Dune

Dune

Book - 1990
Average Rating:
45
6
1
 …
Rate this:
Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Muad'Dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family--and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.

A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism and politics, Dune won the first Nebula Award, shared the Hugo Award, and formed the basis of what it undoubtedly the grandest epic in science fiction.

Publisher: New York : Ace Books, 1990, c1965
Edition: Special 25th anniversary ed
ISBN: 9780441172719
0441172717
Characteristics: 535 p. : map ; 18 cm

Opinion

From Library Staff

Hard Sci-Fi: To be truly transported to a different world, try Dune; you'll encounter a sand planet steeped in issues of power, politics, and religion.

Published in 1965.


From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

m
mymcpl2
Apr 02, 2018

This book has inspired me to continue reading throughout the entire series. It develops the main character really well. A great story from start and finish.

SnoIsleLib_BrianTH Jan 30, 2018

Not only does Dune provide an entirely new universe, but it reveals it in a way that is not overwhelming or tedious for the reader. Frank Herbert is a master of interlacing character development, story arc, and setting in a way that is palatable to even the pickiest of readers. And the setting is as important to the book as the dialogue and plot. At the end of the book, the reader is left with a real sense of nostalgia for the fictional planet Arrakis.

r
ReturnThis
Jan 16, 2018

This book is an amazing from start to finish. A little slow to start but once it picks up it ends up being a fantastic world with rich history.

f
flygt
Oct 21, 2017

Many commenters just love this book. I enjoyed it but I don't think it deserves the high praise it often receives. It is often compared to LOTR but I think it pales in comparison. Middle Earth is a far more immersive world and LOTR a far more engaging story.

m
Maoisdead
Aug 21, 2017

I know that my children and my children's children will read this book and they will feel as it was written not so long ago. Frank Herbert created a timeless universe and characters so detailed and so profound that you would never guess they came out from someones mind. Without a doubt the best sci fi novel I've read so far, every page of the 885 pages was worth reading and letting myself dive into the vast desert of Dune.

r
rpavlacic
May 02, 2017

Published in 1965, "Dune" is a prescient warning about environmental degradation, artificial intelligence and messianic political figures - dangers we are all faced with today.

p
patch666
May 02, 2017

Epic masterpiece 420

v
VonHafenstaaad
Apr 19, 2017

Dune, the first novel of Herbert’s series, is the best-selling science fiction novel of all time. Dune is set more than 21,000 years in the future. Mankind has colonized the galaxy, creating highly advanced technologies—spaceships, glowglobes, ornithopters, lasguns, protective energy shields, etc. Entire planets, such as Ix and Richese, are devoted to advancing technological civilization.

t
TheeAvebury
Apr 19, 2017

Dune was a great read the first time I read the book and is still a great read. It’s the first environmentally conscious sci-fi story I can remember reading. There are a lot of made up words in the story. Wikipedia repeatedly referenced Frank Herbert when I looked up words. The Terminology of the Imperium at the back of the book has about 300 made up names and words in it. For readers who want more Frank Herbert’s son and Kevin J. Anderson are still writing Dune books.

b
booksmile
Feb 12, 2017

Definitely worth reading for the world setting and action, but be prepared for some misogyny and racial stereotypes.

View All Comments

Quotes

Add a Quote

a
Assiduous
Apr 07, 2017

"The tooth. Duke Leto Atreides. You will remember the tooth."

ellensix Oct 09, 2015

The mystery of life isn't a problem to solve, but a reality to experience."
—Frank Herbert, Dune

p
Pythonite
Jul 27, 2015

"Fear is the mind killer."

l
labrys
Jun 24, 2014

Best affirmation ever:

“I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain.”
Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear

unbalancedbutfair Apr 23, 2012

"There was pain in him -- like a blister all that remained of some lost yesterday that Time had pruned off him"

i
i_shine
May 30, 2010

“Unseat Rabban, the Harkonnen beast, and remake our world into a place where we may raise our families on happiness amidst an abundance of water,” (p 427)

Age

Add Age Suitability

n
noob123
Jun 25, 2008

noob123 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

Summary

Add a Summary

d
Dragonrat703
Jun 28, 2017

Completely well thought out, involved and highly believable world. This book is one of the best science fiction books I have ever read, and I will definitely be reading it again someday.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at MARINet

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top