A Quick Look At The Dune Saga

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Possibly one of the best known science fiction series, Dune by Frank Herbert has been a cornerstone of the science fiction genre since it was first published in 1965. With several sequels and spinoffs it may be daunting for a newcomer to the series, but the rich universe of Dune has a lot to offer and is worth a read for any science fiction fan.

So what does the Dune Saga consist of?

At the time of this writing the Dune Saga consists of 5 distinct series:


  1. Dune

  2. Prelude to Dune (The House Trilogy)

  3. Legends of Dune

  4. Heroes of Dune

  5. Schools of Dune

Dune:
This is the original series as written by Frank Herbert, and continued by his son Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. It begins with the first book in the series titled: Dune

Prelude to Dune (also known as the House Trilogy):
As the name suggests this series is a prequel to the original Dune series. It begins with the book titled: House Atreides.

Legends of Dune:
Another prequel to the original Dune series, set 10,000 years before the events of the first Dune book, and written by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. The first book in this series is titled: The Butlerian Jihad.

Heroes of Dune:
This series written by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson sets out to fill in some of the events that happened in the original Dune series. At the time of this article there are currently two books in the series, with more planned in the future. The first book in this series is titled: Paul of Dune.

Schools of Dune:
A sequel to the Legends of Dune series written by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. It begins with the book titled: Sisterhood of Dune

Our recommended order:


  1. Dune

  2. Prelude to Dune (The House Trilogy)

  3. Legends of Dune

  4. Schools of Dune

  5. Heroes of Dune

As many of these series are prequels to the the original Dune, it makes the most sense to start with the original. Readers can then dive into the vast and storied universe of Dune through all its prequels, and find out more about events going on during the original Dune with the Heroes of Dune series.

We hope this short look at the Dune series helps you approach the series in a way that is both enjoyable and fun.

Be sure to check in again as we examine more fun series in the future

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The Book Series Finder Admin