Dune, Volume 1

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Set on the desert planet Arrakis begins the story of a great family's plan to bring to fruition an unattainable dream. Winner of the first Nebula Award. This is the best-selling science fiction classic. It begins the story of the man known at Muad'dib & of a great family's ambition to bring to fruition humankind's most ancient & unattainable dream. "Unique-I know nothing comparable to it except Lord of the Rings."--Arthur C. Clarke. Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Maud'dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family-and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream. A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism and politics, Dune won the first Nebula Award, shared the Hugo Award, and formed the basis of what is undoubtedly the grandest epic in science fiction. Frank Herbert's death in 1986 was a tragic loss, yet the astounding legacy of his visionary fiction will live forever.

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User Review  - Reagan Lehman - Goodreads

I really wanted to like Dune more than I did. Herbert obviously spent a lot of time pouring into the nuances of his universe's politics, ecologies, and mythology. All of which kept me reading and ... Read full review

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User Review  - James Hron - Goodreads

Spoilers. I reread the book in spring 2016. It was actually better than I remembered. The book is certainly a masterpiece of its genre. The only issue I had with the book was, by the second and third ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Frank Herbert was born in 1920. His colourful and varied career included stints as a radio news commentator and jungle survival instructor. He is best known for creating the world of DUNE, which established Frank Herbert as a master of modern science fiction. He died in 1986.

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