I’m pleased to announce the publication of my book Frank Herbert’s Dune: A Critical Companion! It is part of the “Palgrave Science Fiction and Fantasy: A New Canon” series and brings together previous scholarship and new approaches to Dune to give fresh insights into the complexities of this science fiction classic.
In this book, I show why Dune deserves a place in the science fiction and fantasy canon. After a review of Herbert’s life and the historical context of the U.S. and science fiction genre in the mid-20th century, there are chapters on five key themes in Dune: politics and religion, environment and ecology, mind and consciousness, heroes, and women’s influence. Then there is a conclusion on other ways to interpret the novel, and a comprehensive bibliography of scholarly publications on Dune that will be useful for other researchers.
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