Soon they’re just challenging every fremen they come across for leadership of the tribe and taking their water.
I feel like nerds have a tendency to have these conversations, injecting their own preoccupations into a more “real” context, but it is not unique to my people. Look at the cinema for what seems like forever: everything is a “dark, gritty reimagining” of something else. We really want to somehow put some of these tales into a setting more similar to the world we know today. To be fair Frank Herbert’s original work, as much of great science fiction does, addresses ideas that we consider in our own world, from politics to gender dynamics to race relations. Somehow putting those ideas in a foreign context allows us to access them more easily. Perhaps it’s a sort of autohypnosis: we aren’t worried about digesting a treatise on a serious topic when we’re also trying to navigate the political landscape of a culture IN SPAAAAACE.
I really need to read more. It’s fallen behind during my scholastic endeavors. Part of the reason I’m so excited for my upcoming family vacation is that it’s an incredible opportunity to catch up on a book or two. I need to find a good one to take with me. I have to admit: I tend to read as an escapist. It will likely be fiction. Any suggestions?
Maybe something Floyd won’t feel as strongly about. We’ve been kicked out of too many bars.