List of Dune characters

Dune is a science fiction media franchise that originated with the 1965 novel Dune by American author Frank Herbert. Dune is frequently cited as the best-selling science fiction novel in history,[1][2] and won the 1966 Hugo Award[3] as well as the inaugural Nebula Award for Best Novel.[4] Herbert wrote five sequels before his death in 1986.[5][6][7] Dune was adapted into film in 1984[8][9] and again in 2021, and a 2000 television miniseries.[10][11] The first two sequels were adapted as a miniseries in 2003.[12] Since 1999, Herbert's son Brian Herbert and science fiction author Kevin J. Anderson have published 13 prequel novels, as well as two which complete the original Dune series.[5]

Frank HerbertEdit

Frank Herbert's Dune was published in 1965, and he wrote five sequels before his death in 1986: Dune Messiah (1969), Children of Dune (1976), God Emperor of Dune (1981), Heretics of Dune (1984), and Chapterhouse: Dune (1985).[5] Dune follows Paul, the scion of House Atreides, as his family is thrown into the dangerous political intrigues centered on the desert planet Arrakis, only known source of the oracular spice melange, the most important and valuable substance in the universe. The series spans 5,000 years, focusing on Paul's various descendants.

Introduced in Dune (1965)Edit

House AtreidesEdit

House CorrinoEdit

House HarkonnenEdit

Bene GesseritEdit

FremenEdit

Introduced in Dune Messiah (1969)Edit

Introduced in Children of Dune (1976)Edit

Introduced in God Emperor of Dune (1981)Edit

Introduced in Heretics of Dune (1984)Edit

Introduced in Chapterhouse: Dune (1985)Edit

Brian Herbert and Kevin J. AndersonEdit

Since 1999, Herbert's son Brian Herbert and author Kevin J. Anderson have published 13 prequel novels, collected in the series Prelude to Dune (1999–2001), Legends of Dune (2002–2004), Heroes of Dune (2008–2009), Great Schools of Dune (2012–2016), and The Caladan Trilogy (2020–present). They have also released two novels—Hunters of Dune (2006) and Sandworms of Dune (2007)—which complete the original series.[13]

Introduced in Prelude to Dune (1999–2001)Edit

Introduced in Legends of Dune (2002–2004)Edit

Titans, Neo-Cymeks and thinking machinesEdit

Introduced in Hunters of Dune (2006)Edit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Touponce, William F. (1988). "Herbert's Reputation". Frank Herbert. Boston, Massachusetts: Twayne Publishers imprint, G. K. Hall & Co. p. 119. ISBN 0-8057-7514-5. Locus ran a poll of readers on April 15, 1975 in which Dune 'was voted the all-time best science-fiction novel … It has sold over ten million copies in numerous editions.'
  2. ^ "SCI FI Channel Auction to Benefit Reading Is Fundamental". March 18, 2003. Archived from the original on September 28, 2007. Retrieved September 28, 2007 – via pnnonline.org. Since its debut in 1965, Frank Herbert's Dune has sold over 12 million copies worldwide, making it the best-selling science fiction novel of all time ... Frank Herbert's Dune saga is one of the greatest 20th Century contributions to literature.
  3. ^ "The Hugo Awards: 1966". World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved March 8, 2011 – via thehugoawards.org.
  4. ^ "1965 Nebula Awards". Nebula Awards. Archived from the original on December 17, 2005. Retrieved March 17, 2010 – via nebulaawards.com.
  5. ^ a b c Itzkoff, Dave (September 24, 2006). "Across the Universe: Dune Babies". The New York Times. Archived from the original on October 24, 2015. Retrieved April 14, 2018.
  6. ^ "Frank Herbert, author of sci-fi best sellers, dies". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. February 13, 1986. Retrieved July 27, 2009.
  7. ^ Snider, John C. (August 2007). "Audiobook Review: Sandworms of Dune by Brian Herbert & Kevin J Anderson". SciFiDimensions.com. Archived from the original on May 13, 2008. Retrieved June 18, 2009.
  8. ^ Maslin, Janet (December 14, 1984). "Movie Review: Dune (1984)". The New York Times. Retrieved March 15, 2010.
  9. ^ "Movie Review: Dune". Variety. January 1, 1984. Retrieved March 15, 2010.
  10. ^ Fritz, Steve (December 4, 2000). "Dune: Remaking the Classic Novel". Cinescape.com. Archived from the original on March 16, 2008. Retrieved March 14, 2010.
  11. ^ Stasio, Marilyn (December 3, 2000). "Future Myths, Adrift in the Sands of Time". The New York Times. Retrieved August 21, 2015.
  12. ^ Berger, Warren (March 16, 2003). "Where Spice of Life Is the Vital Variety". The New York Times. Retrieved January 26, 2010.
  13. ^ Fischer, William (November 4, 2021). "How to Read the Dune Books in Chronological Order". Collider. Retrieved November 10, 2021.