Dune, The Novel: 1000 Times Better Than The Movie(s)
Now that Villeneuve’s Dune movie is finally coming out in America, it’s time for Alex to try to convince Katie to read a book that is notoriously long and complex… but ultimately worth it.
Dune is the best-selling science fiction novel of all time. It was written by American author Frank Herbert, and came out in 1965, over 50 years ago, but contains themes and ideas that make it relevant to this day.
This episode has NO SPOILERS for either the book or the movies.
- What Tolkien thought of Dune
- Connections between Game of Thrones and Dune
- What went wrong with David Lynch’s AWFUL 1984 Dune movie
- Why it’s a good thing that Ridley Scott’s attempt to film Dune failed
In the moment of meta we talk about the concept of FLOW and how it relates to enthusiasm.
- Dune by Frank Herbert
- Dune, 50 years on: how a science fiction novel changed the world
- Dreamer of Dune by Brian Herbert (the Frank Herbert biography)
- What makes Dune’s writing good
- The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet (Katie’s favorite book)