What is ‘Dune’? Everything you should know about Frank Herbert’s sci-fi epic.

Mashable | Sep 15, 2020 at 9:51 PM
  • Decades later, Herbert’s son Brian formed a creative partnership with sci-fi author Kevin J. Anderson, and together they actually did finish what Frank started.
  • In fact, the story is set tens of thousands of years into humanity’s future, long after the “Butlerian Jihad” led to the outright banning of all “thinking machines” (aka computers), thus changing the course of technological development.
  • The’re moving because the Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV has handed House Atreides control of spice harvesting, an operation previously controlled by House Harkonnen.