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Dune Librarian S Note There Are Alternate Cover Editions For This Edition Of This Book Here, Here And Here.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 It Undoubtedly The Grandest Epic In Science Fiction.


10 thoughts on “Dune

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    There s a characteristically witty essay by Borges about a man who rewrites Don Quixote, many centuries after Cervantes He publishes a novel with the same title, containing the same words in the same order But, as Borges shows you, the different cultural context means it s a completely new book What was once trite and commonplace is now daring and new, and vice versa It just happens to look like Cervantes s masterpiece.Similarly, imagine the man who was brave or stupid enough to rewrite Dune There s a characteristically witty essay by Borges about a man who rewrites Don Quixote, many centuries after Cervantes He publishes a novel with the same title, containing the same words in the same order But, as Borges shows you, the different cultural context means it s a completely new book What was once trite and commonplace is now daring and new, and vice versa It just happens to look like Cervantes s masterpiece.Similarly, imagine the man who was brave or stupid enough to rewrite Dune in the early 21st century Like many people who grew up in the 60s and 70s, I read the book in my early teens What an amazing story Those kick ass Fremen All those co...


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    No one should argue the importance Dune It laid the foundations for a great deal of the themes and constructs in modern science fiction Frank Herbert was as important to the genre as Isaac Asimov and Arthur Clarke Unfortunately, just like them, he s quite dated, and his books can be a labor to read One thing he maintained from old science fiction was prim and scientific dialogue that no one would ever actually speak I ve known many scientists, and they don t talk like this You re not going No one should argue the importance Dune It laid the foundations for a great deal of the themes and constructs in modern science fiction Frank Herbert was as important to the genre as Isaac Asimov and Arthur Clarke Unfortunately, just like them, he s quite dated, and his books can be a labor to read One thing he maintained from old science fiction was prim and scientific dialogue that no one would ever actually speak I ve known many scientists, and they don t talk like this You re not going to conv...


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    In my head, the purpose of this review is very clear It is to convince YOU to read this book Yes, you Waste time noGo grab a copy.Machiavellian intrigue, mythology, religion, politics, imperialism, environmentalism, the nature of power All this set in a mind boggling, frighteningly original world which Herbert ominously terms as an effort at prediction Dune had me hooked First impressionThe very first stirring I felt upon opening the yellowed pages of Dune was that of stumbling upo In my head, the purpose of this review is very cle...


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    Dune.No other single syllable means as much to the science fiction genre, a single word that conjures images of sandworms, spice wars, great battles between rival dynastic families and a massively detailed and intricately crafted universe No wonder this is widely regarded as not just a Science Fiction masterpiece, but a literary achievement as well Like a study of Shakespeare, the reader finds that this is an archetype upon which many influences and imitators have based their works The comple Dune.No other single syllable means as much to the science fiction genre, a single word that conjures images of sandworms, spice wars, great battles between rival dynastic families and a massively detailed and intricately crafted universe No wonder this is widely regarded as not just a Science Fiction masterpiece, but a literary achievement as well Like a study of Shakespeare, the reader finds that this is an archetype upon which many influences and imitators have based their works The complexity and depth of the creation is staggering and I am continually astounded at the discipline with which Herbert must have focused his imagination.This is ...


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    Update 1.99 on kindle US today 8 6 17I was so worried that I wouldn t understand a thing in this book I will admit there are some things that went over my head but for the most part I figured it out I remember a billion and 65 years ago I watched the movie and was like what the Basically all I remember is Sting and sandworms I would love to watch it again and see if I understand itafter reading the book I m still not sure what all the spices were about on Arrakis I keep thinking it Update 1.99 on kindle US today 8 6 17I was so worried that I wouldn t understand a thing in this book I will admit there are some things that went over my head but for the most part I figured it out I remember a billion and 65 years ago I watched the movie and was like what the Basically all I remember is Sting and sandworms I would love to watch it again and see if I understand itafter reading the book I m still not sure what all the spices were about on Arrakis I keep thinking it s like their farming like we would farm corn or tobacco, etc I could be wrong and I didn t get the connection between the spice and the sandworms Is it like a drug to them I did read in the back of the book that is was like a drug when taken in small quantities and really addictive when taken in large quantities and that Muad Did felt his prophesies were because of the spice I liked Duke Leto and I hated that he was betrayed not long after they got to Arrakis There is always some twat out there causing trou...


