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Dune

178 Ratings: 3.7
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
31 reviews about Dune
review by . May 14, 2009
Dune
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 …
review by . March 29, 2008
I read it recently when one of my high school students loved it and said, "You have to read it!" So I did--and loved it. (Thanks, Orion!) Don't know why I didn't just jump on the band wagon decades ago when my friends were reading it, but I'm glad to have read it now. A truly satisfying sci-fi read.
review by . March 10, 2008
Pros: Some good solid SF     Cons: Speed and style are not for everyone     The Bottom Line: More than just 474 pages of sand.     Note: I have no idea if this is even the right spot to put this review. The title, image, and reviews all suggest different things. So know that this review is of Frank Herbert’s Dune, a hardback edition with the ISBN: 044100590X.      I’d seen the movie Dune long before reading the …
review by . January 09, 2005
This is a must have. I'd even say one of the best novels ever written. The idea behind the entire Dune Universe is tremendously well worked out. Frank Herbert's craftmanship is to be studied for ages if you ask me. Many popular sci-fi and fantasy novels haven't got more to tell than the neverending fight between good and evil. The good is white and the bad is black - how very boring. Frank Herbert paints us a universe that is so detailed in both characterization and storyline that it truely becomes …
review by . September 18, 2003
DUNE is, simply put, a masterpiece. It's also a legend with spawned a movie and two TV miniseries which are nearly as famous as the novel. Frank Herbert's science fiction/fantasy tale centers around Paul Atreides, a young man who has recently moved to the planet Arrakis, better known as Dune, sometime in the far future. Paul is the son of a duke, and after the duke is murdered in a raid by the evil Harkonnen family, Paul and his mother journey in to the desert. From there, a prophecy shall be fulfilled …
review by . January 04, 2001
Don't get me wrong - I like science fiction as a genre, but some of it is just too technical and unbelievable. I'm more of a history fan. And I guess that's why Dune is so appealing - it is a very well crafted science fiction novel, but because of the concept of the family histories, the trade wars and other issues it has the feel of a historical saga as well.In addition there are great characters, inhospitable deserts, evil bad guys and giant worms. What more could a person want? But all in all …
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