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"Dune is the bestselling science fiction book of all time. It's something [that] you really need to read in your lifetime.
If you're going to read The Lord of The Rings, which everyone should, then you have to read Dune too."
— Kevin J. Anderson

"Seek freedom and become captive of your desires, seek discipline and find your liberty." – from "Dune"

"The hearts of all men dwell in the same wilderness."

"The function of science fiction is not always to predict the future but sometimes to prevent it."

— Frank Herbert


S y n o p s e s

Book 1: Dune [1965]

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Book 2: "Dune Messiah" [1969]
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Book 3: "Children of Dune" [1976 bestseller]
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Book 4: "God Emperor of Dune" [1981]
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Book 5: "Heretics of Dune" [1984]
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Book 6: "Chapterhouse: Dune" [1985 bestseller]
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Book 7
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History of The Books
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'Dune' franchise entry at Wikipedia
the only official "DUNE" website, which is © 2009 by The Herbert Limited Partnership
browse books at the Frank Herbert Store {80 results} at Amazon
Frank Herbert credits [1984-2012] at Internet Movie Database


The  Books
'Dune' franchise entry at Wikipedia

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magazine serials "Dune World" in 1963-64 and "Prophet of Dune" in 1965

  "Dune" novel [#1 = 1965]
'Dune' novel entry at Wikipedia

"The Illustrated Dune" [Berkley Books 1978]
with 33 black-and-white sketch drawings and 8 full color paintings by John Schoenherr
http://www.amazon.com/Illustrated-Dune-1978-Frank-Herbert/dp/0425038912/

"The Road To Dune" illustrated guidebook [1985] published in short story collection "Eye"
set sometime between the events of "Dune" and "Dune Messiah"; a book for pilgrims to Arrakis featuring
images & descriptions of some of the devices and characters presented in the novels

"Dune Messiah" novel [#2 = 1969 serial]
'Dune Messiah' novel entry at Wikipedia

"Children of Dune" novel [#3 = 1976 bestseller]
'Children of Dune' novel entry at Wikipedia

"God Emperor of Dune" novel [#4 = 1981]
'God Emperor of Dune' novel entry at Wikipedia

"Heretics of Dune" novel [#5 = 1984]
'Heretics of Dune' novel entry at Wikipedia

"Chapterhouse: Dune" New York Times bestseller [#6 = 1985]
'Chapterhouse: Dune' novel entry at Wikipedia

"Hunters of Dune" novel [#7 = 2006]
based on 30-page outline by Frank Herbert for "Dune 7"; written by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson
'Hunters of Dune' novel entry at Wikipedia

"Sandworms of Dune" novel [#8 = 2007]
based on 30-page outline by Frank Herbert for "Dune 7"; written by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson
'Sandworms of Dune' novel entry at Wikipedia

all six books of the 'Dune Saga' in Kindle format from Ace/Penguin   "Dune Six-Book Series" for Kindle
buy all six books in Kindle format for $58.94 {no savings}
"Dune" [1965] for Kindle
Kindle Edition from Ace/Penguin [2003 edition] for $9.99
"Dune Messiah" [1969] for Kindle
Kindle Edition from Ace/Penguin [2008 edition] for $8.99
"Children of Dune" [1976] for Kindle
Kindle Edition from Ace/Penguin [2008 edition] for $9.99
"God Emperor of Dune" [1981] for Kindle
Kindle Edition from Ace/Penguin [2008 edition] for $9.99
"Heretics of Dune" [1984] for Kindle
Kindle Edition from Ace/Penguin [1987 edition] for $9.99
"Chapterhouse: Dune" [1985] for Kindle
Kindle Edition from Ace/Penguin [1987 edition] for $9.99


Works  About  "Dune"

"The Dune Encyclopedia" [Berkley Books, 1984]
approved by Frank Herbert, but designated 'non-canon'; a collection of essays by 43 contributors
http://www.amazon.com/Dune-Encyclopedia-Authorized-Masterpiece-Imagination/dp/0425068137/
http://www.amazon.com/Dune-Encyclopedia-Authorized-Masterpiece-Imagination/dp/B010EWN1AO/
http://www.amazon.com/Dune-Encyclopedia-Hardcover-July-1984/dp/B010EVKN2E/

"National Lampoon's Doon" parody novel [Pocket Books 11/1984] by Ellis Weiner ISBN 0-671-54144-7

"Dune Master: Frank Herbert Bibliography" [Meckler's Bibliographies 11/1988]
by Daniel J.H. Levack & Mark Willard
http://www.amazon.com/Dune-Master-Bibliography-Mecklers-bibliographies/dp/0887360998/

"Songs of Muad'dib" [Ace Books 5/1992]
a collection of Dune-related poems written by Frank Herbert and edited by his son Brian
http://www.amazon.com/Songs-MuadDib-Poetry-Frank-Herbert/dp/044177427X/

