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This Hugo and Nebula Award winner is widely to be considered the most prescient SF novel ever. It tells the sweeping tale of a desert planet called ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.286


by db25 on Apr 7, 2009

the best science fiction book of the last century. herbert draws you into his world full of spice, prescience, witchcraft, revolution, and everything else you can imagine. it's elegant and lively, stimulating and suspenseful. i've read it probably a dozen times and don't plan on stopping anytime ... More


A great idea but clunky writing

by Ellyb on Sep 29, 2008

Let me tread carefully here. I fully understand why so many reviewers are so taken with this novel, and I cannot blame them. The idea behind the story is a good one, maybe even a great one, and I can only imagine that if Herbert were working in Hollywood today, he would be the creator behind some ... More


A Comparison of Mini Series to Novel

by toonboi on Jan 19, 2008

The SciFi channel mini series got me interested in the "Dune" saga. Frank Herbert's writing was choppy and not easy to read compared to Herbert & Anderson's, which really flowed. I enjoyed comparing the book to the mini series. I learned more about the saga, like Jessica's personality was a lot more ... More



by sleepn on Aug 20, 2007

Not everybody may like Dune, but nobody may simply ignore Dune. The scope of Dune is dizzying. It chronicles the life of one boy, Paul Atreides, growing up in the harsh desert world Arrakis. But that is only the tip of the iceberg. Frank Herbert weaves in an enormous number of layers into this novel ... More


One of the best SF books of the 20th Century

by Rexton on Apr 3, 2007

This is the story of a boy named Paul, and how he learns to survive and to live in an extremely hostile universe. It is also possibly the first SF novel where ecology plays a major political and religious role in the story. It is at least 10,000 years into the future, and the known galaxy is ruled ... More

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