The Worlds of Dune: The Places and Cultures that Inspired Frank Herbert

The Worlds of Dune: The Places and Cultures that Inspired Frank Herbert

by Tom Huddleston
The Worlds of Dune: The Places and Cultures that Inspired Frank Herbert

The Worlds of Dune: The Places and Cultures that Inspired Frank Herbert

by Tom Huddleston

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Overview

"An impressive work of granular Dunesploitation."
- Empire Magazine

Some writers build worlds. Others birth entire universes. 


In the decades since its publication, Frank Herbert’s Dune has become arguably the best-selling and certainly the best-known science fiction novel ever written. So how did an ex-Navy newspaperman from Washington State come to write such a world-conquering novel? And how was he able to pack it with so many layers of myth and meaning

Herbert’s boundless imagination was sparked by a dizzying array of ideas, from classical history to cutting-edge science, from environmentalism to Zen philosophy, and from Arabic texts to Shakespeare’s tragedies.

Beginning on Arrakis and going planet by planet, The Worlds of Dune offers a supremely deep dive into Herbert's universe – detailing along the way the many diverse strands that he wove into his epic creation to offer a visually rich accompaniment to this sci-fi legend.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780711282117
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
Publication date: 09/26/2023
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 369,941
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Tom Huddleston is an author, journalist and musician based in North London, UK. His novels include several science fiction and fantasy stories for younger readers including the eco-futuristic FloodWorld trilogy. He spent a decade on the Film desk at Time Out magazine and is now a freelance Film & TV journalist writing for, among others, The Guardian and Little White Lies.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Maker
Part One ARRAKIS
Chapter One: Desert Planet
Chapter Two: The Fremen
Chapter Three: The Spice
Part Two CALADAN
Chapter Four: House Atreides
Chapter Five: Paul Muad’dib
Chapter Six: Lady Jessica and the Bene Gesserit
Part Three GIEDI PRIME
Chapter Seven: House Harkonnen
Chapter Eight: Piter De Vries and the Mentats
Chapter Nine: The CHOAM Corporation
Part Four KAITAIN
Chapter Ten: House Corrino and the Padishah Emperor
Chapter Eleven: The Landsraad
Chapter Twelve: The Spacing Guild
Epilogue: Dune World
Endnotes
Bibliography
Index
Picture Credits
About the Author & Acknowledgements
 
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