But we don’t think that should worry you.
Denis Villeneuve has said that adapting Dune is his dream, but that it would never happen. Now he’s been officially hired to make the first in a series of Dune movies for Legendary Pictures. We wish him all the luck in Arrakis.
Director Denis Villeneuve is one step closer to getting his dream. He’s in early talks to direct Dune.
Legendary Entertainment, the team behind The Dark Knight, Godzilla, Interstellar, Pacific Rim, and many others, just picked up the rights to Frank Herbert’s equally legendary scifi novel, Dune.
Here’s a hint, though you almost certainly know the answer already: it’s about fear. This very short clip of Hayley Ashburn walking a highline stretched way above the snowy peaks of Italy’s Dolomites proves that Frank Herbert’s words can prove inspiring in nearly any context.
Frank Herbert’s Dune is one of the most iconic pieces of science fiction ever. It’s been adapted into live-action twice, with varying levels of success, but most fans agree no one has come close to getting it right yet. But maybe Denis Villeneuve can.
Deckard’s sweet gun in Blade Runner was actually built from parts of real guns. Where a lot of prop weapons from films are just resin poured into a mold and then painted, Deckard’s gun looks and feels like a weapon; there’s a genuine heft to it, something inside clicks when you pull the trigger, and there’s even a…
As a kid you probably watched Pocahontas. In your adolescence you might have played one of the God of War games. And in your darkest moments you sat down with a bowl of dollar instant ramen to watch NCIS: Los Angeles. What through-line could possible exist between these things? Linda Hunt—a character actress who’s…
Fermilab outside Chicago will soon begin its Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE), and what it hopes to accomplish is as brilliant and confusing as the book of its namesake.
Be warned: if you have any intention of reading Dune (and please do read it, it’s very good) this hilarious video from exurb1a will spoil just about everything.
The only thing better than one awesome book is ten awesome books set in the same world... right? Well, not always. Sometimes, the law of diminishing returns kicks in, and the tenth book in a series isn’t quite as good as the first. Which book series did you love—until it overstayed its welcome?
Bill Watterson has been notoriously reluctant to license his famous comic, Calvin and Hobbes. So when an artist began mashing up the comic and Frank Herbert’s Dune, the lawyers came out. What happened next might surprise you.
Back in September, the Museum of Science Fiction announced that they were going to be releasing scholarly publication: The Journal of Science Fiction. Now, their first issue is live!
It’s actually impossible to sum up the huge contribution to genre publishing of David G. Hartwell, who died today according to Locus. He discovered countless great authors and industry professionals, and he edited Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune and Gene Wolfe’s Book of the New Sun. Hartwell is simply irreplaceable.
Back in the mid-1970s, the U.S. government was worried that the kids were getting too high. Drugs like marijuana and LSD were at their peak—and meanwhile, the government noticed the kids were also really into science fiction. So the National Institute on Drug Abuse hired Robert Silverberg, author of Dying Inside…
This is pretty awesome: a huge fan of Dune, Chris-Rachael Oseland went and made a bread shaped like one of the novel’s iconic sand worms, and provided the recipe!
Books can transport you to strange new worlds—but they can also make your home more beautiful. And it’s the beauty and luxuriousness of nice books that make them such terrific gifts. These gift items will remind your friends and loved ones why they love books to begin with.
As major fantasy epics like Lord of the Rings and A Song of Ice and Fire have become incredibly popular, their science fiction equivalents haven’t. Salon speculates that that might change for Dune, given its reputation for focusing on ecology and environmental issues.
Science fiction and fantasy offer a rich legacy of great books—but that abundant pile of reading material can also be daunting. So sometimes, it’s easier to fake it. We asked some of our favorite writers, and they told us the 10 books that everyone pretends to have read. And why you should actually read them.