By Frank Herbert
Set at the desolate tract planet Arakis, Dune is the tale of the boy Paul Atreides, who might develop into the mysterious guy referred to as Muad'Dib. He may avenge the traitorous plot opposed to his noble family members - and might carry to fruition humankind's so much historical and impossible dream. a mix of event and mysticism, environmentalism and politics, Dune gained the 1st Nebula Award, shared the Hugo Award, and shaped the root of what's absolutely the grandest epic in technological know-how fiction.
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Set at the wilderness planet Arakis, Dune is the tale of the boy Paul Atreides, who could develop into the mysterious guy referred to as Muad'Dib. He may avenge the traitorous plot opposed to his noble kinfolk - and might carry to fruition humankind's such a lot old and inconceivable dream. a mix of event and mysticism, environmentalism and politics, Dune received the 1st Nebula Award, shared the Hugo Award, and shaped the root of what's definitely the grandest epic in technology fiction.
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Think you carefully on this Bene Gesserit proverb and perhaps you will see: "Any road followed precisely to its end leads precisely nowhere. Climb the mountain just a little bit to test that it's a mountain. " -from "Muad'Dib: Family Commentaries" by the Princess Irulan At the end of the south wing, Jessica found a metal stair spiraling up to an oval door. She glanced back down the hall, again up at the door. Oval? she wondered. What an odd shape for a door in a house. Through the windows beneath the spiral stair she could see the great white sun of Arrakis moving on toward evening.
Even a sense of hope. Each person raked those trees with a fixity of expression. " Yueh asked. " she asked. "Those minds," he said. " She turned a puzzled frown on him. " "Those are date palms," he said. "One date palm requires forty liters of water a day. A man requires but eight liters. A palm, then, equals five men. " "We look at this place with too critical an eye," she said. "There's hope as well as danger here. The spice could make us rich. " And she laughed silently at herself: Who am I trying to convince?
The ways of the Harkonnen cruelty were devious. Wanna might not be dead. He had to be certain. "Do not worry for us, Wellington," Jessica said. " She thinks I worry for her! He blinked back tears. And I do, of course. But I must stand before that black Baron with his deed accomplished, and take my one chance to strike him where he is weakest--in his gloating moment! He sighed. " she asked. "Not at all. " she asked. "Except for getting a bit overtired. " He crossed to the door, opened it. " Jessica followed, peered into a shadowy room.