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The Great Dune Trilogy

Dune / Dune Messiah / Children of Dune

Frank Herbert

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VICTOR GOLLANCZ
01 March 2006
Series: Dune
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, ho 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:   VICTOR GOLLANCZ
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 231mm,  Width: 154mm,  Spine: 55mm
Weight:   1.184kg
ISBN:   9780575070707
ISBN 10:   0575070706
Series:   Dune
Pages:   912
Publication Date:   01 March 2006
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
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 The 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


  • Short-listed for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003
  • Shortlisted for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.

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