Feb 05

Book Cover Throwback: Dune

This week’s Book Cover Throwback: Dune by Frank Herbert.

Dune by Frank Herbert Book Cover Throwback

What I Love about this Cover: A nice, old-style sci-fi cover. That’s what it is. Simple and yet it gets the job done.

What I Don’t Love about this Cover: Based on this version of the cover (which is the edition I had), it looks like this takes place on 1960’s idea of Mars, or that the sand dunes are taller than mountains and buildings. A bit weird, but I forgive it.

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About the author

Raven Oak

Bestselling science fiction & fantasy author Raven Oak is best known for Amaskan’s Blood, Class-M Exile, and the collection Joy to the Worlds: Mysterious Speculative Fiction for the Holidays.

She spent most of her K-12 education doodling stories and 500 page monstrosities that are forever locked away in a filing cabinet. When she's not writing, she's getting her game on, enjoying cartography, or staring at the ocean.

She lives in Seattle, WA with her husband, and their three kitties who enjoy lounging across the keyboard when writing deadlines approach.


@raven_oak This was a wonderful book that had a cover telling nothing of the drama inside. Thanks for posting it. I have the same copy.


@KariAnnWrites I've loved doing these Throwbacks and remembering some of the classics I read + their non-stock photo covers!