Frank Herbert
Dune Cover



"Dune" is the greatest space opera I've ever read. That says a lot because space opera is not my favorite genre. I think its messages about the environment and the rise against genocidal oppression really stirs me. Of course, the mystical, prophetic nature of the plot really tugs at my love for theological SF. But for some reason, I couldn't completely put on my golden age of SF blinders and ignore the representation of women and homosexuality, something I'm usually able to do. So instead of re-experiencing the profound effect I had when I first read this in college, I found myself looking at the book as an outsider, only sporadically losing myself in the otherwise amazing story that "Dune" is.

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