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Review :: Dune


This series is something that you'll never be able to forget. It took me all of five months to actually read all of this series and I most certainly do not regret it. What Seregil says it true, unfortunatly. The rest of the series was not the best and the ending is somewhat disappointing, but it's worth the read. I also agree that you can not call yourself a sci-fi fan if you've never read this.

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Dune

Serial publication in Analog magazine 1963–1964. First book edition 1965.

Hugo Award 1966, Nebula Award 1966.

The most famous, widely acclaimed and popular of all sf novels

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.