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Arrakis

Arrakis, from David Lynch's Dune (1984) For other persons named David Lynch, see David Lynch (disambiguation). ... Dune is a 1984 science fiction film written and directed by David Lynch, based on the 1965 Frank Herbert novel of the same name. ...

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Universe Dune universe
Planet type Desert
Notable locations Arrakeen
Notable races Fremen
Creator Frank Herbert
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Arrakis, (الراقص ar-rāqiṣ, "the dancer") later Rakis (informally known as Dune) is a fictional desert planet featured in the Dune series of novels by Frank Herbert; it is the home of the Fremen (Zensunni wanderers) and later, the Imperial Capital under the Atreides Empire. Arrakis is the third planet orbiting the star Canopus, and it in turn is orbited by two moons, one of which has the image of the desert kangaroo mouse, Muad'Dib, on it; the other moon possesses the image of a human hand. The fictional Dune universe, or Duniverse, is the political, scientific, and social setting of author Frank Herberts six-book Dune series of science fantasy novels. ... Spoiler warning: The Fremen are a group of people in the Dune series of science fiction novels by Frank Herbert. ... Frank Patrick Herbert (October 8, 1920 – February 11, 1986) was a critically acclaimed and commercially successful American science fiction author. ... For other uses, see Fiction (disambiguation). ... This article is about science fiction. ... The fictional Dune universe, or Duniverse, is the political, scientific, and social setting of author Frank Herberts six-book Dune series of science fantasy novels. ... Frank Patrick Herbert (October 8, 1920 – February 11, 1986) was a critically acclaimed and commercially successful American science fiction author. ... Spoiler warning: The Fremen are a group of people in the Dune series of science fiction novels by Frank Herbert. ... Zensunni in Frank Herberts Dune series is a religious belief that is a hybrid of principles of Zen Buddhism and Sunni Islam. ... Emblem of House Atreides from Emperor: Battle for Dune For the novel of the same name, see Dune: House Atreides. ... Canopus (α Car / α Carinae / Alpha Carinae) is the brightest star in the southern constellation of Carina, and the second brightest star in the sky, with a visual magnitude of −0. ... Species Microdipodops megacephalus Microdipodops palllidus A kangaroo mouse is either one of the two species of jumping mouse (genus Microdipodops) native to the deserts of the Southwestern United States, predominately found in the state of Nevada. ... MuadDib is the name of two fictional entities within the realm of Frank Herberts Dune. ...

Arrakis ... Dune ... wasteland of the Empire, and the most valuable planet in the universe. Because it is here — and only here — where spice is found. The spice. Without it there is no commerce in the Empire, there is no civilization. Arrakis ... Dune ... home of the spice, greatest of treasure in the universe. And he who controls it, controls our destiny.
 

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Environment and the spice

Arrakis — Dune — Desert Planet.
Paul Atreides, Dune

Arrakis is a desert planet with no natural precipitation, and is the only known source of the spice melange, which extends life and makes interstellar travel possible (and is therefore the most essential and valuable commodity in the universe). The planet has no surface water bodies, and giant sandworms (Shai-Hulud) and their immature forms of sandtrout and sandplankton are among the few fauna on the planet. Open canals called qanats are used "for carrying irrigation water under controlled conditions" through the desert.[1] As indicated by large salt flats, Arrakis once had lakes and oceans. Paul Atreides, as portrayed by Kyle MacLachlan in David Lynchs Dune (1985), wielding the infamous Weirding Module. Paul Orestes Atreides is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... Look up Melange in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A photo of a sand trout from a Dune movie. ... Sandplankton are a fictional life form from the book series Dune by Frank Herbert. ... Fauna is a collective term for animal life. ... This article applies primarily to Iran A qanat (from Arabic: ) or kareez (from Persian: ) is a water management system used to provide a reliable supply of water to human settlements or for irrigation in hot, arid and semi-arid climates. ... A salt pan is a geological formation found in deserts. ...


