Frank Herbert’s Dune celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year and the Folio Society has published a whopper of a Dune-lover’s edition, with its own slipcase and an introduction by critic Michael Dirda. The main selling point of this reprint are the hand painted illustrations by Sam Weber.
Dune continues to top readers’ polls as the greatest science fiction novel of modern times. Many would say of all time. Before Star Wars, before A Game of Thrones, Frank Herbert brought to blazing life a feudalistic future of relentless political intrigue and insidious treachery, a grandly operatic vision—half Wagner, half spaghetti western—of a hero discovering his destiny.
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