Dune - Frank Herbert


By Frank Herbert

  • Release Date: 1975-09-01
  • Genre: Classics
Score: 4.5
From 5,351 Ratings


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Frank Herbert’s classic masterpiece—a triumph of the imagination and one of the bestselling science fiction novels of all time.

Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, heir to a noble family tasked with ruling an inhospitable world where the only thing of value is the “spice” melange, a drug capable of extending life and enhancing consciousness. Coveted across the known universe, melange is a prize worth killing for....

When House Atreides is betrayed, the destruction of Paul’s family will set the boy on a journey toward a destiny greater than he could ever have imagined. And as he evolves into the mysterious man known as Muad’Dib, he will bring to fruition humankind’s most ancient and unattainable dream. 

A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism and politics, Dune won the first Nebula Award, shared the Hugo Award, and formed the basis of what is undoubtedly the grandest epic in science fiction.


  • Timeless classic.

    By Zach 金哲凯
    Having seen the movie, I decided to take a look a the book. I was surprised with the detail the book relays. Excellent read!
  • Awesome

    By Gizmo/117
    So I was curious about the dune series and figured I’d start reading the dune series, wow frank herbert thanks for the awesome book I loved it and just bought the second book to see what happens next thank
  • A grand step into a brilliant universe

    By The Reviewer's Eye
    Dune is one of the most applauded and highly recommended books in the entire sci-fi genre. And it’s been that way for over 50 years. So why is it that even in 2022 when all of modern sci-fi and it’s predecessors have have taken inspiration from and tried to improve upon the standards set by Herbert, Dune still manages to stay not just relevant, but almost fresh? It’s because despite inspiring the likes of Bradbury and George Lucas, Dune is so vastly original, that only someone as Tolkienesc as Herbert would be able to write something to match Dune. Having read this as a 18-19 year old (it took a while to finish, I’m a slow reader) it has taught me so much about what I need to learn to better myself as a writer, which isn’t bad. I’m currently on the third dune book, and I am absolutely enthralled with the overarching lore, and am excited to read the next 3 books. Do yourself a favor. Read Dune.
  • Stella Read

    By NinNinjaMann
    This might be the best book I have ever read, the world building and characterization is so tight. Every logistical question seems to have been thought of and answered. I highly recommend!
  • Simply brilliant.

    By Beat bike
    Simply brilliant.
  • Amazing!

    By CommendedSphinx
    Just completely amazing!
  • A must-read for any sci-fi lover

    By Leliel Reynier
    Boasting both deep political conflict as well as amazing world-building, Dune will leave you on edge with every battle that ensues and keep you hooked on its unraveling story of a young messiah and his struggle with his terrible purpose.
  • Prescient

    By PorkpiePhoto
    So I finally read DUNE. Not sure what took me so long as I have always loved sci-fi. But the detail & force of the Villeneuve film compelled me. I was not to be disappointed. Quite the opposite. It was extremely entertaining but what I appreciated most was the breadth, research & depth of thought behind the writing. And how ironic is the subject of prescience & the ability to foresee through time. It’s as if Herbert was looking straight into our current moment.
  • Intense dialogue and world building

    By Treevur
    Great story that heavily focuses on the politics concerning a desert planet that contains no water but does contain a spice that everyone in the universe wants to get their hands on. Heavy dialogue and a lot of mind games through conversation. Amazing world building. Make sure you use the appendix for words you don’t know that are created for the story (Herbert loved to make his own creations that only exist in dune), although most unknown words and concepts are eventually explained through dialogue throughout the story.
  • Beautiful

    By Lisan Al Giab
    This is an amazing book, I just couldn’t get enough. Frank Herbert’s writing puts it over the top.