Tag Archives: Dune

Twisting History at The Movies

So many of the stories we tell are about building heroes up- see Campbell, Joseph– but after reading Dune, I wanted to tear them down. I discovered a book, Heroes, Saviors, Traitors, and Supermen, by historian Lucy Hughes-Hallett, which has stuck … Continue reading

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Wheels Within Wheels

It seems around high school, people become particularly susceptible to books (it’s almost always a book) that can completely change your life. For some people it’s The Lord of the Rings. For others it might be Atlas Shrugged. For me, … Continue reading

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Being Present

“A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it.” -The First Law of Mentat, quoted by Paul Atreides to Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam Once, during … Continue reading

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The End

“Arrakis teaches the attitude of the knife – chopping off what’s incomplete and saying, ‘Now it’s complete because it’s ended here.’” -From The Collected Sayings of Muad’Dib by the Princess Irulan (This is the part where Andrew spoils the endings … Continue reading

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Long Shot

A few months ago I responded to an ad I found online looking for people to write science fiction short stories. This sounded right up my alley, so when they asked me to submit a sample, I jumped at the … Continue reading

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On The Care, Feeding, and Education of Nerds of All Types

We can say that Muad’Dib learned rapidly because his first lesson was in how to learn. And the first lesson of all was the basic trust that he could learn. It is shocking to find how many people do not … Continue reading

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