Dune (Dune #1)

Dune (Dune #1)

This book was mistakenly published under ISBN13: 9780965017763. Set in the far future amidst a sprawling feudal interstellar empire where planetary dynasties are controlled by noble houses that owe an allegiance to the imperial House Corrino, Dune tells the story of young Paul Atreides (the heir apparent to Duke Leto Atreides and heir of House Atreides) as he and his family This book was mistakenly published under ISBN13: 9780965017763. Set in the far future amidst a sprawling feudal in...

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Title:Dune (Dune #1)
Author:Frank Herbert
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Genres:Science Fiction
ISBN:Dune
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:604 pages pages

Dune (Dune #1) Reviews

  • J.G. Keely
    Jun 01, 2007
    People often forget that this series is what innovated our modern concept of science fiction (up until Neuromancer and The Martix, at least). Dune took the Space Opera and asked if it might be more than spandex, dildo-shaped rockets, and scantily-clad green women. Herbert created a vas...
  • John Wiswell
    Jun 24, 2007
    No one should argue the importance Dune. It laid the foundations for a great deal of the themes and constructs in modern science fiction. Frank Herbert was as important to the genre as Isaac Asimov and Arthur Clarke. Unfortunately, just like them, he's quite dated, and his books can be...
  • Manny
    Nov 20, 2008
    There's a characteristically witty essay by Borges about a man who rewrites Don Quixote, many centuries after Cervantes. He publishes a novel with the same title, containing the same words in the same order. But, as Borges shows you, the different cultural context means it's a complete...
  • Carol.
    Oct 03, 2015
    I blame the movie. I was an avid but novice fantasy and sci-fi reader in 1984 when David Lynch?s Dune rolled out as a big-budget adaptation of the 1965 classic book. It was an artistic and box-office failure with Roger Ebert calling it ?a real mess, an incomprehensible, ugly, un...
  • Bradley
    Mar 25, 2013
    Update 8/28/17 Re-read. Number 13. :) I cry when Paul meets Gurney. I shiver when Jessica consoles Chani. I'm awestruck by the peaks and troughs of time, free-will, and the weakness in Paul even as he heroically strives against the evil that is about to be unleashed upon the univers...
  • Rajat Ubhaykar
    Mar 22, 2011
    In my head, the purpose of this review is very clear. It is to convince YOU to read this book. Yes, you! Waste time no more. Go grab a copy. Machiavellian intrigue, mythology, religion, politics, imperialism, environmentalism, the nature of power. All this set in a mind-boggling, fr...
  • Lyn
    Jul 18, 2011
    Dune. No other single syllable means as much to the science fiction genre, a single word that conjures images of sandworms, spice wars, great battles between rival dynastic families and a massively detailed and intricately crafted universe. No wonder this is widely regarded as not j...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin
    Jun 02, 2015
    Update: $1.99 on kindle US today 8-6-17 I was so worried that I wouldn't understand a thing in this book. I will admit there are some things that went over my head but for the most part I figured it out. I remember a billion and 65 years ago I watched the movie and was like ...
  • Bookdragon Sean
    May 02, 2015
    I?m sort of tempted to try this again. I don?t think it?ll be worth the hassle though. I could never give Dune five stars because I really struggled to get into the novel in the beginning. It has taken me almost two months to read. This, for me, is a very long time to spend o...
  • Petrik
    Nov 10, 2017
    3.5/5 Stars Dune oh Dune, seems like I need to raise my Shield Wall for this review. Dune is one of the most important pieces of literature for the Sci-Fi genre. I?ve been raking my brain for hours on how to properly explain the importance of Dune in the sci-fi literature but y...