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Dune (S.F. Masterworks)

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Dune (S.F. Masterworks) by Frank Herbert
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The epic story of the planet Arrakis, its Atreides rulers and their mortal enemies the Harkonnens is the finest, most widely acclaimed and enduring science fiction novel of this century. Huge in scope, towering in concept, it is a work that will live on in the reader’s imagination.

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 …

Accolades

Hugo Award Winner 1966
Nebula Award Winner 1966
1998 Locus Poll - Best SF Novel Before 1990
1987 Locus Poll - Best All-Time SF Novel
1975 Locus Poll - Best All-Time Novel

Reviews

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

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

'One of the landmarks of modern science fiction … an amazing feat of creation.' -- Analog

"So completely did Mr. Herbert work out the interactions of man and beast and geography and climate that [ Dune] became the standard for a new subgenre of `ecological' science fiction." The New York Times

Author Biography

Frank Herbert (1920-86) was born in Tacoma, Washington and worked as a reporter and later editor of a number of West Coast newspapers before becoming a full-time writer. His first sf story was published in 1952 but he achieved fame more than ten years later with the publication in Analog of DUNE WORLD and THE PROPHET OF DUNE, amalgamated in the novel DUNE in 1965.
Release date NZ
October 18th, 2007
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Gateway
Pages
624
Dimensions
133x204x62
ISBN-13
9780575081505
Product ID
1656967

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