The ‘Dune’ Screenplay Was Written in MS-DOS: The Oscar winning screenwriter of ‘Dune’ writes in an MS-DOS program that can only hold 40 pages in memory.
The Muslimness of Dune: A Close Reading of “Appendix II: The Religion of Dune”: “Dune does not cheaply plagiarize from Muslim histories, ideas, and practices, but actively engages with them.”
Dune’s Not a White Savior Narrative. But It’s Complicated. | by Haris Durrani: “Do you think Dune is a white savior narrative? Well, you’re wrong. To accept that interpretation is to re-inscribe an account of the novel promulgated by adolescent white boys since the first of Frank Herbert’s Dune books came out in the 1960s.”
Upcoming reading material
I’ve been between books for a while now, and have been casting about for what to read next. My next book I’m now good for — I can’t think of the title right now, but Candice loaned me a book last night that explores many of the different religions and/or cults (depending on your point of view) in the world today, from Mormonism to Scientology, should be interesting reading.
Today I was reading this thread on the Home Theater Forum where they’re discussing some of the reviews that have been coming out for Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. On [page two of the thread conversation turned to whether or not the film would capture that near-undefinable “magic” or “epic” feel of really good fantasy or science fiction. In the course of the discussion quite a few books and series were mentioned, and I thought I’d jot some of them down so I can pull from this list next time I need to find a book to dive into. Here’s what they’ve mentioned so far: