Dune (novel)

Dune is a 1965 fiction by author Frank Herbert that was first published as two independent serials in Analog .

It shared the Hugo Award for Best in 1966 with Roger Zelazny's This Immortal, and it won the inaugural Nebula Award for Best .

It is the first episode in the Dune saga. It was dubbed the world's best-selling fiction in 2003.

Dune is set in the far , in a feudal interplanetary ruled by numerous noble houses over planetary fiefs.

It depicts the narrative of Paul Atreides, a young man whose family takes care of the planet Arrakis.

While the planet is a desolate and thinly populated desert wasteland, it is the sole source of melange, or “spice,” a medication that extends life and improves mental ability.

Melange is also required for space travel. Because melange can only be created on Arrakis, dominion over the planet is both sought and perilous.

As the empire's factions compete for control of Arrakis and its spice, the examines the deep interplay of politics, religion, ecology, , and emotion.

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