Winner of the first Nebula Award for best novel, and winner of the Hugo Award 'A tight mesmerising fabric, interwoven with a potent element of mysticism ... intensely realised' Brian W. Aldiss 'A novel of extraordinary complexity ... the work of a speculative intellect with few rivals in modern sf' THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SCIENCE FICTION Consistently voted the Number One SF novel of the last hundred years An irresistible blend of mysticism, ecology, high adventure and political intrigue. 'Unique amongst SF novels ... I know nothing comparable to it except THE LORD OF THE RINGS' Arthur C. Clarke
Frank Herbert (1920 - 1986) was born in Tacoma, Washington and worked as a reporter and later editor of a number of West Coast newspapers before becoming a full-time writer. His first sci-fi story was published in 1952 but he achieved fame more than ten years later with the publication in analog of DUNE WORLD and THE PROPHET OF DUNE, amalgamated in the novel DUNE in 1965.Previous titles:Great Dune Trilogy (TPB March 06);Dune;Dune Messiah;Children of Dune;God Emperor of Dune;Heretics of Dune;Chapter House Dune;White Plague;Man of Two Worlds;God Makers;Eye;Dragon in the Sea;Soul Catcher;Whipping Star;Santaroga Barrier;Heaven Makers;Dosadi Experiment;Eyes of Heisenberg;Green Brain;Jesus Incident;Lazarus Effect
Dune is to science fiction what The Lord of the Rings is to fantasy. Though fans believed they had bid a sad farewell to the sand planet of Arrakis upon Herbert's death in 1986, his son Brian has assumed writing the Nebula and Hugo award-winning series with the help of Kevin J. Anderson. But the original is always the most popular, and Ace here offers a good-quality hardcover complete with maps, a glossary, and appendixes. The book's huge fan base should expand even more thanks to a six-hour miniseries premiering on the Sci-Fi Channel later this year that is said to be more faithful to the book than David Lynch's truly awful 1984 feature film. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.