Dune

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Victor Gollancz Limited, 2001 - 445 pages
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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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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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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 (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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