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Frequently Asked Questions about Dune.

This FAQ about Dune was compiled and written by Alan Schwartz with numerous contributions by others.

-1.3 What is the purpose of this document? (Dune)
This is the alt.fan.dune Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) file. ...
-1.4 Where can I get this document? (Dune)
The FAQ is posted monthly to alt.fan.dune, alt.answers and news.answers....
-1.5 Who wrote this document? (Dune)
Alan Schwartz created this FAQ, as well as the alt.fan.dune newsgroup....
-2.1 What is alt.fan.dune?
alt.fan.dune is a newsgroup for postings related to Frank Herbert'...
-2.2 What is appropriate subject material for alt.fan.dune?
Discussion of anything related to Herbert's Dune series, or any of ...
-2.3 What is suggested netiquette for alt.fan.dune?
HTML-format posts are discouraged on alt.fan.dune. Please use ...
-2.4 What special terminology is used on alt.fan.dune?
Several shorthand abbreviations and acronyms are commonly used ...
-3.1 What is Dune?
_Dune is the first of a series of science fiction books by ...
-3.2 Where can I find out more about Dune?
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-4.1 Which Dune adaptations are officially part of the story?
Among most Dune fans, at least on alt.fan.dune, only the Dune ...
-4.2 Is "The Dune Encyclopedia" canon?
_The Dune Encyclopedia was published in 1984, between God Emperor ...
-4.3 What inconsistencies and errors are there in the Dune books??
The Dune books have a number of apparent errors, inconsistencies ...
-4.3.1 "Dune: House Atreides" (inconsistencies and errors)
- The planet Harmonthep is mentioned several times in House Atreides_....
-4.3.2 "Dune: House Harkonnen" (inconsistencies and errors)
- Jessica is made Duke Leto's concubine and Dr. Yueh joins the ...
-4.3.3 "Dune: House Corrino" (inconsistencies and errors)
- In House Corrino, Paul is born on Kaitan. From the opening ...
-4.3.4 "Dune" (inconsistencies and errors)
- The first chapter heading states that Paul was born in the 57th ...
-4.3.5 "Dune Messiah" (inconsistencies and errors)
- In Dune Messiah, Scytale meets with a former Fedaykin, Farok:...
-4.3.6 "Children of Dune" (inconsistencies and errors)
- Alia appears to have only Other Memory in Dune and Dune Messiah,...
-4.3.7 "God Emperor of Dune" (inconsistencies and errors)
- Duncan's memories of Leto as an infant in God Emperor of Dune ...
-4.3.8 "Heretics of Dune" (inconsistencies and errors)
- From Heretics of Dune_: The cell studies said he was a mixture ...
-4.3.9 "Chapterhouse: Dune" (inconsistencies and errors)
- Rebecca's process of becoming a Reverend Mother in Chapterhouse:...
-4.4 What are the origins of House Atreides?
(BEGIN CHILDREN OF DUNE SPOILER) In Children of Dune, just ...
-4.5 Who are Marty and Daniel at the end of "Chapterhouse: Dune_?
The explanations of who the mysterious Marty and Daniel (who ...
-4.6 Who is Scytale? (Dune)
Scytale is a Tleilaxu Face Dancer, the principal of the conspirators ...
-4.7 Why isn't Leto II called Leto III? (Dune)
Paul and Chani have a son named Leto, who is killed by Sardaukar ...
-4.8 What is House Ordos? (Dune)
Ordos is the name of an area in China, the origin of the Turks. It ...
-4.9 What is the Litany Against Fear? (Dune)
The Litany Against Fear exists in two versions; both recited by Paul ...
-4.10 What is the Mentat Mantra? (Dune)
Mentat Piter de Vries (Brad Dourif) recites this litany in the ...
-5.1 What books are in the "Dune" series?
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-5.2.1 By Frank Herbert (more "Dune" stories being written)
There is conjecture that Frank Herbert was in the process of writing ...
-5.2.2 Prequels by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson (more "Dune" stories being written)
Brian Herbert, Frank's son, has agreed to write three prequels ...
-5.2.3 Short story by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson (more "Dune" stories being written)
Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson have also written a short story ...
-5.3.1 Dune fiction (other books about Dune)
The Dune Encyclopedia, Willis E. McNelly (ed.), New York :...
-5.3.2 Analytical essays (other books about Dune)
John Kenny has chartered Project McNelly; an attempt to list all ...
-5.3.3 Excerpts from the Chronicles (other books about Dune)
The Notebooks of Frank Herbert's Dune, Brian Herbert (ed.),...
-5.3.4 Movie-related material (other books about Dune)
The Making of Dune, Ed Naha, New York : Berkley Books (1984)....
-5.4 What other books has Frank Herbert written?
This should be a complete list of books where Frank Herbert appears ...
-5.5 Have the books in the "Dune" series been serialised?
Yes. Many of the books in the Dune series have been published ...
-5.6 Have the books in the "Dune" series been translated?
Yes, at least some of the books in the Dune series have ...
-5.6.1 the "Dune" series translation: Czech
All six Dune novels have been translated to Czech....
-5.6.2 the "Dune" series translation: Danish
The three first volumes of the series have been translated to Danish....
