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Dune (Dune Chronicles, Bk 1)
Dune - Dune Chronicles, Bk 1
Author: Frank Herbert
Opposing forces struggle for control of the universe when the arch-enemy of the cosmic emperor is banished to a barren world where savages fight for water. — 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...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780441172719
ISBN-10: 0441172717
Publication Date: 9/1/1990
Pages: 535
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 470 ratings
Publisher: Ace Charter
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
Helpful Score: 9
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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Helpful Score: 3
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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Helpful Score: 2
Awesome book, one of the best I've read in a long time.
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Helpful Score: 1
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
Dune helped create the science fiction genre. It's a must-read for any sci-fi fan, but is somewhat overrated. Or perhaps it only seems that way because it has been so frequently imitated.
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A beautiful book - the type of story that you're sad to see end. Very excited for the rest of the series.
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Easily one of the greatest science fiction novels of all time. My only grudge with the book is how some characters are flawless 'Mary Sues'.

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