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Best Dune Books You Should Read

Our list of some of the best Dune books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

1. Dune (Dune Chronicles, Book 1) (2005)

Best Dune Books You Should ReadSet on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, heir to a noble family tasked with ruling an inhospitable world where the only thing of value is the “spice” melange, a drug capable of extending life and enhancing consciousness. Coveted across the known universe, melange is a prize worth killing for….When House Atreides is betrayed, the destruction of Paul’s family will set the boy on a journey toward a destiny greater than he could ever have imagined. And as he evolves into the mysterious man known as Muad’Dib, he will bring to fruition…
Author(s): Frank Herbert

2. Dune Messiah (2019)

Best Dune Books You Should ReadDune Messiah continues the story of Paul Atreides, better known—and feared—as the man christened Muad’Dib. As Emperor of the known universe, he possesses more power than a single man was ever meant to wield. Worshipped as a religious icon by the fanatical Fremen, Paul faces the enmity of the political houses he displaced when he assumed the throne—and a conspiracy conducted within his own sphere of influence.And even as House Atreides begins to crumble around him from the machinations of his enemies, the true threat to Paul comes to his lover, Chani, and the unborn…
Author(s): Frank Herbert

3. Children of Dune (2019)

Best Dune Books You Should ReadThe Children of Dune are twin siblings Leto and Ghanima Atreides, whose father, the Emperor Paul Muad’Dib, disappeared in the desert wastelands of Arrakis nine years ago. Like their father, the twins possess supernormal abilities—making them valuable to their manipulative aunt Alia, who rules the Empire in the name of House Atreides.Facing treason and rebellion on two fronts, Alia’s rule is not absolute. The displaced House Corrino is plotting to regain the throne while the fanatical Fremen are being provoked into open revolt by the enigmatic figure known only as The Preacher. Alia…
Author(s): Frank Herbert

4. Heretics of Dune (2019)

Best Dune Books You Should ReadLeto Atreides, the God Emperor of Dune, is dead. In the fifteen hundred years since his passing, the Empire has fallen into ruin. The great Scattering saw millions abandon the crumbling civilization and spread out beyond the reaches of known space. The planet Arrakis—now called Rakis—has reverted to its desert climate, and its great sandworms are dying.Now the Lost Ones are returning home in pursuit of power. And as these factions vie for control over the remnants of the Empire, a girl named Sheeana rises to prominence in the wastelands of Rakis, sending…
Author(s): Frank Herbert

5. God Emperor of Dune (2019)

Best Dune Books You Should ReadMillennia have passed on Arrakis, and the once-desert planet is green with life. Leto Atreides, the son of the world’s savior, the Emperor Paul Muad’Dib, is still alive but far from human. To preserve humanity’s future, he sacrificed his own by merging with a sandworm, granting him near immortality as God Emperor of Dune for the past thirty-five hundred years.Leto’s rule is not a benevolent one. His transformation has made not only his appearance but his morality inhuman. A rebellion, led by Siona, a member of the Atreides family, has risen to oppose…
Author(s): Frank Herbert

6. Chapterhouse: Dune (2019)

Best Dune Books You Should ReadThe desert planet Arrakis, called Dune, has been destroyed. The remnants of the Old Empire have been consumed by the violent matriarchal cult known as the Honored Matres. Only one faction remains a viable threat to their total conquest—the Bene Gesserit, heirs to Dune’s power.Under the leadership of Mother Superior Darwi Odrade, the Bene Gesserit have colonized a green world on the planet Chapterhouse and are turning it into a desert, mile by scorched mile. And once they’ve mastered breeding sandworms, the Sisterhood will control the production of the greatest…
Author(s): Frank Herbert

7. The Great Dune Trilogy : Dune’, ‘Dune Messiah’, ‘Children of Dune (Gollancz) (2005)

Best Dune Books You Should ReadHerbert’s evocative, epic tales are set on the desert planet Arrakis, the focus for a complex political and military struggle with galaxy-wide repercussions. Arrakis is the source of spice, a mind enhancing drug which makes interstellar travel possible; it is the most valuable substance in the galaxy. When Duke Atreides and his family take up court there, they fall into a trap set by the Duke’s bitter rival, Baron Harkonnen. The Duke is poisoned, but his wife and her son Paul escape to the vast and arid deserts of Arrakis, which have given the planet its nickname of Dune. Paul and his mother join the Fremen, the Arrakis natives, ho…
Author(s): Frank Herbert

8. Sisterhood of Dune: Book One of the Schools of Dune Trilogy (2012)

Best Dune Books You Should ReadIt is eighty-three years after the last of the thinking machines were destroyed in the Battle of Corrin, after Faykan Butler took the name of Corrino and established himself as the first Emperor of a new Imperium. Great changes are brewing that will shape and twist all of humankind. The war hero Vorian Atreides has turned his back on politics and Salusa Secundus. The descendants of Abulurd Harkonnen Griffen and Valya have sworn vengeance against Vor, blaming him for the downfall of their fortunes. Raquella Berto-Anirul has formed the Bene Gesserit School on the…
Author(s): Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson

