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Science fictionâs supreme masterpiece,Â DuneÂ 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 MuadâDib. Paulâs noble family is named stewards of Arrakis, whose sands are the only source of a powerful drug called âthe spice.â After his family is brought down in a traitorous plot, Paul must go undercover to seek revenge, and to bring to fruition humankindâs most ancient and unattainable dream. A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism and politics,Â DuneÂ won the first Nebula Award, shared the Hugo Award, and formed the basis of what is undoubtedly the grandest epic in science fiction.
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About: 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 Winner of the AIGA + Design Observer 50 Books | 50 Covers competition Science fiction’s supreme masterpiece, Dune will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination.
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