Dune, Volume 1

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"Set on the desert planet called Arrakis, the focus of an intricate power struggle in a byzantine interstellar empire. Arrakis is the sole source of Melange - necessary for interstellar travel and granting 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 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 is 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."--Publisher's description.

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Review: Dune (Dune #1)

User Review  - Reagan Lehman - Goodreads

I really wanted to like Dune more than I did. Herbert obviously spent a lot of time pouring into the nuances of his universe's politics, ecologies, and mythology. All of which kept me reading and ... Read full review

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User Review  - James Hron - Goodreads

Spoilers. I reread the book in spring 2016. It was actually better than I remembered. The book is certainly a masterpiece of its genre. The only issue I had with the book was, by the second and third ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Frank Herbert (1920 - 1986) 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 sci-fi 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, amalgamated in the novel DUNE in 1965.Previous titles:Great Dune Trilogy (TPB March 06);Dune;Dune Messiah;Children of Dune;God Emperor of Dune;Heretics of Dune;Chapter House Dune;White Plague;Man of Two Worlds;God Makers;Eye;Dragon in the Sea;Soul Catcher;Whipping Star;Santaroga Barrier;Heaven Makers;Dosadi Experiment;Eyes of Heisenberg;Green Brain;Jesus Incident;Lazarus Effect

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