Frank Herbert’s Dune is 50

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It’s the 50th anniversary of Frank Herbert’s Dune this year – a seminal science fiction novel which I’ve long admired. Knowing this, BBC Radio 5 Live invited me back on to discuss it.

I first got interested in Dune through the game by Cryo Interactive. It was one of those life-shaping experiences which involved pulling an armchair up to the Amiga A500 every evening and watching my Dad play. I’d take notes, make maps and explore the Dune lore vicariously.

It wasn’t until I was eight or nine that I finally read the book, taking the next step on a journey. That journey is still continuing thanks to the Folio Society’s recent re-release – but listen to the show to find out more about that.

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