DuneBook - 2005
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From Dani: For the beginning months of the pandemic, I didn't read anything at all. I couldn't keep my mind focused on anything. Then I listened to this, something that had seemed intimidating. It was great, very much more of a political intrigue sort of novel than I was expecting but I can't wai... Read More »
This Nebula and Hugo award-winning novel mixes adventure with politics and mysticism when Paul has to seek revenge for the traitorous plot against his family.
AustinPLBranchSvcs May 09, 2018
Like Star Wars, Dune is also a rich space fantasy setting that examines religious and political issues. The futuristic setting and heightened emotional stakes are part of space opera.
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"Think on it, Chani: that princess will have the name, yet she'll live as less than a concubine - never to know a moment of tenderness from the man to whom she's bound. While we, Chani, we who carry the name of concubine - history will call is wives." -Jessica
GURNEY: "They said you were dead."
PAUL: "And it seemed the best protection to let them think so."
"Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense, But the real universe is always one step beyond logic." -Princess Irulan
"The concept of progress acts as a protective mechanism to shield us from the terrors of the future." - Princess Irulan
"Law is the ultimate science. Thus it reads above the Emperor's door. I propose to show him law." -Paul Atreides
The mystery of life isn't a problem to solve, but a reality to experience."
—Frank Herbert, Dune
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Paul Atreides, the heir to house Atreides, flees to the uncivilized but resource rich planet of Arrakis after his home is usurped by the conspiring house of Harkonnen. Paul is taken in by the natives of Arrakis, the Fremen, along with his pregnant mother, where he is integrated into their secretive society and spiritual orders. Living among the Fremen awakens a new sense of self and identity in the young man, who vows to glorify his family once more while fighting for the freedom and prosperity that the Fremen used to have before the great intergalactic houses colonized their home planet to lay claim to the addictive and powerful spice trade.