Why Can’t I Read “Dune?”

Orson Scott Card gives a great tour of classic science fiction in Goodreads Voice.

Now is the time for me to make a disclaimer.  Frank Herbert‘s Dune is arguably the finest science fiction novel ever written.  And there is space travel in it.  But few people really experience it as a space travel novel.  The intense focus of the book is a single world’s ecology and the people who have learned to adapt themselves to it and the great creatures that live just under its surface.  It’s also a saga of rival royal houses, of history being manipulated by the “witches” of the Bene Gesserit.  If you haven’t read Dune, then you have missed one of the best pieces of literature of the 20th century.

This paragraph of his is inspiring me to pick up the book – again.

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