Dune (Dune, Book 1) by Frank Herbert

By Frank Herbert

"Unique...I be aware of not anything akin to it other than Lord of the Rings."--Arthur C. ClarkeHere is the unconventional that would be endlessly thought of a triumph of the mind's eye. Set at the wilderness planet Arrakis, Dune is the tale of the boy Paul Atreides, who could develop into the mysterious guy referred to as Maud'dib. He might avenge the traitorous plot opposed to his noble family--and may convey to fruition humankind's so much old and impossible dream.A beautiful mixture of event and mysticism, environmentalism and politics, Dune gained the 1st Nebula Award, shared the Hugo Award, and shaped the foundation of what's definitely the grandest epic in technological know-how fiction. Frank Herbert's dying in 1986 was once a sad loss, but the miraculous legacy of his visionary fiction will stay endlessly.

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You filthy beggar, get out of here, don't touch me, if you lay a finger on me I'll cane you to death . . and he'd go back to the window with the broken panes, stark . naked. The old women and the nuns didn't dare cross the court with the orange trees anymore. We decided that the best thing was to board up the shutters of his cell. But he always managed to break them down. Until one night, as Don Clemente slept, I walled up his window with bricks and cement, the first window I walled up in the Casa.

It was witch­ craft, black magic, and that's why the peasants were being crushed under the weight of endless misfortunes. Over the bone­ dry plains, where the animals swollen with thirst were dying off, the head of the landowner's daughter, flapping huge sinewy ears that were like bat wings, would fly after the yellow bitch dog­ it was warty and scrawny like the girl's nursemaid-that guided the chonch6n to a place indicated by the rays of their accom­ plice, the moon, on the other side of the hills.

I'm the seventh old woman. I'll take it upon myself to watch over the Azcoitia about to be born. Iris's - 50 vomit, which I washed from the kitchen tiles, anointed me. I keep it wrapped in a floor rag, with my books and my manu­ scripts, under the bed, where all old women keep their things. THE FIRST TffiNG I had to do was win them over. If I didn't find a way to dazzle them, I'd be accepted by them in name only, even though I'd groveled for them. I let a few days go by while I laid my plans, letting them go on barely talking to me and watching me on the sly.

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