Philosophy, Fantasy, and Science Fiction: Frank Herbert's Dune Universe (Lecture 6)

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This is the sixth session in a new series of monthly lectures and discussions, spanning the year 2016 and hosted by the Brookfield Public Library. This year the series focuses on philosophical themes in the works and world of selected classic and contemporary fantasy and science fiction authors. We continue the series by focusing in this session on Frank Herbert's narrative world of the Dune Universe, focusing mainly on the first work in the series, Dune, but discussing some of the other later novels as well. Upcoming lectures in the series will focus on the works and worlds of Frank Herbert, Roger Zelazny, Ursula K. Leguin, Michael Moorcock, Phillip K. Dick, Mervyn Peake, and George R.R. Martin. Previous lectures - on J.R.R. Tolkien, A.E. Van Vogt, C.S. Lewis, and Isaac Asimov have been recorded and are available in this playlist:

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