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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Review: Dune (Dune #1)

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I am yet to go into Asimov's work, but until then I can easily say this is the best Science Fiction book I've ever had my hands on. Mesmerizing, challenging and ambitious, for me it's impossible not ... Read full review

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I had a really hard time getting started on this book. It really ramped up toward the very end, and then it was over. I think I will have to read it again to really get my head around it. Went ahead and bought the next two in the series, so you know I enjoyed it overall! 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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