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Name: Dune

Author: Frank Herbert
Year: 1965
Rank: 4.5 out of 5
Rating: 4.3 out of 5
Original Rating: 4.4 out of 5
Popularity: 9.9
Genres/categories: Science fiction, Award winners, Fantasy, Classic

Purchase/research links:

ISBN:
9780340839935
9780441172719
9780575073340
9780606031110
9780739452721
9780792748663
9781427201430
0340839937
0441172717
0575073349
0606031111
073945272X
0792748662
1427201439
Winner of the Hugo award for Best Novel in 1966.
Winner of the Nebula award for Best Novel in 1966.

Set in the far future amidst a sprawling feudal interstellar empire where planetary dynasties are controlled by noble houses that owe an allegiance to the imperial House Corrino, Dune tells the story of young Paul Atreides (the heir apparent to Duke Leto Atreides and heir of House Atreides) as he and his family accept control of the desert planet Arrakis, the only source of the 'spice' melange, the most important and valuable substance in the cosmos.

The story explores the complex, multi-layered interactions of politics, religion, ecology, technology, and human emotion as the forces of the empire confront each other for control of Arrakis.

Published in 1965 Dune is frequently cited as the world's best-selling sci-fi novel.


This book is part of the "Dune" series.
Here are some other books from this series:
The Great Dune Trilogy
First published 1979
Rank:3/5, Original Star Rating:4/5, Adjustred Star Rating:4/5, Pop Rating:2/10
Children of Dune
First published 1976
Rank:4/5, Original Star Rating:3/5, Adjustred Star Rating:3/5, Pop Rating:8/10
Sandworms of Dune
First published 2007
Rank:2/5, Original Star Rating:3/5, Adjustred Star Rating:3/5, Pop Rating:2/10
God Emperor of Dune
First published 1981
Rank:3/5, Original Star Rating:3/5, Adjustred Star Rating:3/5, Pop Rating:8/10
Heretics of Dune
First published 1984
Rank:3/5, Original Star Rating:4/5, Adjustred Star Rating:3/5, Pop Rating:7/10
Dune Messiah
First published 1969
Rank:4/5, Original Star Rating:3/5, Adjustred Star Rating:3/5, Pop Rating:9/10
Hunters of Dune
First published 2006
Rank:2/5, Original Star Rating:3/5, Adjustred Star Rating:3/5, Pop Rating:2/10