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One of the most awe enspiring books of this time.,
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This review is from: Dune (Paperback)
Dune is the first in a series of 6 books. Dune is the story of the conflict between many great forces set in the far future where space travel is controled by a group of mutated humans called the spacing guild. The two main forces in the book are however house Atredies recently instaled as goveners of Arrakas, or Dune for short, a inhospitable wasteland that is the only place in the universe that the Spice Melange can be found. The spice is the fuel for space travel and also enables long life and phychic powers. House Harkonnan are the ones that have been removed from Dune but viciously want it back. They set a plan in motion that will see house Atredies destroyed, for now. Within the rocks of dune live a people know as the Fremen who have long wanted to have control of their world, when the young leader of house atredies flees into the desert they reluctantly acept him into their ranksnot aware that he is the producty of a millenium long breeding program to create a super human with the power to see all the posabiltys in the future. Little do the Fremen know that the actions that they will take will not only take back their world but will end with the overthrowing of a millenium old dynacy...