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I am currently writing a paper on a theme from Dune book 1, later to be turned into a speech. What is a good theme to write my speech on? I was thinking religion and how it related to another. Any pointers on how I would go about doing this?
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In the Nerdist interview, [at 1:31] they show this scene where Duke Leto gives something to Duncan Idaho. Look closely at his left hand as he does this.
I think this is the secret sign language that the Atreides use. What are your thoughts on this?
As we all know, the Guild is a crucial pillar of the Dune universe, and their shuttles and heighliners form the cosmic highways of mankind.
Also one extra thought: I think that the moment in the trailer when the Heighliners (probably they are heighliners) are shown and that music starts playing, its perfect! I interpreted that music as a representation of this new humanity that is soo mysterious and bold.
I would love to hear about your theories on Dune's technology and what other odd things could exist in the DU.
SPOILERS: just finished reading God Emperor of Dune and am reading Heretics now but I am completely heart broken. Can we please have a discussion regarding Leto’s decision to turn into Shai-Hulud and his tragic death? I don’t know anyone else who has read this book and I need someone to talk to. Just comment your thoughts!
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I just read the 6 Dune chronicles, the sequel series (hunters and Sandworms of Dune), and am reading Paul of Dune now before I begin the legends trilogy. Dune is my favorite sci-fi story of all time and the first Dune book is an absolute masterpiece. While reading, I noticed similarities with Star Wars and GoT. Conversely, I remember reading that George Lucas said Dune was an inspiration for his story.
However the other day I saw a trailer for the Foundation show on Apple+ where they said the Issac Asimov books were actually the inspiration for SW. Also, the trailer presented Foundation as a story very similar to Dune. As a Dune loyalist and enthusiast, this was upsetting, as I feel Dune is wildly unique.
I have two questions:
1) Since Dune was written in 1965 and Foundation in 1950, did Frank use Foundation as an inspiration?
2) Since I have never read Foundation, which is better, Foundation or Dune?
Dune is both the name of the first novel that was published and the works that followed, but the author never finished it. Over time, Brian Herbert's son and Kevin J. Anderson were able to finish the work that his father had begun.
This is a fascinating story. Senior Herbert had only been left for two months in the back of his life, during which he had suffered a fatal pulmonary embolism, and he was composing another story when he was recovering in the hospital. Frank was the only one who could succeed at the band's work, so when he died, the future of the series was doomed. The entire universe was against her: either not wishing her success or having anything to do with her, but she continued to take all of them, one by one, with either luck or wit.
After ten years, Brian finds previously unknown safety deposit boxes under his father's name in St. Louis. As Brian searched through all the journals, he found an outline for Dune 7. A few minutes later, he found another 1,000 pages of useful reference material. And, in order to satisfy the wishes of his father, Anderson joined forces with him to complete the vision.
"The Dune books had two spin-offs: Dune Hunters and Dune Sandworms" (2007). "Franchise" included epics about the noble houses before the trilogesis, trying to hold on to their influence, and the long history that led to the subsequent storylines.
Herbert Senior's contributions to science fiction have been recognized for a long time. As persuasive and spellbinding as the concepts in the work of J.R.R.R.R. Tolkien. However, the book is notable for exploring how our social patterns, our technological advancements and governance can be changed under different circumstances.
All of this is linked to Herbert's view of human evolution, his belief in various social Darwinisms, as well as his personal philosophy and politics. I'd like to have a conversation later, after you've had the chance to absorb and understand the whole novel.
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While I finish up Sandworms of Dune, I ended up ranking the 7 books (6 Chronicles and 1 sequel) I’ve read so far. It also left me curious how other readers viewed each book. So I did a top four and bottom three.
Hunters of Dune
Heretics of Dune
Children of Dune*
*I really like Sandworms of Dune so far but went mostly on traditional storyline nuances, rather than action.
God Emperor of Dune
What are your favorites? how do they rank?
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Personally I would like them to stop at Messiah (making it a Trilogy), and make a Children of Dune Limited-Series (since I don't think Denis would make a two-parter again since the book is super-long).