Subtitle The Places and Cultures that Inspired Frank Herbert

Tom Huddleston
Price $35.00 / £25.00
Description Description '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.
Format Hardcover Book 208 Pages
ISBN 9780711282117
Size8.27 in x 10.24 in / 210.00 mm x 260.00 mm
Published Date October 5th, 2023
Tom Huddleston
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.
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