The following is a list of articles presented in The Dune Encyclopedia
(1984) written by Dr. Willis E. McNelly and others. This non-canon
work was intended as a companion to Frank Herbert
's classic science fiction
series which began with Dune
The Dune Encyclopedia describes in great detail many aspects of the Dune universe not found in the novels themselves, such as extended (and often alternate) biographies of certain characters, as well as histories and explanations of key groups, locations and concepts. No reference is made to which information is taken directly from the works of Frank Herbert himself and which has been invented, and some content is directly contradicted by canon Dune works.
Topics below are linked to any existing canon articles on those topics; actual content from The Dune Encyclopedia may be found in either these individual articles (where it is cited as being culled from the Encyclopedia), or to some degree in the main article for The Dune Encyclopedia itself. Items in bold are unique to the Encyclopedia.
- Agarves, Buer (Aide to Alia Atreides, CoD)
- Al-Harba, Harq (Playwright)
- Al-Harba Question, The
- Ampoliros, Legend of
- Amtal or Amtal Rule
- Aramsham, Otto (Sardaukar Captain, Dune)
- Arrakeen, Conservatory
- Arrakeen, Palace
- Arrakis, Astronomy