Wegierski: Frank Herbert’s Dune and current-day reality

Mark Wegierski examines the sociopolitical implications of Frank Herbert’s masterwork. In 1985, left-wing science fiction author Judith Merril complained that most science fiction was permeated by a typology of “feudal values plus high-technology”. Actually, however, this is one of the most creative and interesting paradigms of science fiction. One should look at another, rather more serious example than George Lucas’ Star Wars films of a world of the type „feudal values plus high-technology” — Frank Herbert’s Dune (1965) (film by David Lynch in 1984). The […]