Writers' Ink at Caledon Public Library

Dune At 50 Has Life In It Yet

Dune reissue

“Confusing sequels, terrible prequels and poor adaptations aside, Frank Herbert’s masterpiece still stands up as the one of the truly great sci-fi novels”. I loved the Dune books. The movies, sequels, prequels, etc. were a lot less affecting. Herbert senior had a lyricism that made his books into an elegy, a great myth of a coming possible future. Rarely can the greatness of an author be captured in copycat print or transferred to celluloid/digital video. Even the Hobbit films lack Tolkein’s sense of profound nostalgia for the foundation myths of our Northern European logos. Herbert was nostalgic for an interplanetary saga that has not yet played out, and may never. By Ian Keith Anderson with material from http://damiengwalter.com

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The Alton Chapter of Writers' Ink meets the 1st Wednesday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Alton Branch.

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