Frank Herbert’s Dune turns 50 this year, a remarkable occasion for a book that many science fictions fans consider a masterpiece. Arthur C. Clarke wrote that “Dune seems to me unique among novels in the depth of characterization and the extraordinary detail of the world it creates. I know nothing comparable to it except The Lord of the Rings”
Folio Society has published a whopper of a Dune-lover’s edition, with its own slipcase and an introduction by critic Michael Dirda. But what’s really jaw-dropping are the painted illustrations by Sam Weber. Here are a bunch of them from the Dune page at Folio Society and Weber’s own site.