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The Duke of Atreides has been manoeuvred by his arch-enemy, Baron Harkonnen, into administering the desert planet of Dune. Although it is almost completely without water, Dune is a planet of fabulous wealth, for it is the only source of a drug prized throughout the Galactic Empire. The Duke and his son, Paul, are expecting treachery, and it duly comes - but from a shockingly unexpected place.Then Paul succeeds his father, and he becomes a catalyst for the native people of Dune, whose knowledge of the ecology of the planet gives them vast power. They have been waiting for a leader like Paul Atreides, a leader who can harness that force ...DUNE: one of the most brilliant science fiction novels ever written, as engrossing and heart-rending today as it was when it was first published half a century ago.Joint winner of the HUGO AWARD for best novel, 1966Winner of the NEBULA AWARD for best novel, 1965

Fiction & PoetryScience Fiction Publisher: Orion Publishing Co Publication Date: 18/10/2007 ISBN-13: 9780575081505  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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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, amalgamated in the novel DUNE in 1965.

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Having wiped out advanced computers in a crusade against artificial intelligence, a galactic empire has rebuilt itself by twisting humanity into new forms. Human computers, fuelled by cognition-enhancing drugs, calculate the vast distances between the stars while navigators, mutated beyond recognition by the 'spice' which gives them their power, hurl huge starships through the void by folding space with their minds. Dune tells the story of the struggle between two families for control of the only planet on which the spice can be produced, and it’s a planet that Frank Herbert has imagined so thoroughly that you’ll feel the sand in your shoes as you read. And the film is awesome. Despite what practically everyone says.

Ben, Web Team

Charing Cross Rd Bookshop - 10/09/2015

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