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Dune

78.6% complete
1965
187,240
1979
3 times
See 3
Book I - Dune
Book II - Muad'Dib
Book III - The Prophet
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Copyright © 1965, by Frank Herbert
To the people whose labors go beyond ideas into the realm of "real materials" - to the dry-land ecologists, wherever they may be, in whatever time they work, this effort at prediction is dedicated in humility and admiration.
In the week before their departure to Arakis, when all the final scurrying about had reached a nearly unbearable frenzy, an old crone came to visit the mother of the boy, Paul.
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"While we, Chani, we who carry the name of concubine - history will call us wives."
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Synopsis (may contain spoilers)
This is the story of the downfall of the House Atreides at the hands of the Harkonnens.  It details the rise in popularity of Paul Atreides among the Fremen of Dune and his ascent to power.

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Added: 25-Nov-2002
Last Updated: 25-Apr-2023

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 15-Aug-1977
Berkley Medallion Books
Mass Market Paperback
In my libraryI read this editionOrder from amazon.comHas a cover imageBook Edition Cover
Date Issued:
15-Aug-1977
Format:
Mass Market Paperback
Cover Price:
$2.50
Pages*:
489
Read:
3 times
Internal ID:
38
ISBN:
0-425-04376-2
ISBN-13:
978-0-425-04376-9
Printing:
15
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Credits:
Vincent Di Fate  - Cover Artist
"Unique... in the depth of its characterization and the extraordinary detail of the world it creates.  I know nothing comparable to it except The Lord of the Rings."
Arthur C. Clarke

DUNE

Selected in a readers' poll in 1975 as the greatest novel of imagination of all time, DUNE's creation of a richly detailed world utterly unlike our own is only the beginning of its achievement.  Arrakis, the desert planet called DUNE, is the home of the unforgettable family Atreides, the splendid Fremen people, the awesome sandworms - creatures so huge that one might swallow a hundred men in a gulp.

Dune is the source of brilliant survival techniques devised by the desert dwellers, the focus of political intrigues of exquisite subtlety, and the nexus of a centuries-old plot to create a superbeing.
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Berkley Medallion Edition, January, 1977
Fifteenth Printing

I picked this up from the Book Nook in Junior High and read it.  The first time it was a little over my head so I re-read it later in high school.
 01-Apr-1984
G P Putnam's Sons
Hardback
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Date Issued:
Cir 01-Apr-1984
Format:
Hardback
Cover Price:
$26.95
Pages*:
517
Internal ID:
266
Publisher:
ISBN:
0-399-12896-4
ISBN-13:
978-0-399-12896-7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
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 01-Feb-1996
Ace
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Date Issued:
Cir 01-Feb-1996
Pages*:
535
Cover Link(s):
Internal ID:
268
Publisher:
ISBN:
0-441-17271-7
ISBN-13:
978-0-441-17271-9
Country:
United States
Language:
English
"One of the monuments of modern science fiction." - Chicago Tribune

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 Muad'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.

"I know nothing comparable to it except Lord of the Rings."
- Arthur C. Clarke

"A portrayal of an alien society more complete and deeply detailed than any other author in the field has managed... a story absorbing equally for its action and philosophical vistas." - Washington Post Book World
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25th anniversary paperback edition.
 01-Oct-1999
Ace
Hardback
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Date Issued:
Cir 01-Oct-1999
Format:
Hardback
Pages*:
528
Cover Link(s):
Internal ID:
267
Publisher:
ISBN:
0-441-00590-X
ISBN-13:
978-0-441-00590-1
Country:
United States
Language:
English
"One of the monuments of modern science fiction." - Chicago Tribune

"A portrayal of an alien society more complete and deeply detailed than any other author in the field has managed... a story absorbing equally for its action and philosophical vistas." - Washington Post Book World

DUNE

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 Muad'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.


"Unique... I know nothing comparable to it except Lord of the Rings."
- Arthur C. Clarke

"Powerful, convincing, and most ingenious."
- Robert A. Heinlein

"One of the landmarks of modern science fiction...  An amazing feat of creation."
- P. Schuyler Miller

"An astonishing science fiction phenomenon."
- Washington Post

"Herbert's creation of this universe, with its intricate development and analysis of ecology, religion, politics and philosophy, remains one of the supreme and seminal achievements in science fiction."
- Louisville Times
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 01-Oct-1999
Ace
Hardback
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Date Issued:
Cir 01-Oct-1999
Format:
Hardback
Cover Link(s):
Internal ID:
269
Publisher:
ISBN:
0-881-03636-6
ISBN-13:
978-0-881-03636-7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
"AN ASTONISHING SCIENCE FICTION PHENOMENON"  WASHINGTON POST

With more than twelve million copies sold worldwide, Frank Herbert's triumphant DUNE books stand among the major achievements of the human imagination.

Set on the desert planet Arrakis, a world more awesome than any other in literature, DUNE begins the story of the man known as Muad'Dib and of a great family's ambition to bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream...

"UNIQUE...  I KNOW OF NOTHING COMPARABLE TO IT EXCEPT THE LORD OF THE RINGS."  - Arthur C. Clarke

"ONE OF THE MONUMENTS OF MODERN SCIENCE FICTION"  - CHICAGO TRIBUNE


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Author(s)

Frank Herbert  
Birth: 08 Oct 1920 Tacoma, Washington, USA
Death: 11 Feb 1986 Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Awards

1966Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of AmericaNebula Award - Best Novel Winner
1966World Science Fiction SocietyHugo Award - Best Novel Winner
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