Dune (1965) Novel – Esoteric Analysis

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By: Jay Dyer

Dune is an amazing novel: There is a reason it’s the best-selling science fiction series of all time.  Prescient for his time (1965), author Frank Herbert was able to foresee a future in which geo-engineering, rampant technocracy, geo-political intrigue and subterfuge, ecology, elite bloodlines, the occult and religious perennialism all coalesce into a story of unparalleled scope and imagination.  In that regard, it functions as both a fictional account of a far distant galactic future, as well as a predictive presentation of today’s headlines and scientific advancements.  Truly there is no novel to liken it to, especially in the genre of science fiction, relative to its time.  While any top ten sci-fi novels will undoubtedly include Dune among its ranks, I argue it is utterly unique in its inclusion of themes and characters that run completely contrary to Asimov or Orwell.

Most science fiction envisions a future of advanced technocratic control where…

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1 Comment on Dune (1965) Novel – Esoteric Analysis

  1. Dude! Dune? How did you know???? First read it while going across Canada in the Summer of ’80. Reading Dune in near daylight at 1am in Edmonton. Facets of the story still rattle around my head like the words of a Reverend Mother. Probably same as most. And this piece after the timely EH Jay-nalysis of Twin Peaks, in advance of the new series… and Hunger Games & freakin’ Weaponized CGI…. And I still have to get to Ninth Gate. And I have a full time job. You are killing me here. AWESOME! Thank you so much, Ed Caccia Ardsley, NY

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