Dune Author:Frank Herbert [from the back of the book] — "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 — Selected in a readers' poll in 1975 as the greatest novel of imagination of all time, Dune's creation of a rich, detailed world utter... more »ly 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 hat 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.
The climax of this classic novel is one of the most memorable in imaginative literature--but Dune is also the first novel in a trilogy of overpowering scope. The destiny of the man called Muad'dib reaches yet another height in the second novel: Dune Messiah. And the final resolution of these great themes occurs in the third novel, Children of Dune, which will be published in the spring of 1976.« less