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DUNE

Herbert, Frank

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ISBN 10: 0801950775 / ISBN 13: 9780801950773
Verlag: Chilton Book Company, Philadelphia, 1972
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Hugo Award winner, 1966. Nebula Award winner, 1965. Barron, Anatomy of Wonder 4, *4-207. Bound in origina red cloth with letting on the spine stamped in white. Publisher's price of $5.95 printed on the dust jacket front flap. Bookplate on the front free endpaper. A small very light tape ghost on the front and rear paste-down endpapers. Near fine in fine and bright dust jacket with a map of Dune taking up the full rear panel. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 32863

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Titel: DUNE

Verlag: Chilton Book Company, Philadelphia

Erscheinungsdatum: 1972

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included

Auflage: First edition, fourth printing

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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 Maud'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 is undoubtedly the grandest epic in science fiction. Frank Herbert's death in 1986 was a tragic loss, yet the astounding legacy of his visionary fiction will live forever.

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This Hugo and Nebula Award winner tells the sweeping tale of a desert planet called Arrakis, the focus of an intricate power struggle in a byzantine interstellar empire. Arrakis is the sole source of Melange, the "spice of spices." Melange is necessary for interstellar travel and grants psychic powers and longevity, so whoever controls it wields great influence.

The troubles begin when stewardship of Arrakis is transferred by the Emperor from the Harkonnen Noble House to House Atreides. The Harkonnens don't want to give up their privilege, though, and through sabotage and treachery they cast young Duke Paul Atreides out into the planet's harsh environment to die. There he falls in with the Fremen, a tribe of desert dwellers who become the basis of the army with which he will reclaim what's rightfully his. Paul Atreides, though, is far more than just a usurped duke. He might be the end product of a very long-term genetic experiment designed to breed a super human; he might be a messiah. His struggle is at the center of a nexus of powerful people and events, and the repercussions will be felt throughout the Imperium.

Dune is one of the most famous science fiction novels ever written, and deservedly so. The setting is elaborate and ornate, the plot labyrinthine, the adventures exciting. Five sequels follow. --Brooks Peck

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