Dune - Frank Herbert

Set in the far future amidst a sprawling feudal interstellar empire where planetary dynasties are controlled by noble houses that owe an allegiance to the imperial House Corrino, Dune tells the story of young Paul Atreides (the heir apparent to Duke Leto Atreides and heir of House Atreides) as he and his family accept control of the desert planet Arrakis, the only source of the 'spice' melange, the most important and valuable substance in the cosmos. The story explores the complex, multi-layered interactions of politics, religion, ecology, technology, and human emotion as the forces of the empire confront each other for control of Arrakis.


When I think of science fiction as a genre of the novel I think of this book! To me Frank Herbet's Dune is one of science fiction best book's it's so out there as a classic it's unreal. It was my second time reading this.The copy I have is actually my Dads.That I kinda took when I moved, because it was with my books lol! So the book its self is like gold dust to me. It's one of those classics that just stays with you and is always on the tip of your mind. The second time reading this really got a sense of the characters. The last time honestly read this book I was in my early teens
This time reading it, I really got a sense for the planets and the fighting houses the Duke Leto and Paul and Jessica. There ruling house's had an almost Old Russian imperial cyberpunk feel to it. As well as the Emperor's. A highly recommended read and one of science fiction's great written works!