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Dune is a 1965 epic science fiction novel by Frank Herbert. Set in the far future amidst a feudal interstellar society in which noble houses, in control of individual planets, owe allegiance to the imperial House Corrino, Dune tells the story of young Paul Atreides, the heir apparent to Duke Leto Atreides as his family accepts control of the desert planet Arrakis, the only source of the "spice" melange. Melange is the most important and valuable substance in the universe, increasing Arrakis's value as a fief. The story explores the multi-layered interactions of politics, religion, ecology, technology, and human emotion, as the forces of the empire confront each other in a struggle for the control of Arrakis and its "spice". Dune is the world's best-selling science fiction novel, and an influence to many SF works, such as the famous Star Wars.

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Ornithopter is a fictional means of transportation from the fictional Dune universe by Frank Herbert. It is a small flying vehicle using both jet propulsion and flapping of wings, similar to birds, ...

Domain: Literature; Category: Fiction

In Frank Herbert's Dune, Crysknife is a type of knife made from a sandworm's tooth. It is used by the Fremen, and it is sacred to them - it mustn't be seen by anyone outside the tribe, otherwise the ...

Domain: Literature; Category: Fiction

A coriolis storm is a violent type of wind on the planet Arrakis from the fictional Dune universe. It is a major storm in which the winds across the open deserts can reach speeds of up to 700 ...

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Arrakeen is the fictional city from the Dune universe of Frank Herbert. It is the capital of the planet Arrakis, or the Dune, and place of residence of the Atreides on Dune.

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The Baron Vladimir Harkonnen is a fictional character and antagonist from the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. Until he is defeated by the Fremen forces of Paul Muad'Dib, and killed by Paul's ...

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Duke Leto Atreides is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. He is the father of the Paul Muad'Dib. Until his death, Duke Leto is the head of the House of Atreides, ...

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Lady Jessica is a fictional character from Frank Herbert's Dune universe. She is the wife of duke Leto Atreides, the mother of Paul Muad'Dib, and a Bene Gesserit Reverend Mother.

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