By Frank Herbert
Dune (titre unique : Dune) est un roman de science-fiction écrit par l'auteur américain Frank Herbert et publié aux États-Unis en 1965. C'est le roman de science-fiction le plus vendu au monde1. Dans les éditions françaises, ce roman est quelquefois fragmenté en deux volumes (Dune I et Dune II)2. Il s'agit du foremost roman du cycle de Dune.
L’histoire débute en l’an 10191 après l. a. création de los angeles Guilde spatiale. L’empereur Shaddam IV exerce son pouvoir féodal3 sur tout l’univers connu. L’humanité a conquis une grande étendue de l’univers, notamment grâce à une mystérieuse substance dénommée « Épice » ou « Mélange ». L’Épice constitue un puissant stimulant cérébral et permet à certains humains de décupler leurs capacités psychiques. De plus, elle accroît considérablement los angeles durée de vie et immunise le corps contre de nombreuses maladies. Son origine précise est un mystère et les quantités disponibles sont rarissimes ; elle est par ailleurs very unlikely à synthétiser. L'ensemble de ces paramètres lui confère une valeur monétaire particulièrement élevée.
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