Dune by Frank Herbert [XL BERKLEY TRADE PAPERBACK] 1984
Dune by Frank Herbert [DUNE #1]
XL TRADE PAPERBACK  BERKLEY BOOKS
3rd Berkley trade printing. XL trade paperback [9" x 6"] on acid free paper.
Gorgeous copy! Have never seen a copy of this rare edition in better shape!
Tight, pristine text block. Reads like new. Cover shows some light shelf wear - one tiny 1cm sealed edge tear to cover. Otherwise, excellent!
Set in the far future amidst a sprawling feudal interstellar empire where planetary dynasties are controlled by noble houses that owe an allegiance to the imperial House Corrino, Dune tells the story of young Paul Atreides (the heir apparent to Duke Leto Atreides and heir of House Atreides) as he and his family accept control of the desert planet Arrakis, the only source of the 'spice' melange, the most important and valuable substance in the cosmos. The story explores the complex, multi-layered interactions of politics, religion, ecology, technology, and human emotion as the forces of the empire confront each other for control of Arrakis.