Why this book?
One of my all-time favorite soft science fiction novels, Dune creates a world of sand filled with intriguing characters and themes revolving around the interactions of politics, religion, ecology, technology, and human emotion. Paul Atreides is the main character who achieves superpowers as a result of a trial by fire or sand in this case. If you are looking for engaging characters in a unique yet familiar world, Dune is a must-read. Heck, it’s a must-read for anyone interested in this genre.