Author and entertainment journalist Ryan Britt joins us on this week’s Dune Talk, for insightful discussion on The Spice Must Flow. This new book presents a fascinating narrative of Dune‘s rich 60-year history, from Frank Herbert’s curious path to publishing the novel through to Denis Villeneuve’s current movie adaptation. Marcus and Mark have plenty to ask and no topic is off limits; whether it’s ecological themes, expanded Dune books, or addressing claims of cultural appropriation. What is Dune‘s lasting legacy on our world?
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Note: Starting from 26:13, our discussion includes references to plot points from Dune: Messiah and Children of Dune.
Dune Talk: Episode 56 – The Spice Must Flow
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In Ryan Britt’sThe Spice Must Flow: The Story of Dune, from Cult Novels to Visionary Sci-Fi Movies, published on September 26, 2023, the author takes readers on an accessible journey across entirety of the Dune saga. From behind-the-scenes insights into Frank Herbert’s creative process to new interviews with the three actors who’ve played Paul Atreides, this book is a valuable resource for hardcore fans and newcomers alike.
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Special thanks goes out to Ashton GIeckman for music and Sheldon Lee for voice overs.