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Dune

Nebula Award, 1966

Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9780575081505

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What The Lord of the Rings is to fantasy, Dune is to science fiction. Presenting one of the most influential works of all time, which has inspired countless other stories for more than half a century, this is an awe-inspiring world, and a story of truly epic scope.

‘An astonishing science fiction phenomenon’ WASHINGTON POST

‘I know nothing comparable to it except The Lord of the Rings’ Arthur C Clarke
‘It is possible that Dune is even more relevant now than when it was first published’ NEW YORKER

Paul Atreides, son of Duke Leto Atreides, and all of his family have been sent to the planet Arrakis, having been outmanoeuvred by their arch-enemy Baron Harkonnen.

Arrakis – also known as Dune – is an arid place, but a planet of fabulous wealth, the only source of a drug prized throughout the Galactic Empire: Spice.

What will happen next will change everything. There are secrets on Dune, known only to the planet’s native people, the Fremen. They have been waiting for their moment to make their move.

Paul will be brought into the path by terrible events beyond his control. But Paul himself is important. He is the child of destiny, a child of prophecy, and within him is the power to bring the Empire to its knees.

Joint winner of the HUGO AWARD for best novel, 1966
Winner of the NEBULA AWARD for best novel, 1965

Read the book which inspired the Academy Award-winning and jaw-dropping cinematic events Dune: Part One (2021) and Dune: Part Two (2024). A science fiction spectacular like no other, this is a deeply climate conscious novel, and a compelling family saga for the ages.

Reviews

I know nothing comparable to it except The Lord of the Rings
Arthur C. Clarke
Huge and important . . . it feels grand, it's blood-stirring
Neil Gaiman
Dune: science fiction's answer to The Lord of the Rings
The Guardian
Astonishing in its scope and thought-provoking in its breadth of themes, Dune is an unforgettable fantasy adventure like no other
Woman & Home
Powerful, convincing, and most ingenious
Robert A. Heinlein
The most significant science fiction novel of the twentieth century
The Times Literary Supplement
One of the monuments of modern science fiction
CHICAGO TRIBUNE
A sweeping work of science-fiction that helped define the genre and bring it to the mainstream
The Independent
It is possible that Dune is even more relevant now than when it was first published
NEW YORKER
Science-fiction at its most majestic, unsettling and enveloping
Daily Telegraph
An astonishing science fiction phenomenon
WASHINGTON POST
A novel of extraordinary complexity ... the work of a speculative intellect with few rivals in modern sf
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SCIENCE FICTION
One of the most famous novels in the history of science fiction, Dune remains as popular today as it ever was
SciFiNow
A tight mesmerising fabric, interwoven with a potent element of mysticism ... intensely realised
Brian W Aldiss