Dune Author:Frank Herbert WINNER OF SCIENCE FICTION'S HUGO AND NEBULA AWARDS — DUNE — is one of those rare novels that has met with unanimous praise, both in science fiction and literary circles. Since the time of its first publication, it has become a bestselling classic, hailed as a landmark in the field and as an amazing feat of creation. — DUNE — "seems to me unique amo... more »ng modern sf novels in the depth of its characterization and the extraordinary details of the world it creates."-Arthur C. Clarke, author of "2001:A SPACE ODYSSEY."
"is powerful, convincing, and most ingenious."-Robert A. Heinlein, author of "STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND."
A planet of harsh deserts, subtly shifting sand tides and overwhelming storms ripping across the bleak landscape.
A forbidding world where water was more precious than the rarest jewel, and men went in fear of the awesome shai-hulud, huge sandworms that dwarfed even the interstellar spaceships.
The nexus of a galactic plot encompassing more worlds and more lives than even the treacherous star-noblemen who had spawned it could guess-and where ultimately would arise the Lisan al-Gaib, the savior foretold in the prophecies of a tormented, angry people ripe for bloody revolt.
FRANK HERBERT was born in 1920 in Wasington State. He is a newspaperman by profession as well as a writer and photographer. A previous novel won him the International Fantasy Award, and this present one the Hugo and Nebula awards, making him the first writer to carry off all three.
His long labors on DUNE, involving an enormous amount of scientic and historic research, were shared by his wife, three children, and, as he puts it, "that familiar of many writers," a large cat. He has studied such diverse sciences as undersea geology, psychology, navigation, and jungle botany. The result of this many-sided life is a many-faceted mind.« less