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PDF Title: Dune
Book File Type: PDF Download / Read Online
PDF Author: Frank Herbert
Publication Date: August 1965
Genre: Science fiction
Audiobook : Yes
PDF Language: English
Audiobook: No
Adaptation: Dune
Series Release Date: 15 September 2021

Dune Intro

On October 1, 2021, Warner Bros. Pictures will premiere the highly anticipated Sci-Fi film titled Dune. HBO Max will also premiere the movie on their streaming service for a month, providing another way for you to view it. Dune’s storyline occurs in a distant future where humanity is capable of freely traveling to various planets. The plot begins by focusing on House Atreides leader, Duke Leto Atreides(played by Oscar Isaac). Duke Leto travels to the treacherous planet Arrakis accompanied by his family. Arrakis is a desert planet that no one travels to apart for one reason, to collect “the spice.” What is “the spice” that humans would be willing to travel to a desert planet to have it? “The Spice” is a drug capable of prolonging human life, providing humans with beyond genius intellect.” The spice” is also the material that allows light-speed travel to be possible.

Duke Leto was recently made sovereign over Arrakis. The new position for the Duke may, at first, seem promising. However, Leto is aware that it is nothing more than a well-schemed trap to kill him. After Leto dies, his mistress Lady Jessica(played by Rebecca Ferguson) and his son Paul(played by Timothée Chalamet) begin new lives among the Fremen, the native people of Arrakis.


Denis Villeneuve directs Dune(2021) and adapts it from the best-selling sci-fi book of its year, Dune(1965) by Frank Herbert.

Dune Plot

The book begins in the year 10,191 where humanity has colonized planets in the depths of the universe. Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV has appointed Duke Leto Atreides as the new ruler of Arrakis. Duke Leto is the head of House Atreides and former ruler of the planet Caladan. Arrakis is a barren desert planet that grows the most luxurious resource to humans in the universe melange( also known as the spice). Melange is a spice drug that can extend the lifetime of a human who takes it and can drastically improve the intellect. At face value, House Atreides appears to receive Arrakis as a reward for loyalty to the emperor. However, Shaddam only sees House Atreides as a threat to his reign and orchestrates a plan with House Harkonnen to kill House Atreides. Duke Leto is wise to the evil trap set by the emperor. But, as one of Shaddam’s subjects, he can’t reject the command.

Leto arrives on Arrakis with his mistress Lady Jessica, his loyal subjects, and his son Paul. Duncan Idaho and Gurney Halleck are some of House Atreides’ best fighters, and they have trained Paul to be a warrior from his youth. Lady Jessica is also a member of Bene Gesserit, a group exclusively for women blessed with superhuman abilities. The Bene Gesserit abilities are said to come from the spice drug melange. A clear example of why the drug is in such high demand. The book also suggests that exposure to melange while in his mother’s womb is the cause of Paul’s oracular dreams. One of the leaders of Bene Gesserit, Reverend MotherGaius Helen Mohiam, had seen potential in Paul and put him through Gom Jabbar. A cruel test designed to test resolve which Paul to shock of Helen passes.

After House Atreides settle on Arrakis, Leto realizes that harvesting melange is a challenge itself. Humungous sandworms guard the harvesting spot. Luckily, Leto becomes allies with the Fremen(the people born on Arrakis) and learns how to navigate the problems presented by the sandworms. It was shortly after this that House Harkonnen began their siege. Dr.Yueh appears to betray Leto amidst the combat and poisons him. Simultaneously, allowing Jessica and Paul to escape into the desert. Dr.Yueh proceeds to escort Leto to Baron Vladimir Harkonnen and his crazed subject Piter De Vries. De Vries kills Dr.Yueh when he arrives with Leto. Unknown to the Baron, Dr.Yueh slipped a poisonous gas bomb into one of the cavities of Leto’s teeth. Leto releases the gas but only succeeds in killing De Vries and himself.

In the desert, Paul and Jessica begin to live among the Fremen civilization. After a trial of manhood, Paul earns the name Muad’Dib, while Jessica carries a dangerous ritual to become a Reverend Mother. Paul mates with native Fremen Chani, who bears him a son he names Leto II.


“It is so shocking to find out how many people do not believe that they can learn, and how many more believe learning to be difficult.”
― Frank Herbert, Dune

“Fear is the mind-killer.”
― Frank Herbert, Dune

“The night is a tunnel, she thought, a hole into tomorrow…”
― Frank Herbert, Dune

“you’ve heard of animals chewing off a leg to escape a trap. there’s an animal kind of trick. a human would remain in the trap endure the pain feigning death that he might kill the trapper and remove a threat to his kind.”
― Frank Herbert, Dune

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