Gollancz, 2001 - 445 pages
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Xleptodactylous - LibraryThing
I spent my childhood on Neopets, not realising that the site had 34% referenced Dune until I left it. This book brought back some good times, man. It's also a corker of a book, but goes on about water a bit much. Read full review
Review: Dune (Dune Chronicles #1)User Review - Tommy Grooms - Goodreads
Dune was far more than a story with space as a backdrop. The book did a superb job of tying the setting into its mood, and its vocabulary was familiar and foreign at the same time. The characters were ... Read full review