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First UK edition of Frank Herbert's Nebula and Hugo award winning science fiction novel, set on the desert planet of Arrakis in a far future beset with interstellar conflict.
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Originally serialised in Analog during the early 1960s, Dune has sold over 10 million copies, becoming the most successful science fiction novel ever and giving rising to five sequels and a prequel, Prelude to Dune: House Atreides. With Lord of the Rings, 1984 and Catch 22, it is, regardless of whether one normally reads science fiction, a defining novel of the 20th century. Author Frank Herbert always preferred the original magazine illustrations by Hugo Award-winning artist John Schoenherr to those of other artists, and this illustrated edition features 12 colour plates by Schoenherr together with an evocative dust-jacket painting.
Dune is epic space opera, a saga of dynastic rivalry rooted in history and ecology, the story of the planet Arrakis 10 000 years from now, and of the conflicts over possession of Melange, a psycho-mutagenic "spice" vital to maintaining the galactic Imperium. It is the story of Paul Atreides, the man who would become Dune Messiah, and of the giant sand worms which haunt the desert landscapes. More elaborate and complex than preceding SF, Frank Herbert laid the foundations that made Star Wars and Babylon 5 possible. Dan Simmon's Hyperion and David Zindell's Neverness launched even richer, more dazzling and thrilling galactic epics, but Dune retains its premiere place in the collective imagination. Decades after initial publication it is still the benchmark for popular SF, a book everyone should read, if only to know what everyone else is talking about. --Gary S DalkinReview:
"I know nothing comparable to it except Lord of the Rings."--Arthur C. Clarke"A portrayal of an alien society more complete and deeply detailed than any other author in the field has managed...a story absorbing equally for its action and philosophical vistas."--The Washington Post Book World "One of the monuments of modern science fiction."--Chicago Tribune "Powerful, convincing, and most ingenious."--Robert A. Heinlein "Herbert's creation of this universe, with its intricate development and analysis of ecology, religion, politics and philosophy, remains one of the supreme and seminal achievements in science fiction."--Louisville Times
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Book Description Victor Gollancz Ltd, London, 1984. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Jacket by Universal Pictures, maps by Dorothy de Fontaine (illustrator). First Thus. First published by Gollancz in the UK in 1966, this is a first edition thus, first impression of the film tie-in edition of 1984. Some minuscule edge wear to top and bottom of jacket and spine, bottom front corner very slightly bruised, spine and back jacket still bright orange and unfaded, not price clipped (no published price), no inscriptions, internally clean tight and square, overall a vg++ copy, looks almost unread. 447pp, with map of Dune at rear. Duke Leto Atreides has been manoeuvred by his arch enemy, Baron Harkonnen, into administering the desert planet of Dune. Although it is almost completely without water, Dune is a planet of fabulous wealth, for it is the only source of a drug prized throughout the Galactic Empire. The Duke and his son, Paul, are expecting treachery, and it duly comes but from a shockingly unexpected place. Paul succeeds his father, and he becomes a catalyst for the native people of Dune, whose knowledge of the ecology of the planet gives them vast power. They have been waiting for a leader like Paul Atreides, a leader who can harness that force, and the sandworms who provide the spice melange. The epic science fiction film written and directed by David Lynch and based on Frank Herbert's (1920-86), novel, stars Kyle MacLachlan (in his film debut) as Paul Atreides, and includes an ensemble of well known American and European actors in supporting roles. It was filmed at the Churubusco Studios in Mexico City and included a soundtrack by the rock band Toto, as well as Brian Eno. A scarce book. Seller Inventory # 008717
Book Description GOLLANCZ,UK, 1984. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. HK1AT.EDITION.1ST.PRINTING THUS-FIRST PRINTING IN THIS EDITION.THE NEW JACKET DESIGN IS TAKEN FROM THE FILM,THE BOOK HAS 4 APPENDIXES,ATERMINOLOGY OF THE IMPERIUM AND CARTOGRAPHIC NOTES FOR THE MAP THAT MAKES UP THE END PAPERS.A NICE LOOKING COPY.VG HARDBACK IN VG PRICECLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER.A LARGE BOOK REQUIRING EXTRA POSTAGE FOR NON UK ADDRESS.5. Seller Inventory # 72GFGDGCBC
Book Description Victor Gollancz, London, 1984. Cloth. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Fine. 4th Impression. (Originally published, 1966) Larger, thicker book, quality black cloth, very bright gilt lettering on spine, 445 pages plus two-page spread showing detailed map. A light thin brown smudge inside front cover and adjacent end paper. DJ beneath mylar, a stunning color-illustration of desert at night with two blue moons on front, white spine, orange back. DJ has no price on inside front flap. Very Fine DJ/Near Fine book. Seller Inventory # 54198
Book Description Victor Gollancz Ltd, London, 1984. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. Dune: Frank Herbert Movie tie-in (First Thus) Publisher's Archive A sharp tight copy. Sharp bright jacket. First Edition Thus. Movie tie -in dustjacket. File copy from the publisher. "Archive Copy" stamped on the title page. BOOK. Seller Inventory # HCX13897-1
Book Description Gollancz, 1966. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0575035404-2-4