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  SparkNotes: Dune: Book I
Dune begins on the planet Caladan, which is ruled by Duke Leto of the House of Atreides.
A second reading of Dune, particularly after reading the appendices, is often as enjoyable as the first, since we are then more aware of the implications of each event, small and large.
One idea that is not fully explored in Dune is the reverend mother’s suggestion that Paul may be an animal instead of a human being.
www.sparknotes.com /lit/dune/section1.html   (1302 words)

 Frank Herbert's seventh Dune novel
Dune is Frank Herbert's bestselling SF novel, which was followed by another five books.
I have always believed that last two books that Frank Herbert wrote before his death were going to be part of a trilogy, and that he already had written down the global outline of the third book of that trilogy.
From the books it is not clear whether they were made by the original Bene Tleilax or by any from the Scattering, but it is clear that they share the ability of New Face Dancers, made by the original Bene Tleilax.
www.iwriteiam.nl /Dune7.html   (2885 words)

 Dune -- Frank Herbert's Triumph of Imagination   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Dune Revenant is a fannish exploration of what a seventh Dune book might look like.
The Dune Universe is another general appreciation, using still clips from the movie to illustrate the worlds and characters.
The Dune Index is another general site, containing information on not only the books but the movie and associated collectables.
leighkimmel.freeservers.com /reading/dune.html   (893 words)

 Dune Novels
Set decades before the action in Dune, Dune House Atreides covers action that spans the years that lead to Shaddam IV ascending to the throne of the Galactic empire.
This book is much easier to read than Dune (which I felt required a great deal of concentration) but it stays true to the spirit of Frank’s novels.
It is a planet covered by vast desert terrain and is one of the harshest environments ever encountered by man. Strange creatures inhabit the desert, the most unique being the giant sandworms that live beneath the sand and viciously guard the deposits of Melange on the planet’s surface.
www.futurefiction.com /dune_novels.htm   (1855 words)

 The Battle of Corrin (Legends of Dune, Book 3)
Books : The Battle of Corrin (Legends of Dune, Book 3)
We all knew it was coming from the original Dune, so the fact that there was a betrayal is not a spoiler, but I can't go into what was wrong with the betrayal without a giant spoiler.
In many ways, Dune is the Lord of the Rings of science fiction: An rewardingly inventive universe with a complex history serves as a stage for rich characters to play out their conflicted passions.
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 Medialunchbox - Books : Chapterhouse Dune (Dune Chronicles, Book 6)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
In this, the final book in the Dune Chronicles, Herbert again creates a world of breathtakingly evolved characters and the contexts in which to appreciate them.
Therefore, while this book does end in a bit of a cliffhanger, this may be resolved within the next couple of years.
The last three books in the Dune series are ploddingly boring.
www.medialunchbox.com /ItemId/0441102670   (539 words)

 Dune Prequels: House Atreides, House Harkonnen, House Corrino - Reviews, Brian Herbert, Buy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Fans of the Dune chronicles will relish the opportunity to return to the rich and exotic universe created by Frank Herbert, while new readers will be introduced to the incomparable Dune universe and a future when the fate of the entire cosmos is at stake.
Dune: House Harkonnen continues the unforgettable saga begun in Dune: House Harkonnen, as a vast array of rich and complex figures strive to shape a sprawling universe of mystery and madness, promise and wonder.
book and she died while the book was being written and there's a three page dedication to her at the end of the book.
www.geocities.com /dune_insolvency/prequels/trilogy.html   (8685 words)

 Books (etc) We Like
This book is a story of people and their epic difficulties before anything else.
"Dune is a wonderful adventure, a dazzling piece of sci-fi, a great political thriller and a moving, memorable evocation of another world and a believable, whole people (the marvellous Fremen), vividly imagined to fit a profoundly hostile desert world, complete with a well-imagined culture, religion, social code, and so on.
This book is a must read for any sci-fi fan but it is not for most anyone else.
bookswelike.net /isbn/0441172717   (1334 words)

 Dune (John's Book Pages)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Dune is good SF that has aged well because it focuses on people and political intrigue.
The characteristics of the planet Dune are important to the plot, but specifics of technology are not.
The characters take themselves a little too seriously to be believable -- although I've unfortunately lost my copy, I remember that this was one of the main things that the hilarious parody Doon made fun of.
books.regehr.org /reviews/dune.html   (69 words)

 Woodge.com: Book Report Archive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
This book, the first and greatest in the series, is a tale of political intrigue and revenge set on the desert planet of Arrakis, commonly known as Dune.
The wealth of the planet is the geriatric spice known as melange, and Dune is the sole source of the spice.
The name Dune refers to the planet Arrakis, a desert planet that is host to monstrous worms which produce mélange, the spice that is the most precious substance in the universe.
www.woodge.com /br/br_herbert.html   (1509 words)

