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Dune

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Appears on 23 lists in total.
Appears on 15 master lists.
Appears on 9 voting lists.
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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 Muad'Dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family--and would bring to...

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  • Author: Frank Herbert
  • Publish Date: 2005-08-02
  • Book Awards


    Won 2 awards in total (2 unique awards)
  • 1 Nebula
  • 1 Hugo


  • Book Award Years
    1966 Hugo Winner: Dune
    1965 Nebula Winner: Dune

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    Social Science Fiction Books(Ranked 4 out of 27)

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    Soft Science Fiction Books(Ranked 5 out of 34)

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    Literary Science Fiction Books(Ranked 2 out of 56)

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    Speculative Fiction(Ranked 2 out of 20)

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    Reviews/Comments On Dune


    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful
    RE:
    By: Anonymous
    2013-02-01 06:58:37

    As classic as they come. Much better than the movie and TV series.

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    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful
    RE: Best Science Fiction Books
    By: Anonymous
    2013-08-27 11:16:13

    The book that started my love of sci-fi and to date still the best book of any genre I've ever read.

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    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful
    RE:
    By: Anonymous
    2014-01-18 04:17:00

    This is the best sci-fi book I've ever read, and I've read quite a few. On the desert planet Arrakis, giant (sand) worms can swallow dozens of men whole. The spice melange is an age defying, consciousness expanding drug coveted by most...wanna know more? Read this excellent series!!!

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    10 out of 42 people found this review helpful
    RE:
    By: Anonymous
    2014-02-16 01:01:09

    DUNE is crap. It's boring, idiotic tripe.

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    By: Anonymous
    2015-06-05 12:46:24

    Stick to the Gor books kid - they're more your speed.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful
    RE:
    By: Anonymous
    2014-03-01 03:51:27

    Dune is the reason I read sci-fi. If you love space opera, then the original six books of the DUNE series will keep you up late into the night and cursing when your alarm goes and your still reading!

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    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful
    RE:
    By: Ampoliros
    2014-07-13 03:47:23

    Calling the new books popcorn books is an insult to popcorn. If Michael Bay made a Dune movie, it would be on par with the new books. Literally, they kill brain cells, and that is using 'literally' in its proper context.

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    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful
    RE:
    By: Anonymous
    2014-10-03 08:16:37

    New ones are not good but the old ones are amazing

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    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful
    RE: Best Science Fiction Books
    By: Anonymous
    2014-11-12 08:42:47

    It is by far the most complicated and yet believable sci fi on where humanity could end up thousands and thousands of years from now. The incredible technology is still limited by our humanness. My favourite book by far.

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    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful
    RE:
    By: Anonymous
    2015-01-21 10:22:18

    Brilliant

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    2 out of 13 people found this review helpful
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    By: Anonymous
    2015-02-11 09:20:30

    I don't see how this is considered science fiction let alone the pinnacle of the genre but whatever.

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    RE: RE:
    By: Anonymous
    2015-08-15 05:53:29

    Uh, maybe because it is fictitious, it is filled with science (time

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful
    RE: Best Space Opera Books
    By: Anonymous
    2015-03-23 07:28:22

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    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful
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    By: Anonymous
    2015-05-07 09:10:33

    Loved the book and the series that followed.

    Bashar Miles Teg was also another really interesting kick-ass character later in the last 2 books.

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    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful
    RE:
    By: Anonymous
    2015-07-23 07:35:34

    Awesome science fantasy

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    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful
    RE: Dune
    By: admin
    2015-10-16 07:32:14

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    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful
    RE: Dune
    By: Anonymous
    2015-10-16 11:31:38

    The Top-25-list author was correct in relating this book to Lord of the Rings. Because Dune has much more the flavor of Fantasy than SF. Which is why I found it stone boring, and abandoned it after reading a quarter of the way or so into it. I love SF, but I can not stand Fantasy.

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    RE: RE: Dune
    By: Anonymous
    2016-09-28 11:05:02

    The book is okay till 1/2 way it becomes awesome and then absolutely brilliant finishing. Keep going till Paul and Jessica Join the Fremen, it's slow till then.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful
    RE: Dune
    By: Anonymous
    2015-11-05 06:48:34

    Good story, but terrible writing. Herbert changes POV so often as to make your head spin.

    First book is good, the rest are meh. Not number one in IMHO

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    RE: RE: Dune
    By: Anonymous
    2016-03-16 01:01:09

    I'm sorry you have a hard time with context, neanderthal.Maybe you should kill yourself and hope to reincarnate as a cro-magnon.

    RE: RE: RE: Dune
    By: Anonymous
    2016-08-01 04:10:38

    Really don't need to be an a-hole about it.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful
    RE: Dune
    By: Anonymous
    2016-05-27 04:00:11

    I understand that Dune is praised worldwide and is ankle-deep in awards, but I don't see it. I read the first book, but I just didn't enjoy it. I found it childish, boring, pedantic and unbelievably full of itself. Paul Atreides is a Mary Sue like I've never seen outside of middle school fanfiction. The characters are goofy cardboard cutouts and all of the events in the story are paint-by-numbers exercises in monotony that you can see coming a mile away. There is virtually no tension.

    I'll leave the rest of the world to love Dune and stick to all of the "worse" books, thank you.

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    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful
    RE: Dune
    By: Anonymous
    2016-07-20 12:26:48

    I consider The Hobbit and Dune to be the two most influential books for my love of reading. The Hobbit because it was the first book I read and truly loved. And Dune because it revitalized a love for reading I should have always had.

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    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful
    RE: Dune
    By: Anonymous
    2017-06-25 08:23:13

    Outrageously fun to read. It is a book that makes you think. Even though it may challenge the skeptical reader to question it as good literature, I will argue that this is loaded with the creative energy and the speculative elements that I crave in a good sci-fi novel.

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