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“No one did feudal science fiction (Duke and Barons!) better than Herbert. The imagery and the ecological backdrop make this a rich, engaging story.”
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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. This Universe is a feudal empire ruled by the Padishah Emperor Shaddam Corrino IV of House Corrino. The novel focuses on a rivalry between two feudal houses - House Atreides and House Harkonnen.

Dune is the first of six novels written by Frank Herbert set in this universe:
  • Dune (1965)
  • Dune Messiah (1969)
  • Children of Dune (1976)
  • God Emperor of Dune (1981)
  • Heretics of Dune (1984)
  • Chapterhouse Dune (1985)

Frank Herbert died in 1986. His son Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson have written several more novels set in the Dune universe..
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Author: Frank Herbert
Genre: Scifi
Publisher: Chilton Books
Date Published: 1965

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