Dune Books In Order

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Publication Order of Dune Books

By: Brian Herbert, Frank Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
Dune (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Children of Dune (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
God Emperor of Dune (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heretics of Dune (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dune Encyclopedia (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hunters of Dune (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sandworms of Dune (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Duke of Caladan (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dune: The Lady of Caladan (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dune Collections

By: Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
Songs of Muad'dib (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Road to Dune (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales of Dune (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dune Chapbooks

By: Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
Fremen Justice (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dune: House Trilogy Books

By: Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
House Atreides (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
House Harkonnen (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
House Corrino (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Legends Of Dune Books

By: Kevin J. Anderson, Brian Herbert
The Butlerian Jihad (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Machine Crusade (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Battle of Corrin (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dune: Red Plague Books

By: Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
Dune: Red Plague (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Great Schools Of Dune Books

By: Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
Sisterhood of Dune (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mentats of Dune (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Navigators of Dune (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dune Graphic Novel Books

Dune: the Graphic Novel, Book 1 (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

“Dune”, it is a highly acclaimed novel, won the first Nebula Award for Best Novel, the Hugo Award in 1966, and is named as the highest selling science fiction novel of all time. The books are set over twenty thousand years in the future and were inspired by the author of the series, Frank Herbert, moving to Florence, Oregon where he was able to see the Oregon Dunes. The first “Dune” novel started out as two pieces that Analog magazine published between 1963 and 1965. The two stories paid tribute to his new love of ecology. Herbert reworked the book, added to it, and handed it around to twenty publishers to take a look at it; all of them turned it down. It was not until Chilton Books accepted it and published it; this is a company that is best known for publishing auto repair manuals.

Frank Herbert would die before finishing the series. His son, Brian Herbert, and another author named Kevin J. Anderson added to the series, writing several more novels that are prequels to Frank’s original novel; they have also written other novels that make the series longer and two novels that finish Frank’s original series. All three authors have written both novels and stories for the series.

“Dune” by Frank Herbert was the first book in the “Dune” saga. 21,000 years in the future, humanity has moved out to many planets deemed able to support human life. The planets are ruled by aristocratic Great Houses who owe allegiance to Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV. The tech is highly advanced, as is the science, but advanced computers and artificial intelligence is not allowed. Humans have evolved to the point where they can take on complex mental tasks like mental computing (performed by trained Mentats). The “spice” melange helps with this, which helps with general health, makes people live longer and bestows limited prescience. Melange is only found on one planet; the desert planet of Arrakis. It is worth a lot of money and has been used as currency. CHOAM corporation determines how melange will be used, they also figure out how much a Great House can make and their financial leverage.

Paul Atreides has to stop the attempt to destroy his noble family, and becomes a mysterious man called “Muad’Dib”. His father is given the job to rule over the planet Arrakis, but it is no easy task. Just when he is set to succeed the Harkonnen family, the desert planet, treachery, and murder set to destroy them before they have even settled in.

The book has been praised for blending mysticism, politics, environmentalism, and adventure. Some people say that the book is hard to get past page twenty for being too out there. That being said, those who do, love the book. Page twenty seems to be a threshold for fans of the book, before, and people do not like the book. After and they love it forever. Many say that this is the book to beat when it comes to fantasy novels; along the likes of “A Song of Ice & Fire”, “Lord of the Rings”, “Ender’s Game”, and “Foundation”.

“Dune Messiah” by Frank Herbert was the second book in the “Dune” saga. Twelve years after the first “Dune” novel, Paul “Muad’Dib” Atreides is now Emperor, the most powerful Emperor (he is also messiah). He has created a religious power that not even he can put a stop to. Even though this group has killed over sixty billion people, Paul has a vision that this may not be the worst fate that humanity could have faced. It is with this that he tries to take his empire on a different course, one that does not lead to destruction or stagnation; he also gives his empire a ruler and serves as the focal point as the Fremen religion.

A plot is a foot to remove Paul from power that involves the very woman that Paul is seeing, Princess Irulan whose dad is Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV (the emperor before Paul). Without an heir to the throne (as Paul refuses to touch or mate with Irulan and his concubine will not bear an heir), it produces tension in his monarchy. Irulan wants to keep her place in the Atreides dynasty to the point she has been giving Chani (Paul’s concubine) contraceptives. He does not want to lose Chani and knows that she is getting contraceptives. He has had a vision that when Chani bears a child, she will die, so he sees her receiving contraceptives as a blessing.

This book has been praised for Herbert’s ability to show Paul after the Hollywood ending that he was able to enjoy at the end of the first “Dune”. This book serves more as a conclusion to “Dune” rather than as a mere sequel. You get to see Herbert craft a hero into someone who is flawed, realistic, but with his abnormal powers. Some fans liked that Herbert presents fans with a few thoughts that are a lot deeper than you might normally find in this sort of novel. Thoughts so profound that readers found themselves having to put their books down to ponder the implications of the words that they had read. This book in particular is heavy reading as it includes quite a bit of philosophy in it.

In the 1980s David Lynch made a movie of the first book that was also called “Dune”. During the 1970s, it went through several directors and writers without ever seeing the big screen. When the film finally came out, it starred Kyle MacLachlan, Leonardo Cimino, Sting, and Francesca Annis. The film did so poorly at the box office when it was first released that all plans for any and all sequel movies were scrapped. There was also “Frank Herbert’s Dune”, which was a mini series that was also based off Herbert’s first book in the series (it also won some Emmy Awards upon being released). Later, “Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune” was released in 2003 that combine elements of the novels “Dune Messiah” and “Children of Dune”. This mini series starred James McAvoy, Julie Cox, Alec Newman, and Susan Sarandon. There has been comic books and music released, related to this series.

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