Dune (Penguin Galaxy) (Hardcover)

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By Frank Herbert, Neil Gaiman (Introduction by), Brian Herbert (Afterword by)
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With its exploration of man's potential to save or destroy the environment (or be saved or destroyed by it), the intermingling of relgion, and the constant danger of holy wars, this 1965 sci-fi classic only becomes more relevant with time... — Katelynne Shimkus

A masterclass in science fiction writing and world-building since its debut in 1965, Dune helped pave the way for Star Wars, Star Trek, The Wheel of Time series, as well as The Matrix and so many more. In the far future deep in space lives the royal family The Atreides, living on the mighty war-covered planet Caladan, but The Emperor has asked a new task for Duke Leto: he will rule over the most important planet in the known universe, Arrakis. This is a coming-of-age story about adapting to an ever-changing world, a tale of destiny, conquering the odds, and the ability for humans to persevere. But upon a deeper look this book is so much more, this is the story of the dangers of colonialism and charismatic leaders who promise more than they do, what happens when religious figures are blindly followed and even worse what happens when they act as an authority, as well as learning to respect and understand other cultures even if they are different than what we may be used to. Dune is an incredible story and becomes more important and relevant as time goes on, if you enjoyed the movie you are sure to love the book. — Jordan Starks

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A deluxe hardcover edition of the best-selling science-fiction book of all time—part of Penguin Galaxy, a collectible series of six sci-fi/fantasy classics, featuring a series introduction by Neil Gaiman


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Science fiction’s supreme masterpiece, Dune will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, it is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who will become the mysterious man known as Muad’Dib. Paul’s noble family is named stewards of Arrakis, whose sands are the only source of a powerful drug called “the spice.” After his family is brought down in a traitorous plot, Paul must go undercover to seek revenge, and to 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.

Penguin Galaxy
 
Six of our greatest masterworks of science fiction and fantasy, in dazzling collector-worthy hardcover editions, and featuring a series introduction by #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman, Penguin Galaxy represents a constellation of achievement in visionary fiction, lighting the way toward our knowledge of the universe, and of ourselves. From historical legends to mythic futures, monuments of world-building to mind-bending dystopias, these touchstones of human invention and storytelling ingenuity have transported millions of readers to distant realms, and will continue for generations to chart the frontiers of the imagination.
 
The Once and Future King by T. H. White
Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
Dune by Frank Herbert
2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
Neuromancer by William Gibson

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

About the Author


Frank Herbert (1920–1986) published more than twenty-five books, including five Dune sequels. Born in Tacoma, Washington, and educated at the University of Washington, Seattle, he worked a wide variety of jobs—including TV cameraman, radio commentator, oyster diver, jungle survival instructor, lay analyst, creative writing teacher, reporter, and editor of several West Coast newspapers—before becoming a full-time writer. His son Brian Herbert continues to co-author new books in the Dune saga.
 
Neil Gaiman (series introduction) is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books for readers of all ages, including American Gods, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, The Graveyard Book, Coraline, and the Sandman series of graphic novels. He is Professor in the Arts at Bard College.

Brian Herbert (afterword) is the eldest son of Frank Herbert. He has co-authored numerous New York Times bestsellers in the Dune series and has written many critically acclaimed novels of his own. His biography of his father, Dreamer of Dune, was a finalist for the Hugo Award.

Alex Trochut (cover designer) is an award-winning artist, graphic designer, illustrator, and typographer. He has designed for The New York Times, The Guardian, Nike, Adidas, The Rolling Stones, Coca-Cola, and Pepsi and was nominated for a 2016 Grammy Award for Best Recording Package. Born in Barcelona, Spain, he lives in Brooklyn.

Praise For…


“One of the coolest gifts you can get for your favorite sci-fi geek . . . You’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but these new Penguin Galaxy hardcovers make it really hard.” —Gizmodo

“Serious science fiction and fantasy readers cannot resist the classics. . . . That’s what makes the Penguin Galaxy series so appealing. . . . Each of the novels here has earned their place in the halls of literary history. . . . Their small form factor and minimalist covers call out to readers and make them fun to read all over again.” —Kirkus Reviews

“With daily reminders of the intensifying effects of global warming, the specter of a worldwide water shortage, and continued political upheaval in the oil-rich Middle East, it is possible that Dune is even more relevant now than when it was first published.” —The New Yorker
 
“One of the monuments of modern science fiction.” —Chicago Tribune
 
“A perfect, self-contained work of science fiction [with] a powerful ecological message and a reminder to its readers that their actions will have profound consequences for generations yet unborn.” —The New York Times
 
“Unique . . . I know nothing comparable to it except Lord of the Rings.” —Arthur C. Clarke, author of 2001: A Space Odyssey


Product Details
ISBN: 9780143111580
ISBN-10: 0143111582
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: October 25th, 2016
Pages: 720
Language: English
Series: Penguin Galaxy