Dune - S.F. Masterworks (Hardback)
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Dune - S.F. Masterworks (Hardback)

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Hardback 624 Pages
Published: 18/10/2007
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One of the pivotal works of literary science fiction, Frank Herbert’s sand-blasted epic details the internecine battles for control of the desert planet Arrakis and the precious resource of spice, which is contained there. Sweeping, engaging and utterly unique, Dune fully deserves its monolithic reputation.

What The Lord of the Rings is to fantasy, Dune is to science fiction. Presenting one of the most influential works of all time, which has inspired countless other stories for more than half a century, this is an awe-inspiring world, and a story of truly epic scope.

'An astonishing science fiction phenomenon' WASHINGTON POST
'I know nothing comparable to it except The Lord of the Rings' Arthur C Clarke
'It is possible that Dune is even more relevant now than when it was first published' NEW YORKER

Paul Atreides, son of Duke Leto Atreides, and all of his family have been sent to the planet Arrakis, having been outmanoeuvred by their arch-enemy Baron Harkonnen.

Arrakis - also known as Dune - is an arid place, but a planet of fabulous wealth, the only source of a drug prized throughout the Galactic Empire: Spice.

What will happen next will change everything. There are secrets on Dune, known only to the planet's native people, the Fremen. They have been waiting for their moment to make their move.

Paul will be brought into the path by terrible events beyond his control. But Paul himself is important. He is the child of destiny, a child of prophecy, and within him is the power to bring the Empire to its knees.

Joint winner of the HUGO AWARD for best novel, 1966
Winner of the NEBULA AWARD for best novel, 1965

Read the book which inspired the Academy Award-winning and jaw-dropping cinematic events Dune: Part One (2021) and Dune: Part Two (2024). A science fiction spectacular like no other, this is a deeply climate conscious novel, and a compelling family saga for the ages.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9780575081505
Number of pages: 624
Weight: 620 g
Dimensions: 200 x 140 x 52 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

I know nothing comparable to it except The Lord of the Rings - Arthur C. Clarke

It is possible that Dune is even more relevant now than when it was first published - NEW YORKER

An astonishing science fiction phenomenon - WASHINGTON POST

One of the monuments of modern science fiction - CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Powerful, convincing, and most ingenious - Robert A. Heinlein

A novel of extraordinary complexity ... the work of a speculative intellect with few rivals in modern sf - THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SCIENCE FICTION

A tight mesmerising fabric, interwoven with a potent element of mysticism ... intensely realised - Brian W Aldiss

Huge and important . . . it feels grand, it's blood-stirring - Neil Gaiman

The most significant science fiction novel of the twentieth century - The Times Literary Supplement

Dune: science fiction's answer to The Lord of the Rings - The Guardian

Astonishing in its scope and thought-provoking in its breadth of themes, Dune is an unforgettable fantasy adventure like no other - Woman & Home

A sweeping work of science-fiction that helped define the genre and bring it to the mainstream - The Independent

One of the most famous novels in the history of science fiction, Dune remains as popular today as it ever was - SciFiNow

Science-fiction at its most majestic, unsettling and enveloping - Daily Telegraph

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“Dune”

Science fiction novels are not normally my cup of tea. However, I found Dune to be an amazingly well written, well thought out book that keeps you interested and emotionally connected to the characters to the end.... More

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“Superb and Epic SF Classic”

This has been lurking on my shelves for a number of years, and finally got around to picking it up and reading it.

The Atredies family has been sent to the planet Arrakis, source of spice. They are betrayed by the... More

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“Conservation, jihad and A.I.”

The influence of this seminal sixties novel is evident in works as diverse as Star Wars and Phillip Pullman’s His Dark Materials.

Herbert has penned a convincing futuristic feudal intergalactic empire, replete with... More

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