In Children of Dune, Leto Atreides II tells his twin sister Ghanima: Children of Dune Children of Dune is a science fiction novel by Frank Herbert, third in a series of six novels set in the Dune universe. ... Leto Atreides II (10,207-13,725 AG) is a fictional character in the Dune universe, created by Frank Herbert. ... Ghanima (meaning spoil of war in the Fremen language) is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ...

The sandtrout ... was introduced here from some other place. This was a wet planet then. They proliferated beyond the capability of existing ecosystems to deal with them. Sandtrout encysted the available free water, made this a desert planet ... and they did it to survive. In a planet sufficiently dry, they could move to their sandworm phase.

The Dune Encyclopedia

The non-canon Dune Encyclopedia incorrectly theorizes that the depletion of the oceans (the primary result of which was desertification) was probably caused by the impact or near miss of a comet or other quasi-planetary body. This event caused the loss of much of the atmosphere of Arrakis, allowing most of the oxygen and water to escape into space. This is thought to have occurred approximately 50 million years before the Imperium's creation. This catastrophic loss of oxygen led to the extinction of nearly all native fauna and then therefore the flora. Canon, in the context of a fictional universe, comprises those novels, stories, films, etc. ... The Dune Encyclopedia was published in 1984 - its only edition. ... Ship stranded by the retreat of the Aral Sea Desertification is the degradation of land in arid, semi arid and dry sub-humid areas resulting from various climatic variations, but primarily from human activities. ... Simplified schematic of an islands flora - all its plant species, highlighted in boxes. ...


The Encyclopedia also explains that one of the few forms to survive were tiny worms of the phylum Protochordata. One of these forms was Shaihuludata, a genus of anaerobic burrowing worm that was the basal species from which the giant sandworms (Geonemotodium arraknis or Shaihuludata gigantica) evolved. Rather than sandworm creating desert, it was desert that created sandworm. The mass extinction of all of its predators and competitors for food allowed the animal, in a manner somewhat analogous to the evolution of unique faunal forms on isolated Terran islands, to take the evolutionary path that would not only re-oxygenate the Arrakeen atmosphere, but also create the spice melange with all of its immense consequences for humanity. Phylum (plural: phyla) is a taxon used in the classification of animals, adopted from the Greek phylai the clan-based voting groups in Greek city-states. ...


Finally, the Encyclopedia notes that early in the history of Arrakis, the Imperium made several attempts to terraform the planet, which resulted in an abundance of Terran desert life on the planet (such as kangaroo mice and hawks), but failed to otherwise change the environment, as the local sandtrout "encyst" any open water on the planet. This article is about Earth as a planet. ... The term hawk refers to birds of prey in any of three senses: Strictly, to mean any of the species in the genera Accipiter, Micronisus, Melierax, Urotriorchis, and Megatriorchis. ...


This theory is obviously inaccurate, as it's stated in Children of Dune that the sandtrout were brought to Arrakis from elsewhere. Furthermore, in the book Hunters of Dune, Chapterhouse is turned into a desert planet by transplanting sandtrout onto the planet. This is evidence of the method in which a planet could effectively become another Dune. Children of Dune Children of Dune is a science fiction novel by Frank Herbert, third in a series of six novels set in the Dune universe. ... Hunters of Dune is the first part of the seventh book (until recently, called Dune 7) of the original Dune series, along with Sandworms of Dune. ... Dune is a science fiction novel written by Frank Herbert and published in 1965 . ...


Inhabitants

The Zensunni wanderers, driven from planet to planet, eventually found their way to Arrakis, where they became the Fremen. They settled in artificial cave-like settlements known as sietches across the Arrakeen deserts. They also developed stillsuit technology, allowing them to survive in the open desert. By harvesting melange, they were able to bribe the Spacing Guild for privacy from observation and weather control in order to hide from the Imperium their true population and plans to terraform Arrakis. Much of this ecological activity took place in the unexplored southern latitudes of the planet. The best-known of the sietches is Sietch Tabr, home of Stilgar and Muad'Dib's center of operations before victory in the Battle of Arrakeen put Muad'Dib on the Imperial throne. Zensunni in Frank Herberts Dune series is a religious belief that is a hybrid of principles of Zen Buddhism and Sunni Islam. ... Spoiler warning: The Fremen are a group of people in the Dune series of science fiction novels by Frank Herbert. ... A sietch is a Fremen desert settlement in the Dune stories. ... stillsuit is a special shild you put on your body. ... The Spacing Guild is a fictional organization in Frank Herberts Dune universe created in a series of science fiction novels starting in Dune and ending with Chapterhouse Dune. ... Sietch Tabr is a Fremen community in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... Stilgar is a fictional character featured in Frank Herberts Dune universe. ... Paul Atreides, as portrayed by Kyle MacLachlan in David Lynchs Dune (1985), wielding the infamous Weirding Module. Paul Orestes Atreides is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... The Battle Arrakeen is a climactic fictional battle in Frank Herberts science fiction novel Dune. ...


