Part Seven of Advanced Science Fiction & Fantasy: writing the 21st century myth
Dune is a phenomenon, a novel written in the 1960s that seems to become more popular with every decade. The story of Paul Atreides and the battle for Arrakis fascinates readers who follow the young hero on his journey of transformation.
But Dune is also an antihero story that explores the dangers of power and fanaticism . Frank Herbert wove many levels of meaning into Dune, from the personal to the political, the social to the planetary, and the scientific to the spiritual.
The seventh part of Writing the 21st Century Myth deep dives into the Savior story at the heart of Dune
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Insights and interviews from on the art and craft of 21st century myth making.