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

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Published: 27/10/2022
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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 its precious resource, ‘spice’.

Before The Matrix, before Star Wars, before Ender's Game and Neuromancer, there was Dune: winner of the prestigious Hugo and Nebula awards, and widely considered one of the greatest science fiction novels ever written.

Melange, or 'spice', is the most valuable - and rarest - element in the universe; a drug that does everything from increasing a person's life-span to making interstellar travel possible. And it can only be found on a single planet: the inhospitable desert world Arrakis.

Whoever controls Arrakis controls the spice. And whoever controls the spice controls the universe.

When the Emperor transfers stewardship of Arrakis from the noble House Harkonnen to House Atreides, the Harkonnens fight back, murdering Duke Leto Atreides. Paul, his son, and Lady Jessica, his concubine, flee into the desert. On the point of death, they are rescued by a band for Fremen, the native people of Arrakis, who control Arrakis' second great resource: the giant worms that burrow beneath the burning desert sands.

In order to avenge his father and retake Arrakis from the Harkonnens, Paul must earn the trust of the Fremen and lead a tiny army against the innumerable forces aligned against them. And his journey will change the universe.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781399611176
Number of pages: 624
Weight: 623 g
Dimensions: 214 x 132 x 50 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

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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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