According to the Legends of Dune prequel trilogy by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, it was a group of Zensunni wanderers escaping slavery on the planet Poritrin who originally crashed on Dune in a prototype interstellar spacecraft several years prior to the creation of the Spacing Guild.-1... A prequel is a work that portrays events which include the structure, conventions, and/or characters of a previously completed narrative, but occur at an earlier time. ... A trilogy is a set of three works of art, usually literature or film, that are connected and can be seen as a single work, as well as three individual ones. ... Brian Patrick Herbert (born 1947) is a best selling American author who lives in Washington state. ... |200px| ]] Pseudonym: Gabriel Mesta Born: March 27, 1962 ) Oregon, Wisconsin, U.S. Occupation: Author Genres: Science fiction Debut works: Resurrection, Inc Influences: The War of the Worlds Kevin J. Anderson (born March 27, 1962) is a prolific American science fiction author. ... Slave redirects here. ... Below is a list of fictional planets named in the novels of the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... For other uses, see Prototype (disambiguation). ... In the Dune world of Frank Herbert, the Heighliners of the Spacing Guild are enormous carrier spaceships used for interstellar travel. ... The Spacing Guild is a fictional organization in Frank Herberts Dune universe created in a series of science fiction novels starting in Dune and ending with Chapterhouse Dune. ...


Fate of Arrakis

During the events of Dune, the Padishah Emperor Shaddam Corrino IV grants Duke Leto Atreides I control of the lucrative spice harvesting operations of Arrakis, ousting the Atreides' longtime rivals, the Harkonnens. The Atreides rule is cut short by a murderous conspiracy crafted by the Harkonnens and Emperor himself. Leto's son Paul Atreides (known by the Fremen as Muad'Dib) later leads a massive Fremen army to victory over the Emperor's Sardaukar soldier-fanatics, and by threatening the destruction of all spice production on Arrakis manages to depose Shaddam and ascend the throne in his place. With Emperor Paul worshipped as a god, Arrakis becomes the governmental and religious center of the Imperium. Dune is a science fiction novel written by Frank Herbert and published in 1965. ... Padishah Emperor Shaddam Corrino IV, portrayed by Giancarlo Giannini in the Dune miniseries The Padishah Emperor was the title of the hereditary rulers of the Padishah Empire in Frank Herberts fictional Dune universe. ... Emperor Shaddam Corrino IV, portrayed by José Ferrer in Dune (1984) Shaddam Corrino IV is a character in the fictional Dune universe of Frank Herbert. ... Duke Leto Atreides, portrayed by William Hurt in the Dune miniseries Leto Atreides I is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... Emblem of House Harkonnen from Emperor: Battle for Dune For the novel of the same name, see Dune: House Harkonnen. ... In a political sense, conspiracy refers to a group of persons united in the goal of usurping or overthrowing an established political power. ... Paul Atreides, as portrayed by Kyle MacLachlan in David Lynchs Dune (1985), wielding the infamous Weirding Module. Paul Orestes Atreides is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... MuadDib is the name of two fictional entities within the realm of Frank Herberts Dune. ... Emblem of the Imperial Sardaukar from Emperor: Battle for Dune The Sardaukar were a fictional army from Frank Herberts Dune universe, primarily featured in the science fiction novel Dune. ...