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    I m sort of tempted to try this again I don t think it ll be worth the hassle though I could never give Dune five stars because I really struggled to get into the novel in the beginning It has taken me almost two months to read This, for me, is a very long time to spend on a book It took me so long to read because I found the writing style incredibly frustrating I had to read whole chapters again so I could get the gist of the plot This wasso in the beginning, which I found particul I m sort of tempted to try this again I don t think it ll be worth the hassle though I could never give Dune five stars because I really struggled to get into the novel in the beginning It has taken me almost two months to read This, for me, is a very long time to spend on a book It took me so long to read because I found the writing style incredibly frustrating I had to read whole chapters again so I could get the gist of the plot This wasso in the beginning, which I found particularly hard to read because of the author s way of shifting between the thoughts of multiple characters I found this very annoying however, I persevered over my initial despondency towards the writing, and plodded on through the book I m glad I did so because in the end I did come to really enjoy it Indeed, the story is fantastic, but the writing will always remain unbearable for me A truly brilliant plot Dune is to science fiction what The Lord of the Ring...


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    I blame the movie.I was an avid but novice fantasy and sci fi reader in 1984 when David Lynch s Dune rolled out as a big budget adaptation of the 1965 classic book It was an artistic and box office failure with Roger Ebert calling it a real mess, an incomprehensible, ugly, unstructured, pointless excursion Numerous references were made to its excessive length, particularly a tv edition that was over 3 hours long I never did pick up the classic sci fi book, assuming the commentary heard abou I blame the movie.I was an avid but novice fantasy and sci fi reader in 1984 when David Lynch s Dune rolled out as a big budget adaptation of the 1965 classic book It was an artistic and box office failure with Roger Ebert calling it a real mess, an incomprehensible, ugly, unstructured, pointless excursion Numerous references were made to its excessive length, particularly a tv edition that was over 3 hours long I never did pick up the classic sci fi book, assuming the commentary heard about the movie applied to the book All that changed when I broke my finger and found myself with a lot of extra time on my hands groan.Besides,sandworms.Dune has a lot of ingredients that don t fit into my preferred stories, yet the gestalt was not only tolerable, but engrossing It begins with the Atreides family preparing to shift their holding from their current home to the planet of Arrakis The Emperor has given the Atreides the territory ...


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    People often forget that this series is what innovated our modern concept of science fiction up until Neuromancer and The Martix, at least Dune took the Space Opera and asked if it might bethan spandex, dildo shaped rockets, and scantily clad green women Herbert created a vast and complex system of ancient spatial politics and peoples, then set them at one another s throats over land, money, and drugs.Dune is often said to relate to Sci Fi in the same way that Tolkien relates to Fantas People often forget that this series is what innovated our modern concept of science fiction up until Neuromancer and The Martix, at least Dune took the Space Opera and asked if it might bethan spandex, dildo shaped rockets, and scantily clad green women Herbert created a vast and complex system of ancient spatial politics and peoples, then set them at one another s throats over land, money, and drugs.Dune is often said to relate to ...


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    Update 8 28 17Re read Number 13 I cry when Paul meets Gurney I shiver when Jessica consoles Chani I m awestruck by the peaks and troughs of time, free will, and the weakness in Paul even as he heroically strives against the evil that is about to be unleashed upon the universe sigh Perfection Easily the number one book I ve ever read I waver, sometimes, but right now, it is my absolute favorite Original Review This is a phenomenal classic of literature.It s not just science fictio Update 8 28 17Re read Number 13 I cry when Paul meets...


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    3.5 5 StarsDune oh Dune, seems like I need to raise my Shield Wall for this review.Dune is one of the most important pieces of literature for the Sci Fi genre I ve been raking my brain for hours on how to properly explain the importance of Dune in the sci fi literature but you know what I dune hehehe think it s necessary for me to do so If you truly wanna know why, you can search it on whatever search engine you use and you ll find hundreds of articles or reviews on why this book is that im 3.5 5 StarsDune oh Dune, seems like I need to raise my Shield Wall for this review.Dune is one of the most important pieces of literature for the Sci Fi genre I ve been raking my brain for hours on how to properly explain the importance of Dune in the sci fi literature but you know what I dune hehehe think it s necessary for me to do so If you truly wanna know why, you can search it on whatever search engine you use and you ll find hundreds of articles or reviews on why this book is that important and they ll do a much better job than me I won t even deny any of them because, in my opinion, this book was truly revolutionary Dune didn t become the number one highest selling Sci fi novel of all time for no reason like Brian Herbert said, it is to Sci Fi, what the LOTR trilogy is to fantasy.Theoretically, if I m reviewing this by putting my head as someone from 1960 s or 1970 s, I know I would think of this book as my bible 1965 was the year when Dune was published for the ...


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