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Book: ‘Dune’ by Frank Herbert

This Hugo and Nebula Award winner tells the sweeping tale of a desert
planet called Arrakis, the focus of an intricate power struggle in a
byzantine interstellar empire. Arrakis is the sole source of Melange,
the “spice of spices”. Melange is necessary for interstellar travel and
also grants psychic powers and longevity, so whoever controls it wields
great influence.The troubles begin when stewardship of Arrakis is transferred by the Emperor from the Harkonnen Noble House to House Atreides. The Harkonnens don’t want to give up their privilege, though, and through sabotage and treachery they cast young Duke Paul Atreides out into the planet’s harsh environment to die.

(from Amazon).
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