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Frank Herbert's epic masterpiece--a triumph of the imagination and the bestselling science fiction novel of all time.

Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Muad'Dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family--and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.

A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism and politics, Dune won the first Nebula Award, shared the Hugo Award, and formed the basis of what it undoubtedly the grandest epic in science fiction.
Publisher: New York : Ace Books, 1999.
ISBN: 9780441005901
Characteristics: 517 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.


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This sci fi classic follows Paul Atreides, the child of a betrayed noble family, and eventual leader of a rebellion against an empire. Hugo and Nebula award winner.

Dune-- the book with perhaps the most claim to the title of “greatest science fiction novel of all time”-- is an epic story of the incredible limits of what mankind and the space it inhabits can achieve. The plot follows the political battles and manipulation of the many powerful factions in the... Read More »

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May 03, 2018

read it many times, and I'm currently 15. An awesome book followed by awesome sequels.

SnoIsleLib_BrianTH Jan 30, 2018

Not only does Dune provide an entirely new universe, but it reveals it in a way that is not overwhelming or tedious for the reader. Frank Herbert is a master of interlacing character development, story arc, and setting in a way that is palatable to even the pickiest of readers. And the setting is as important to the book as the dialogue and plot. At the end of the book, the reader is left with a real sense of nostalgia for the fictional planet Arrakis.

Oct 21, 2017

Many commenters just love this book. I enjoyed it but I don't think it deserves the high praise it often receives. It is often compared to LOTR but I think it pales in comparison. Middle Earth is a far more immersive world and LOTR a far more engaging story.

Aug 21, 2017

I know that my children and my children's children will read this book and they will feel as it was written not so long ago. Frank Herbert created a timeless universe and characters so detailed and so profound that you would never guess they came out from someones mind. Without a doubt the best sci fi novel I've read so far, every page of the 885 pages was worth reading and letting myself dive into the vast desert of Dune.

May 02, 2017

Published in 1965, "Dune" is a prescient warning about environmental degradation, artificial intelligence and messianic political figures - dangers we are all faced with today.

May 02, 2017

Epic masterpiece 420

Apr 19, 2017

Dune, the first novel of Herbert’s series, is the best-selling science fiction novel of all time. Dune is set more than 21,000 years in the future. Mankind has colonized the galaxy, creating highly advanced technologies—spaceships, glowglobes, ornithopters, lasguns, protective energy shields, etc. Entire planets, such as Ix and Richese, are devoted to advancing technological civilization.

Apr 19, 2017

Dune was a great read the first time I read the book and is still a great read. It’s the first environmentally conscious sci-fi story I can remember reading. There are a lot of made up words in the story. Wikipedia repeatedly referenced Frank Herbert when I looked up words. The Terminology of the Imperium at the back of the book has about 300 made up names and words in it. For readers who want more Frank Herbert’s son and Kevin J. Anderson are still writing Dune books.

Feb 12, 2017

Definitely worth reading for the world setting and action, but be prepared for some misogyny and racial stereotypes.

SaraLovesBooks Oct 05, 2016

This book might be one of the most breath-taking books I have ever read. It is incredibly complex and incredibly dense, but so worth reading. I loved how much of a blend this book is. It is not an easy book to label, since it is set in the future and in space, but includes such things like witches, psychic visions, and prophesies. It also includes ideas of politics, ecology, and philosophy, combined with action and romance. I can't say enough good about this book.

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Jul 11, 2018

"Spices are addictive"

Apr 07, 2017

"The tooth. Duke Leto Atreides. You will remember the tooth."

ellensix Oct 09, 2015

The mystery of life isn't a problem to solve, but a reality to experience."
—Frank Herbert, Dune

Jul 27, 2015

"Fear is the mind killer."

Jun 24, 2014

Best affirmation ever:

“I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain.”
Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear

unbalancedbutfair Apr 23, 2012

"There was pain in him -- like a blister all that remained of some lost yesterday that Time had pruned off him"

May 30, 2010

“Unseat Rabban, the Harkonnen beast, and remake our world into a place where we may raise our families on happiness amidst an abundance of water,” (p 427)


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Jun 25, 2008

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Jun 28, 2017

Completely well thought out, involved and highly believable world. This book is one of the best science fiction books I have ever read, and I will definitely be reading it again someday.


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