DuneBook - 2010 | Ace premium ed.
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....
When House Atreides is betrayed, the destruction of Paul's family will set the boy on a journey toward a destiny greater than he could ever have imagined. And as he evolves into the mysterious man known as Muad'Dib, he will 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 is undoubtedly the grandest epic in science fiction.
From Library Staff
On the planet Arrakis, also called Dune, the most sought after resource is "the spice." Two kingdoms battle over their right to mine the spice, but things take a turn for the prophetic. When a prince is separated from his family, he takes to the natives of the planet and is believed to ... Read More »
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The mystery of life isn't a problem to solve, but a reality to experience."
—Frank Herbert, Dune
Best affirmation ever:
“I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain.”
Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear
"There was pain in him -- like a blister all that remained of some lost yesterday that Time had pruned off him"
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