Blogging is a bit light this week, with some work keeping me busy, and my evenings absorbed with the SciFi Channel’s “Children of Dune” mini-series. I really indulged my geek self this weekend and sat and watched the entire 3-part, six-hour original on Sunday, and I’ve caught the two hour episodes each night. It wraps up tonight.
Frank Herbert’s “Dune” is one of the finest pieces of science fiction written, with complex ecological, scientific, political, religious and philosophical threads running through it. It is one of my favorite science fiction novels. The follow-on books were never as bright and sharp and innovative as the original, but the entire bunch were well worth reading. It’s a good adventure plot, too. Cute chicks and lots of explosions, too. Fun for the whole family.