Five years ago, the Folio Society began regularly releasing science fiction novels in its lineup of high-end collectors editions, starting with Frank Herbert’s Dune.
With the film adaptation coming out this December, the publisher has announced a new special edition of the book, which goes above and beyond its already beautiful previous edition.
The Folio Society has been around for more than 50 years, and started out as a subscription business for bibliophiles. It re-released prominent literary classics, often with specially-commissioned art, introductions, or afterwords, and a handsome slipcase. While they had published the occasional science fiction and fantasy novel over the years—like Isaac Aimov’s Foundation trilogy, Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials, or J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, their release of Dune brought about a regular release of some of the best-known works of science fiction and fantasy, including authors like Ray Bradbury, Octavia Butler, Arthur