Paul Muad'Dib continues the efforts to terraform Arrakis into a green world, a plan begun by the Fremen under the guidance of Imperial Planetologist Pardot Kynes and his son Liet-Kynes. The core of their plan is gradual water-collection from the Arrakeen atmosphere to form large reservoirs that would, eventually, become lakes and oceans. Much of this activity takes place in the unexplored southern latitudes of Arrakis. Artists conception of a terraformed Mars in four stages of development. ... Pardot Kynes is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... Liet-Kynes is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... The Ashokan Reservoir, located in Ulster County, New York, USA. It is one of 19 that supplies New York City with drinking water. ...


By the time of Children of Dune, Alia Atreides (and then Leto II and Ghanima) realize that the ecological transformation of Arrakis is altering the sandworm cycle, which would eventually result in the end of all spice production. This at first seems a future to be avoided, but Leto II later uses this eventuality as part of his Golden Path to ultimately save humanity. Once he himself begins the transformation into a human/sandworm hybrid, he eradicates all desert on Arrakis except for a small area he makes his base of operations, and destroys all of the sandworms save one — himself. Alia Atreides, portrayed by Daniela Amavia in the Children of Dune miniseries. ...


After his death some 3,500 years later in God Emperor of Dune, Leto's worm-body is transformed back into sandtrout. Within only a few centuries, these sandtrout return Arrakis (thence called 'Rakis') to a desert. God Emperor of Dune is a science fiction novel by Frank Herbert published in 1981 — the fourth novel in the Dune series. ...


In Heretics of Dune, all life on Arrakis is destroyed (and the entire surface of the planet slagged into oblivion) by the Honored Matres in a failed attempt to eliminate the latest Duncan Idaho ghola. The Bene Gesserit escape with a single sandworm, and drown it to revert the worm back into sandtrout. In Chapterhouse Dune the Bene Gesserit use these sandtrout to begin a new sandworm cycle on their homeworld of Chapterhouse, which is terraformed into desert for this purpose. Heretics of Dune is a 1984 science fiction novel by Frank Herbert, fifth in a series of six novels. ... The Honored Matres are an organization in the fictional Dune universe created by Frank Herbert in his Dune series of novels. ... Duncan Idaho is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... A Ghola is a creature in the fictional Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... The Bene Gesserit (as seen in the prologue of an alternate version of the David Lynch Dune film. ... Chapterhouse Dune is a science fiction novel by Frank Herbert, last in his series of six Dune novels. ... Chapterhouse is a fictional planet in Frank Herberts science fiction universe of Dune, for while the 6th book in the series, Chapterhouse Dune, is named. ...


Finally, in Sandworms of Dune, the sandworms are revealed to be alive and well, having sensed the upper crust would be destroyed, and therefore burrowed even deeper, escaping the blast. Sandworms of Dune is the second part of the seventh book (until recently, called Dune 7) of the classic Dune series, along with Hunters of Dune. ...


Cities and features

Grand Palace of Arrakeen and dunes of Arrakis from Frank Herbert's "The Road to Dune" (1985), illustrated by Jim Burns
Grand Palace of Arrakeen and dunes of Arrakis from Frank Herbert's "The Road to Dune" (1985), illustrated by Jim Burns

ARRAKEEN: first settlement on Arrakis; long-time seat of planetary government. — Dune, Terminology of the Imperium Image File history File links Size of this preview: 407 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (508 × 748 pixel, file size: 225 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Illustration by Jim Burns of the Grand Palace and dunes of Arrakis from Frank Herberts 1985 work of short fiction The Road to Dune (published... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 407 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (508 × 748 pixel, file size: 225 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Illustration by Jim Burns of the Grand Palace and dunes of Arrakis from Frank Herberts 1985 work of short fiction The Road to Dune (published... The Road to Dune is a science fiction companion book to the Dune chronicles by Frank Herbert, Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. ... Jim Burns with a Hugo Award at Worldcon 2005 in Glasgow Jim Burns is an artist born in Cardiff, South Wales in 1948. ... Dune is a science fiction novel written by Frank Herbert and published in 1965. ...

