book is quite good. There is a conspiracy and some intrigue that really could have gone somewhere. Read morePublished 2 days ago by David Warburton
Brilliant novel and series. I'm one of the few that liked the film. Always wanted to read the book but never got around to it. Now I understand why so many hated the film. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Russell Ward
Simply the best science fiction/fantasy novel, for me. Great depth of character, plots within plots within plots. This is the 3rd (4th? 5th? Read morePublished 2 days ago by Morton T Saunders JR
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I thought I would start my inaugural Retro Review with a bang. Read more