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Dune - Frank Herbert
Dune
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The Duke of Atreides has been manoeuvred by his arch-enemy, Baron Harkonnen, into administering the desert planet of Dune. Although it is almost completely without water, Dune is a planet of fabulous wealth, for it is the only source of a drug prized throughout the Galactic Empire. The Duke and... show more
The Duke of Atreides has been manoeuvred by his arch-enemy, Baron Harkonnen, into administering the desert planet of Dune. Although it is almost completely without water, Dune is a planet of fabulous wealth, for it is the only source of a drug prized throughout the Galactic Empire. The Duke and his son, Paul, are expecting treachery, and it duly comes - but from a shockingly unexpected place. Then Paul succeeds his father, and he becomes a catalyst for the native people of Dune, whose knowledge of the ecology of the planet gives them vast power. They have been waiting for a leader like Paul Atreides, a leader who can harness that force . . . DUNE: one of the most brilliantr science fiction novels ever written, as engrossing and heart-rending today as it was when it was first published half a century ago.
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9780575104419
Publisher: Orion
Pages no: 611
Edition language: English
Series: Dune Chronicles (#1)
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
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5.0 Islamic Thought: "Dune" by Frank Herbert
A great book full of grand themes.Time has only made it grander in its vision. I mean, there was a time when Islam wasn't the great, dangerous "other" to Western eyes. Moderate Islam had an appeal to the west, for example, Goethe's west-eastern Divan. Dune stands in this tradition. It describes a wo...
That's What I'm Talking About
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5.0 #Audiobook Review: Dune by Frank Herbert
I often say that Duke is one of the best books ever written, a "classic;" however, I hadn't read it in at least 15 years. Now that I'm such an audiobook fan, I wanted to revisit Dune to discover if I still enjoyed it. The answer is YES! The story of Paul Muad'Dib, the heir to the Atreides dukedom,...
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0.0 Weirding It Out without Weird Enough: Dune Re-Read Update #3
Brief Recap 1. We meet Kynes, the Emperor appointed ecologist on Arrakis who is also a whole lot more but not letting on. People are scared of him and by people, I mean Harkonnen spies! He plans on hating the Atreides but they are just too cute and cuddly for him to loathe. Oh, and he is beginning...
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5.0 Dune by Frank Herbert
It is an absolute classic. I lost myself in it when I was a teenager. It still continues to live up to its reputation. The story brings so many themes and characters together. There are politics, low drama, high drama, battles, ecological discussions, philosophical discourses, religion, spirituality...
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