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Book Information: Great Dune Trilogy, the

Great Dune Trilogy, the (1979) [Omnibus Volume]
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Series: Dune Chronicles, the

Summary (From the publisher):

Only once in a blue moon does a work of imaginative fiction like Dune come along. Since its first publication more than thirty years ago, Frank Herbert's brilliant novel and its sequels have become classics; Dune is consistently voted the Number One science fiction book of the century by readers all over the world.

The Great Dune Trilogy brings together Dune, Dune Messiah and Children of Dune, an epic, sweeping tale of assassination, survival and betrayal on a bitterly, inhospitable planet.

In the far future, two great dynastic families are locked in a bitter feud. The Duke of Atreides has been maneuvred by his great enemy, Baron Harkonnen, into accepting the job of administering Dune - a vast, almost uninhabitable desert planet where water is a prize possession. But Dune is also a planet of fabulous wealth, for it is home to a drug prized throughout the Galactic Empire.

The Duke, together with his wife and son Paul, know to expect treachery as they take up their new appointment, but it comes from a source both shocking and unexpected. And when Paul succeeds his father, he becomes a catalyst for the natives of Dune. Unbeknowst to the past rulers of the planet, their knowledge of the ecology of this inhospitable desert gives them immense power. All they need is a revolutionary leader to harness this force: and Paul Atreides could be that man...

Original title: The Great Dune Trilogy
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionScience FictionPlanets & SocietiesEcological Systems
FictionScience FictionReligionMessianic
FictionScience FictionSpecies EvolutionPsionic Powers
FictionScience FictionPoliticalGalactic Empires


The following works are contained within this one:
     Dune (1965) [Novel]
      Author: Frank Herbert
     Dune Messiah (1969) [Novel]
      Author: Frank Herbert
     Children of Dune (1976) [Novel]
      Author: Frank Herbert

Edition #1: Great Dune Trilogy, the

Great Dune Trilogy, the (1979)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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Great Dune Trilogy, the (November 2005)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Gollancz
ISBN: 9780575070707
Dimensions: 6.0 x 9.2 x 2.0
Pages: 912

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