Talk:Dune (novel)

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Glossary[edit]

'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.”'

http://venturebeat.com/2010/08/31/writer-neal-stephenson-unveils-his-digital-novel-the-mongoliad/ --Gwern (contribs) 15:07 1 September 2010 (GMT)

In popular culture[edit]

Wilfred (U.S. TV series); http://www.metro.co.uk/tv/reviews/872529-elijah-woods-comedy-wilfred-is-no-dog :

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.

--Gwern (contribs) 14:24 22 August 2011 (GMT)

Pop culture references/ cultural impact[edit]

Peter the Puppy in the Earthworm Jim cartoon series used to often repeat the litany for fear. Should that be in here? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 89.126.25.46 (talk) 13:17, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

Nah, it's hard to imagine a context in which that trivial detail could contribute in an encyclopedic fashion to the understanding of the subject broadly. Snow talk 14:24, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

Paul and Chani's son[edit]

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? 88.104.18.223 (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)
Now it all makes sense. 88.104.18.223 (talk) 00:58, 8 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. Snow talk 14:15, 8 January 2015 (UTC)