Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Paperback Published on: 16/07/2015
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Star Wars with added spice
Before our store closed, a customer came in and bought some books she had always intended to read. This was one of her titles. On the back it says "the gre... READ MORE
Beth at Chesterfield
A timeless science-fiction epic
This book truly is remarkable and deserves every bit of praise it gets. There’s so much depth to the story, the characters, and the world itself. I wasn’... READ MORE
Jordan Callister
this has established itself as a classic sci-fi novel and will be popular for generations to come
The Best Sci-Fi!
This is hand down one of the best science fiction books ever written. If you have not read 'Dune' before but enjoyed the recent movies, then its time to ge... READ MORE
Benjamin Finney


Before The Matrix, before Star Wars, before Ender's Game and Neuromancer, there was Dune: winner of the prestigious Hugo and Nebula awards, and widely considered one of the greatest science fiction novels ever written.

Melange, or 'spice', is the most valuable - and rarest - element in the universe; a drug that does everything from increasing a person's life-span to making interstellar travel possible. And it can only be found on a single planet: the inhospitable desert world Arrakis.

Whoever controls Arrakis controls the spice. And whoever controls the spice controls the universe.

When the Emperor transfers stewardship of Arrakis from the noble House Harkonnen to House Atreides, the Harkonnens fight back, murdering Duke Leto Atreides. Paul, his son, and Lady Jessica, his concubine, flee into the desert. On the point of death, they are rescued by a band for Fremen, the native people of Arrakis, who control Arrakis' second great resource: the giant worms that burrow beneath the burning desert sands.

In order to avenge his father and retake Arrakis from the Harkonnens, Paul must earn the trust of the Fremen and lead a tiny army against the innumerable forces aligned against them. And his journey will change the universe.

  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • ISBN: 9780340960196
  • Number of pages: 592
  • Weight: 408g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 42 mm

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Conservation, jihad and A.I.
The influence of this seminal sixties novel is evident in works as diverse as Star Wars and Phillip Pullman’s His Dark Materials. Herbert has penned a con... READ MORE
Tim Dumble
Definitely a classic, hard going sometimes though.
I’m kind off disgusted with myself that I have never read the classic book Dune before. The film is one I grew up watching with my Dad and also the differe... READ MORE
G Waskett
An OG Sci-fi great
Duke Atreides and his family are in charge of overseeing the rule of Arrakis - a hostile planet where the drug melange (aka spice) is sourced. Given the mu... READ MORE
Hannah Falvey-Browne
Absorbing, engaging and addictive (like spice itself)
Dune is the ultimate sci-fi novel having provided countless readers with an insight into the universe of Dune full of political scheming, betrayal, war and... READ MORE
Nikolas Makris
Amazing Book!
Dune is an excellent book! The plot is very well expanded on and there are many interesting details to take note of as you read. I can easily say this book... READ MORE
Ada Dorneanu
A sci-fi classic
Dune by Frank Herbert is an epic masterpiece of science fiction that has withstood the test of time. The story follows Paul Atreides, heir to the desert pl... READ MORE
Janet SJ
The Mothership of Science Fiction
A fantastic beginning to my favourite book series, yet can absolutely be read as a standalone. It's clear that Frank Herbert drew a lot of inspiration from... READ MORE
This was my first Sci Fi and was a bit nervous diving into such a huge book as this! But omg I absolutely loved this book I didn’t want it to end and was c... READ MORE
My brain!
It's so good but so much it took me a month to finish it but definitely worth a read
Sean Barnett
One of the best books of all time
My parents always loves reading this book and now I understand why. The story is so cleverly written you don’t realise how much they can tell you in one pa... READ MORE
Milena Sejud
A story of intrigue and revolution.
Interesting tale of politics, intrigue, assassination resulting in revenge in kind set in a sci fi setting on one planet.
I saw the film first in 1984 and was intrigued about the story so I bought and read all the Dune series of books afterwards. It is a very complicated story... READ MORE
Read after watching
All time classic
Brin Passmore
Sick book
Sick book
T Qureshi
Enjoyed it a decent bit
I can see why it’s so beloved, just didn’t entirely hit the spot for me. Liked reading it. Will pay good money to whoever can create sandworms irl.
George Yarr
A timeless classic!
What hadn't been written about Dune... what with the recent screen adaptations, the written form remains the true medium through which to adore Frank Herbe... READ MORE
Ella Blake
A true sci-fi classic!!!
One of my favourite books!. I read this when I was first getting into the sci-fi genre and I was not disappointed by this!!. An epic read from start to fin... READ MORE
Jay Alexander
The Chosen One
Paul is fantastic rendering of a trope character. A 'chosen one' who doesn't mess around with his destiny, embraces his path and make genuinely smart deci... READ MORE
A Sour taste left by an amazing story!
Dune is a classic within the science fiction genre. I’ve heard it described before as the starting point of modern sci-fi. Having now read the book I can s... READ MORE