House Atreides has fallen. Duke Leto is dead and his son, Paul, lives in hiding, gathering his strength and awaiting the right moment to leave the Fremen sietch and reclaim his birthright from the twisted Baron Vladimir Harkonnen.

Will our hero succeed? Is he a hero at all? What new challenges must he confront living among the dunes, storms and sandworms?

You see, Paul Atreides’ fate — and that of the intergalactic empire — is inextricably linked to the climate and ecology of the desert planet Arrakis. Frank Herbert designed his beloved story, “Dune,” that way intentionally, as a critique of our own world and a cautionary tale for the future.

From the Seattle Times

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