The Great Dune Trilogy
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.
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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