Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1)

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A deluxe hardcover edition of the best-selling science-fiction book of all time—part of Penguin Galaxy, a collectible series of six sci-fi/fantasy classics, featuring a series introduction by Neil Gaiman.

Science fiction’s supreme masterpiece, "Dune" will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, it is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who will become the mysterious man known as Muad’Dib. Paul’s noble family is named stewards of Arrakis, whose sands are the only source of a powerful drug called “the spice.” After his family is brought...

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Elon Musk Founder/SpaceXBrilliant. [The author] advocates placing limits on machine intelligence. (Source)

Jeff Bezos Founder/AmazonI’m a big science-fiction fan. I love [this book]. (Source)

Adam Savage If you haven't read it, just go read it. It is amazing! (Source)

Andrew Chen General Partner/Andreessen Horowitz@KatyJeremko amazing book! (Source)

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Michael Arrington Founder/TechCrunchThis is my favorite all time science fiction book by a long stretch. Besides giving us an incredibly rich and varied view of an interstellar empire, Herbert has a lot to say about leadership, heroism and strategy in crisis. Dune is the kind of book you really don’t want to end. Herbert wrote five sequels: Dune Messiah, Children of Dune, God Emperor of Dune, Heretics of Dune and Chapterhouse Dune. Skip the 1984 movie though, it didn’t do the book justice. (Source)

Tim O'Reilly Founder/O'Reilly MediaDune, by Frank Herbert. When I got this book out of the library at age 12, my father remarked, "It's sinful that so large a book should be devoted to science fiction." Little was he to know that this book, full of wonderful concepts about how to come to grips with a world out of our control, would play so large a role in his son's life. After I graduated from college, a friend who was editing a series of critical monographs about science fiction asked me if I'd like to write a book about Frank Herbert. I agreed, and it was that choice that set me on the path to becoming a writer. My first... (Source)

Timothy Ferriss Author & EntrepreneurAll you need to know about leadership is contained in Dune. (Source)

Marvin Liao Partner/500 StartupsFor Non-Business, I'd have to say Dune (Herbert), Emergency (Strauss), The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald) or Flint (L'Amour). I re-read these books every year because they are just so well written & great stories that I get new perspective & details every time I read them. (Source)

Meltem Demirors @stephenduignan @EpsilonTheory the book is pretty great 👍🏾 (Source)

Cristina Riesen Chronologically, my first favourite book probably was Jules Verne’s Around the World in Eighty Days. Or maybe Frank Herbert's Dune. (Source)

Ovidiu Drugan My favorite non-business book is by far "Dune" saga, by Frank Herbert. The books transpose you in a vast universe that is build with tremendous talent containing a detailed future fictional society with guilds, families, feudal organisations, politics, social typos, economic drive, conflicts and intrigues. By putting you in the middle, the book is a real-life school of politics, economics, social and personal, good (if not best) practices. Also treats themes like loyalty, fear, treason, bravery, dictatorship, revolts, knowledge of the future, destiny etc. I have read it first time when I was... (Source)

Kelly Starrett Kelly is a legitimate fantasy and sci-fi nerd. He knows Dune by Frank Herbert and The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson inside and out. (Source)

Kyle Maynard [Kyle Maynard said this is one of his most-recommended books.] (Source)

Brian Rast @EnhanceYourEdge For years, mostly nonfiction. This series is worthwhile. This last book was truly expansive in scope and ambitious. My favorite fiction series are Dune series + GoT series. Last time I read Dune series though was over 10 years ago. That said, I'm not an avid fiction reader in all (Source)

Nicholas Whyte Dune is very interesting because it marks the transition between pulp fiction planetary romance and engagement with real-world politics. It’s a story about a young nobleman whose family are assassinated, and he is driven into exile on a desert planet. (Source)

Sean Seton-Rogers Outside of all the teenage boy / angst books like Dune and Ender's World...in those, you always imagine you are Paul Atreides or Ender Wiggin and it's up to you to save the world :) (Source)

Jane Mcgonigal @AlteryxAd ah! now that is a great cover too. I've had several copies of this book but never that edition! (Source)

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