Dune




      Dune
A deluxe hardcover edition of Frank Herbert s epic masterpiece a triumph of the imagination and one of the bestselling science fiction novels of all time This deluxe hardcover edition of Dune includes An iconic new cover Stained edges and fully illustrated endpapers A beautifully designed poster on the interior of the jacket A redesigned world map of Dune An updated Introduction by Brian HerbertSet on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, heir to a noble family tasked with ruling an inhospitable world where the only thing of value is the spice melange, a drug capable of extending life and enhancing consciousness Coveted across the known universe, melange is a prize worth killing forWhen House Atreides is betrayed, the destruction of Paul s family will set the boy on a journey toward a destiny greater than he could ever have imagined And as he evolves into the mysterious man known as Muad Dib, he will 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 is undoubtedly the grandest epic in science fiction. New Download eBook Dune Author Frank Herbert – heartforum.co.uk

Frank Herbert was a critically acclaimed and commercially successful American science fiction author.He is best known for the novel Dune and its five sequels The Dune saga, set in the distant future and taking place over millennia, dealt with themes such as human survival and evolution, ecology, and the intersection of religion, politics, and power, and is widely considered to be among the classics in the field of science fiction.He was the father of fellow author Brian Herbert.


      Dune
 By Frank Herbert IBN : 059309932X Format : Hardcover – heartforum.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 688 pages
  • Dune
  • Frank Herbert
  • English
  • 16 October 2017
  • 059309932X

10 thoughts on “ Dune

  1. Manny says:

    There s a characteristically witty essay by Borges about a man who rewrites Don Quixote, many centuries after Cervantes He publishes a novel with the same title, containing the same words in the same order But, as Borges shows you, the different cultural context means it s a completely new book What was once trite and commonplace is now daring and new, and vice versa It just happens to look like Cervantes s masterpiece.Similarly, imagine the man who was brave or stupid enough to rewrite Dune There s a characteristically witty essay by Borges about a man who rewrites Don Quixote, many centuries after Cervantes He publishes a novel with the same title, containing the same words in the same order But, as Borges shows you, the different cultural context means it s a completely new book What w...

  2. John Wiswell says:

    No one should argue the importance Dune It laid the foundations for a great deal of the themes and constructs in modern science fiction Frank Herbert was as important to the genre as Isaac Asimov and Arthur Clarke Unfortunately, just like them, he s quite dated, and his books can be a labor to read One thing...

  3. Emily (Books with Emily Fox) says:

    Nope Sorry I don t get it.I was able to finish it by listening to the audiobook but I was bored throughout the whole 21h.So many descriptions anyone else found the way Paul s mom describing him kinda weird And let s not even mention how many times I laughed at the main female charact...

  4. Rajat Ubhaykar says:

    In my head, the purpose of this review is very clear It is to convince YOU to read this book Yes, you Waste time noGo grab a copy.Machiavellian intrigue, mythology, religion, politics, imperialism, environmentalism, the nature of power All this set in a mind boggling, frighteningly original world which Herbert ominously terms as an effort at prediction Dune had me hooked First impressionThe very first stirring I felt upon opening the yellowed pages of Dune was that of stumbling upo In my head, the purpose of this review is very clear It is to convince YOU to read this book Yes, you Waste time noGo grab a copy.Machiavellian intrigue, mythology, religion, politics, imperialism, environmentalism, the nature of power All this set in a mind boggling, frighteningly original world which Herbert ominously terms as an effort at prediction Dune had me hooked First impressionThe very first stirring I felt upon opening the yellowed pages of Dune was that of stumbling upon an English translation of an ancient Arabic manuscript of undeniable power and potence which had an epic story to narrate The tone was umistakably sombre and I realized Herbert was not here to merely entertain me, he was here to make me...

  5. Lyn says:

    Dune.No other single syllable means as much to the science fiction genre, a single word that conjures images of sandworms, spice wars, great battles between rival dynastic families and a massively detailed and intricately crafted universe No wonder this is widely regarded as not just a Science Fiction masterpiece, but a literary achievement as well Like a study of Shakespeare, the reader finds that this is an archetype upon which many influences and imitators have based their works The comple Dune.No other single syllable means as much to the science fiction genre, a single word that conjures images of sandworms, spice wars, great battles between rival dynastic families and a massively detailed and intricately crafted universe No wonder this is widely regarded a...

