Could This Be The Most Radiant Collection Of Dune Art Ever Assembled?

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The Folio Society is doing a gorgeous new edition of Frank Herbert's Dune, and we were excited to show you the front cover a while back. But just wait until you get a load of the interior art, also created by artist extraordinaire Sam Weber. [Warning: One picture might be NSFW.]

The 50th anniversary deluxe edition comes in a beautiful metallic printed slipcover case (see below for a few pics of that), and it's bound in "metallic buckram, printed and blocked with a design by Sam Weber." It has 576 pages, with a frontispiece and 11 color illustrations inside, including three double-page spreads and a number of black-and-white chapter-head illustrations. There are "printed map endpapers" by Martin Sanders.

It also includes an introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Michael Dirda, celebrating Frank Herbert's "grand operatic vision." It's a beautifully written examination of Dune, exploring all the reasons why this book has become such a lasting phenomenon. Dirda writes, "this isn't just story, this is history (or at least myth-making)." Plus an afterword by Brian Herbert. But the biggest selling point is all the gorgeous illustrations by Weber. See for yourself below!

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This new edition comes out April 2. You can't order it online yet, but you can place a pre-order by calling +1 866-255-8280. For more information, check out the Folio Society website.

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Artwork by Sam Weber, via Folio Society

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Artwork by Sam Weber, via Folio Society

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Design by Sam Weber, via Folio Society

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Design by Sam Weber, via Folio Society


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I never see Baron Harkonen depicted as fat as I imagine him. This is a guy so massive that he has to have anti gravity device on him at all time just to support his weight. I always think of him as looking like some 600 to 700 pound guys you see on tv, if not fatter .