The Great Dune Trilogy : "Dune", "Dune Messiah", "Children of Dune" Paperback
Part of the Gollancz S.F. series
Three of the greatest SF novels in the world in one bumper omnibus 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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 912 pages, map
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Publication Date: 01/11/2005
- Category: Science fiction
- ISBN: 9780575070707
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Review by AnotherPartOfMeLost
The original Dune novel is one of the best sci-fi novels ever written. My universe exists of the following tri-pod (in no particular order): Lord Of The Rings, Star Wars and Dune. What else is there? The world created in Dune is extaordinary. I read this book as a kid, impressed by it. Last year someone told me of all the books that were written in the Dune universe and me read everything, following the correct timeline. Needless to sat, Dune itself was the great highlight. A high quality novel, it's high standard never equalled. I read in the trilogy this time around, so I have got to say something about the other two books as well. Dune Messiah felt like a intermezzo, a kind of low point in the series. Children Of Dune made the storyline more interesting again and made it easy looking forward to the rest of the books.