 Transcript: Kevin J. Anderson and Brian Herbert 11/10/99
One of the main themes of Atreides, and of all the Dune novels, is the critical reliance on a single limited resource-- spice.
I spent five years writing a biography of him, entitled Dreamer of Dune, in which I researched the origins of Dune, and connected that book to all his other writings, both published and unpublished.
www.dunenovels.com to see all the places where we have done book signings and where we will be doing signings in the future.
www.time.com /time/community/transcripts/1999/111099dune.html   (2401 words)

 Amazon.com: Dune Messiah (Dune Chronicles, Book 2): Books: Frank Herbert   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
DUNE MESSIAH picks up the story of the man known as Maud'dib, heir to a power unimaginable, bringing to fruition an ambition of unparalleled scale: the centuries-old scheme to create a superbeing who reigns not in the heavens but among men.
Dune Messiah is the sequel to the ravishing science fiction classic Dune, which is practically required reading if you are a sci-fi fan.
This book is and I believe was intended to be a bridge novel between the heights set in Dune and the continuation of the story in Children of Dune (which was as far as Herbert originally intended to go.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0441172695?v=glance   (2544 words)

 alt.fan.dune Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Part 2/4   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Dune Revenant: Dune7: Advent: Dawn: Rulers of Dune: Harq al-Ada's Literary Roundtable: --------------- 5.3.2 Analytical essays John Kenny has chartered Project McNelly; an attempt to list all essays dealing with the Dune Chronicles, named after the prolific Dune-reviewer.
ISBN: 0-575-068566 This new illustrated edition of Dune reproduces only the paintings from _The Illustrated Dune_, along with four not before seen (in book form, that is. The twelve paintings in total correspond to the illustrations of the 1978 Dune calendar).
However, Dr. McNelly has offered to provide Dune fans with an opportunity to have their copies of the DE inscribed with a personalized note (meaning that signed copies WITH a personalized note from now on need not be fake).
www.faqs.org /faqs/sf/dune-faq/part2   (3876 words)

 Classic Dune
Frank Herbert's Dune series is one of the grandest epics in the annals of imaginative literature.
DUNE and the additional five novels will also be reissued in paperback, with a distinctive and "upscale" new look.
To learn about the origins of Dune, read Dune Genesis by Frank Herbert.
www.dunenovels.com /classic.html   (85 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: The Machine Crusade: Legends of Dune: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Everything had a reason in the Dune books and everything was true to the Dune universe.
Dune: the machine crusade is undoubtedly a true dune book.
The title says it all: Dune: the machine crusade is mostly about the war against the thinking robots, with the people of Arrakis, the cymeks, and Norma Cenva and Aurelius Venport just having a small role in the story.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0340823356   (1077 words)

 Dune   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
There is also a version that is televised on the Sci-Fi channel that has a different narrator and reels of extra scenes that were cut by the director.
Stop what you are doing right now, run out to the book store and start reading.
I would also recommend buying the original Dune computer game, it is a true classic.
showcase.netins.net /web/cfurler/dune.html   (754 words)

 Working Dogs Book Store - God Emperor of Dune (Dune Chronicles, Book 4) (Frank Herbert)
The ending is not shocking in that it holds some enormous plot twist, but it is shocking in that it is so short and barely leaves you time to cope with what must now happen.
The Golden Path is everything to this book, and for someone who is more than enthralled by philosophy, sociology, and policital science, the entire read was truly a treat.
This book is a 180 degree twist from it's 3 predecessors, due in part to the huge time span between Children of DUNE to this book and partly due to the pace in which the story unfolds.
www.workingdogs.com /bookstore/us/product/0441294677.htm   (534 words)

 Machine Crusade Tour Weblog: Week 1
On that trip and others (including book tours), we have learned that traveling is often about problem solving, and that some of the minor “misadventures” are the most fun, the episodes that we laugh and talk about the most later.
The evening book signing at Border’s Books is surprisingly well-attended, despite the obvious fact that some people in the area are more concerned with protecting their properties against the impending storm.
In a comment reminiscent of Ray Bradbury's novel FAHRENHEIT 451, the mother announces proudly that her daughter "is the book DUNE." We are delighted with this reminder that Frank Herbert's fantastic novel is a classic that will be read for generations.
www.dunenovels.com /MCtour/MCtour1.html   (5658 words)

