Dune by Frank Herbert E–book/E–pub


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    Dune by Frank Herbert E–book/E–pub CHARACTERS Dune by Frank Herbert There's a characteristically witty essay by Borges about a man who rewrites Don uixote many centuries after Cervantes He publishes a novel with the same title containing the same words in the same order But as Borges shows you the different cultural context means it's a completely new book What was once trite and commonplace is now daring an

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    Dune by Frank Herbert E–book/E–pub CHARACTERS Dune by Frank Herbert No one should argue the importance Dune It laid the foundations for a great deal of the themes and constructs in modern science fic

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    DOWNLOAD ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook À Frank Herbert Frank Herbert À 0 READ CHARACTERS Dune by Frank Herbert Nope Sorry I don't get itI was able to finish it by listening to the audiobook but I was bored throughout the whole 21hSo many descriptions anyone else found the way Paul's mom describing him kinda weird?And let's not even mention how many times I laughed at the main female character being called JessicaI'm sure I'll get

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    CHARACTERS Dune by Frank Herbert Dune by Frank Herbert E–book/E–pub Frank Herbert À 0 READ In my head the purpose of this review is very clear It is to convince YOU to read this book Yes you Waste time no Go grab a copyMachiavellian intrigue mythology religion politics imperialism environmentalism the nature of power All this set in a mind boggling frighteningly original world which Herbert ominously terms as an effort at prediction Dune had me hookedFirst impressionThe very first stirring I felt upon openin

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    Dune by Frank Herbert E–book/E–pub DuneNo other single syllable means as much to the science fiction genre a single word that conjures images of sandworms sp

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    Dune by Frank Herbert E–book/E–pub DOWNLOAD ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook À Frank Herbert CHARACTERS Dune by Frank Herbert LOOK DAMN IT OMGMel 🖤🐶🐺🐾••••••••••••••••I was so worried that I wou

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    Dune by Frank Herbert E–book/E–pub People often forget that this series is what innovated our modern concept of science fiction up until Neuromancer and The

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    Dune by Frank Herbert E–book/E–pub If this is the gold standard against which all science fiction must measure and be judged let's just blow our brains out right now and call it a day As far as I can tell Dune largely inspires two points of view One marvels at its historical importance and world building uniue fascinating complex rich and the other dislikes the stilted writi

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    CHARACTERS Dune by Frank Herbert DOWNLOAD ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook À Frank Herbert Frank Herbert À 0 READ Update 82817Re read Number 13 I cry when Paul meets Gurney I shiver when Jessica consoles Chani I'm awestruck by the peaks and troughs of time free will and the weakness in Paul even as he heroically strives against the evi

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    CHARACTERS Dune by Frank Herbert Frank Herbert À 0 READ DOWNLOAD ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook À Frank Herbert I blame the movieI was an avid but novice fantasy and sci fi reader in 1984 when David Lynch’s Dune rolled out as a big

