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 fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.
A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism and politics, Dune won the first Nebula Award, shared the Hugo Award, and formed the basis of what it undoubtedly the grandest epic in science fiction.


September 1, 1965  |  894 pages
(Rated on Sep 3, 2013)
Grade: A    (switch to numeric scale)
L/E Ratio: 90% Literature, 10% Entertainment
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Writing Quality:
Low High
Originality:
Low High

Addictiveness:
Low High
Movie Potential:
Low High

Re-readability:
Low High
Sequel Potential:
Low High
Comment:
A true masterpiece that deserves all of the praise it has received throughout the years. Though dense and slow at times, as a whole the novel stands as testament to science fiction's potential.   (+8 votes)