The Worlds of Dune

The Worlds of Dune The Places and Cultures That Inspired Frank Herbert

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Publisher's Synopsis

'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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780711282117
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
Imprint: Frances Lincoln Limited Publishers
Pub date:
DEWEY: 813.54
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 1084g
Height: 217mm
Width: 267mm
Spine width: 25mm