The Resource Dune, Frank Herbert

Dune, Frank Herbert

Label
Dune
Title
Dune
Statement of responsibility
Frank Herbert
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This Hugo and Nebula Award winner tells the sweeping tale of a desert planet called Arrakis, the focus of an intricate power struggle in a byzantine interstellar empire. Arrakis is the sole source of Melange, the "spice of spices." Melange is necessary for interstellar travel and grants psychic powers and longevity, so whoever controls it wields great influence. The troubles begin when stewardship of Arrakis is transferred by the Emperor from the Harkonnen Noble House to House Atreides. The Harkonnens don't want to give up their privilege, though, and through sabotage and treachery they cast young Duke Paul Atreides out into the planet's harsh environment to die. There he falls in with the Fremen, a tribe of desert dwellers who become the basis of the army with which he will reclaim what's rightfully his. Paul Atreides, though, is far more than just a usurped duke. He might be the end product of a very long-term genetic experiment designed to breed a super human; he might be a messiah. His struggle is at the center of a nexus of powerful people and events, and the repercussions will be felt throughout the Imperium. Dune is one of the most famous science fiction novels ever written, and deservedly so. The setting is elaborate and ornate, the plot labyrinthine, the adventures exciting
Member of
Cataloging source
Z@2
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Herbert, Frank
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Series statement
Dune chronicles
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Atreides, Paul (Fictitious character)
  • Dune (Imaginary place)
  • Life on other planets
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Imaginary empires
  • Imaginary wars and battles
  • Robots
  • Good and evil
Target audience
adult
Label
Dune, Frank Herbert
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "With an afterword by Brian Herbert"--Cover
  • "Ace science fiction"--Spine
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Book 1. Dune -- Book 2. Muad'Dib -- Book 3. The prophet -- Appendices : The ecology of Dune ; The religion of Dune ; Report on Bene Gesserit motives and purposes ; The Almanak en-Ashraf (Selected excerpts of the Noble Houses) -- Terminology of the Imperium -- Cartographic notes -- Map -- Afterword by Brian Herbert
Dimensions
  • 19 cm.
  • 24 cm.
Extent
  • 883 pages
  • 517 p.
Isbn
9780441172719
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
  • map
  • ill.
System control number
315185
Label
Dune, Frank Herbert
Publication
Note
  • "With an afterword by Brian Herbert"--Cover
  • "Ace science fiction"--Spine
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Book 1. Dune -- Book 2. Muad'Dib -- Book 3. The prophet -- Appendices : The ecology of Dune ; The religion of Dune ; Report on Bene Gesserit motives and purposes ; The Almanak en-Ashraf (Selected excerpts of the Noble Houses) -- Terminology of the Imperium -- Cartographic notes -- Map -- Afterword by Brian Herbert
Dimensions
  • 19 cm.
  • 24 cm.
Extent
  • 883 pages
  • 517 p.
Isbn
9780441172719
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
  • map
  • ill.
System control number
315185

Library Locations

    • St. Catharines Public LibraryBorrow it
      54 Church St., St. Catharines, Ontario, L2R7K2, CA
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