by squidnh3, Wednesday, September 09, 2020, 11:19 (379 days ago) @ ManKitten

I've not read the book and haven't seen the original movie. I know nothing of this world.

The Hollywood elevator pitch today would be "Game of Thrones in space (or at least on several planets)". Ironically GoT owes a lot to Dune, as I'm sure GRRM would tell anyone who asked.

The SF themes list is: far future, anti-technology with human ability substitution, rotten Empire with well-defined factions, focus on the human condition, ecology, and the fallacies of prophecy. It's an astonishing novel.

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