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Ace premium edition.
New York : Ace Books, 2010.
Physical Description:
884 pages : map ; 19 cm.
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bk. 1.
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"Includes an afterword by Brian Herbert"--Page [4] of cover.
Book 1. Dune -- Book 2. Muad'Dib -- Book 3. The prophet -- Appendix I. Ecology of Dune -- Appendix II. Religion of Dune -- Appendix III. Report on Bene Gessereit motives and purposes -- Appendix IV. Almanak en-Ashraf (selected excerpts of the Noble Houses) -- Terminology of the Imperium -- Cartographic notes -- Map -- Afterword / Brian Herbert.
Follows the adventures of Paul Atreides, the son of a betrayed duke given up for dead on a treacherous desert planet and adopted by its fierce, nomadic people, who help him unravel his most unexpected destiny.
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Accelerated Reader AR UG 5.7 28.0 18556.
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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.

Author Notes

Frank Herbert was born Franklin Patrick Herbert, Jr. in Tacoma, Washington on October 8, 1920. He worked originally as a journalist, but then turned to science fiction. His Dune series has had a major impact on that genre. Some critics assert that Herbert is responsible for bringing in a new branch of ecological science fiction. He had a personal interest in world ecology, and consulted with the governments of Vietnam and Pakistan about ecological issues.

The length of some of Herbert's novels also helped make it acceptable for science fiction authors to write longer books. It is clear that, if the reader is engaged by the story---and Herbert certainly has the ability to engage his readers---length is not important. As is usually the case with popular fiction, it comes down to whether or not the reader is entertained, and Herbert is, above all, an entertaining and often compelling writer. His greatest talent is his ability to create new worlds that are plausible to readers, in spite of their alien nature, such as the planet Arrakis in the Dune series.

Frank Herbert died of complications from pancreatic cancer on February, 11, 1986, in Madison, Wisconsin. He was 65.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Library Journal Review

This sf classic, set on a desert planet, is brought to vibrant life by a full cast of performers. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.