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Exclusive: Check out Ace Books' trippy cover for new edition of Frank Herbert's Dune

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Dec 14, 2017

Frank Herbert's Dune is the granddaddy of all science fiction novels and perhaps one of the most widely read and influential books of the 20th century. The sweeping, far-future epic of warring noble houses trying to gain control of the universe's most precious substance has been translated into 14 languages and sold over 22 million copies.

First published in 1965, this Hugo and Nebula Award-winning saga is a modern masterpiece blending theology, philosophy, ecology, mythology, and science that has inspired everyone from Carl Sagan and Stanley Kubrick to George Lucas and Walt Disney.

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A deluxe new reissue of Dune by Ace Books is about to fly into bookstores for 2018, and we've got an exclusive peek at the atmospheric new cover art by Jim Tierney. It features Paul Atreides' caped, messianic silhouette against the undulating yellow-orange sands of the planet Arrakis and its two moons before a black, star-speckled background. Inhale its essence and let the Spice flow.

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Ace Books, the venerable science fiction/fantasy imprint of The Berkley Publishing Group, is the oldest continuously operating science fiction publisher in the United States. Founded in 1953 by A.A. Wyn, Ace has proudly produced a galaxy of iconic science fiction/fantasy classics over the last 60 years, like Herbert’s Dune series, T.H. White’s The Once and Future King, Robert A. Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land, and William Gibson’s cyberpunk opus, Neuromancer.

With Donald A. Wollheim as Ace's main editor, the speculative fiction publishing firm introduced some of the most acclaimed science fiction writers of the 1950s and 1960s, including Samuel R. Delany, Philip K. Dick, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Robert Silverberg.

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Today, Ace's celebrated stable of influential science fiction/fantasy authors includes Jim Butcher (The Dresden Files), Ilona Andrews (Kate Daniels), Anne Bishop (The World of the Others), Jack Campbell (The Lost Fleet), and Taylor Anderson (Destroyermen).

Will you add this new edition of Frank Herbert's Dune to your bookshelf when it arrives on April 3, 2018?