Herbert¿s evocative, epic tale is set on the desert planet Arrakis, the focus for a complex political and military struggle with galaxy-wide repercussions. Arrakis is the source of spice, a mind enhancing drug which makes interstellar travel possible, and therefore the most valuable substance in the galaxy. When Duke Atreides and his family take up court there, they fall into a trap set by his rival, Baron Harkonnen. The Duke is poisoned, but his wife and her son Paul escape to the vast and arid deserts of Arrakis, which have given it the name Dune. They join the Fremen, natives of the planet who have learnt to live in this harsh and complex ecosystem. But learning to survive is not enough - Paul¿s destiny was mapped out long ago and his mother is committed to seeing it fulfilled.
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The SF Masterworks series moves into hardcover with a unique and collectible set of ten titles, voted the ten best sf novels of all time by a panel of experts.About the Author:
Frank Herbert (1920-86) was born in Tacoma, Washington and worked as a reporter and later editor of a number of West Coast newspapers before becoming a full-time writer. His first SF story was published in 1952 but he achieved fame more than ten years later with the publication in Analog of 'Dune World' and 'The Prophet of Dune' that were amalgamated in the novel Dune in 1965.
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Descrizione libro Gollancz, 1999. Condizione libro: Poor. This book has hardback covers. Ex-library, With usual stamps and markings, In poor condition, suitable as a reading copy. Codice libro della libreria 3872653
Descrizione libro Gollanz, London, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. John Schoenherr (illustratore). 1st Edition. 1st ed/1st printing, Near Fine book, previous owners gift inscription and small stain to FEP else Fine, in A Vg Dj, price-clipped with minor scuffing to top of spine corners, small wear tears. no sun fading. Codice libro della libreria 003796
Descrizione libro Victor Gollancz: London, 1999. Hardcover. First edition thus (& 1st printing).. New illustrated edition: 12 colour plates by John Schoenherr, including the front cover paintings he did for the original serialisation of the novel in Analog magazine in the early 1960's. Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new). Codice libro della libreria 02597
Descrizione libro Gollancz, U.S.A., 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: As New. Condizione sovraccoperta: As New. Schoenherr, John (illustratore). First Thus. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. First Printing. A new, unread, undamaged book in like DJ. The page block has the very light age tan. Virtually all older Gollancz titles have age tan to some degree. DJ protected with archival quality Mylar cover, not price clipped. Not remaindered. Any questions, please email. If you would like additional images of this book, please email. Codice libro della libreria 001079
Descrizione libro Gollancz, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P020575068566