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Dune : Remembering Tomorrow - Frank Herbert


Remembering Tomorrow


Published: 1st September 1990
For Ages: 18+ years old
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In 1965, after being rejected by more than a dozen publishing houses, a book called "Dune" was brought out by the Chilton Book Company. Its respected author, journalist Frank Herbert, had written "Dune" with nothing more in mind than to entertain his readers with the telling of a particularly complex story, one which had occupied his thoughts for more than six years. No one - not Herbert, not Chilton, not the science fiction community at the time - had any idea that "Dune" would be adopted and read by successive generations with a fervor bordering on cult worship. Or that it would prove to be merely the first of what have now become five international bestsellers about a desert world of the future - the planet Arrakis, called Dune.



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One of the great classics


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  • Compelling Characters
  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Great For Any Age
  • Innovative Ideas
  • Original Story
  • Well Written


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      Comments about Dune:

      Sci-fi is a genre in which (just like fantasy) you encounter a heavy amount of descriptive writing. I'm not much of a sci-fi reader, but I went out of my way to read this one a few years ago and really enjoyed it. Although it was set in a space age, it wasn't completely filled with annoying and difficult to understand jargon, and didn't bore me with vast amounts of descriptive writing. Herbert writes in a clean, easy to understand narrative-style, which allows the reader to enjoy the story and not get bogged down by details. The story has a core group of characters which you come to appreciate throughout the novel, and has a plot which twists and turns in unexpected directions. If you're like me and don't often read much sci-fi, I highly recommend this as a starting point.

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      "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

      ISBN: 9780441172719
      ISBN-10: 0441172717
      Series: Remembering Tomorrow
      Audience: General
      For Ages: 18+ years old
      For Grades: 9+
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 535
      Published: 1st September 1990
      Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
      Country of Publication: US
      Dimensions (cm): 17.1 x 10.8  x 6.1
      Weight (kg): 0.48