Press Release: 50th Anniversary Edition of Dune
50th anniversary edition of
by Frank Herbert
Illustrated by Sam Weber
Introduced by Michael Dirda
Afterword by Brian Herbert
Due to popular demand, a second printing of the Folio Society’s 50th anniversary collector’s edition of Dune has been brought forward to pre-order for delivery from mid-July.
The Folio Society is delighted to announce a second print run of the science-fiction classic, Dune by Frank Herbert. The special collector’s edition was first published in April 2015 and was an instant hit with fans, selling out in an unprecedented three weeks. This new printing already has over 1,000 pre-orders.
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.
The far-future universe created by Herbert is nothing short of a phenomenon. The novel won both the Hugo and Nebula awards, going on to sell over 20 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 the Folio Society 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. His evocative illustrations were painted in oil on board, with the black-and-white chapter headings created with ink and charcoal on paper.
Bound in metallic buckram, printed and blocked with a design by Sam Weber. Set in Dante with Helvetica Neue and Black Tulip display. 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.10″ x 6¾”.
UK £75.00 US $125.00 Can/Aus $150.00
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