Creator: Frank Herbert
- Dune Messiah (1969, Frank Herbert)
- Children of Dune (1976, Frank Herbert)
- God Emperor of Dune (1981, Frank Herbert)
- Heretics of Dune (1984, Frank Herbert)
- Chapterhouse: Dune (1985, Frank Herbert)
- Hunters of Dune (2006, Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson)
- Sandworms of Dune (2007, Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson)
Additional books set in the Dune world and written by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson exist as well. Those include a multiple series of prequels that go in-depth on specific historic events, people or schools of thought.
Dune is a series set in space, with the focus on the planet Arrakis, a desert world. And yet, it's the most important planet in space because it is home to a most important substance known only as "Spice". It allows faster than light space travel to be done safely.
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Pro Cult book
This is an old series, several video games have been inspired by this book. Dune, Dune 2, dune 2000 and more.
Pro Huge scope
The book covers topics such as ecology, politics, religion, humanism and war and touches on subjects like artificial intelligence, gender dynamics, nuclear weapons, architecture, engineering, heroism and many many more. All of these aspects are intertwined and executed on a grand scale.
Pro Complex and unique ecology
Dune is one of the first sci-fi books to have as detailed fictional ecology that plays a big part in the overall story.
Pro Omits some common genre staples to create a unique world
It's one of the very rare science fiction books (especially ones set in a far away future) that doesn't include robots or computers.
Con Later books weren't finished by the original author
The original author, Frank Herbert, died after finishing the first few books. His son Brian Herbert and co author Kevin J. Anderson have since finished the series based on his scribblings, notes, and voice memos. A gargantuan task. The result can be a bit "weird" at times, but they have done an amazing job finishing the books.