Dune: Volume 1

· Dune Book 1 · Sold by Penguin
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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE directed by Denis Villeneuve, starring Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Jason Momoa, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, David Dastmalchian, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Chang Chen, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Charlotte Rampling, and Javier Bardem.

Frank Herbert’s classic masterpiece—a triumph of the imagination and one of the bestselling science fiction novels of all time.

Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, heir to a noble family tasked with ruling an inhospitable world where the only thing of value is the “spice” melange, a drug capable of extending life and enhancing consciousness. Coveted across the known universe, melange is a prize worth killing for....

When House Atreides is betrayed, the destruction of Paul’s family will set the boy on a journey toward a destiny greater than he could ever have imagined. And as he evolves into the mysterious man known as Muad’Dib, he will 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.
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John Friend Richardson
August 19, 2015
A short story read that is in fact a very good full novel. It has only one big problem, you start it to go to sleep,but read through till the end regardless of how many hours,days,or weeks it has taken you to experience the world of the the Dune universe
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Glenn Martin
March 7, 2020
I have read , dune , dune messiah , God emperor of dune ( which is the fourth book) and the third book but I can not think of the name of it but let me tell you there is intrigue, action , failed takeovers and power grabs, it has an dysfunctional family the atreides family, it has war and political intrigue I only read four of Frank Herbert's original books so I am able to say them four books is a very good read.
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Sithy Bouphasavanh
October 6, 2020
The intricacies and vividness of the world created was masterful. This epic touched on so many things related to religion, politics and the power they both wield. The story follows Paul on his journey on a new world and how he's destined to bring together everyone by legend and sheer force.
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About the author

Frank Herbert is the bestselling author of the Dune saga. He was born in Tacoma, Washington, and educated at the University of Washington, Seattle. He worked a wide variety of jobs—including TV cameraman, radio commentator, oyster diver, jungle survival instructor, lay analyst, creative writing teacher, reporter and editor of several West Coast newspapers—before becoming a full-time writer.

In 1952, Herbert began publishing science fiction with “Looking for Something?” in Startling Stories. But his emergence as a writer of major stature did not occur until 1965, with the publication of Dune. Dune Messiah, Children of Dune, God Emperor of Dune, Heretics of Dune, and Chapterhouse: Dune followed, completing the saga that the Chicago Tribune would call “one of the monuments of modern science fiction.” Herbert is also the author of some twenty other books, including The White Plague, The Dosadi Experiment, and Destination: Void. He died in 1986.

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