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The troubles begin when stewardship of Arrakis is transferred by the Emperor from the Harkonnen Noble House to House Atreides. The Harkonnens don't want to give up their privilege, though, and through sabotage and treachery they cast young Duke Paul Atreides out into the planet's harsh environment to die. There he falls in with the Fremen, a tribe of desert dwellers who become the basis of the army with which he will reclaim what's rightfully his. Paul Atreides, though, is far more than just a usurped duke. He might be the end product of a very long-term genetic experiment designed to breed a super human; he might be a messiah. His struggle is at the center of a nexus of powerful people and events, and the repercussions will be felt throughout the Imperium.
Dune is one of the most famous science fiction novels ever written, and deservedly so. The setting is elaborate and ornate, the plot labyrinthine, the adventures exciting. Five sequels follow. --Brooks Peck --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
best scifi book every written. hard cover is a nice addition to your collectionPublished 5 months ago by Christopher J Anderson
When I bought this I didn't realize it was all three books. I was really glad it was once I started. This book has started a binge of Scifi. Read morePublished 7 months ago by mr sisti
I liked the movie, but this book just makes everything so much better!
Frank Herbert puts science and politics into this scifi classic, and it's a joy to read. Read more
This book is the Lord of the Rings but for Sci-Fi fans. The deeply reach world and character struggles will keep any reader entertained.Published 9 months ago by Jessica Sayer
its got a cover, pages, those wordy things inside, everything you could want in a book! one of my all time favorite readsPublished 9 months ago by David Voortman
Yeah, very 70's. It's a must-read for sci-fi, but not really my style. I prefer Kim Stanley Robinson, Timothy Zhan...Published 9 months ago by Herr Kommandant