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 Arrakis, the focus of an intricate power struggle in a byzantine interstellar empire. Arrakis is the sole source of Melange, the "spice of spices." Melange is necessary for interstellar travel and grants psychic powers and longevity, so whoever controls it wields great influence. The troubles begin when stewardship of Arrakis is transferred by the Emperor from the Harkonnen Noble House to House Atreides. The Harkonnens don't want to give up their privileges, however, and through sabotage and treachery they cast young Duke Paul Atreides out into the planet's harsh environment to die. There he falls in with the Fremen, a tribe of desert dwellers who become the basis of the army with which he will reclaim what's rightfully his. Paul Atreides, though, is far more than just a usurped duke. He might be the end product of a very long-term genetic experiment designed to breed a super human; he might be a messiah. His struggle is at the center of a nexus of powerful people and events, and the repercussions will be felt throughout the Imperium.
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Unique among SF novels . . . I know nothing comparable to it except The Lord of the Rings. ( Arthur C. Clarke)
One of the landmarks of modern science fiction . . . an amazing feat of creation. ( Analog)
Frank Herbert's DUNE is the best-selling science fiction novel of all time, now repackaged as a Great Read.
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Descrizione libro Hodder Paperbacks, 2006. Soft cover. Condizione libro: New. No Jacket. Published In 2006 : New Edition : Hodder Publishing : This Is A Very Thick Paperback At 605 Pages : Tiniest Amount Of Face Rubbing & Wear : Otherwise, As New Throughout : Overall, A Very Nice Book : Codice libro della libreria 21 - 18887
Descrizione libro Hodder Paperback, 2006. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0340839937
Descrizione libro Hodder, 2006. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110340839937