Dune

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Gollancz, 1999 - Dune (Imaginary place) - 445 pages
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Herbert┐s evocative, epic tale is set on the desert planet Arrakis, the focus for a complex political and military struggle with galaxy-wide repercussions. Arrakis is the source of spice, a mind enhancing drug which makes interstellar travel possible, and therefore the most valuable substance in the galaxy. When Duke Atreides and his family take up court there, they fall into a trap set by his rival, Baron Harkonnen. The Duke is poisoned, but his wife and her son Paul escape to the vast and arid deserts of Arrakis, which have given it the name Dune. They join the Fremen, natives of the planet who have learnt to live in this harsh and complex ecosystem. But learning to survive is not enough - Paul┐s destiny was mapped out long ago and his mother is committed to seeing it fulfilled.

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I liked the ending, though. - LibraryThing
Pacing is another of Dune's weaknesses. - LibraryThing
Yet Dune speaks to it through its story telling. - LibraryThing
This book is very much about character development. - LibraryThing
I was satisfied with its ending. - LibraryThing
Yes, Frank Herbert was a good science fiction writer. - LibraryThing

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I am not normally a reader of Science Fiction, but after always hearing many good things about this book I decided to check it out at the library. I figured that if I didn't read it, or couldn't get ... Read full review

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I have really enjoyed reading this again after originally reading over 35 years ago. Other reviews detail the plot, so my further impressions were that: - the novel is very readable with great ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Frank Herbert was a reporter and editor of a number of West Coast papers before becoming a full time writer in the 50's. He died in 1986.

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