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Another shot at 'Dune': The sci-fi novel Hollywood has yet to tame gets a director

Feb 02, 2017 - Washington Post Blogs

"In the week before their departure to Arrakis, when all the final scurrying about had reached a nearly unbearable frenzy, an old crone came to visit the mother of the boy, Paul."

So began "Dune" - the novel that, in the half-century since its publication, has outsold all of the other science fiction books on the planet, The Post reported in 2015. Not bad for story that is at once an eco-parable, a warning about the corruptibility of goodness and a revenge tale starring a boy who grows ...