Favorite books: Dune or Arrakis or Duin

One of my favorite science fiction books must be Dune, by Frank Herbert. In the Netherlands this appeared in the Meulenhoff Science-fictions series, sometimes in the seventies. What makes this book so special is the richeness of the scene, the humans staying human in so strange locations, the numerous links to religions and philosophies, hints at nomadic arabic heroism and immense tragedies. The series of Duin ended with Duin Kapittel or Chapterhouse Dune as it is called in English. It had a rather open end , but after the dead of Frank Herbert I thought it was over. I also … Continue reading Favorite books: Dune or Arrakis or Duin