Guild Heighliner The World of Dune

"Oh, the perils of leadership in a species so anxious to be told what to do. How little they knew of what they created by their demands. Leaders made mistakes. And those mistakes, amplified by the numbers who followed without questioning, moved inevitably toward great disasters."

The Dune Chronicles, a six book series by Frank Herbert, is undoubtedly one of the most elaborate and realistic worlds ever conceived of in the realm of science fiction. It's vast, futuristic world spans thousands of years of human history, exploring the complexity of the human spirit while interweaving complex plots with insightful moral lessons. The initial volume, DUNE, was the first novel to win the Nebula Award (1965) and also shared the Hugo Award in the next year (1966). Although many of today's science fiction readers have never picked up the Dune Chronicles, the story still stands as one of the greatest written accomplishments in science fiction.

Created by Alex Dunkel
Date created:
? ? ? September 5, 1995
Last modified:
? ? ? November 12, 2000

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