Tom Huddleston is our special guest on this week’s Dune Talk, where we’re diving into his new book The Worlds of Dune! This gorgeous hardcover release looks at actual locations and people that inspired Frank Herbert as he researched and wrote his first Dune novel. Garin, Marcus, and Mark get into these historical revelations, including its more controversial themes. What was Herbert’s perspective eugenics and psychedelics? How were the Fremen informed by both Arabic and Native American cultures, and are some of those influences being downplayed today?
This podcast (53 minutes) is available here in both video and audio formats (below). Enjoy and spread the word to fellow Dune fans!
Dune Talk: Episode 58 – The Worlds of Dune
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Special thanks goes out to Ashton GIeckman for music and Sheldon Lee for voice overs.