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Staff Pick

I'm sure other Powell's employees have chosen Dune as a staff pick, and for good reason: It's a science fiction classic. It is densely written and almost prophetic in nature. The spice, and the desert wars over it, sound so very much like our current situation regarding oil in the Middle East. Tinged with the supernatural, filled with believable characters, and laced with the very spice it is about, this book is an unparalleled work of science fiction. Herbert manages to create a whole new and possible galaxy. The only thing holding Dune back from "graduating" to the literature sections of bookstores is that it is too much a science fiction novel, though I feel it is as well written as any piece of great literature. I recommend this to any and all readers (even those who despise science fiction). I believe it should fall into the same category as 1984, The Great Gatsby, or To Kill a Mockingbird: a classic.
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Set on the desert planet Arakis, 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 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.

Review:

"A portrayal of an alien society more complete and deeply detailed than any other author in the field has managed...a story absorbing equally for its action and philosophical vistas...An astonishing science fiction phenomenon." The Washington Post

Review:

"Unique...I know nothing comparable to it except Lord of the Rings." Arthur C. Clarke

Review:

"One of the monuments of modern science fiction." Chicago Tribune

Review:

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

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

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 it undoubtedly the grandest epic in science fiction.

About the Author

Frank Herbert (1920-1986) created the most beloved novel in the annals of science fiction, Dune. He was a man of many facets, of countless passageways that ran through an intricate mind. His magnum opus is a reflection of this, a classic work that stands as one of the most complex, multi-layered novels ever written in any genre. Today the novel is more popular than ever, with new readers continually discovering it and telling their friends to pick up a copy. It has been translated into dozens of languages and has sold almost 20 million copies.

Table of Contents

Dune 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

Map

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alexander.deback, July 25, 2014 (view all comments by alexander.deback)
Titanic sand worms that excrete invaluable resources sought by the powerful and denizens of a desert world that resist against them; sounds like a good one to me.
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craig.j.cude, July 25, 2014 (view all comments by craig.j.cude)
I've never read the book but have always wanted to! I've heard it's a must-read classic. I'd love to join in on the read.
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dkjerore, July 25, 2014 (view all comments by dkjerore)
First time subscriber to the Science Friday book club, and extremely excited to read Dune for the first time. What an interesting parallel to what we are facing on an eco level now. I lived in Northern California for four years, but am now living in Virginia. I am an avid listener to NPR and am teaching my two very young daughters' the importance of conservation. Reading Dune will be great way to get the entire family involved, and bring a different perspective of learning on a scientific/ science fiction fun way. I have been looking for a local book club, but with little time - this is perfect timing! Thank you for your continued programing, and for this wonderful addition to my summer reading list.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780441172719
Author:
Herbert, Frank
Publisher:
Ace Books
Author:
Various
Author:
Frank
Author:
Herbert
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Dune (imaginary place)
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Dune (Imaginary place) -- Fiction.
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series:
Dune
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
19900931
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
896
Dimensions:
6.88x4.20x.90 in. .56 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Staff Pick" by ,

I'm sure other Powell's employees have chosen Dune as a staff pick, and for good reason: It's a science fiction classic. It is densely written and almost prophetic in nature. The spice, and the desert wars over it, sound so very much like our current situation regarding oil in the Middle East. Tinged with the supernatural, filled with believable characters, and laced with the very spice it is about, this book is an unparalleled work of science fiction. Herbert manages to create a whole new and possible galaxy. The only thing holding Dune back from "graduating" to the literature sections of bookstores is that it is too much a science fiction novel, though I feel it is as well written as any piece of great literature. I recommend this to any and all readers (even those who despise science fiction). I believe it should fall into the same category as 1984, The Great Gatsby, or To Kill a Mockingbird: a classic.

"Review" by , "A portrayal of an alien society more complete and deeply detailed than any other author in the field has managed...a story absorbing equally for its action and philosophical vistas...An astonishing science fiction phenomenon."
"Review" by , "Unique...I know nothing comparable to it except Lord of the Rings."
"Review" by , "One of the monuments of modern science fiction."
"Review" by , "Powerful, convincing, and most ingenious."
"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by ,
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 it undoubtedly the grandest epic in science fiction.

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