Timeline

Dune Timeline (release order)

1965

Dune

The first novel by Frank Herbert and beginning of the Dune saga. Currently being adapted by Denis Villeneuve into two films.
1969

Dune Messiah

The second novel in Frank Herbert’s Dune series, set 12 years after the events of Dune.

1976

Children of Dune

The third novel in Frank Herbert’s Dune series.

1981

God Emperor of Dune

The fourth novel in Frank Herbert’s Dune series, taking place over 3,500 years after the ending of Children of Dune.

1984

Heretics of Dune

The fifth novel in Frank Herbert’s Dune series.

1985

Chapterhouse: Dune

The sixth and final novel in Frank Herbert’s Dune series.

1999

Dune: House Atreides

The first Dune novel written by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson: Book one of their Prelude to Dune trilogy, set ~35 years before the events of the Frank Herbert’s Dune.

2000

Dune: House Harkonnen

The second book in the Prelude to Dune trilogy by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson.

2001

Dune: House Corrino

The conclusion of the Prelude to Dune trilogy by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson.

2002

Dune: The Butlerian Jihad

The first book in the Legends of Dune trilogy by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, set over ten thousand years before the events of Dune.

2003

Dune: The Machine Crusade

The second book in the Legends of Dune trilogy by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson.

2004

Dune: The Battle of Corrin

The conclusion of the Legends of Dune trilogy by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson.

2006

Hunters of Dune

First book of the Dune Sequels by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, continuing the story from Frank Herbert’s Chapterhouse: Dune.

2007

Sandworms of Dune

The conclusion of the Dune Sequels by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, their only two books that take place after the events of Frank Herbert’s Dune series.

2008

Paul of Dune

Book one (of two) in the Heroes of Dune series by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, set in between the events of Frank Herbert’s Dune and Dune Messiah.

2009

The Winds of Dune

Book two in the Heroes of Dune series by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, set in between the events of Frank Herbert’s Dune Messiah and Children of Dune.

2012

Sisterhood of Dune

Book one in the Great Schools of Dune trilogy by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, set 80 years after Dune: The Battle of Corrin.

2014

Mentats of Dune

Book two in the Great Schools of Dune trilogy by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson.

2016

Navigators of Dune

The conclusion of the Great Schools of Dune trilogy by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson.

2017

Tales of Dune: Expanded Edition

A complete collection of short stories set in the Dune Universe, written by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. These take place across all of the different time periods, sometimes tying into events of the novels.

2020
Dune: The Duke of Caladan

Dune: The Duke of Caladan

First book in The Caladan Trilogy, taking place in the year prior to the events of the original Dune.