Dune: Now a major new film from the director of Blade Runner 2049 (The Dune Sequence Book 1)
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- Herbert, Frank (Author)
- English (Publication Language)
- 722 Pages - 12/30/2010 (Publication Date) - Gateway (Publisher)
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This Hugo and Nebula Award winner tells the sweeping tale of a desert planet called Arrakis, the focus of an intricate power struggle in a byzantine interstellar empire. Arrakis is the sole source of Melange, the “spice of spices”. Melange is necessary for interstellar travel and also grants psychic powers and longevity, so whoever controls it wields great influence.
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 superhuman–he might be a messiah. His struggle is at the centre 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 and the adventures exciting. Five sequels follow. –Brooks Peck –This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
The most famous, widely acclaimed and popular of all sf novels –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. ‘One of the landmarks of modern science fiction . . . an amazing feat of creation.’ –This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition. I know nothing comparable to it except The Lord of the Rings — Arthur C. ClarkeIt is possible that Dune is even more relevant now than when it was first published, NEW YORKERAn astonishing science fiction phenomenon, WASHINGTON POSTOne of the monuments of modern science fiction, CHICAGO TRIBUNEPowerful, convincing, and most ingenious — Robert A. HeinleinA novel of extraordinary complexity … the work of a speculative intellect with few rivals in modern sf, THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SCIENCE FICTIONA tight mesmerising fabric, interwoven with a potent element of mysticism … intensely realised — Brian W Aldiss –This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition. The Duke of Atreides has been manoeuvred by his arch enemy, Baron Harkonnen, into administering the desert planet of Dune. Although it is almost completely without water, Dune is a planet of fabulous wealth, for it is the only source of a drug prized throughout the Galactic Empire. The Duke and his son, Paul, are expecting treachery and it duly comes – but from a shockingly unexpected place. Then, when Paul succeeds his father, he becomes a catalyst for the native people of Dune, whose knowledge of the ecology of the planet gives them vast power. They have been waiting for a leader like Paul Atreides, a leader who can harness that force… –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Frank Herbert (1920-86) was born in Tacoma, Washington and worked as a reporter and later editor of a number of West Coast newspapers before becoming a full-time writer. His first SF story was published in 1952 but he achieved fame more than ten years later with the publication in Analog of ‘Dune World’ and ‘The Prophet of Dune’ that were amalgamated in the novel Dune in 1965. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. In 1965, after being rejected by more than a dozen publishing houses, a book called “Dune” was brought out by the Chilton Book Company. Its respected author, journalist Frank Herbert, had written “Dune” with nothing more in mind than to entertain his readers with the telling of a particularly complex story, one which had occupied his thoughts for more than six years. No one – not Herbert, not Chilton, not the science fiction community at the time – had any idea that “Dune” would be adopted and read by successive generations with a fervor bordering on cult worship. Or that it would prove to be merely the first of what have now become five international bestsellers about a desert world of the future – the planet Arrakis, called Dune. –This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition. Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. 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 is undoubtedly the grandest epic in science fiction. –This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
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