With holiday season fast approaching perhaps you’re writing your wish list to Santa, or looking for a present for that Dune fanatic in your life. To provide you with some inspiration, the Dune News Net team sat down to curate a selection of gift ideas.
Featuring some of this year’s most exciting Dune releases, there’s something here for everybody. This list is organized by budget (ascending), though some items may be found below list price. A number of these also have digital versions available, ideal for when shipping in time isn’t an option.
Gifts Under $25
Lineage Studios – Dune Enamel Pins
Lineage Studios have a selection of 10 enamel pins; featuring Paul, Chani, Leto, Duncan, and Rabban from Dune: Part One. Each comes either as just the respective character’s face for $17.50 or a full character, with their House sigil and an accessory, for $25.
Perfect for displaying your allegiance on a stillsuit jacket!
Not to be confused with the infamous coloring book for David Lynch’s movie, this new book is based on Frank Herbert’s novel. It contains plenty of illustrations by Tomislav Tomic for fans of any age to color in – hopefully you’ll have lots of sand-colored crayons!
The Spice Must Flow: The Story of Dune, from Cult Novels to Visionary Sci-Fi Movies
This comprehensive stroll down the golden path of Dune history, covers all six Dune books by Frank Herbert, as well as its movie and TV adaptations. It’s perfect for the Dune-obsessed fan, however may contain spoilers for those who are just starting their journey across Arrakis.
With multi-layered game mechanics, appealing artwork, and many ways to play, this adaptation of Dire Wolf’s award-winning tabletop experience offers enjoyment to a wide range of Dune fans—including those who don’t usually play card or board games. Being a digital game this is perfect for those literal last-minute gifts!
The first four issues of the Dune: House Harkonnen comic book series are collected in this 112-page hardcover volume. This prequel is set around 20 years before the events of Dune as the Baron plots against House Atreides, the Emperor, the Bene Gesserit – well, pretty much everyone! Perfect for the comic book lover.
Note: The story continues from Dune: House Atreides (now completed in three volumes) and we’d recommend reading that series first.
A Masterpiece in Disarray: David Lynch’s Dune. An Oral History
This exploration of the making of David Lynch’s Dune movie is even thicker than Frank Herbert’s own novel! Its packed with fascinating story from cast and crew about the troubled production down in Mexico in 1983, as well as the reception the movie received at the time, and how it has evolved over the decades.
This enjoyable novel fleshes out the backstories of two influential women in the Dune universe. As a prequel its storylines may be (mostly) unsurprising, however the time spent with Chani and Irulan make this a worthwhile journey. Unlike many of the other Dune prequel books this is a standalone story, so it doesn’t require a large time commitment to enjoy.
The Worlds of Dune: The Places and Cultures that Inspired Frank Herbert
This fun and easy guide explores the inspiration behind the people and planets of Frank Herbert’s classic science-fiction novel, Dune. A history lesson you’ll be in the mood for! Focusing only on the events in the first novel means that this book doesn’t contain any spoilers if you’ve not read any further in the series.
Dune: The Graphic Novel, Book 2: Muad’dib: Deluxe Collector’s Edition
The second in a three-part graphic novel adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune novel, this volume has Paul meeting and being accepted by the Fremen. This deluxe collector’s edition has a larger page size than the standard edition, and is packaged in a faux-cloth slipcase with foil stamping and tip-on cover.
Chiabella Jame’s beautiful behind-the-scenes photos offer a wonderful peek into the making of Dune: Part One. This hardcover release is perfect for fans of Denis Villeneuve’s movie and looks great on any coffee table.
An updated version of the excellent Dune: Imperium tabletop game from Dire Wolf, this also features artwork based on the upcoming Dune: Part Two movie. What could be better after a festive family meal than sitting down together and trying to conquer Arrakis, with your favorite Dune movie characters on this fun board / card game?
The Dune: Part Two selection offers individual figures, two-packs, and even a special four-pack (which if you are lucky could contain a piece of Chani’s blue headscarf from the movie). There are plenty of characters and options to chose from, for fans who want some Dunetoys action figures to play with, adorn their desks, or be kept mint-in-box for the obsessive collector!
While certainly not the cheapest edition of the first sequel to Dune, this is certainly one of the prettiest— both the outside box/cover and its interior pages. This collector’s edition features unique illustrations, created for this release, and an endpaper map of Arrakis. Ideal for the book connoisseur.