By Frank Herbert
Here's the unconventional that may be eternally thought of a triumph of the mind's eye. Set at the desolate tract planet Arrakis, Dune is the tale of the boy Paul Atreides, who might develop into the mysterious guy referred to as Muad'Dib. He might avenge the traitorous plot opposed to his noble family—and might convey to fruition humankind's so much historical and not possible dream.
a gorgeous mix of event and mysticism, environmentalism and politics, Dune gained the 1st Nebula Award, shared the Hugo Award, and shaped the root of what it surely the grandest epic in technology fiction.
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Most of the guests had already arrived, and were mingled around the long buffet table. At least half of them were phnobes, many of them from the buruku colonies around Tau City. Korodore recognized the diplomats – they were tall, dark alpha-males, carrying sunshades. The less exalted, who were more acclimatized to the light, stood in small, silent groups around the lawn. Korodore switched from pinhead to pinhead until he located Hrsh-Hgn, reading a memory cube in the shade of a balloon tree. The Stoics, probably.
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