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Dune (Dune Chronicles, Bk 1)
Dune - Dune Chronicles, Bk 1
Author: Frank Herbert
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 Maud'dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family--and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattai...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780425064344
ISBN-10: 0425064344
Publication Date: 5/15/1983
Pages: 539
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4.5 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed Dune (Dune Chronicles, Bk 1) on + 14 more book reviews
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The making of a man and the future of a planet are intertwined in this Science Fiction classic. Paul Atreides is the heir to his Father's Dukedom on th Planet Arrakis. The planet is the key to intergalatic commerece because of its large supply of spice. As Paul completes the rite of passage from child to man a new generation make their mark and it all begins in Dune.
Rarely, does a story capture me from the beginning like Herbert does here. The characters leave an indelible mark on the reader and move the story at a brisk pace. This is not an average sci-fi story. It has many levels of religious, political and ecological overtones that still hold significant meaning in today' world. I highly reccomend this brilliant Hugo and Nebula Award winning novel.
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Helpful Score: 3
In book one a young Paul Atreides has been having visions. In his dreams he sees his future home, his future lover, and his future strife. His father, aware he's walking into a trap, proceeds to move from his ancestral home to a plant that most would consider an un-livable hell, were it not for the spice*. A feud dating back centuries is coming to a head. The traitorous House Harkonnen has been plotting in the shadows. One house will fall, another will rise.

*The spice is a mysterious drug which is used by the wealthy to prolong life, boost the immune system, flavor meals, and provide pleasure. The drug is used by the Spacing Guild, who's navigators "swim" in a gas created from the spice and, with their mutated biology, gain a limited ability to predict the future. This is a nessissary ability since they guide ships faster than light.

This book is a "Must" for any SciFi/Adventure fan. Frank Herbert tells an epic tale that only starts with this book. When you put down this book after reading the last page I hope you feel what I felt. The story is simply amazing. While the first book feels complete you want more. However with 13 more books in the series, ("Road To Dune" I'm counting as supplemental) you have much more adventure in store.
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I had to read this for a college class and loved it. Out of 15 novels I had to read for that class, this was one of my favorites. It takes you out of your comfort zone and makes you think about how you need to pay attention to your enviorment and all that it can do for you.
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Awesome book, one of the best I've read in a long time.
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I don't usually read science fiction books but this is really good! This is hailed as the bestselling science fiction novel of all time. It was made into a movie too.
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reviewed Dune (Dune Chronicles, Bk 1) on + 3 more book reviews
I loved this book when I was younger and I still enjoyed it now, but this time I was noticing that Herbert doesn't just future foreshadow events, he pretty much gives them away. On the other hand, the complex universe and political system that he has created is still very impressive and I am now eager to go re-read the rest of the series.
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An amazing story! If you haven't read Dune, you should. All sci-fi fans should read Dune at least once. This is one of the 20th Century's great novels. It's my most favorite work of science fiction. I first read this over 15 years ago. The story has stayed with me all these years. The world building is amazing. This story takes place in a far flung future, but no matter the time period, humans are still the same. You can relate to what's in the story.

Each time I read the book again, I come away with some new detail, some new bit of information I didn't pick up earlier. Dune is staggering in its scope. There are plots within plots. And the characters are fascinating and well constructed. Frank Herbert has covered everything in this book from political intrigue, betrayals, action, power, greed, philosophy, religion, ecology, love...
This book is unlike any other sci-fi book. There's so much complexity to the story that so far no one has made a decent film out of it though a few have tried.

Beware that the prequels written by Frank Herbert's son aren't as good as the original.
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Classic Science Fiction at its best....I know of nothing comparable to it except the Lord of the Rings!

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