"The Secrets of Frank Herbert's Dune" [10/2000] by James Van Hise
http://www.amazon.com/Secrets-Frank-HerbertS-Dune/dp/074340730X/

"The Road to Dune" [8/2005] by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson
contains novelette "Spice Planet" (an alternative version of "Dune" based on an outline by Frank Herbert), a number of
Brian & Kevin's short stories, and letters and unused chapters written by Frank Herbert

"The Science of Dune: An Unauthorized Exploration Into The Real Science Behind
Frank Herbert's Fictional Universe"
[12/2007] by Kevin R. Grazier
http://www.amazon.com/Science-Dune-Unauthorized-Exploration-Psychology/dp/1933771283/

"Dune and Philosophy: Weirding Way of The Mentat" [4/2011] by Jeffery Nicholas
http://www.amazon.com/Dune-Philosophy-Weirding-Popular-Culture/dp/0812697154/

"Goodnight Dune" parody [2011] by Julia Yu
A combined parody of the 1947 toddler's classic "Goodnight Moon" and details of Frank Herbert's "Dune" Saga
available only online at goodnightdune [dot] com


The  Author

Frank  Herbert [1920-86]
Frank Patrick Herbert, Jr. was born on 8 October 1920 in Tacoma, Washington State; he worked for several newspapers as a reporter and-or photographer, served for six months in the U.S. Navy during World War II (medical discharge), then worked for several more West Coast newspapers. He married Flora Parkinson in San Pedro, California in 1940; they had a daughter Penny [b. February 1942], but divorced in 1945. He married Beverly Ann Stuart in Seattle, Washington in 1946; they had two sons:, Brian Patrick Herbert [b. 1947] and Bruce Calvin Herbert [1951-93].

The first Frank Herbert sci-fi story to be published appeared in April 1952; he began researching "Dune" in 1959; the book was serialized in two parts (eight issues) in "Astounding Magazine": "Dune World" in 1963-64 and "Prophet of Dune" in 1965. After rejection by nearly a score of publishers, Chilton Books (famous for automobile repair manuals) offered a $7,500 advance and future royalties to publish the hardcover edition; Herbert rewrote much of the text.

"Dune" was not an immediate commercial success, but did receive the Nebula Award for Best Novel and a shared Hugo Award. Herbert made excellent money from the book, but still not enough to write full time. He finally retired in 1972 and divided his time between homes in Hawai'i and on Washington State's Olympic Peninsula, and wrote more fiction.

Herbert continued the 'Dune Saga' with "Dune Messiah" [1969 serial], "Children of Dune" [1976 bestseller], and "God Emperor of Dune" [1981], and also wrote "The Godmakers" [1972], "The Dosadi Experiment" [1977], and "The White Plague" [1982]. He wrote "Destination: Void" [1965 serial], for which he co-authored (with Bill Ransom) the sequels "The Jesus Incident" [1979], "The Lazarus Effect" [1983], and "The Ascension Factor" 1988].
The 'Dune Saga' was completed with "Heretics of Dune" [1984] and "Chapterhouse: Dune" [1985].

Frank Herbert died at age 65 on 11 February 1986 of complications after surgery for pancreatic cancer.

    color photograph of author Frank Herbert [1920-86]

Frank Herbert entry at Wikipedia
Frank Herbert summary & bibliography at Internet Speculative Fiction Database
browse books at the Frank Herbert Store at Amazon
Frank Herbert credits [1984-2012] at Internet Movie Database

other books by Frank Herbert include:
"The Dragon In The Sea" [1956]
"A Matter of Traces" [1958]
"The Tactful Saboteur" [1964]
"Destination: Void" [1966]
"The Green Brain" [1966]
"The Eyes of Heisenberg" [1966]
"The Heaven Makers" [1968]
"The Santaroga Barrier" [1968]
"Whipping Star" [1970]
"The Worlds of Frank Herbert" [stories 1970]
"Soul Catcher" [1972]
"The Godmakers" [1972]
"Hellstrom's Hive" [1973]
"The Book of Frank Herbert" [stories 1973]
"The Best of Frank Herbert" [stories 1975]
"The Dosadi Experiment" [1977]
"The Jesus Incident" [1979] with Bill Ransom
"Direct Descent" [1980]
"The Priests of Psi" [stories 1980]
"The White Plague" [1982]
"The Lazarus Effect" [1983] with Bill Ransom
"Eye" [stories 1985]
"Man of Two Worlds" [1986]
"The Ascension Factor" [1988] with Bill Ransom
"High-Opp" [2012]
"Angels' Fall" [2013]
"A Game of Authors" [2013]
"A Thorn In The Bush" [2014]
"The Collected Stories of Frank Herbert" [2014]


Brian  Herbert - Kevin  J.  Anderson  Continuation  Books

son Brian Herbert

co-author Kevin J. Anderson

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'Prelude To Dune' Trilogy
set in the years immediately prior to the events of "Dune"; written by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson
"Dune: House Atreides" [1999]
"Dune: House Harkonnen" [2000]
"Dune: House Corrino" [2001]

