Press Release: Dune Has Arrived #OwnTheSpice
50th anniversary edition of
by Frank Herbert
Illustrated by Sam Weber
Introduced by Michael Dirda
Afterword by Brian Herbert
The eagerly-awaited second printing of the Folio Society’s collector’s edition of Dune has arrived.
The Folio Society is delighted to announce that over 1200 advance orders for the second printing of the science-fiction classic, Dune by Frank Herbert will start shipping today. This special collector’s edition, which marks the 50th anniversary of publication in December thisyear, was an instant hit with fans selling out in an unprecedented three weeks.
The far-future universe created by Herbert is nothing short of a phenomenon. After the novel’s publication in 1965, it won both the Hugo and Nebula awards, going on to sell over 12 million copies, and spawning five sequels, as well as multiple board games, computer games, television series and feature films.
Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Michael Dirda introduces this edition, examining the hidden depths of Herbert’s ‘grand operatic vision’. Also included is an illuminating afterword by Brian Herbert, son of the author, who has penned several best-selling novels that expand the Dune universe. The Folio Society edition perfectly captures the intensity of the subject matter with mesmerising artwork by US artist, Sam Weber.
In celebration, from 17 July The Folio Society is running a competition asking readers to send in photos of their newly received editions of Dune, using the hashtag #OwnTheSpice on Twitter and Instagram. Four winners will be selected to receive a copy of the limited edition poster signed by the artist and a Folio book up to the value of £30 (US $60). The competition will be launched across social media at www.twitter.com/foliosociety and www.instagram.com/foliosociety, and will close on Monday 10th August.
Bound in metallic buckram, printed and blocked with a design by Sam Weber. Set in Dante with Helvetica Neue and Black Tulip display. 10” x 6¾”. 576 pages; 12 colour illustrations including 3 double-page spreads plus a number of black & white chapter head illustrations. Printed map endpapers by Martin Sanders. Metallic printed slipcase.
UK £75.00 US $125.00 Can/Aus $150.00
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