What’s behind Dune’s enduring appeal?

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Some say that Dune is the greatest science fiction novel ever written. What makes it so appealing to readers more than a half a century later?

What Accounts for the Lasting Appeal of Dune?
Feature illustration: © Sam Weber for The Folio Society’s edition of Frank Herbert’s Dune. Arrakis, the desert planet sometimes known as Dune, is the only place in the universe where melange can be…