The Science of Dune (Paperback)

An Unauthorized Exploration Into the Real Science Behind Frank Herbert's Fictional Universe (Science of Pop Culture)

By Kevin R. Grazier (Editor)

Smart Pop, 9781933771281, 232pp.

Publication Date: December 11, 2007

List Price: 19.95*
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Could sandworms really exist? What's in that m lange, anyway? The Science of Dune provides the answers to these questions... and many more

Since its original publication in 1965, the Dune series has entranced generations of readers with its complex plotting, fascinating characters, grand scope, and incredible scientific predictions. This guide offers fascinating scientific speculation on topics including quantum physics, biochemistry, ecology, evolution, psychology, technology, and genetics. It scrutinizes Frank Herbert's science fiction world by asking questions such as: Is the ecology of Dune realistic? Is it theoretically possible to get information from the future? Could humans really evolve as Herbert suggests? Which of Herbert's inventions have already come to life?

This companion is a must-have for any fan who wants to revisit the world of Dune and explore it even further.