I have finally finished reading Dune by Frank Herbert. This is not my first exposure to the Dune universe though. I have played the PC games based on the universe in the early 90s and watch both the movie and the mini-series. Needless to say, none of that prepared me for the mind-fuck that was the novel. The novel is just so rich that it is easy to understand how it is generally considered the mother of all science fiction.
Personally, I think that it should be made required reading for all would-be politicians. There are so many plots within plots that I lost track of the political intrigue at certain times. It should also be made required reading for all would-be people managers as it has so many useful anecdotes on how to lead people instead of commanding them. It will even please the eco-mentalists with its strong sustainable environment message or how to truly screw up a world.
I am now looking forward to reading the rest of the original series. Rumours are that there is a Hollywood film in the making as well. Here’s me hoping that Hollywood will not trash the originality of the story and the strength of the characters. Dune is really good.
[email protected] I actually had a dream in a Dune setting last night. Brilliant!