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Great Dune Trilogy (Dune / Dune Messiah / Children of Dune)

Frank Herbert



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28 August 2018
Science fiction; Fantasy; Cultural & Period Fantasy; Urban Fantasy; Magic; British Fantasy Award; Hugo Award; Nebula Award
Three of the greatest SF novels in the world in one bumper omnibus 'An astonishing science fiction phenomenon' WASHINGTON POST Herbert's evocative, epic tales are set on the desert planet Arrakis, the focus for a complex political and military struggle with galaxy-wide repercussions.

Arrakis is the source of spice, a mind-enhancing drug which makes interstellar travel possible; it is the most valuable substance in the galaxy. When Duke Atreides and his family take up court there, they fall into a trap set by the Duke's bitter rival, Baron Harkonnen. The Duke is poisoned, but his wife and her son Paul escape to the vast and arid deserts of Arrakis, which have given the planet its nickname of Dune.

Paul and his mother join the Fremen, the Arrakis natives, who have learnt to live in this harsh and complex ecosystem. But learning to survive is not enough - Paul's destiny was mapped out long ago and his mother is committed to seeing it fulfilled.
By:   Frank Herbert
Imprint:   Gollancz
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 240mm,  Width: 156mm,  Spine: 60mm
Weight:   1.300kg
ISBN:   9781473224469
ISBN 10:   1473224462
Series:   Dune
Pages:   912
Publication Date:   28 August 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Frank Herbert (1920-86) was born in Tacoma, Washington and worked as a reporter and later editor of a number of West Coast newspapers before becoming a full-time writer. His first sf story was published in 1952 but he achieved fame more than ten years later with the publication in Analog of ?Dune World? and ?The Prophet of Dune?, amalgamated into the Hugo and Nebula-winning novel DUNE in 1965.

Reviews for Great Dune Trilogy (Dune / Dune Messiah / Children of Dune)

A tight mesmerising fabric, interwoven with a potent element of mysticism ... intensely realised -- Brian W Aldiss A novel of extraordinary complexity ... the work of a speculative intellect with few rivals in modern sf * THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SCIENCE FICTION * Powerful, convincing, and most ingenious -- Robert A. Heinlein One of the monuments of modern science fiction * CHICAGO TRIBUNE * An astonishing science fiction phenomenon * WASHINGTON POST * It is possible that Dune is even more relevant now than when it was first published * NEW YORKER * I know nothing comparable to it except The Lord of the Rings -- Arthur C Clarke

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