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'Stephenson said in an interview that this material is an extension of what many science fiction and fantasy novels already offer.
“I can remember reading Dune for the first time, and I started by reading the glossary,” he said. “Any book that had that kind of extra stuff in it was always hugely fascinating to me.”'
A comedy that kicks off with a failed suicide attempt and follows it up with a beardy bloke in a dog suit lifting quotes from Frank Herbert’s Dune is practically cocking its leg and spraying its self-conscious wackiness all over you....Luckily for him, salvation came in the shape of his next-door neighbour’s dog, the eponymous Wilfred, who Ryan is alone in seeing as a strapping geezer with an Aussie accent.
I haven't read the novel, but it says in the plot section of the article that "Paul takes a Fremen lover, Chani, with whom he fathers a son." However, it says in the plot summary for Dune Messiah that Chani has been unable to produce an heir for Paul. I know she does eventually (Leto II) but which plot summary is correct? 22.214.171.124 (talk) 22:28, 7 January 2015 (UTC)
Paul and Chani have a son named Leto who is killed near the end of the novel (I've restored the bit about his death to the plot summary). In Messiah they have Leto II and Ghanima.— TAnthonyTalk 23:19, 7 January 2015 (UTC)
It is a bit peculiar in that both of their male offspring are called Leto, yet only one (the latter) is referenced as Leto II (though presumably the "II" denotes that he follows from the line of his grandfather, and is not a reference Paul's earlier (and ill-fated) child). We should take care that these points are addressed in the plot summary. Snowtalk 14:15, 8 January 2015 (UTC)