The question of whether a science fiction book written in 1965 is still relevant in 2021 seems answered by a $165m investment in another remake of the movie.

Frank Herbert did not call his book Science Fiction or Fantasy, but “an effort at prediction”. His contemporaries in Science Fiction were going strong: Issac Asimov had just published The Rest of the Robots, a long running franchise exploring artificial intelligence. Three years after Dune, in 1968, Arthur C Clarke would publish his most well-known work 2001: A Space Odyssey, reveling in details of relatively near-future space travel.

When I read Dune…

Kenneth R

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