Illustrated by Sam Weber
Introduced by Michael Dirda
Afterword by Brian Herbert
This collector’s edition of Frank Herbert’s phenomenal tale of far-future desert warriors, fallible messiahs and interplanetary intrigue is illustrated by award-winning artist Sam Weber, and published to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the world’s best-selling science-fiction title.
No more terrible disaster could befall your people than for them to fall into the hands of a Hero
Arrakis, or Dune, is a planet of nothingness – its torched wastelands are home to a fierce nomadic people, and under the endless deserts stalk gargantuan sandworms the size of starships. It is a place where water is sacred – ‘a substance more precious than all others’ – where to shed a tear is the most taboo of all sacrifices. And yet the planet is also humanity’s sole source of ‘spice’, the mysterious, addictive substance that underpins the workings of the galaxy-wide Padishah Empire. To control Arrakis is to control all. And it is across its vast expanses and in its arid caves that Frank Herbert’s epic adventure of political subterfuge and messianic deliverance is played out, a story that has become the best-selling science-fiction novel of all time, and is considered by many to be the genre's greatest work.
Winner of a D&AD Design awards 2016 Wood Pencil
Bound in printed and blocked metallic buckram
Set in Dante with Helvetica Neue and Black Tulip display
Frontispiece, 11 colour illustrations and 10 black & white chapter headings
Endpaper map by Martin Sanders
10˝ x 6¾˝