Discovering Dune: Essays on Frank Herbert's Epic Saga book

Discover Something New About Dune

Whether you’re an old or new Dune fan, the recently published essay collection Discovering Dune: Essays on Frank Herbert’s Epic Saga will have something to interest you. Edited by Dominic J. Nardi and N. Trevor Brierly, with a foreword by Timothy O’Reilly, this book by publisher McFarland holds itself to academic standards while being largely written in an accessible style that will appeal to a wider audience. The book showcases several interesting topics across 14 main chapters, divided into 4 sections: Politics and Power History and Religion Biology and Ecology Philosophy, Choice, and Ethics In the Politics and Power section,

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Frank Herbert's Dune: A Critical Companion book cover

Dune Critical Companion Book Release

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

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Dune Imperium Rise of Ix board game

Review of Dune: Imperium Rise of Ix Expansion and Deluxe Upgrade Pack

Dune Imperium: Rise of Ix The Dune Imperium: Rise of Ix (2022) expansion definitely changes the gameplay for this Dune board game. (See my review of Dune: Imperium for more on the original gameplay.) It took a second play of the expansion for me to get the hang of the new features and see their potential for new strategies, and there’s more to explore in future games. Here’s a brief review of the expansion and my experience playing it in a two-player game. The Rise of Ix expansion includes a CHOAM board overlay that sits on top of and expands

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