-5.6.3 the "Dune" series translation: Dutch
All six Dune novels have been translated to Dutch....
-5.6.4 the "Dune" series translation: Finnish
The first two Dune books have been translated to Finnish. ...
-5.6.5 the "Dune" series translation: French
All the Dune books have been translated to French....
-5.6.6 the "Dune" series translation: German
All the Dune books have been translated to German. So has The ...
-5.6.7 the "Dune" series translation: Hungarian
The entire Dune series has been translated to Hungarian....
-5.6.8 the "Dune" series translation: Italian
All the Dune books have been translated to Italian....
-5.6.9 the "Dune" series translation: Japanese
The Dune books at least up to God Emperor of Dune have been ...
-5.6.10 the "Dune" series translation: Norwegian
_Dune has been translated to Norwegian. It is published in two volumes,...
-5.6.11 the "Dune" series translation: Polish
All the Dune books have been translated to Polish. Two ...
-5.6.12 the "Dune" series translation: Portuguese
All the Dune books have been translated to Portuguese in Brazil....
-5.6.13 the "Dune" series translation: Rumanian
All six Dune novels have been translated to Rumanian. They ...
-5.6.14 the "Dune" series translation: Russian
All the Dune books have been translated into Russian. They are ...
-5.6.15 the "Dune" series translation: Serbo-Croation
All the Dune books were published in the former Yugoslavia....
-5.6.16 the "Dune" series translation: Spanish
All the Dune books have been translated to Spanish. So have many ...
-5.6.17 the "Dune" series translation: Swedish
The first two volumes of the series have been translated to Swedish. ...
-5.6.18 the "Dune" series translation: Turkish
The Dune novels up to and including Heretics of Dune have ...
-5.7 Are there any differences between "Dune" series editions?
Apart from cover art, typos and layout difference, these are the ...
-5.7.3 "Dune" Easton Memorial Edition
Dune, Frank Herbert (ill. John Schoenherr), Norwalk, Conn. :...
-5.7.4 "Dune: New Illustrated Edition"
Dune, Frank Herbert (ill. John Schoenherr), London :...
-5.8 Are there any comics and illustrated books about Dune?
-5.9 Can I get a signed copy of "The Dune Encyclopedia_?
Rumours of signed hardcover copies of the Dune Encyclopedia (DE) ...
-6.1 What is the movie "Dune_?
_Dune was made into a movie of the same title, and is available ...
-6.2 Is there more than one version of the movie?
Yes. There are actually 3 versions of the movie....
-6.3 How do I get each version of the movie?
Universal/MCA has re-released the theatrical version of Dune on NTSC ...
-6.4 What merchandise was produced in connection with the movie? (Dune)
A large number of toys and merchandise was produced in connection ...
-6.5 Has there been other attempts to film "Dune_?
Yes, there has been several attempts to film Dune_. Sterling Lanier ...
-6.6 What is the "Dune" TV series?
In 1998, the Sci-Fi channel commissioned a Dune television mini ...
-7.1 Are there any Dune-related music albums?
-7.1 Are there any Dune-related music albums? p2
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-7.2 Has Dune inspired other music?
Yes, Dune has inspired many other bands and artists. However, the ...
-7.3 Are there any spoken word recordings of Dune works?
Yes. Unabridged recordings of several books in the Dune Chronicles ...
-7.3.1 The Dune Audio Collection
This is a compilation of four mono cassettes, previously ...
-7.3.2 The Dune Chronicles
Dune, Frank Herbert (read by George Guidall). Complete ...
-7.3.3 Interviews.
DUNE: a Recorded Interview. Author FRANK HERBERT ...
-8.1 What MUs are there with a Dune theme?
There are currently one MUSH, one MUX and one MUD that are known. ...
-8.2 How do I make these MUs look right on my screen?
How to set your system up so that a MU* looks reasonable can be a ...
-8.3 Are there any computer and video games about Dune?
There are five readily available games for personal computers based ...
-8.3.1 Dune I
Dune I (the I isn't part of the title, but is added for clarity) is ...
-8.3.2 Dune II
Dune II is also known by its subheadings: Dune II: The Building of ...
-8.3.3 Dune 2000
Dune 2000 is an updated version of Dune II, released by Virgin/EA ...
-8.3.4 Emperor: Battle for Dune
The latest RTS game from Westwood, and their first in 3D. Emperor ...
-8.3.5 Frank Herbert's Dune
This action/adventure game was developed by Wide Screen Games by Cryo ...
-8.3.6 Dune Generations
An online strategy game determined to follow Frank Herbert's novels ...
-8.4.1 Avalon Hill (Dune board games)
In 1979, Avalon Hill made a board game called Dune, which has ...
-8.4.2 Parker Bros. (Dune board games)
Parker Bros. also released a Dune game, released in connection with ...
-8.5 Are there any collectible card games (CCGs/TCGs) about Dune?
Yes, Last Unicorn Games produced a collectible card game (trading ...
-8.6 Are there any role-playing games (RPGs) about Dune?
A Dune GURPS (Generic Universal Role Playing System) campaign has ...
-8.7 Are there any fan-created games about Dune?
Yes. Apart from the MU*s already mentioned, Ty Beard has created ...









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