Arrakis' capital and largest city historically is Arrakeen. Arrakeen housed an ostentatious palace, which had been "the government mansion in the days of the Old Empire";[2] prior to the arrival of the Atreides on Arrakis, the Emperor's right-hand man Count Fenring and his wife Margot had resided there. Leto I had chosen Arrakeen for his seat of government because it "was a smaller city, easier to sterilize and defend."[2] Emblem of House Atreides from Emperor: Battle for Dune For the novel of the same name, see Dune: House Atreides. ... Hasimir Fenring is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... Lady Margot Fenring is a fictional character from the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ...


In Dune, Leto's concubine Lady Jessica has this first impression of the Great Hall: Concubinage refers to the state of a woman or youth in an ongoing, quasi-matrimonial relationship with a man of higher social status. ... Lady Jessica Atreides, portrayed by Saskia Reeves in the Dune miniseries Jessica Atreides is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ...

Jessica stood in the center of the hall ... looking up and around at shadowed carvings, crannies and deeply recessed windows. This giant anachronism of a room reminded her of the Sisters' Hall at her Bene Gesserit school. But at the school the effect had been of warmth. Here, all was bleak stone. Some architect had reached far back into history for these buttressed walls and dark hangings, she thought. The arched ceiling stood two stories above her with great crossbeams she felt sure had been shipped here to Arrakis across space at monstrous cost. No planet of this system grew trees to make such beams — unless the beams were imitation wood. She thought not.[2]

Arrakeen would go through multiple transformations over time; it first becomes an Imperial capital of staggering proportions under Paul Muad'Dib. It is later transformed into a festival city known as Onn, explicitly for the worship of the Tyrant Leto II. Finally, in the centuries after his death, it is known as Keen, a modern (though still impressive) city to house the Priesthood of Rakis.[3]


The Keep

During the reign of Muad'Dib until the ascension of his son Leto II, the Atreides home-base was a colossal megastructure in Arrakeen, designed to intimidate, known as the Keep. In Dune Messiah, the fortress is described as being large enough to enclose entire cities. A megastructure, in science fiction and speculative (or exploratory) engineering, is an enormous self-supporting artificial construct. ... Dune Messiah is a science fiction novel by Frank Herbert, the second in a series of six novels. ...


Grand Palace of Arrakeen

In his 1985 short work "The Road to Dune" (published in the short story collection Eye),[4] Frank Herbert described the Grand Palace of Arrakeen (and other sites) during the reign of Paul Atreides: This article is about the year. ... The Road to Dune is a science fiction companion book to the Dune chronicles by Frank Herbert, Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. ... This article is in need of attention. ... Eye is a collection of short stories written by Frank Herbert and published in 1985. ...

Your walking tour of Arrakis must include this approach across the dunes to the Grand Palace at Arrakeen. From a distance, the dimensions of this construction are deceptive ... The largest man-made structure ever built, the Grand Palace could cover more than ten of the Imperium's most populous cities under one roof, a fact that becomes more apparent when you learn Atreides attendants and their families, housed spaciously in the Palace Annex, number some thirty-five million souls ... When you walk into the Grand Reception Hall of the Palace at Arrakeen, be prepared to feel dwarfed before an immensity never before conceived. A statue of St. Alia Atreides, shown as "The Soother of Pains," stands twenty-two meters tall but is one of the smallest adornments in the hall. Two hundred such statues could be stacked one atop the other against the entrance pillars and still fall short of the doorway's capitol arch, which itself is almost a thousand meters below the first beams upholding the lower roof.

Temple of Alia from Frank Herbert's "The Road to Dune" (1985), illustrated by Jim Burns
Temple of Alia from Frank Herbert's "The Road to Dune" (1985), illustrated by Jim Burns

Image File history File links Size of this preview: 404 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (503 × 747 pixel, file size: 208 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Illustration by Jim Burns of the Temple of Alia on Arrakis from Frank Herberts 1985 work of short fiction The Road to Dune (published in... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 404 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (503 × 747 pixel, file size: 208 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Illustration by Jim Burns of the Temple of Alia on Arrakis from Frank Herberts 1985 work of short fiction The Road to Dune (published in... The Road to Dune is a science fiction companion book to the Dune chronicles by Frank Herbert, Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. ... Jim Burns with a Hugo Award at Worldcon 2005 in Glasgow Jim Burns is an artist born in Cardiff, South Wales in 1948. ...

