Dune by Frank Herbert(200 ratings)
|Submitted by Tempest |
Just read the book. In all honesty I read it mostly because it is considered a landmark of the genre and being that sci-fi is my base for literature I had to give it a shot. All other incursions into other genres serving the purpose of momentously diversifying my ideas.
|Submitted by The Dark Princess |
Dune is simply the finest science fiction book ever written. It is a landmark in the field, it changed the way science fiction would be written, and is the touchstone against which all other SF works are measured.
|Submitted by Joel |
The planet Arrakis is a hellish world, of hot, shifting sands. The only reason that people live there is because it is the home of a substance called "Spice". It is this substance that underpins much of the society of the universe of the book. It is required for all important parts of the social aspects of the universe - from mystical visions to space travel. Despite the immense cost of the substance, many different factions are prepared to pay any price, for it's properties.
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