Dune

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Turtleback Books, Sep 1, 1990 - Fiction - 535 pages
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In 1965, after being rejected by more than a dozen publishing houses, a book called "Dune" was brought out by the Chilton Book Company. Its respected author, journalist Frank Herbert, had written "Dune" with nothing more in mind than to entertain his readers with the telling of a particularly complex story, one which had occupied his thoughts for more than six years. No one - not Herbert, not Chilton, not the science fiction community at the time - had any idea that "Dune" would be adopted and read by successive generations with a fervor bordering on cult worship. Or that it would prove to be merely the first of what have now become five international bestsellers about a desert world of the future - the planet Arrakis, called Dune.

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Fantastic plot and storytelling. - weRead
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Review: Dune (Dune Chronicles #1)

User Review  - SM Carrière - Goodreads

Oh thank goodness! I remembered this book as being fantastic when I first read it. I was in my very early teens (probably pre-teens, since I remember feeling naughty reading a book intended for an ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dave B. - Goodreads

I absolutely love this classic Sci-Fi novel. Its a great story with some wonderful lines. This was my third time reading Dune. There are only two points I question, first its very hard to believe the ... Read full review

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About the author (1990)

Frank Herbert worked originally as a journalist, but then turned to science fiction. His Dune series has had a major impact on that genre. Some critics assert that Herbert is responsible for bringing in a new branch of ecological science fiction. He had a personal interest in world ecology, and consulted with the governments of Vietnam and Pakistan about ecological issues. The length of some of Herbert's novels also helped make it acceptable for science fiction authors to write longer books. It is clear that, if the reader is engaged by the story---and Herbert certainly has the ability to engage his readers---length is not important. As is usually the case with popular fiction, it comes down to whether or not the reader is entertained, and Herbert is, above all, an entertaining and often compelling writer. His greatest talent is his ability to create new worlds that are plausible to readers, in spite of their alien nature, such as the planet Arrakis in the Dune series.

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