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Dune is a science fiction book written by Frank Herbert, first copyrighted in 1965. Dune takes place on the harsh desert planet of Arrakis, where there are giant sand worms, which grow to be over 400 meters long, and the planet is so dry, that people must wear water recycling suits to keep moisture. The planet is also filled with valuable spice worth a fortune to those who mine it. Competing for the planet's resources, are the evil Harkonnens and the noble Atreides, great houses in the imperium. The main themes of the book are religion, power, and nature. In Dune, religion and power are closely related, and whoever can exploit or control religion, will have power. Also, all men are at the will of the elements of Arrakis, whether it be the brutal sand storms that can tear flesh from bone and pound bone to dust, or the absolute dryness that requires people to wear water recycling Still suits. The story is told in the third person by an omniscient narrator. The focus of the story is the main character, Paul Atreides, and his struggle to gain back the planet Arrakis, and to stop the looming jihad. This book is a science fiction space opera, as well as a story of power and struggle. It is not just a book about struggle between people, but also against the planet Arrakis. The author keeps you interested with the vastness of his science fiction universe, the political intrigue, and the perils... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2017 at The Fenn Voice
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Nov 20, 2017