Paul Atreides moves with his family to the planet Dune and is forced into exile when his father's government is overthrown. The first book in the series.
Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Muad'Dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family -- and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.
A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism and politics, Dune won the first Nebula Award, shared the Hugo Award, and formed the basis of what is undoubtedly the grandest epic in science fiction.
"I know nothing comparable to it except Lord of the Rings".
-- Arthur C. Clarke
Reprint. Originally published: Philadelphia, Pa.: Chilton Books, 1965.;Frequently republished with the same ISBN.
is the bestselling author of the Dune saga. He was born in Tacoma, Washington, and educated at the University of Washington, Seattle. He worked a wide variety of jobs--including TV cameraman, radio commentator, oyster diver, jungle survival instructor, lay analyst, creative writing teacher, reporter and editor of several West Coast newspapers--before becoming a full-time writer.
In 1952, Herbert began publishing science fiction with "Looking for Something?" in
. But his emergence as a writer of major stature did not occur until 1965, with the publication of
Children of Dune
God Emperor of Dune
Heretics of Dune
followed, completing the saga that the
would call "one of the monuments of modern science fiction." Herbert is also the author of some twenty other books, including
The White Plague
The Dosadi Experiment
. He died in 1986.
Praise for Dune
Table of Contents:
"I know nothing comparable to it except
The Lord of the Rings
."--Arthur C. Clarke
"It is possible that
is even more relevant now than when it was first published."--
The New Yorker
"An astonishing science fiction phenomenon."--
The Washington Post
"One of the monuments of modern science fiction."--
"Powerful, convincing, and most ingenious."--Robert A. Heinlein
"Herbert's creation of this universe, with its intricate development and analysis of ecology, religion, politics and philosophy, remains one of the supreme and seminal achievements in science fiction."--
Book I. Dune
Book II. Muad'dib
Book III. The Prophet
Appendix I: The Ecology of Dune
Appendix II: The Religion of Dune
Appendix III: Report on Bene Gesserit
Motives and Purposes
Appendix IV: The Almanaken-Ashraf
(Selected Excerpts of the Noble Houses)
Terminology of the Imperium
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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Frank Herbert's classic masterpiece--a triumph of the imagination and one of the bestselling science fiction novels of all time.
Set on the desert planet Arrakis,
is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, heir to a noble family tasked with ruling an inhospitable world where the only thing of value is the "spice" melange, a drug capable of extending life and enhancing consciousness. Coveted across the known universe, melange is a prize worth killing for....
When House Atreides is betrayed, the destruction of Paul's family will set the boy on a journey toward a destiny greater than he could ever have imagined. And as he evolves into the mysterious man known as Muad'Dib, he will bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.
A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism and politics,
won the first Nebula Award, shared the Hugo Award, and formed the basis of what is undoubtedly the grandest epic in science fiction.