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The 'Classic' series of Dune novels consists of 6 books, all written by Frank Herbert.


The first novel, simply titled Dune, was published in 1965. It won the Hugo Award in 1966.

Dune Messiah

Published in 1969, Dune Messiah was the second book in the series, and took place 12 years after Dune.

Children of Dune

The Hugo Award nominated Children of Dune was published in 1976, and took place shortly after Dune Messiah.

God Emperor of Dune

Taking place 35,000 years after Paul Atreides becomes Emperor, God Emperor of Dune was published in 1981.

Heretics of Dune

The penultimate book in the classic Dune series, Heretics of Dune, was published in 1984, and takes place 1,500 years after the previous book.

Chapterhouse Dune

Finally, Chapterhouse Dune is the the last book in the classic Dune series, and was published in 1985.

Part of the series on
Frank Herbert's
Dune novels


Dune Messiah
Children of Dune
God Emperor of Dune
Heretics of Dune
Chapterhouse Dune

Major groups
and organizations

House Corrino
House Atreides
House Harkonnen
Bene Gesserit
Bene Tleilax
Spacing Guild

Important places

Giedi Prime
Salusa Secundus

Major characters

Paul Atreides
Jessica Atreides
Shaddam IV Corrino
Irulan Corrino
Vladimir Harkonnen
Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen
Alia Atreides
Leto II Atreides
Ghanima Atreides
Farad'n Corrino