Temple of Alia

Alia's Fane (or Alia's Temple) is the two-kilometer wide temple Paul-Muad'Dib built for his sister Alia between the events of Dune and Dune Messiah. Herbert described it in The Road to Dune:

If you are numbered among "the heartfelt pilgrims," you will cross the last thousand meters of this approach to the Temple of Alia on your knees. Those thousand meters fall well within the sweeping curves leading your eyes up to the transcendent symbols dedicating this Temple to St. Alia of the Knife. The famed "Sun-Sweep Window" incorporates every solar calendar known to human history in the one translucent display whose brilliant colors, driven by the sun of Dune, thread through the interior on prismatic pathways.

The Citadel of Leto II

The Tyrant Leto II rules the universe from the Citadel, a fortress built in the Last Desert of the Sareer. The Sareer is flanked by the Forbidden Forest, home of the ferocious D-wolves, the guardians of the Sareer. Beyond that lies the Idaho River, across which a bridge spans that leads to the festival city of Onn (once Arrakeen). The Citadel itself is taken apart in the Famine Times after the death of Leto II in search of his alleged hoard of spice. Sandworm from the cover of Heretics of Dune. ... Sandworm from the cover of Heretics of Dune. ...


Other locations

Map of Arrakis from the Prelude to Dune series, showing the locations of several Pyon villages, botanical testing stations, and Sietch communities in both the north and south polar regions.
Map of Arrakis from the Prelude to Dune series, showing the locations of several Pyon villages, botanical testing stations, and Sietch communities in both the north and south polar regions.

All Imperial cities on Arrakis are in the far-northern latitudes of the planet and protected from the violent weather of Arrakis by a natural formation known as the Shield Wall. When the Harkonnens controlled the planet, they ruled from the Harkonnen-built "megalopolis" of Carthag, described by Jessica as "a cheap and brassy place some two hundred kilometers northeast across the Broken Land."[2] Arrakeen was merely the titular capital until the arrival of the Atreides. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 502 pixelsFull resolution (1648 × 1034 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 502 pixelsFull resolution (1648 × 1034 pixel, file size: 1. ... Dune: House Atreides Dune: House Harkonnen Dune: House Corrino Prelude to Dune is a prequel trilogy of novels written by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, set in Frank Herberts Dune universe. ... Megalopolis (Greek: large city, great city) can mean: The town of Megalópoli (Μεγαλοπολη), Megalopolis, Greece. ...


There are other cities scattered in the northern regions of the planet (especially near the ice cap, where water is harvested), as well as the Fremen sietch communities scattered throughout the desert.


Other notable sites on Arrakis throughout its history include Observatory Mountain, Mount Idaho, Dar-es-balat and the Kynes Sea.


Arrakis in popular culture

A planet named Arrakis has been referenced in the TV show Futurama. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Futurama is an animated American cartoon series created by Matt Groening (creator of The Simpsons) and David X. Cohen (also a writer for The Simpsons). ...


During the briefing for the "Classified" mission of the PC game Starship Troopers: Terran Ascendancy (2000), the C.O. explains that the planet Edenwell (on which the player is about to land) is "the third planet of the Canopus System". It is unknown if this is a reference to Arrakis or just a coincidence. For other uses, see Starship Troopers (disambiguation). ...


A task in the University Physics coursebook by Young and Freedman concerns Arrakis (#16.38): On the planet Arrakis a male ornithoid is flying towards his mate at 25 m/s while singing at a frequency of 1200 Hz. If the stationary female hears a tone of 1240 Hz, what is the speed of sound in the atmosphere of Arrakis?


Arrakis Records, a Philadelphia-based independent hip-hop record label was formed in 1998 and was around until about 2004, releasing over eight 12" singles, an experiemental drum and bass 7" and two full-length albums, including "Arrakis Records Presents: The Spice."