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READ ´ Dune by Frank Herbert DOWNLOAD ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook À Frank Herbert CHARACTERS Dune by Frank Herbert The traitorous plot against his noble family—and would bring to fruition humankind’s most ancient and unattainable dream A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism environmentalism and politics Dune won the first Nebula. In my head the purpose of this review is very clear It is to convince YOU to read this book Yes you Waste time no Go grab a copyMachiavellian intrigue mythology religion politics imperialism environmentalism the nature of power All this set in a mind boggling frighteningly original world which Herbert ominously terms as an effort at prediction Dune had me hookedFirst impressionThe very first stirring I felt upon opening the yellowed pages of Dune was that of stumbling upon an English translation of an ancient Arabic manuscript of undeniable power and potence which had an epic story to narrate The tone was umistakably sombre and I realized Herbert was not here to merely entertain me he was here to make me part of the legend of Muad Dib It was intriguing and challenging and heck since I live for challenges I decided to take this one up too gladly The challenge was the complexity and depth of the plot which left me perplexed in the beginning I knew there were dialogues which meant much than their superficial meaning and was unable to grasp at it I felt a yawning chasm between Herbert s vision and my limited understanding of it However of course I plodded on and could feel the gap closing in with every page much to my joy and relief The ForewordTo the people whose labours go beyond ideas into the realm of real materials to the dry land ecologists wherever they may be in whatever time they work this effort at prediction is dedicated in humility and admiration The foreword makes it pretty clear that Frank Herbert isn t kidding around This is a serious effort at predicting how our world is going to look two thousand years from now and by God it s a bloody good and detailed prediction However the real merit in this effort lies in the commentary on our lives in the presentWhy Frank Herbert is a geniusThe setting of the book is arid futuristic the plot is driven by political mind games reminiscent of The Game of Thrones The issues he tackles are as modern as the colour television Herbert s genius manifests itself in his ability to combine the past the present and the future in one sweeping elegant move called DunePlot and SettingDune is set in a futuristic technologically advanced world which after the Butlerian Jihad the bloody war between Man and Machines has eliminated all computers and passed a decree declaring Thou shalt not make a machine in the likeness of a man s mind Since there are no computers the essential working of the galaxy is still medieval and feudal with heavy reliance on men and their dallying around Lots of thriller potential right there Men with superhuman analytical abilities called Mentats have taken the place of Computers On the other hand we have the Bene Gesserit an ancient school of mental and physical training for female students it gives them superhuman intuitive powers who follow a selective breeding program which makes them feared and mistrusted through the Imperium Their desired end product of this breeding program is the Kwisatz Haderach a superman who ll be able to glimpse into the future How he ll be able to do this is rooted in Herbert s idea of determinism given that one can observe everything and analyze everything one can effectively glimpse the future in probabilistic terms uantum physics anyone The Kwisatz Haderach is the proposed solution to the male female dichotomy between the analytical and intuitiveThe plot of Dune is almost wholly set on the desert planet of Arrakis also referred to as Dune an arid wasteland where water is so scarce that men have to wear stillsuits which recycle human moisture for further consumption The source of the galaxy s interest in the planet is Melange a spice which bestows upon one longevity and prescient powers Everything on the planet is permeated with the spice the air the sand the food Everybody on the planet is hopelessly addicted to the spice their only hope for survival being their continued intake of the spice The Spacing Guild the economic and trading monopolistic arm of the Galaxy badly needs the spice for interstellar transport This is because their frigates travel faster than the speed of light and hence travel backward in time The spice is the only way they can look into the future and see their way ahead How cool is that All the powers on the Galaxy are out to mine the spice braving the sandworms their name merely an euphemism for they are gigantic 200 metre long creatures which always come digging through the sand whenever spice mining is undertook Always There s also another little glitch There exist on the planet the kickass native desert tribal Fremen whom the foreign powers look down with suspicion and disdain The Fremen ethos is one of survival and scarcity driven by tribalism and egalitarianism Okay I ll stop right there No spoilers about this Except that they value water to the extent that spitting on a person is the highest honour they can bestow upon himOur protagonists are the Atreides family consisting of the Duke his Bene Gesserit concubine Jessica and their son Paul who have been entrusted the stewardship of Arrakis We discover the alien planet of Arrakis along with them firstly with fear suspicion and wonder and ultimately love and respect Paul Muad Dib however is no ordinary prince There s a teeny weeny chance he might be the Kwisatz Haderach something which troubles him constantly and gives us our conflicted hero The poor chap trips balls over the spice and has visions of black hordes pillaging and murdering around town bearing his flag and sees his dead body multiple timesMy favourite character however has to be the Baron Vladmir Harkonnen the most evil character I ve ever come across in my literary excursions He is ruddy ruthlessness he is virile villainy he is truculent treachery He executes the inept chess players in his employ which says oodles about his badassery and his fondness for cold blooded logic He sees everything in simplistic chess terms What is my best move What is my opponent s best move Is there anything I can do to completely suash his move Is there a tactic which leads to mate in three ThemesIn this setting Herbert does so much it s unbelievable Religion politics the dynamic nature of power the effects of colonialism our blatant destruction of our environment are themes which run parallel to the intensely exciting and labyrinthine plot He shows the paramount importance of myth making and religion for power to sustain over long periods of time Man as a political animal is laid completely bareReal lifeNow these are my thoughts about what Herbert could have meant to be Arrakis It makes perfect sense Herbert draws heavy inspiration for the religious ideology of Muad Dib from Islam He says When religion and politics ride in the same cart and that cart is driven by a living Holy man nothing can stand in the path of such a people which is the philosphy of the politics of Islam Islamism in a nutshell The spice much desired by everyone is the oil Baron Vladmir Harkonnen is symblomatic of the wily Russians The Desert foxes Fremen are representative of the native Saudi desert dwelling Bedouin tribe who have a strongly tribe oriented culture and undoubtedly value water in eual measure And the ultimate loser is the environmentWhy do good books get overI almost forget this is a science fiction novel it s that real It is also scary and prophetic It is a reading experience that will leave you dreaming of the grave emptiness of Arrakis and make you wish you were there to brave it all in the privileged company of the noble Fremen Frank Herbert achieves the pinnacle of what a sci fi author aspires to rise to authentic world building