  6. Sean Barrs the Bookdragon says:

    I m sort of tempted to try this again I don t think it ll be worth the hassle though I could never give Dune five stars because I really struggled to get into the novel in the beginning It has taken me almost two months to read This, for me, is a very long time to spend on a book It took me so long to read because I found the writing style incredibly frustrating I had to read whole chapters again so I could get the gist of the plot This wasso in the beginning, which I found particul I m sort of tempted to try this again I don t think it ll be worth the hassle though I could never give Dune five stars because I really struggled to get into the novel in the beginning It has taken me almost two months to read This, for me, is a very long time to spend on a book It took me so long to read because I found the writing style incredibly frustrating I had to read whole chapters again so I could get the gist of the plot This wasso in the beginning, which I found particularly hard to read because of the author s way of shifting between the thoughts of multiple characters I found this very annoying however, I persevered over my initial despondency towards ...

  7. Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin says:

    Update 1.99 on kindle US today 8 6 17I was so worried that I wouldn t understand a thing in this book I will admit there are some things that went over my head but for the most part I figured it out I remember a billion and 65 years ago I watched the movie and was like what the Basically all I remember is Sting and sandworms I would love to watch it again and see if I understand itafter reading the book I m still not sure what all the spices were about on Arrakis I keep thinking it Update 1.99 on kindle US today 8 6 17I was so worried that I wouldn t understand a thing in this book I will admit there are some things that went over my head but for the most part I fi...

  8. Bradley says:

    Update 8 28 17Re read Number 13 I cry when Paul meets Gurney I shiver when Jessica consoles Chani I m awestruck by the peaks and troughs of time, free will, and the weakness in Paul even as he heroically strives against the evil that is about to be unleashed upon the universe sigh Perfection Easily the number one book I ve ever read I waver, sometimes, but right now, it is my absolute favorite Original Review This is a phenomenal classic of literature.It s not just science fictio Update 8 28 17Re read Number 13 I cry when Paul meets Gurney I shiver when Jessica consoles Chani I m awestruck by the peaks and troughs of time, free will, and the weakness in Paul even as he heroically strives against the evil that is about to be unleashed upon the universe sigh Perfection Easil...

  9. carol. says:

    I blame the movie.I was an avid but novice fantasy and sci fi reader in 1984 when David Lynch s Dune rolled out as a big budget adaptation of the 1965 classic book It was an artistic and box office failure with Roger Ebert calling it a real mess, an incomprehensible, ugly, unstructured, pointless excursion Numerous references were made to its excessive length, particularly a tv edition that was over 3 hours long I never did pick up the classic sci fi book, assuming the commentary heard abou I blame the movie.I was an avid but novice fantasy and sci fi reader in 1984 when David Lynch s Dune rolled out as a big budget adaptation of the 1965 classic book It was an artistic and box office failure with Roger Ebert calling it a real mess, an incomprehensible, ugly, unstructured, pointless excursion Numerous references were made to its excessive length, particularly a tv edition that was over 3 hours long I never did pick up the classic sci fi book, assuming the commentary heard about the movie applied to the book All that changed when I broke my finger and found myself with a lot of extra time on my hands groan.Besides,sandworms. Dune has a lo...

  10. Anne says:

    Ok, my only reference for Dune was the 1984 movie with Kyle MacLachlan And, honestly, it was the main reason I ve always wanted to read this book Ohmygod look what that fake looking piece of plastic shit is doing to poor MacLachlan s nose How was he even able to act with that thing pushing his nostrils to the side of his face I can t stop looking at it Anyway.I remember loving that movie when I was young Ahhhh. I honestly didn t remember much about it other than it was sorta weird, there wer Ok, my only reference for Dune was the 1984 movie with Kyle MacLachlan And, honestly, it was the main reason I ve always wanted to read this book Ohmygod look what that fake looking piece of plastic shit is doing to poor MacLachlan s nose How was he even able to act with that thing pushing his nostrils to the side of his face I can t stop looking at it Anyway.I remember loving that movie when I was young Ahhhh. I honestly didn t remember much about it other than it was sorta weird, there were giant worms, a bunch of people had glowing blue eyes, and Sting was in it.After listening to this audiobook, I decided to rewatch the movie and relive the good times Wow Just wow What in the holy...

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