Dune, Part 1

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Chilton Books, 1965 - Fiction - 412 pages
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Future space fantasy concerning a time when the human race has reached a point of intellectual stagnation and receives the help of a space-age Messiah and prophet.

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Overall the writing is lush, emotive and action-packed. - Goodreads
I feel the ending was stunted. - Goodreads
Part 3 was very easy to read. - Goodreads
There are a few awesome battles weaved in the plot. - Goodreads
I had some great visuals throughout the book. - Goodreads
Dune, without a doubt, is a masterpiece of writing. - Goodreads

Review: Dune (Dune Chronicles #1)

User Review  - Ike Sharpless - Goodreads

I haven't read this in forever (the two movie versions, distinct as they are from each other, are both fresher in my mind), but this is a great book which can be read either as a straight, self ... Read full review

Review: Dune (Dune Chronicles #1)

User Review  - Christine - Goodreads

I was going to do things today, and then I picked up this book. Well worthy of its status as one of the greatest science fiction books ever written. If you haven't read it, you need to put this book in your face. Make it be in your brain. Trust me on this. Read full review

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About the author (1965)

Frank Herbert worked originally as a journalist, but then turned to science fiction. His Dune series has had a major impact on that genre. Some critics assert that Herbert is responsible for bringing in a new branch of ecological science fiction. He had a personal interest in world ecology, and consulted with the governments of Vietnam and Pakistan about ecological issues. The length of some of Herbert's novels also helped make it acceptable for science fiction authors to write longer books. It is clear that, if the reader is engaged by the story---and Herbert certainly has the ability to engage his readers---length is not important. As is usually the case with popular fiction, it comes down to whether or not the reader is entertained, and Herbert is, above all, an entertaining and often compelling writer. His greatest talent is his ability to create new worlds that are plausible to readers, in spite of their alien nature, such as the planet Arrakis in the Dune series.

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