Denis Villeneuve’s Dune (2020) is doomed

It’s not enough to build an impressive visual world of computer generated imagery. You need to tell the heart of the story. The new Dune trailer suggests Villeneuve has – once again – failed at the most basic task of the storyteller.

Advanced SciFi & Fantasy

Writing the 21st century myth

Damien Walter, writer on sci-fi and geek culture for The Guardian, BBC, WIRED and graduate of the Clarion writers workshop, leads a journey into scifi and fantasy storytelling.

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Published by Damien Walter

Writer and storyteller. Contributor to The Guardian, Independent, BBC, Wired, Buzzfeed and Aeon magazine. Special forces librarian (retired). Teaches the Rhetoric of Story to over 35,000 students worldwide.

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