From Dune to Rakis to Dune, the wheel turns full circle. From burning desert to green and fertile land and on again to the burning desert … the cycle is complete.
The people of the Scattering are returning. Amongst them, mysterious and threatening, are the women who call themselves the Honoured Matres, adepts of an ecstatic cult.
And on Rakis, become Dune, an ancient prophecy is fulfilled with the coming of the she-sheer, Sheeana …
I know nothing comparable to it except The Lord of the Rings, (Arthur C. Clarke on Dune)
It is possible that Dune is even more relevant now than when it was first published, (The New Yorker on Dune)
An astonishing science fiction phenomenon, (The Washington Post on Dune)
One of the monuments of modern science fiction, (The Chicago Tribune on Dune)
Powerful, convincing, and most ingenious, (Robert A. Heinlein on Dune)
A novel of extraordinary complexity … the work of a speculative intellect with few rivals in modern SF, (The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction on Dune)
A tight mesmerizing fabric, interwoven with a potent element of mysticism … intensely realized, (Brian W. Aldiss on Dune)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Frank Herbert is the bestselling author of the Dune saga. He was born in Tacoma, Washington, and educated at the University of Washington, Seattle. He worked a wide variety of jobs—including TV cameraman, radio commentator, oyster diver, jungle survival instructor, lay analyst, creative writing teacher, reporter, and editor of several West Coast newspapers—before becoming a full-time writer.
In 1952, Herbert began publishing science fiction with “Looking for Something?” in Startling Stories. But his emergence as a writer of major stature did not occur until 1965, with the publication of Dune. Dune Messiah, Children of Dune, God Emperor of Dune, Heretics of Dune, and Chapterhouse: Dune followed, completing the saga that the Chicago Tribune would call “one of the monuments of modern science fiction.” Herbert is also the author of some twenty other books, including The White Plague, The Dosadi Experiment, and Destination: Void. He died in 1986.
- Paperback: 512 pages
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Group (14 August 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0575074892
- ISBN-13: 978-0575074897
- Product Dimensions: 18.2 x 3.3 x 11.5 cm
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