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168 Ratings: 3.6
1965 Novel by Frank Herbert

Dune is set far in humanity's future. Within those years, Earth has been destroyed, a Jihad has taken place to free humanity from the 'thinking machines' that threatened to overwhelm the human race, and mankind has scattered throughout space. … see full wiki

Author: Frank Herbert
Genre: Scifi
Publisher: Chilton Books
Date Published: 1965
30 reviews about Dune
review by . January 06, 2012
I was a late comer to science fiction. I didn't begin reading fiction until high school, when an illness had me bedridden for a week. My sister came into my room and dropped a stack of her books on me, books by Langston Hughes, James Baldwin and other black novelists she admired. I was hooked. My scifi experience began in college, soon after my English instructor summoned me to her office and insisted that I change my major from Chemistry to English so as to become a writer. I didn't take her advice …
review by . February 19, 2011
posted in SF Signal
   Dune, by Frank Herbert. Along with The Lord Of the Rings is one of the finest examples of world building period.
review by . July 22, 2010
I like the direction Frank Herbert took the Dune series in his first two sequels. This book has a bit more development than the original Dune. We get to learn more about the inner turmoil of Paul, Alia, and then meet the kids. Frank has a way of creating politically exciting twists and power struggles, without making any one character the villain. Paul and Alia in their own ways are both despots and victims. In terms of storyline, I think this brings the story to a satisfying conclusion (I'm not …
review by . July 03, 2010
Science fiction by setting and technology, yet presenting ever so actual themes for humankind (politics, fight for power, war, love, learning and adapting, etc.), this book fascinated me because of many reasons, yet one idea really stayed with me a long time, changing my perception on world: how would it be to live on a desert planet? I started to look differently at the wonderful gift of vegetation and water, at the trees, lakes and rivers, maybe even with more gratitude and being more careful …
review by . July 02, 2010
A tale of humanity 20,000 years in the future, Dune beautifully recounts the tale of a single human being and an empire spanning the entire galaxy. At this point most are familiar with the plot- Paul Atreides son of a Duke has his whole life uprooted to a desert planet where he is forced into exile. He finds a home with the vast desert community of Fremen and eventually exacts revenge on his father's murderer and starts a new religion whose jihad takes the galaxy by storm.  But the astounding …
Quick Tip by . September 20, 2010
By far a most interesting and dramatic world. The people are fascinating and rarities. The religious overtones and zealous fervor makes me read this and all the Dune books with lusty speed. Bene Geserits are the ultimate witches with pizaz.
review by . June 11, 2010
Exhaustion was the first reaction to having read this book.  Then came excitement that I had been introduced to a totally new universe.      Set on a desert planet -- which could possibly be earth? -- the characters are all about power and either ignoring or abiding by the rules.  The thirst for dominion is rampant and little is taboo so long as you see yourself as the exception.      The movie was such an extravaganza, but just as tedious in details.  …
Quick Tip by . July 13, 2010
I have to give this book a 5 because I was named after one of the characters. And also...come on...great sci-fi!!! "I am I because I am here."
Quick Tip by . July 12, 2010
I can't say I've ever been a science fiction nut, but I truly enjoyed this book and it made me interested in possibly reading other science fiction.
Quick Tip by . July 09, 2010
A must read for all true sci fi fans, and fans of the movie, although I found it hard to get started
review by . July 07, 2010
I recently reread Dune when the 40th anniversary unabridged version came out.  Once again I was floored by the shear scope of Frank Herbert’s beginning of the masterpiece series of Science fiction.  Herbert began this EPIC undertaking in an age where Science fiction writer’s generally did not produce such massive tomes, much less a series of them in the same world.  Needless to say, this Anniversary edition pleases just as much as the original did, and helps fill in some …
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
Science fiction classic. The geology of the planet Dune actually makes sense as well, as Herbert put in a LOT of research to ensure it's not too 'made up'
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
If you've only seen the film(s), do yourself the favor of reading the original. Less flashy, but far more satisfying!
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
Classic sci-fi, avoid some of the later sequels.
Quick Tip by . June 26, 2010
Like a sci-fi Tolkien, he creates a whole new worls with great characters.
Quick Tip by . June 25, 2010
This book changed my outlook on life. :3
Quick Tip by . June 22, 2010
Politics, economics, ecology, love, and revenge. What better combination could there be?
Quick Tip by . June 22, 2010
Quick Tip by . June 22, 2010
A classic science fiction story....any person claiming to love science fiction must read this book!
Quick Tip by . June 16, 2010
Quick Tip by . June 15, 2010
One of science fiction's most pivotal stories. An interesting interpretation of the power of religion, the importance of environmental awareness, and political maneuvering.
Quick Tip by . June 15, 2010
Science fiction isn't my favorite. I read Dune in the 70's, I found it pretty "dry"
Quick Tip by . May 19, 2010
Classic SF. . .
review by . March 13, 2010
is perhaps the most original and exotic sci-fi/fantasy epic ever. Set 20,000 years in the future, it portrays a future that resembles the Middle Ages more than Star Trek. The galaxy is ruled by an emperor and several powerful feudal houses. Dune itself chronicles the struggle over the planet Arrakis, source of the crucial "spice," as well as the rise of a new politico-religious leader. Of course, for many, the stars of the book are the giant sandworms, huge creatures hundreds of meters long that …
review by . May 14, 2009
It's funny that Dune was written during the Cold War era since a lot of the subject matter that was in the novel had undertones of what was going on during the time that Frank Herbert wrote this wonderful sci-fi saga.  Part of the reason that this is so funny is because forty plus years later, those underlying tones in a sci-fi novel have the same meaning today.  Issues with oil or issues over power.  All of these subjects were covered in Herberts great sci-fi masterpiece.    The …
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