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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Digital Nomads podcast on Dune

Podcast Interview on Fremen in Dune

It was a pleasure to be interviewed on the Digital Nomads podcast and explore the oft-neglected Fremen characters in Frank Herbert’s Dune! We discussed some of the cultures and histories that influenced Herbert and helped create a multi-layered science fiction work that rewards re-readings. Check out the Digital Nomads podcast episode “The Fremen in Dune” here.

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Women's Agency in the Dune Universe book cover

Book Release

My book on women in Frank Herbert’s Dune series has been published! Women’s Agency in the Dune Universe: Tracing Women’s Liberation through Science Fiction is the first major study of the female characters of the Bene Gesserit. Check out the press release and the virtual book launch (recording). If you’re interested in purchasing, please note that I do not make money from book sales on the Springer/Palgrave site or Amazon, due to the nature of the academic publishing industry. I only benefit if you purchase using an affiliate referral link (and accept cookies). Springer/Palgrave offers a much more generous referral link percentage to authors,

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book cover launch

Virtual Book Launch

Please join me in celebrating my soon-to-be-released book by Palgrave titled Women’s Agency in the Dune Universe: Tracing Women’s Liberation through Science Fiction at a virtual book launch on Monday, December 20 at 1pm PST / 4pm EST / 6pm BRT / 9pm GMT / 10pm CET. I will be joined in conversation with co-host Dr. Russ Sloan from Doc Sloan’s Science Fiction Station. Register on the event page or click below! This book is the first major study of female characters in Frank Herbert’s original Dune series and takes a historical approach to exploring the representation of the women of the Bene Gesserit Sisterhood. More information will

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