Why did I love this book?
Dune is world building science fiction in its most raw form. I tend to gravitate towards character building per se. This was not the case with Dune. I picked up this book back in the ’70s at a time when I was all alone, away from home, and looking for a good sci-fi novel to wrap myself up in for a while. Wow! Dune is world building done right. Yet, in the midst of all these worlds at war with each other, their different languages and cultures, you get introduced to this young man, the underdog of the story. You can’t help but root for him as the story of a harsh planet and the rest of the universe against him unfolds. I still have my 1965 first edition!