Dune

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Demco Media, 1977 - Fiction - 535 pages
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Paul Atreides moves with his family to the planet Dune and is forced into exile when his father's government is overthrown. The first book in the series.

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User Review  - SadieSForsythe - LibraryThing

Dune was initially published in 1965, but it is a real sci-fi classic. Every fan of science fiction should read it. It started it all. There would be no fame for the likes of Gibson, Stephenson or ... Read full review

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Herbert creates an entire world full of its own religion, politics, and environmental issues. One finds oneself completely engrossed in the details of his creation. Paul's ultimate sacrifice mirrors ... Read full review

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About the author (1977)

Frank Herbert was born Franklin Patrick Herbert, Jr. in Tacoma, Washington on October 8, 1920. He 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. Frank Herbert died of complications from pancreatic cancer on February, 11, 1986, in Madison, Wisconsin. He was 65.

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