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Caladan is a fictional planet in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. The exploration of other worlds is one of the most enduring themes of 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-fiction novels. ... Frank Herbert (1920 - 1986) Frank Patrick Herbert (October 8, 1920 – February 11, 1986) was a critically and commercially successful American science fiction author. ...


Caladan, the third planet of Delta Pavonis, is the ancestral fiefdom of House Atreides, and Paul Atreides' home for fifteen years. The Atreides have lived on Caladan for twenty-six generations in the ancient Castle Caladan, after which they take up residence on Arrakis under political pressure. House Atreides is a fictional noble family from Frank Herberts Dune novels. ... Paul Atreides, portrayed by Alec Newman in the Dune miniseries Paul Atreides is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... Arrakis, (derived from the Arabic name ar-raqiÅŸ, the dancer. ...


The surface of the planet is predominantly covered with water and the planetary climate is characterised by abundant precipitation and strong winds, yet tolerable enough to make special and expensive weather control measures unnecessary. Habitable land is often characterised by soft meadows, swamps and dense forests. The resource base of Caladan consists mainly of agriculture and biomass, with the locally bred and grown Pundi Rice (see Dune terminology) being its main export and fishing a traditional source of sustenance for its people. Other traditional products include wine and various livestock, most prominently cattle. Cuisine on Caladan is rather refined, with most dishes containing meat.


Caladan has a strong military defense force based on naval and aerial superiority, and the people of Caladan are fiercely loyal to House Atreides. The elite forces of the Atreides army are even said to rival the emperor's Sardaukar in fighting prowess. Due to such military strength, Caladan is considered impregnable, which prompts the conspiracy of House Atreides' enemies to lure them to a more vulnerable position on Arrakis. Emblem of the Sardaukar The Sardaukar are a fictional army from Frank Herberts Dune universe, as depicted in the Dune series of science-fiction novels. ...


After the time of the novel God Emperor of Dune, it simply became known as Dan. God Emperor of Dune God Emperor of Dune is a science fiction novel by Frank Herbert —the fourth of six novels within the Dune series. ...


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Caladan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (308 words)
Caladan is a fictional planet in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert.
Caladan, the third planet of Delta Pavonis, is the ancestral fiefdom of House Atreides, and Paul Atreides' home for fifteen years.
The resource base of Caladan consists mainly of agriculture and biomass, with the locally bred and grown Pundi Rice (see Dune terminology) being its main export and fishing a traditional source of sustenance for its people.
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