The Dune universe (or Duniverse) is the fictional universe (including characters, events and setting) created by Frank Herbert in his Dune novels. The Duniverse has been expanded through the Dune Encyclopedia, the New Dune novels of Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, the Dune movies and the Dune games. However, there is ongoing debate as to whether these later additions should be treated as canon alongside Frank Herbert's original novels.
The Original Novels
Main Article: Dune
Main Article: Dune Messiah
Main Article: Children of Dune
Main Article: God Emperor of Dune
Main Article: Heretics of Dune
Main Article: Chapterhouse: Dune
The Dune Encyclopedia
Main article: Dune Encyclopedia
Edited by Dr. Willis E. McNelly, a long time friend of Frank Herberts, this collection of articles looks to explain and expand many aspects of the Duniverse. However, it intentionally contains incorrect information (as it is supposedly part of the propaganda that is the Rakis Horde) and was completed before the last three Dune novels, so many parts of it contradict the actual books. While officially it is not "canon" many fans take it to be so, preferring it over the recent prequel novels by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson.
The House Trilogy
Main article: Dune: House Atreides
The first book of the Houses trilogy, it tells the life of a young Leto Atreides and how he becomes the new Duke of House Atreides. It also explores the lives of various other characters from Dune, like Duncan Idaho and Shaddam IV Corrino, and introduces several new characters, like Rhombur Vernius
Main article: Dune: House Harkonnen
The second book of the Houses trilogy, it spans the most amount of years of the three Houses books. It tells of how House Atreides grows in power, the inhabitants of Ix suffering under the opression of the Tleilaxu and the Sardaukar and the family problems of House Harkonnen
Main article: Dune: House Corrino
The last book of the Houses trilogy.
Legends of Dune Trilogy
The Butlerian Jihad
Main article: Dune: The Butlerian Jihad
The Machine Crusade
Main article: Dune: The Machine Crusade
The Battle of Corrin
Main article: Dune: The Battle of Corrin
Dune 7 and 8
Main article: Hunters of Dune
Main article: Sandworms of Dune
Paul of Dune
Another prequel trilogy by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, this series is set to focus on the time period between House Corrino and Dune with the main subject being the early life of Paul Atreides. The three titles are tentatively Paul of Dune, Jessica of Dune and Irulan of Dune.
Very little is known about this planned series of books. All that has been released is that the targeted audience will be pre-teens, hence the current section title "Junior" Dune.
Other Dune Books and Stories
Main article: Dreamer of Dune
Main article: The Road to Dune
Main article: Whisper of Caladan Seas
Main article: Whipping Mek
Main article: Hunting Harkonnens
Main article: Dune (storybook)
Main article: Secrets of Frank Herberts Dune
Dune Dir. David Lynch (1984)
Frank Herbert's Dune Dir. John Harrison (2000)
Children of Dune Dir. Greg Yaitanes (2003)
Main article: Dune (computer game)
Main article: Dune II
Main article: Dune 2000
Emperor: Battle For Dune
Main article: Emperor: Battle for Dune
Frank Herbert's Dune
Main article: Frank Herbert's Dune
Main article: Dune (board game)
Failed Dune Projects
Main article: Jodorowsky's Dune
A failed attempt by Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky to film Dune which would have starred Salvador Dali as the Emperor and taken great liberties with the original text.
Dune: The Series
After the success of the 2000 miniseries Frank Herberts Dune several ideas for a TV series based on Dune were explored, but none of them have, to date, came to fruition.
Main article: Dune Generations
A MMORPG based on the Duniverse and made by Cryo Interactive. Unfortunately the company went out of business before the game could be completed.
The Butlerian Jihad
The Butlerian Jihad was to be a novel co-written by Frank Herbert and Dr. Willis E. McNelly about the Butlerian Jihad, as described in the Dune Encyclopedia. Only a rough draft of two chapters were ever written, and those were written entirely by Dr. McNelly due to Frank Herbert's passing.
The book was in fact later written by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson.
Main article: Emperor Alliances
A never produced sequel to the video game Emperor: Battle for Dune.
Dune Role Playing Game
Main article: Dune (RPG)
A role playing game along the lines of Dungeons and Dragons, this was in production for several years before it was finally canceled
Dune has a sprawling presence on the world wide web. It has spawned websites dedicated to everything from news coverage to RPG's to simple synopsis' of the novels. The most prominate forms of online presence are news sites/forums and clan sites. One of the larger news site is FED2k.
The clans were groups of players of Dune 2000 and Emperor: Battle for Dune who joined together in separate groups in order to enhance there enjoyment of the game and to foster rivalries.