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ISBN 10: 0575035404 / ISBN 13: 9780575035409
Published by Victor Gollancz Ltd, London - UK, 1990
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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A facsimile dustjacket, produced from a 1965 [first printing by Chilton (USA)], and designed and illustrated by JOHN SCHOENHERR houses this book. Price of $5.95 to inner front prelim. The dustjacket is protected in a plastic archival sleeve. Black cloth coloured boards with gold gilt lettering to the spine. Few small scuff marks and a few tiny dents. Otherwise, the boards are in a very nice clean condition. Apart from age toning to the pages, all the pages are clean and tightly bound. Book has 445 pages and then a double page spread of a map. - END - Postage: book will be posted in 1 to 2 days from date of purchase. - Thanks for your interest and I hope you like the book enough to buy it. Bookseller Inventory # 000851

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Title: DUNE

Publisher: Victor Gollancz Ltd, London - UK

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover


Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Facsimile Dustjacket

Edition: Later Edition

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Herbert's evocative, epic tale is set on the desert planet Arrakis, the focus for a complex political and military struggle with galaxy-wide repercussions. Arrakis is the source of spice, a mind enhancing drug which makes interstellar travel possible, and therefore the most valuable substance in the galaxy. When Duke Atreides and his family take up court there, they fall into a trap set by his rival, Baron Harkonnen. The Duke is poisoned, but his wife and her son Paul escape to the vast and arid deserts of Arrakis, which have given it the name Dune. They join the Fremen, natives of the planet who have learnt to live in this harsh and complex ecosystem. But learning to survive is not enough - Paul's destiny was mapped out long ago and his mother is committed to seeing it fulfilled.


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. Five sequels follow. --Brooks Peck

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