This 50th Anniversary Edition of Dune Is the Most Beautiful SF Book You’ll See This Year
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Happy birthday, dear Dune. Frank Herbert’s beloved sci-fi epic turned 50 this year, and the Folio Society has celebrated by publishing a stunning new edition featuring painted illustrations by Sam Weber.
Winner of the 1966 Hugo and Nebula awards, Dune is a futuristic tale of noble houses grappling for control of a hostile planet — called Dune — which happens to contain the universe’s only repository of a highly valuable spice. It has been called a masterwork of science fiction, a spiritual brother to The Lord of the Rings, a sine qua non for Star Wars, and, lately, “a paradigmatic fantasy of the Age of Aquarius.”
Small wonder it was capable of inspiring some remarkable images. You can order the Folio edition here.
Cover of Folio Society edition
Shai-Hulud by Sam Weber
Baron Harkonnen by Sam Weber
Sandstorm by Sam Weber
Alia by Sam Weber
Guild ships by Sam Weber
Dune with slipcase