Youngblood Brass Band refers to Arrakis in their song "Is An Elegy" on their 2003 album Center:Level:Roar. Originally named One Lard Biskit, the Youngblood Brass Band is a brass band from Oregon, Wisconsin that was started by some Oregon high school students. ...


The name Arrakis is seen in the communications star map of the 1995 game Mission Critical Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... // Summary Mission Critical is an adventure game released in 1995 by Legend Entertainment. ...


The drum and bass DJ/producer collective Black Sun Empire produced a track called "Arrakis" in 2004. Black Sun Empire is the stage name of a team of Dutch disc jockeys and drum and bass (mostly darkstep and neurofunk) producers Rene Verdult and brothers Milan and Micha Heyboer. ...


A postcard from Arrakis is on display in Space Quest III: The Pirates of Pestulon.


References

  1. ^ Herbert, Frank. Dune, Terminology of the Imperium (Qanat)
  2. ^ a b c d Herbert, Frank (1965). Dune. ISBN 0-441-17271-7.
  3. ^ Herbert, Frank (1984). Heretics of Dune. ISBN 0-399-12898-0. "... the wide avenue was God's Way. Historical awareness said the avenue had been Leto II's route into the city from his high-walled Sareer far off to the south. With a care for details, one could still discern some of the forms and patterns that had been the Tyrant's city of Onn, the festival center built around the more ancient city of Arrakeen. Onn had obliterated many marks of Arrakeen but some avenues persisted: some buildings were too useful to replace."
  4. ^ Herbert, Frank (1985). Eye. ISBN 0-425-08398-5 (US 1st edition) / ISBN 0-7434-3479-X (2001 US reprint)
Frank Patrick Herbert (October 8, 1920 – February 11, 1986) was a critically acclaimed and commercially successful American science fiction author. ... Dune is a science fiction novel written by Frank Herbert and published in 1965. ... Heretics of Dune is a 1984 science fiction novel by Frank Herbert, fifth in a series of six novels. ... Eye is a collection of short stories written by Frank Herbert and published in 1985. ... The fictional Dune universe, or Duniverse, is the political, scientific, and social setting of author Frank Herberts six-book Dune series of science fantasy novels. ... House Atreides House Corrino House Fenring House Harkonnen House Moritani House Ordos House Richese House Vernius Categories: | ... Emblem of House Atreides from Emperor: Battle for Dune For the novel of the same name, see Dune: House Atreides. ... Emperor Frederick Corrino IV, played by Adrian Sparks, seated on the Golden Lion Throne (as seen in the computer game Dune 2000 by Westwood Studios) For the novel of the same name, see Dune: House Corrino. ... Emblem of House Harkonnen from Emperor: Battle for Dune For the novel of the same name, see Dune: House Harkonnen. ... Emblem of House Ordos from Emperor: Battle for Dune House Ordos is an insidious mercantile House in the Dune universe as presented in the Westwood Studios Dune video games. ... House Richese is a fictional noble family from the fictional universe of Frank Herberts Dune series. ... House Vernius is a fictional noble family from Frank Herberts Dune novels. ... The Bene Gesserit (as seen in the prologue of an alternate version of the David Lynch Dune film. ... The Bene Tleilax or Tleilaxu are an extremely xenophobic and isolationist society in the fictional Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... Face Dancers are a type of human in Frank Herberts fictional Dune universe. ... The Fish Speakers are a fictional army from Frank Herberts Dune universe, as depicted in the Dune series of science fiction novels. ... Spoiler warning: The Fremen are a group of people in the Dune series of science fiction novels by Frank Herbert. ... The Honored Matres are an organization in the fictional Dune universe created by Frank Herbert in his Dune series of novels. ... The Landsraad was a fictional organisation in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... A Mentat is a fictional profession or discipline in Frank Herberts Dune universe. ... Padishah Emperor Shaddam Corrino IV, portrayed by Giancarlo Giannini in the Dune miniseries The Padishah Emperor was the title of the hereditary rulers of the Padishah Empire in Frank Herberts fictional Dune universe. ... Emblem of the Imperial Sardaukar from Emperor: Battle for Dune The Sardaukar were a fictional army from Frank Herberts Dune universe, primarily featured in the science fiction novel Dune. ... The Spacing Guild is a fictional organization in Frank Herberts Dune universe created in a series of science fiction novels