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Frank Herbert created the most beloved novel in the annals of science fiction, Dune. He was a man of many facets, of countless passageways that ran through an intricate mind. His magnum opus is a reflection of this, a classic work that stands as one of the most complex, multi-layered novels ever written in any genre. Today the novel is more popular than ever. -- More about Frank Herbert here.

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Dune

Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, heir to a noble family tasked with ruling an inhospitable world where the only thing of value is the “spice” melange, a drug capable of extending life and enhancing consciousness. Coveted across the known universe, melange is a prize worth killing for....

Year: 1965     Genre: Science FictionSoft SF

Dune Messiah

Dune Messiah continues the story of Paul Atreides, better known--and feared--as the man christened Muad'Dib. As Emperor of the known universe, he possesses more power than a single man was ever meant to wield. Worshipped as a religious icon by the fanatical Fremen, Paul faces the enmity of the political houses he displaced when he assumed the throne--and a conspiracy conducted within his own sphere of influence.

Year: 1969     Genre: Science FictionSoft SF

Children of Dune

The Children of Dune are twin siblings Leto and Ghanima Atreides, whose father, the Emperor Paul Muad'Dib, disappeared in the desert wastelands of Arrakis nine years ago. Like their father, the twins possess supernormal abilities--making them valuable to their manipulative aunt Alia, who rules the Empire in the name of House Atreides.Facing treason and rebellion on two fronts, Alia's rule is not absolute.

Year: 1976     Genre: Science FictionSoft SF

God Emperor of Dune

Millennia have passed on Arrakis, and the once-desert planet is green with life. Leto Atreides, the son of the world's savior, the Emperor Paul Muad'Dib, is still alive but far from human. To preserve humanity's future, he sacrificed his own by merging with a sandworm, granting him near immortality as God Emperor of Dune for the past thirty-five hundred years.

Year: 1981     Genre: Science FictionSoft SF

Heretics of Dune

Now the Lost Ones are returning home in pursuit of power. And as these factions vie for control over the remnants of the Empire, a girl named Sheeana rises to prominence in the wastelands of Rakis, sending religious fervor throughout the galaxy. For she possesses the abilities of the Fremen sandriders--fulfilling a prophecy foretold by the late God Emperor....

Year: 1984     Genre: Science FictionSoft SF

Chapterhouse: Dune

Under the leadership of Mother Superior Darwi Odrade, the Bene Gesserit have colonized a green world on the planet Chapterhouse and are turning it into a desert, mile by scorched mile. And once they've mastered breeding sandworms, the Sisterhood will control the production of the greatest commodity in the known galaxy--the spice melange. But their true weapon remains a man who has lived countless lifetimes--a man who served under the God Emperor Paul Muad'Dib....

Year: 1985     Genre: Soft SFSpeculative Fiction

 

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-- -- 1965Dune Science FictionSoft SFDune Saga
-- -- 1965The Green Brain Science Fiction
-- -- 1966The Eyes of Heisenberg Science Fiction
-- -- 1967The Heaven Makers Science Fiction
-- -- 1969Dune Messiah Science FictionSoft SFDune Saga
-- -- 1970Whipping Star Soft SFConSentiency
-- -- 1976Children of Dune Science FictionSoft SFDune Saga
-- -- 1977The Dosadi Experiment Soft SFConSentiency
-- -- 1981God Emperor of Dune Science FictionSoft SFDune Saga
-- -- 1982White Plague Hard SF
-- -- 1984Heretics of Dune Science FictionSoft SFDune Saga
-- -- 1985Chapterhouse: Dune Soft SFSpeculative FictionDune Saga
-- -- 1999Dune: House Atreidesby Brian Herbert and Kevin J. AndersonAction & Adventure SFPrelude to Dune
-- -- 2000Dune: House Harkonnenby Brian Herbert and Kevin J. AndersonAction & Adventure SFPrelude to Dune
-- -- 2001Dune: House Corrinoby Brian Herbert and Kevin J. AndersonAction & Adventure SFPrelude to Dune
-- -- 2002Dune: The Butlerian Jihadby Brian Herbert and Kevin J. AndersonAction & Adventure SFLegends of Dune
-- -- 2003Dreamer of DuneThe Biography of Frank Herbertby Brian HerbertBiographyNon-Fiction
-- -- 2003Dune: The Machine Crusadeby Brian Herbert and Kevin J. AndersonAction & Adventure SFLegends of Dune
-- -- 2004Dune: The Battle of Corrinby Brian Herbert and Kevin J. AndersonAction & Adventure SFLegends of Dune
-- -- 2006Hunters of Duneby Brian Herbert and Kevin J. AndersonAction & Adventure SFDune Seven
-- -- 2007Sandworms of Duneby Brian Herbert and Kevin J. AndersonAction & Adventure SFDune Seven