Soon to be a Major Motion Picture directed by Denis Villeneuve, staring Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Oscar Isaac and Rebecca Ferguson!
By Frank Herbert
Read by a full cast
Winner of the Hugo Award, Nebula Award, 2007 Audie Award for Best Science Fiction, and Earphone Award Recipient
“A portrayal of an alien society more complete and deeply detailed than any other author in the field has managed...a story absorbing equally for its action and philosophical vistas...An astonishing science fiction phenomenon.”
—The Washington Post
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The first in a brand-new prequel series!
The Duke of Caladan
By Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson
Read by Scott Brick
Leto Atreides, Duke of Caladan and father of the Muad’Dib. While all know of his fall and the rise of his son, little is known about the quiet ruler of Caladan and his partner Jessica. Or how a Duke of an inconsequential planet earned an emperor’s favor, the ire of House Harkonnen, and set himself on a collision course with his own death. This is the story.
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Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Maud'dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family—and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.
Legends of Dune Series
A new set of prequels dramatizing the most anticipated "historical" event in the Dune Universe: the titanic multi-generational "holy war" in which humans fought and eventually won their freedom from the domination of intelligent machines.
Heros of Dune Series
Set between Frank Herbert's Dune and Dune Messiah, The Heroes of Dune tells how Paul Muad'Dib led the Fremen from to conquer the universe, in the process becoming the most hated man in the universe.
Great Schools of Dune Series
Eighty-Three years after the last of the thinking machines were destroyed in the Battle of Corrin, a new battle between Reason and Faith is brewing. Bene Gesserit, Mentats, Navigators: All will be forced to choose sides in the inevitable crusade that could destroy humankind forever…
About the Authors
Frank Herbert was born in Tacoma, Washington, and educated at the University of Washington, Seattle. He worked a wide variety of jobs-including TV cameraman, radio commentator, oyster diver, jungle survival instructor, lay analyst, creative writing teacher, reporter and editor of several West Coast newspapers-before becoming a full-time writer.
Brian Herbert, the son of Frank Herbert, is a multiple New York Times bestselling author in his own right. He is the winner of several literary honors and has been nominated for the Nebula award. His critically acclaimed science fiction novels include Sidney's Comet, Sudanna Sudanna, The Race for God, and Man of Two Worlds (written with Frank Herbert). Recently, he completed Dreamer of Dune, a comprehensive biography of his illustrious father.
Kevin J. Anderson has written twenty-nine national bestsellers and has been nominated for the Nebula Award, the Bram Stoker Award, and the SFX Reader's Choice Award. His critically acclaimed original novels include Captain Nemo, Hopscotch, and Hidden Empire. He also set the Guiness world record for "Largest Single-Author Book Signing."
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A legend begins in Dune: The Duke of Caladan , first in The Caladan Trilogy from authors Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson-publishing October 13th with Tor Books. Read an excerpt below! Leto Atreides, Duke of Caladan and father of the Muad'Dib.
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IndieWire has rounded up all the details about upcoming "Dune" adaptations on screens both big and small. Editor's note: This story has been updated with the new first look photos published by Warner Bros.
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