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The Great Dune Trilogy: "Dune", "Dune Messiah", "Children of Dune" (GollanczF.)
by Frank Herbert
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PublisherGollancz
Release Date2005-11-17 (added to CC 8 Jan 2010)
Amazon Sales Rank325,817
Herbert's evocative, epic tales are 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; it is the most valuable substance in the galaxy. When Duke Atreides and his family take up court there, they fall into a trap set by the Duke's bitter 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 the planet its nickname of Dune. Paul and his mother join the Fremen, the Arrakis natives, ho 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.

Member Reviews
(8 Jan 2010)
A very interesting read - hard going at times, but filled with fascinating depth and detail. This trilogy really gets you into the intricacies of living in a harsh desert environment like Dune, with a great underlying story along side it. Worth a read.
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