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READ ´ Dune by Frank Herbert DOWNLOAD ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook À Frank Herbert CHARACTERS Dune by Frank Herbert Award shared the Hugo Award and formed the basis of what is undoubtedly the grandest epic in science fiction Frank Herbert’s death in 1986 was a tragic loss yet the astounding legacy of his visionary fiction will live foreve. People often forget that this series is what innovated our modern concept of science fiction up until Neuromancer and The Martix at least Dune took the Space Opera and asked if it might be than spandex dildo shaped rockets and scantily clad green women Herbert created a vast and complex system of ancient spatial politics and peoples then set them at one another s throats over land money and drugsDune is often said to relate to Sci Fi in the same way that Tolkien relates to Fantasy I d say that as far as paradigm shift this is widely true Both entered genres generally filled with the odd childish and ridiculous and injected a literary sensibility which affected all subseuent authorsFew will challenge the importance of Star Wars effect on film and storytelling in general but without Dune there would be no Star Wars Princess Alia the desert planet the Spice the Bene Gesserit and Leto II all have direct descendants in the movies It is unfortunate that Lucas seems to have forgotten in these later years that his best genius was pilfered from Herbert Campbell and KurosawaThough I have heard that the later books do not capture the same eclectic energy as the first Dune itself is simply one of the most original and unusual pieces of Sci Fi ever written Read it Starship Troopers Ringworld Neuromancer and Snowcrash and you ll know everything you need to about Sci Fi that you want

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READ ´ Dune by Frank Herbert DOWNLOAD ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook À Frank Herbert CHARACTERS Dune by Frank Herbert Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination Set on the desert planet Arrakis Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides who would become the mysterious man known as Maud’dib He would avenge. There s a characteristically witty essay by Borges about a man who rewrites Don uixote many centuries after Cervantes He publishes a novel with the same title containing the same words in the same order But as Borges shows you the different cultural context means it s a completely new book What was once trite and commonplace is now daring and new and vice versa It just happens to look like Cervantes s masterpieceSimilarly imagine the man who was brave or stupid enough to rewrite Dune in the early 21st century Like many people who grew up in the 60s and 70s I read the book in my early teens What an amazing story Those kick ass Fremen All those cool weird sounding names and expressions they use They even have a useful glossary in the back The disgusting corrupt slimy Harkonnens don t you just love to hate them When former aristo turned desert guerilla fighter Paul Muad Dib rides in on a sandworm at the end to fight the evil Baron and his vicious cruel nephew of course you re cheering for him Who the hell wouldn t beSo that was the Dune we know and love but the man who rewrote it now would get a rather different reception Oh my God These Fremen who obviously speak Arabic live on a desert planet which supplies the Universe with melange a commodity essential to the Galactic economy and in particular to transport Not a very subtle way to say oil They are tough uncompromising fighters who are uite happy to use suicide bombing as a tactic They re led by a charismatic former rich kid OK we get who you mean who inspires them to rise up against the corrupt degenerate um does he mean Westerners Or only the US And who is Baron Harkonnen intended to be I m racking my brains Dubya doesn t uite seem to fit but surely he means someone Unless of course he s just a generic stereotype who stands for the immoral sexually obsessed West This is frightening What did we do to make Frank al Herbert hate us so much You d have people not even necessarily right wingers appearing on TV to say that the book was dangerous and should be banned at the very least it incites racial hatred and openly encourages terrorism But translations would sell brilliantly in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia and a bad movie version would soon be made in TurkeyI honestly don t think Herbert meant any of that but today it s almost impossible not to wonder If anyone reading this review is planning to rewrite The Tale of Benjamin Bunny you d better make sure you get your timing right Who knows how it will be interpreted five years from now

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