9. Tales of Dune: Expanded Edition (Dune series) (2017)

Best Dune Books You Should ReadFrank Herbert’s magnificent Dune saga sprawls across countless planets and tens of millennia. Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson have written thirteen international bestselling novels set in this epic universe. But the wealth of material leaves many side tales or interesting ideas that can be told, hors d’oeuvres to accompany the exotic main course. Sometimes, a short story is exactly what’s needed. Tales of Dune collects eight of Herbert and Anderson’s Dune short stories, ranging from the period of the Butlerian Jihad, to the time of young Paul Atreides, to a story set during the events of the novel Dune, to the…
Author(s): Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson

10. Apache Dunes (2019)

Best Dune Books You Should ReadA drug deal in the Arizona desert between a Mexican cartel and a Latin street gang from Chicago goes horribly wrong. Dead bodies are everywhere and more than $30 million is missing. Four local teenagers, who happened to have been in the wrong place at the wrong time, become prime suspects for the cartel’s missing funds. The quest to find the money will eventually ensnare bent federal agents; some lovable, but bumbling mobsters; a burned-out Chicago gang crimes detective; a Mexican hit man and three stunning, but lost souls who have a habit of looking for love in all…
Author(s): G D Flashman

11. Women of the Dunes: A Novel (2018)

Best Dune Books You Should ReadLibby Snow has always felt the pull of Ullaness, a headland on Scotland’s sea-lashed western coast where a legend has taken root. At its center is Ulla, an eighth-century Norsewoman whose uncertain fate was entangled with two warring brothers and a man who sought to save her. Libby first heard the stories from her grandmother, who had learned it from her own forebear, Ellen, a maid at Sturrock House. The Sturrocks have owned the land where Ulla dwelled for generations, and now Libby, an archaeologist, has their permission to excavate a…
Author(s): Sarah Maine

12. Navigators of Dune: Book Three of the Schools of Dune Trilogy (2017)

Best Dune Books You Should ReadA New York Times bestseller, Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson’s Navigators of Dune is the climactic finale of the Great Schools of Dune trilogy, set 10,000 years before Frank Herbert’s classic Dune.The story line tells the origins of the Bene Gesserit Sisterhood and its breeding program, the human-computer Mentats, and the Navigators (the Spacing Guild), as well as a crucial battle for the future of the human race, in which reason faces off against fanaticism. These events have far-reaching consequences that will set the stage for Dune, millennia later. #95,833 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #2623 in Space Operas #3435…
Author(s): Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson

13. Sandworms of Dune (2008)

Best Dune Books You Should ReadAt the end of Frank Herbert’s final novel, Chapterhouse: Dune, a ship carrying a crew of refugees escapes into the uncharted galaxy, fleeing from a terrifying, mysterious Enemy. The fugitives used genetic technology to revive key figures from Dune’s past–including Paul Muad’Dib and Lady Jessica–to use their special talents to meet the challenges thrown at them.Based directly on Frank Herbert’s final outline, which lay hidden in two safe-deposit boxes for a decade, Sandworms of Dune will answer the urgent questions Dune fans have been debating for two decades: the origin of the Honored…
Author(s): Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson

14. Dune (Spanish Edition) (2007)

Best Dune Books You Should ReadFollows the adventures of Paul Atreides, the son of a betrayed duke given up for dead on a treacherous desert planet and adopted by its fierce, nomadic people, who help him unravel his most unexpected destiny. #171,091 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #5095 in Science Fiction Adventures (Books) #3753 in Libros en español #24883 in Mysteries (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Frank Herbert , Random House Mondadori, et al.

Best Dune Books You Should Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some dune books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Alphabrain: How a Group of Iconoclasts Are Using Cognitive Science to Advance the Business of Alpha Generation

Author(s): Stephen Duneier
Publisher: Wiley, Year: 2019, Size: 8 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2333937

AlphaBrain: how a group of iconoclasts are using cognitive science to advance the business of alpha generation

Author(s): Duneier, Stephen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Year: 2019, Size: 8 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2350223

Best Easy Day Hikes Bend and Central Oregon

Author(s): Lizann Dunegan
Publisher: Falcon Guides, Year: 2018, Size: 4 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2221597

Tides, Trails and Trouble

Author(s): Cindy Bell
Publisher: , Year: 2018, Size: 218 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2240526

Astrobiology and society in europe today

Author(s): Anna Klara Capova, Erik Persson, Tony Milligan and David Dunér
Publisher: Springer, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2248172

Astrobiology and Society in Europe Today

Author(s): Klara Anna Capova, Erik Persson, Tony Milligan, David Dunér
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2252458

Introducing Stratigraphy

Author(s): Lyle, Paul
Publisher: Dunedin Academic Press, Year: 2018, Size: 10 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2350914

Introducing Geology: A Guide to the World of Rocks

Author(s): Graham Park
Publisher: Dunedin Academic Press, Year: 2018, Size: 44 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2352671

Introduction to Sociology (Seagull Eleventh Edition)

Author(s): Deborah Carr; Anthony Giddens; Mitchell Duneier; Richard P. Appelbaum
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Year: 2018, Size: 40 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2376853

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are absolutely best-sellers according to The Wall Street Journal, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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