Dune

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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...

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User Review  - wanderlustlover - LibraryThing

Spring 2020 (April - Sarah's BookClub for May); I wanted to like this book so much more than I ended up liking this book. I should have taken it as a sign, when the first time I picked it up a few ... Read full review

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User Review  - leah152 - LibraryThing

Dune........ Oh boy. I actually really didn't enjoy this very much. Not until the early 300's anyway. I'm not going to give you the story outline, if you haven't read it by now, there's a movie coming ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

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.

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