starting in Dune and ending with Chapterhouse Dune. ... In Frank Herberts Dune universe, the Suk School produces the universes most competent, trusted doctors. ... The Swordmasters of Ginaz are a fictional school of martial artists in Frank Herberts Dune novels. ... The Thinking Machines are a fictional group from the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... The Titans are a group of fictional characters in the Legends of Dune series of novels, written by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson and set in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... Below is a list of fictional planets named in the novels of the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... Caladan is a fictional planet in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... Giedi Prime is the name of a fictional planet set in Frank Herberts Dune universe described in the Dune science fiction novels. ... Ix is a fictional planet featured in the Dune novels by Frank Herbert. ... Kaitain is a fictional planet appearing in Frank Herberts Dune universe. ... Salusa Secundus is a fictional planet appearing in Frank Herberts Dune universe. ... Wallach IX is a notable fictional planet in Frank Herberts science fiction universe of Dune. ... Sandworm from the cover of Heretics of Dune. ... Abomination, in the context of the Dune series written by Frank Herbert, refers to one who aquires full concience as a fetus as a result of being exposed to the spice agony, gaining to all their ancestral memories before birth. ... The Butlerian Jihad is an epic turning point in the back-story of Frank Herberts fictional Dune universe. ... The Combine Honnete Ober Advancer Mercantile or CHOAM is a fictional universal development corporation in Frank Herberts Dune universe, which is first mentioned in Dune. ... Paul Atreides, as portrayed by Kyle MacLachlan in David Lynchs Dune (1984) For the related Hebrew expression, see Kefitzat Haderech. ... Look up Melange in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Old Empire is a fictional galactic empire in the Dune-series. ... A Reverend Mother is a fictional character appearing in the novel Dune, being a Bene Gesserit woman who has finished her training. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In the Dune series of science fiction books by Frank Herbert, spice agony is an ordeal, in which an acolyte of the Bene Gesserit takes a massive overdose of the spice melange and confronts her inner self, and the selves of all her female ancestors. ... War of Assassins denotes a regulated form of conflict between noble houses in Frank Herberts Dune novels. ... The Water of Life is a fictional drug from Frank Herberts science fiction novel Dune. ... Dune is a science fiction novel written by Frank Herbert and published in 1965. ... A stone burner detonation, from the Children of Dune miniseries. ... Axlotl tanks are a technology in the fictional Dune universe created by Frank Herbert in the Dune series. ... In the Dune series of science fiction books by Frank Herbert, a crysknife is a weapon made from the tooth of Shai-Hulud, the giant sandworms (collectively) that live below the sands of the desert planet Arrakis. ... A Ghola is a creature in the fictional Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... The Gom Jabbar is a fictional device appearing in Frank Herberts Dune universe. ... In the Dune world of Frank Herbert, the Heighliners of the Spacing Guild are enormous carrier spaceships used for interstellar travel. ... The Holtzman effect is a fictional scientific phenomenon in the Dune universe, created by Frank Herbert. ... A no-ship is a fictional type of spacecraft from the Dune science fiction series by Frank Herbert. ... stillsuit is a special shild you put on your body. ...

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Arrakis, (derived from the Arabic name ar-rāqiṣ, "the dancer", originally a star-name for Mu Draconis) later Rakis (known colloquially as "Dune") is a fictional desert planet featured in the Dune novels by Frank Herbert, where it is the home of the Fremen (Zensunni wanderers) and later, the Imperial Capital under Muad'Dib's Empire.
Arrakis is the third planet orbiting the star Canopus, and it in turn is orbited by two moons, one of which has the image of the desert kangaroo-rat, Muad'Dib, on it; the other possessing the image of a human hand.
All Imperial cities on Arrakis are in the far-northern latitudes of the planet and protected from the violent weather of Arrakis by a natural formation known as the Shield Wall.
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