Thoughts on My Completed Collection of Frank Herbert’s Dune Series

Older editions of Frank Herbert's original six Dune novels. I love used books!
Older editions of Frank Herbert’s original six Dune novels. I love used books!

Good day, everyone. Today, I wanted to share with all of you a picture of a recently completed treasure: I’ve finally tracked down older editions of all of Frank Herbert’s original Dune novels! I know for a lot of people the story begins and ends only with Dune, but I have enough faith in great authors to give more of their work a shot. If they have more of a story to tell with great characters and a well-crafted setting, then I say let them.

It’s up to each of us what we support by buying it, and I choose to side with the artists, regardless of precisely why they create their art. That, and I love big stories–long movies, huge series of novels, you name it. If a setting is good, it needs to be exploited for all it’s worth. And I believe that if characters are worth creating, they’re worth keeping around.

I’ve read part of Dune before, but I need to restart it. I hope I can begin reading through this series this summer around everything else I mean to read. I’ll be sure to convey my thoughts here on each individual novel as I complete it. I promise to be a fair reviewer with an absolute minimum of cynicism.

Let me know your thoughts in the comments below. Also, on a side note, if you are ever in Crestview, Florida, visit Emerald Coast Book Haven. It is seriously the best used book store I’ve ever been in.

5 thoughts on “Thoughts on My Completed Collection of Frank Herbert’s Dune Series

  1. Rose F

    I used to do a re-read every spring, but I’ve realized that I haven’t done it for a few years. I love big stories too, though I have to say I think this one could have ended with God Emperor (or even Children of Dune). I’ll usually read anything I can get my hands on that has to do with characters I love, but I lose interest once the people I’ve invested my emotions in become side-characters or historical figures.

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  3. I saw an old copy of Heretics of Dune in Wales, and picked it up. I was happy to have a different, older, and international edition of one of my favorite books! The original Dune is the best, sure, but Heretics is my second favorite. It’s like the science-fiction future of Herbert’s science-fiction future. And the main characters are some of my favorites.
    I would also be interested in your thoughts on the Brian Herbert prequels/sequels, but you need time to read the originals first!
    Oh, and for used books… if you’re ever in the UK, you’ll want to visit the town of Hay-on-Wye.

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