My Second Sight- an essay by Sergio Pistoi
From “The Science of Dune”, Benbella Books 2008
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In this analysis of the bestselling science fiction adventure of all time, authors explore all aspects of Dune, including the fascinating scientific speculations ranging from physics and chemistry to ecology and evolution, from human psychology and mental potential to technology and genetics. Authors and experts examine what Herbert gets right and what he gets wrong, how lasguns might work and if Bene Gesserit and mentat capabilities are possible. The book also takes a look at whether the ecology of Dune is realistic or if it’s theoretically possible to get information from the future. Could humans really evolve as Herbert suggests? How can one build a windtrap or a stillsuit?
My Tleilaxu Eyes (is) the most creative essay in the book –Sheryl Parsons @ Amazon.
A Dune nerd’s wet-dream– M.Torres @ Amazon.