By Frank Herbert
The all time technological know-how fiction masterpiece...now in a distinct hardcover edition.
"Unique...I comprehend not anything akin to it other than Lord of the Rings."--Arthur C. Clarke
Here is the unconventional that might be without end thought of a triumph of the mind's eye. Set at the barren region planet Arrakis, Dune is the tale of the boy Paul Atreides, who might turn into the mysterious guy referred to as Maud'dib. He could avenge the traitorous plot opposed to his noble family--and may convey to fruition humankind's such a lot historical and unimaginable dream.
A wonderful mix of event and mysticism, environmentalism and politics, Dune received the 1st Nebula Award, shared the Hugo Award, and shaped the root of what's unquestionably the grandest epic in technology fiction. Frank Herbert's dying in 1986 used to be a sad loss, but the spectacular legacy of his visionary fiction will reside forever.
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It was repeated: "Soosoo-Sook! " Then: "Ikhut-eigh! " Jessica asked. " "Only a water-seller, my Lady. But you've no need to interest yourself in such as they. " She glanced down at her dress. " She cackled. " Jessica hesitated, wanting to question this Fremen woman, needing data to guide her. But bringing order of the confusion in the castle was more imperative. Still, she found the thought unsettling that water was a major mark of wealth here. "My husband told me of your title, Shadout," Jessica said.
Climb the mountain just a little bit to test that it's a mountain. " -from "Muad'Dib: Family Commentaries" by the Princess Irulan At the end of the south wing, Jessica found a metal stair spiraling up to an oval door. She glanced back down the hall, again up at the door. Oval? she wondered. What an odd shape for a door in a house. Through the windows beneath the spiral stair she could see the great white sun of Arrakis moving on toward evening. Long shadows stabbed down the hall. She returned her attention to the stairs.
My answer could precipitate violence or . . what? She seeks an answer from me: the meaning of a knife. She's called the Shadow in the Chakobsa tongue. Knife, that's "Death Maker" in Chakobsa. She's getting restive. I must answer now. Delay is as dangerous as the wrong answer. " Mapes wailed. It was a sound of both grief and elation. She trembled so hard the knife blade sent glittering shards of reflection shooting around the room. Jessica waited, poised. She had intended to say the knife was a maker of death and then add the ancient word, but every sense warned her now, all the deep training of alertness that exposed meaning in the most casual muscle twitch.
Dune (Dune, Book 1) by Frank Herbert