DuneBook - 1965
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SFPL_SherryW Jun 23, 2020
The 1965 Frank Herbert science fiction novel involving the clash of factions contending for control over a bleak desert world.
One of the best-selling and most influential science fiction novels of all time, Dune was written in the 1960s by the Potrero Hill resident and San Francisco Examiner writer Frank Herbert. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Herbert’s stirring space opera teems with adventure, political intrigue an... Read More »
Set on the desert planet Arrakis, this is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Muad'Dib, avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family, and bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.
Still topping many top science fiction lists, Frank Herbert’s Dune is a worthy winner of both the Hugo award and the first ever Nebula award. Dune is an action-packed adventure that is gripping from start to finish with noble heroes, vile villains, and a setting that still inspires imaginations a... Read More »
First of 6 in the Dune Chronicles. Set in the far future amidst a sprawling feudal interstellar empire where planetary dynasties are controlled by noble houses that owe an allegiance to the imperial House Corrino, Dune tells the story of young Paul Atreides (the heir apparent to Duke Leto Atreide... Read More »
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"Think on it, Chani: that princess will have the name, yet she'll live as less than a concubine - never to know a moment of tenderness from the man to whom she's bound. While we, Chani, we who carry the name of concubine - history will call is wives." -Jessica
GURNEY: "They said you were dead."
PAUL: "And it seemed the best protection to let them think so."
"Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense, But the real universe is always one step beyond logic." -Princess Irulan
"The concept of progress acts as a protective mechanism to shield us from the terrors of the future." - Princess Irulan
"Law is the ultimate science. Thus it reads above the Emperor's door. I propose to show him law." -Paul Atreides
The mystery of life isn't a problem to solve, but a reality to experience."
—Frank Herbert, Dune
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Paul Atreides, the heir to house Atreides, flees to the uncivilized but resource rich planet of Arrakis after his home is usurped by the conspiring house of Harkonnen. Paul is taken in by the natives of Arrakis, the Fremen, along with his pregnant mother, where he is integrated into their secretive society and spiritual orders. Living among the Fremen awakens a new sense of self and identity in the young man, who vows to glorify his family once more while fighting for the freedom and prosperity that the Fremen used to have before the great intergalactic houses colonized their home planet to lay claim to the addictive and powerful spice trade.