by Frank Herbert
A deluxe hardcover edition of Frank Herbert's epic masterpiece--a triumph of the imagination and one of the bestselling science fiction novels of all time. This deluxe hardcover edition of Dune includes: - An iconic new cover- Stained edges and fully illustrated endpapers- A beautifully designed poster on the interior of the jacket- A redesigned wo...
Dec 08, 2014Dune series by Herbert also brilliant. He advocates placing limits on machine intelligence. – source
Feb 11, 2020When I got this book out of the library at age 12, my father remarked, It's sinful that so large a book should be devoted to science fiction. Little was he to know that this book, full of wonderful concepts about how to come to grips with a world out of our control, would play so large a role in his son's life. After I graduated from college, a friend who was editing a series of critical monographs about science fiction asked me if I'd like to write a book about Frank Herbert. I agreed, and it was that choice that set me on the path to becoming a writer. In the course of writing the book, I got far deeper into Herbert's ideas than I had reading his books growing up. The core message of all Herbert's work is that we can't control the future, but we can control our response to it, surfing the edge of change and risk. – source
Perhaps the most incredibly detailed and oddly believable fictional landscape I’ve ever encountered. – source
Jan 31, 2001Nonfiction narrative, let’s see. Hmm. I’m a big science-fiction fan. I love Dune. That’s not a nonfiction narrative, of course, but it would be cool if it was! – source
If you read Dune, and you don’t read it for the plot but you read it for understanding geopolitics, suddenly something clicks in your head. – source
May 04, 2020@rsnous I just finished that book today! The extensive quotations are one of my favorite parts. – source