Set tens of thousands of years in the future, the Dune saga chronicles a civilization which has banned artificial intelligence but has also developed advanced technology and mental and physical abilities. Vital to this empire is the harsh desert planet Arrakis, only known source of the spice melange, the most valuable substance in the universe.
- ↑ The known universe in Dune is ruled by the Padeshah Emperor
- ↑ Guild Heighliners travel by using Holtzman engines to fold space, moving instantly from one point to another
- ↑ Prior to the Buterian Jihad, humans were enslaved by Thinking Machines
- ↑ Consuming spice allows humans to experience prescience
- ↑ While others can build Holtzman engines to fold space, they can only be used safely by Navigators from the Spacing Guild.
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