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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.
If one were to construct a Mount Rushmore of science fiction novels, you could probably gather a strong consensus around having Frank Herbert's Dune on that monument. Read morePublished 5 hours ago by Brian Indians Fan
Yes, it's Science Fiction. Yes, it's action. But what really makes this book shine is the depth of intrigue and political maneuvering that is peppered throughout. Read morePublished 12 hours ago by Fletcher Bumpus
One of the great works of science fiction. If you love this genre, you can't miss this title.Published 1 day ago by Jose Gomez
I can't say anything that has not been said about this book and the series to follow. The Author did an amazing job. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Tyrus
I liked it a lot. Some amazing quotes and ideas that come from thought and prescience conglomerate into this bookPublished 2 days ago by John Burke
It's hard to believe today, but this book, first serialized in Analog, couldn't find a publisher when it was first circulated among the publishing houses. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Charlie Aukerman
A classic that I revisit ever few years. It has the benefit of awakening and enriching our own abilities to think on such subjects as: ecology, religion, philosophy, politics, and... Read morePublished 2 days ago by nick