'Legends of Dune' Trilogy
set 10,000 years before the events chronicled in "Dune"; written by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson
"Dune: The Butlerian Jihad" [2002]
"Dune: The Machine Crusade" [2003]
"Dune: The Battle of Corrin" [2004]

"The Road to Dune" [8/2005] by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson
contains novelette "Spice Planet" (an alternative version of "Dune" based on an outline by Frank Herbert), a number of
Brian & Kevin's short stories, and letters and unused chapters written by Frank Herbert

'Heroes of Dune' Series
set between the original six books; written by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson
"Paul of Dune" [9/2008]
"The Winds of Dune" (formerly "Jessica of Dune") [8/2009]
"The Throne of Dune" (formerly "Irulan of Dune") [planned]
"Leto of Dune" [planned]

'Great Schools of Dune' Trilogy
"Sisterhood of Dune" 1/2012]
"Mentats of Dune" [3/2014]
"The Swordmasters of Dune" [planned]

Short Stories by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson
"Dune: A Whisper of Caladan Seas" (2001)
"Dune: Hunting Harkonnens" (2002)
"Dune: Whipping Mek" (2003)
"Dune: The Faces of A Martyr" (2004)
"Dune: Sea Child" (2006)
"Dune: Treasure In The Sand" (2006)


Movies  &  Television
1984 'Dune' movie entry at Wikipedia
Frank Herbert credits [1984-2012] at Internet Movie Database

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"Dune" feature film [1984] by David Lynch
"The Dune Storybook" [9/1984] novelization written by Joan D. Vinge ISBN 0-399-12949-9
"The Making of Dune" [12/1984] by Ed Naha ISBN 0-425-07376-9
watch 4/2009 animated remake of opening of 1984 "Dune" [2:20] at YouTube

"Frank Herbert's Dune" [Syfy (Sci-Fi Channel) Dec 2000]
three-part miniseries adaptation; won Emmy Awards

"Frank Herbert's Children of Dune" [Syfy (Sci-Fi Channel) March 2003]
story combined "Dune Messiah" and "Children of Dune"; won Emmy Awards

unproduced "Dune" feature film [in development?]
Announced 2008: Paramount Pictures announced a new adaptation of "Dune" with Peter Berg set to direct; Berg dropped out of the project in October 2009, and director Pierre Morel was signed in January 2010; Paramount finally dropped the project in March 2011; rights holder Richard P. Rubinstein has stated that he may still pursue the project


"Jodorowsky's Dune" [Sony Pictures Classics March 2014]
Jodorowsky's Dune documentary  90-minute docufilm about Jodorowsky's 1975-77 preparation to make a feature film of Frank Herbert's classic sci-fi novel "Dune", to star 12-year-old son Brontis, Orson Welles, Mick Jagger, David Carradine & Salvador Dali, with music by Pink Floyd – alas, the film was never made. Docufilm co-produced & directed by Frank Pavich; featuring Alejandro Jodorowsky, Michel Seydoux, artist H.R. Giger, artist Jean 'Moebius' Giraud, Chris Foss, son Brontis Jodorowsky, Richard Stanley, Devin Faraci, Drew McWeeny, Gary Kurtz, Nicolas Winding Refn; won 2 awards at Austin Fantastic Fest & 2 awards at Sitges Catalonian Intl. F/F
Sony Pictures Home Ent. widescreen color Blu-ray/DVD combo [7/2014] 2 disks for $9.99
full credits at IMDb • official movie site • movie entry at Wikipedia
watch official trailer [2:02] at YouTube


untitled 'Dune' reboot [in pre-development for June 2018]  6/2018
Announced 11/2016: Legendary Entertainment has acquired the motion picture & television rights to the classic sci-fi novel "Dune"; added 12/2016: Denis Villeneuve (director of this year’s awards-contender "Arrival" and the upcoming "Blade Runner 2049") had earlier this year stated that it was an old dream of his to take on another sci-fi classic, Frank Herbert‘s "Dune", so studio Legendary Entertainment is in early talks with Villeneuve to direct • not yet listed at IMDb


Stageplays,  Other Media

"Dune: The Official Comic Book" comic book [Marvel/Berkley 12/1984]
adaptation of David Lynch's film Dune ISBN 0-425-07623-7

"Marvel Super Special #36: Dune" comic book [4/1985]
adaptation of Lynch's film by writer Ralph Macchio and artist Bill Sienkiewicz

"Dune" comic book [Marvel 1985]
three-issue limited comic series from April to June 1985

video game "Dune 2000"


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L i n k s
'Dune' franchise entry at Wikipedia
the only official "DUNE" website, which is © 2009 by The Herbert Limited Partnership

Frank Herbert entry at Wikipedia
browse books at the Frank Herbert Store {80 results} at Amazon
Frank Herbert credits [1984-2012] at Internet Movie Database
Frank Herbert summary & bibliography at Internet Speculative Fiction Database


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