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 influences for his legendary creation came from far and wide, they range from his interest in Zen Buddhism and indigenous American lore, to Shakespearian drama and 60s New Age thinking. Beginning on Arrakis and going planet by planet, The Worlds of Dune offers a supremely deep dive into Herberts 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.
Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
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Publication Date: 10 October 2023
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
Tom Huddleston is an author, journalist and musician based in North London. 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.