This book completes my Dune series, both old and new. It also means that I have each and every book in hardcover, which is what I was aiming for. I must admit that I have never read any of the Dune books but am looking forward to starting next year by reading the original Dune. One thing that has inspired me and drawn me to the Dune series is the fact that Dune, in its original form, was rejected by several different publishing companies before it was printed in Analog Magazine (?) as a serial. The year it was published it won both the Hugo and Nebula awards and todays is considered one of the best science fiction stories ever written.