Posts tagged "frank herbert"
"I went to see David Lynch’s Dune in the theater in 1984. As we entered, we were given a glossary of Dune terms with our tickets. I understand this is not a common piece of movie ephemera, so I thought you might like to see it."
"In Dune, the Fremen live in sealed caves (“sietch”) to make maximum use of water resources. In “Sietch Nevada,” design studio Matsys re-imagines Nevada as a Fremen settlement: “Although [Dune] sounded alien in 1965, the concept of a water-poor world is quickly becoming a reality, especially in the American Southwest…Sietch Nevada projects water banking as the fundamental factor in future urban infrastructure in the American Southwest.”
"Walk To The Golden Path - Leto II tests the rebellious Siona Atreides in the remains of the deep desert of Arrakis…”
(via Kristele on deviantART)
“Frank Herbert, born today on October 8, knew a lot about a lot of things. He was interested in ecology, psychology, philosophy, sociobiology, politics, power, and the future of humankind. Given those many interests, and his varied writing on them, it’s no surprise that he attracted a devoted fan base. Some of them were so devoted that it led others to wonder whether Herbert was making his very own cult.
"Which is supremely ironic, given that adoration of and fealty to sparkly leaders is something that Herbert was vehemently against. In fact, he used an entire book series to explore that theme to the fullest.
"That book series was Dune…”
"FRANK HERBERT CALLED HIM THE ONLY ARTIST TO HAVE VISITED DUNE. DECADES AFTER THEIR PUBLICATION IN OMNI, JOHN SCHOENHERR’S ILLUSTRATIONS ARE AS MELANCHOLY AND POWERFUL AS EVER.”
(via Omni Reboot | FROM THE OMNI ARCHIVE: DUNE)
I just bought Dune from Barnes&Noble. It’s such a sexy looking book. Plus, one of my favorite quotes.