Dune

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Gollancz, 2001 - 445 pages
94 Reviews
The Duke of Atreides has been manoeuvred by his arch enemy, Baron Harkonnen, into administering the desert planet of Dune. Although it is almost completely without water, Dune is a planet of fabulous wealth, for it is the only source of a drug prized throughout the Galactic Empire. The Duke and his son, Paul, are expecting treachery and it duly comes - but from a shockingly unexpected place. Then, when Paul succeeds his father, he becomes a catalyst for the native people of Dune, whose knowledge of the ecology of the planet gives them vast power. They have been waiting for a leader like Paul Atreides, a leader who can harness that force...

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... not in the traditional writing style. - Goodreads
I feel the ending was stunted. - Goodreads
It is a page turner though. - Flipkart
My second point is the ending. - Goodreads

Review: Dune (Dune Chronicles #1)

User Review  - Chrissyreads - Goodreads

Dune is a classic sci fi novel. If you have trouble reading older sci fi novels because of the way pacing is, you may want to start with Dune. While Dune still has many characteristics of writing ... Read full review

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User Review  - VincentDarlage - LibraryThing

Seriously... one of the best books ever written. I love this book. I have read it and reread it many times over the past 25 years since I first read it. Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Frank Herbert (1920-86) was born in Tacoma, Washington and worked as a reporter and later editor of a number of West Coast newspapers before becoming a full-time writer. His first sf story was published in 1952 but he achieved fame more than ten years later with the publication in Analog of Dune World and The Prophet of Dune that were amalgamated in the novel Dune in 1965.

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