Dune (Paperback)

Author: Herbert, Frank

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A masterpiece in philosophy and sci-fi

by bidyut on 9/20/2004

Though the story of Dune is set in a distant future, the philosophy behind most of the races, characters and cultures are not that distant. Frank Herbert does an awesome job and taking stuff from the present to its extreme and show its pros and cons. It's a definite must read for any sci-fi fan, or people interested in philosophy behind stories.

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Great read, but not THE greatest in Sci-Fi

by rhoadsdee@yahoo.com on 7/16/2006

I will probably be burned at the stake for my score, but please let me state my opinion before you do. I DO like Dune--I just don't think it is the GREATEST of all-time in the Sci-fi genre. Sci-fi is a hard thing to do because there are so many leaps of faith in part of the audience that any little thing could render the story silly. Thank God that Herbert does a great job in setting the world of Dune with plenty of backstory and history to boot. It definetly is a world worth exploring. My biggest qualm isn't so much with the story but how it is told. The ending feels a little rushed and I would have liked to see more of the characters around Paul fleshed out. It's a small dilema in my opinion, which doesn't detract from the main plot, it just feels a little flat in contrast of the richness of the planet and some of the other characters. Overall, the book is one of the greats in sci-fi, definetly worth reading...just not THE greatest.

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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 is undoubtedly the grandest epic in science fiction.

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Publisher Ace Books
Mfg Part# 9780441172719
SKU 30068407
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0441172717
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Minimum Age 18
Number of Pages 0535
Publisher ACE Charter

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