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Enjoyed Dune? We’ve scoured the web for book blogs and looked at all of their recommendations for books that are similar to Dune. Here are 138 books that you’ll like if you liked Dune.

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Dan Simmons - Aug 15, 2017 (first published in 1989)
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A stunning tour de force filled with transcendent awe and wonder, Hyperion is a masterwork of science fiction that resonates with excitement and invention, the first volume in a remarkable epic by the multiple-award-winning author of The Hollow Man.On the world called Hyperion, beyond the reach of galactic law, waits a creature called the Shrike. T...
Lord of Light
Roger Zelazny - May 11, 2004 (first published in 1967)
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Earth is long since dead. On a colony planet, a band of men has gained control of technology, made themselves immortal, and now rule their world as the gods of the Hindu pantheon. Only one dares oppose them: he who was once Siddhartha and is now Mahasamatman. Binder of Demons, Lord of Light....
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Naval Ravikant
Ancillary Justice
Ann Leckie - Oct 01, 2013
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On a remote, icy planet, the soldier known as Breq is drawing closer to completing her quest. Once, she was the Justice of Toren - a colossal starship with an artificial intelligence linking thousands of soldiers in the service of the Radch, the empire that conquered the galaxy. Now, an act of treachery has ripped it all away, leaving her with one ...
The Fifth Season
N. K. Jemisin - Aug 04, 2015
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Original cover edition here THIS IS THE WAY THE WORLD ENDS. AGAIN.Three terrible things happen in a single day.Essun, masquerading as an ordinary schoolteacher in a quiet small town, comes home to find that her husband has brutally murdered their son and kidnapped their daughter. Mighty Sanze, the empire whose innovations have been civilization's ...
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Sahil Lavingia
Leviathan Wakes
James S. A. Corey - Jun 15, 2011
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Humanity has colonized the solar system - Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt and beyond - but the stars are still out of our reach.Jim Holden is XO of an ice miner making runs from the rings of Saturn to the mining stations of the Belt. When he and his crew stumble upon a derelict ship, "The Scopuli," they find themselves in possession of a secret t...
Isaac Asimov - Oct 01, 1991 (first published in 1951)
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For twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. But only Hari Seldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future -- to a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will last thirty thousand years. To preserve knowledge and save mankind, Seldon gathers the best minds in th...
Childhood's End
A Novel (Del Rey Impact)
Arthur C. Clarke - Jul 03, 2001 (first published in 1953)
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Soon to be a Syfy miniseries event  Childhood’s End is one of the defining legacies of Arthur C. Clarke, the author of 2001: A Space Odyssey and many other groundbreaking works. Since its publication in 1953, this prescient novel about first contact gone wrong has come to be regarded not only as a science fiction classic but as a literary thriller ...
Kate Elliott - May 06, 1994
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The first book of Kate Elliott’s epic Novels of the Jaran, set in an alien-controlled galaxy where a young woman seeks to find her own life and love, but is tied to her brother’s revolutionary fateIn the future, Earth is just one of the planets ruled by the vast Chapalii empire. The volatility of these alien overlords is something with which Tess S...
The Stars Are Legion
Kameron Hurley - Nov 07, 2017
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Somewhere on the outer rim of the universe, a mass of decaying world-ships known as the Legion is traveling in the seams between the stars. For generations, a war for control of the Legion has been waged, with no clear resolution.  As worlds continue to die, a desperate plan is put into motion.Zan wakes with no memory, prisoner of a people who say ...
Ready Player One
A Novel
Ernest Cline - Jun 05, 2012 (first published in 2011)
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In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines, puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that...
