Dune

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Victor Gollancz Limited, 1999 - Dune (Imaginary place) - 445 pages
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Herbert's evocative, epic tale is set on the desert planet Arrakis, the focus for a complex political and military struggle with galaxy-wide repercussions. Arrakis is the source of spice, a mind enhancing drug which makes interstellar travel possible, and therefore the most valuable substance in the galaxy. When Duke Atreides and his family take up court there, they fall into a trap set by his rival, Baron Harkonnen. The Duke is poisoned, but his wife and her son Paul escape to the vast and arid deserts of Arrakis, which have given it the name Dune. They join the Fremen, natives of the planet who have learnt to live in this harsh and complex ecosystem. But learning to survive is not enough - Paul's destiny was mapped out long ago and his mother is committed to seeing it fulfilled.

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Review: Dune (Dune Chronicles #1)

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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 (1999)

Frank Herbert was a reporter and editor of a number of West Coast papers before becoming a full time writer in the 50's. He died in 1986.

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