 sffworld.com - Dune - book 7   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
But i recently found out that such book was published in Romania, and that the publisher there claims he bought the Herbert manuscript for that book from the american copyright holders as long as they don't publish it outside of Romania.
A romanian that i talked to claimed that the book was published before the recent prequels to Dune, and there are things in it that are mentioned also only in the prequels, so if the author of the book knew of them it has to be based on the real manuscript.
I've read up to "God Emperor of Dune" but was never able to finish it off, and I had to struggle to finish the others in the series.
www.sffworld.com /forums/showthread.php?t=454   (1436 words)

 shop-city.com > Books : God Emperor of Dune (Dune Chronicles, Book 4)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Centuries have passed on Dune itself, and the planet is green with life.
God Emperor of Dune by Frank Herbert is the fourth book in the Dune series.
It is the fourth book in the Dune series and it is my favourite out of all the Dune books written by Frank Herbert.
www.shop-city.com /ItemId/0441294677   (685 words)

 BookBrowse.com // A literary feast of exceptional books
The book is written in a clean style - I think the writing is better than Herbert's, though it doesn't generate quite the same atmosphere.
Fenring's hmmm's are actually a secret language between him and his wife, but the authors apparently overlook this, and mistakenly portray this as a speech defect in their new prequel.
Lastly, if you're a younger reader (say under 18) reviewing a book, please consider including your age because this is helpful to other people who want to know if a book is likely to appeal to them (or their children).
www.bookbrowse.com /reader_reviews/index.cfm?book_number=484   (985 words)

 Dune Index   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Dune: the finest, most widely acclaimed and enduring Science Fiction novel of this century.
Dune Messiah sweeps irresistibly forward along the broad epic highway chartered by the double award wining
Now Paul Atreides, ruler of a thousand planets, great victor of the holy war, a prince turned revolutionary leader and messiah of a fanatical religious sisterhood, is to be brought low by the very forces that had created him.
www.arrakis.co.uk /books.html   (546 words)

 CNN - Chatpage - Books
Of course, we had read all six Dune books that Frank Herbert wrote, but when he passed away he was just beginning to work on a new Dune book (which had the working title of "Dune 7") and we did not have any of those notes.
On the title page of the book, he wrote a personal note to me, expressing his hopes that when I read this book I would be able to come to a better understanding of my father.
Over the years, the "Dune" video has gained in popularity and most fans tell us that they like it and are willing to overlook some of the relatively minor details that they disagree with.
www.cnn.com /COMMUNITY/transcripts/1999/11/dune   (2685 words)

 'Dune'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Bob Dorr of Manchester, N.H., read "Dune" more than half a dozen times and discovers new aspects to the book every time he reads it.
Part of the problem is the 1984 feature film version of "Dune," that starred Kyle MacLachlan ("Twin Peaks"), rock star Sting and Sean Young ("Blade Runner") didn't do the book justice.
On a scale of one to 10, the book club fans rated the movie a three, except for Mr.
www.eagletribune.com /news/stories/20001130/LI_001.htm   (799 words)

 Dune: Book to Screen Timeline - Unseen Dune   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Unseen Dune Timeline Alejandro Jodorowsky Chris Foss HR Giger Moebius Dan O'Bannon
Arthur P. Jacobs dies of a heart attack, and the Dune project is tied up in his estate.
Dune principal photography ends with the filming of scene 7.
www.duneinfo.com /unseen/timeline.asp   (1362 words)

 Amazon.ca: The Machine Crusade: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
I truly wanted to enjoy this book but the "awe" and "mystery" one felt while engaged in the original series is missing.
All Dune books, whether they are written by Frank Herbert or Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson are always top quality entertainment.
The only storyline in the book that really stands out is the one about the robot Erasmus raising a human as his son.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/076530158X   (965 words)

 Dune Prequels
(Eventually, I did buy the book in a $5 bargain books section at the local Barnes and Noble...more to complete my collection of Star Wars hardcovers than anything else) When I discovered that he was co-writing this book, I hesitated.
And the book also starts the beginnings of some plot points that won't be fully realized until God Emperor and Heretics of Dune-one of the benefits of working prequels.
One of the first observations of the last book was that it didn't quite feel like a book about House Harkonnen.
members.cox.net /storytellersarchivist/duneprequels.html   (1966 words)

 Arrakis - Dune   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
I pray, therefore, that when you have traversed my portion of the Golden Path you no longer will be innocent children dancing to music you cannot hear.
Dunenovels.com, the official website of the Dune Chronicles, has just announced in this news release that Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, the authors of the Dune prequels are planning to write the seventh and final Dune book that Frank Herbert had left behind only as an outline.
All terms and quotes come from the Dune books.
www.dunemessiah.com   (226 words)

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