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
The Long Tomorrow by Leigh Brackett
Involution Ocean by Bruce Sterling
The Shadow of the Torturer, Volume One of the Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe
Musashi by Eiji Yoshikawa
A Civil Campaign by Lois McMaster Bujold
Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov
The Martian by Andy Weir
Cordelia's Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold
Mirror Dance by Lois McMaster Bujold
A Deepness in the Sky by Vernor Vinge
The Player of Games by Iain M. Banks
Barrayar by Lois McMaster Bujold
Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferriss
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
Surface Detail by Iain M. Banks
Komarr by Lois McMaster Bujold
The Warrior's Apprentice by Lois McMaster Bujold
The Vor Game by Lois McMaster Bujold
Young Miles by Lois McMaster Bujold
Second Foundation by Isaac Asimov
Look to Windward by Iain M. Banks
Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
Excession by Iain M. Banks
Borders of Infinity by Lois McMaster Bujold
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin
The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson
Foundation and Empire by Isaac-Asimov
The Hydrogen Sonata by Iain M. Banks
Use of Weapons by Iain M. Banks
Brothers in Arms by Lois McMaster Bujold
Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie
The Fall of Hyperion by Dan Simmons
The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein
The Broken Earth Trilogy by N. K. Jemisin
Anathem by Neal Stephenson
Diplomatic Immunity by Lois McMaster Bujold
1984 by George Orwell
The Rise of Endymion by Dan Simmons
Foundation and Chaos by Greg Bear
The Citadel of the Autarch by Gene Wolfe
The Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov
Cetaganda by Lois McMaster Bujold
Endymion by Dan Simmons
The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
2001 by Arthur C. Clarke
The Expanse Boxed Set by James S. A. Corey
The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
A Fire Upon The Deep by Vernor Vinge
Dawn by Octavia E. Butler
Foundation's Edge by Isaac Asimov
The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester
Epiphany of the Long Sun by Gene Wolfe
Forever Free by Eric Foner
Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke
Shards of Honour by Lois McMaster Bujold
Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
Matter by Peter Sheahan
Foundation's Triumph by David Brin
The Sword of the Lictor by Gene Wolfe
Vorkosigan's Game by Lois McMaster Bujold
The Weatherman by Steve Thayer
Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
The 4-Hour Chef by Timothy Ferriss
Shadow & Claw by Gene Wolfe
Foundation and Earth by Isaac Asimov
Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie
Grass by Sheri S. Tepper
Count Zero by William Gibson
This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar
Mona Lisa Overdrive by William Gibson
The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss
The Urth of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe
Solaris by Stanislaw Lem
Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds
The Claw of the Conciliator by Gene Wolfe by Gene Wolfe
Inversions by Iain M. Banks
Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer
Children of Dune by Frank Herbert
High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
We by Yevgeny Zamyatin
The State of the Art by Iain M. Banks
Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem
Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
Chapterhouse by Frank Herbert
This Immortal by Roger Zelazny
Green Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
Blue Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
Neuromancer by William Gibson
Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
2010 by Arthur C. Clarke
Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert
The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
Litany of the Long Sun by Gene Wolfe by Ron Walotsky
Heretics of Dune by Frank Herbert
God Emperor of Dune by Frank Herbert
Riverworld and Other Stories by Philip Jose Farmer
Falling Free by Lois McMaster Bujold
Riverworld by Philip Jose Farmer
Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen by Lois McMaster Bujold
Dreamweaver's Dilemma by Lois McMaster Bujold
Ethan of Athos by Lois McMaster Bujold
Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho
The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
Luna by Ian McDonald
Forever Peace by Joe Haldeman
Bring the Jubilee by Ward Moore
Alternative Mainstream by Gert Keunen
A Stranger in Olondria by Sofia Samatar
Hunters of Dune by Kevin J. Anderson
Sandworms of Dune by Brian Herbert
The Children of the Sky by Vernor Vinge
Triplet by Timothy Zahn
The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
Labyrinth by Kate Mosse
2061 by Arthur C. Clarke
3001 The Final Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke
The Female Man by Joanna Russ
Why You Shouldn't Ask Your Doctor! by Richard Ruhling MD
Rainbow Mars by Larry Niven
The Blazing World and Other Writings by Margaret Cavendish
White Mars by Brian W. Aldiss