dune

by frank herbert

5 avg rating
Book 17 of 57 in the Most Influential Fantasy Books
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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.

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Won 2 awards in total

Nebula
Hugo
1966

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5 comments
amanda finley | 2013-05-11 01:33:05
I loved this series when I first started reading novels. Though personally the newer ones where Brandon is collaborating don't have the power the first four did.
Anonymous | 2013-05-23 03:03:46
Incomparable. One of the best sci-fi novels ever written.
Anonymous | 2013-09-29 03:49:49
I agree, this is my definitive favorite novel.
Anonymous | 2014-10-03 08:00:11
This is the most thought provoking series of all time.
Anonymous | 2015-03-03 04:57:44
Probably one of the greatest books I've ever read, should be required reading at school
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