Dune (Hardback)Frank Herbert (author)
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A stunning new gift edition of 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’.
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 Paul succeeds his father, and 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...
Dune: one of the most brilliant science fiction novels ever written, as engrossing and heart-rending today as it was when it was first published half a century ago.
Read the book which inspired the 2021 Denis Villeneuve epic film adaptation, Dune, starring Oscar Isaac, Timothee Chalamet, Zendaya and Josh Brolin.
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 624
Weight: 901 g
Dimensions: 236 x 160 x 54 mm
'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
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