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'Dune' has long divided the science fiction world

9 mins | Oct 31, 2021
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The new film won't change that. The 1965 novel 'Dune' has been a subject of contention in the science fiction world. Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Michael Dirda reviews the novel alongside the 2021 movie. Here, he draws parallels between fiction and the film and reflects on the "oblique commentaries" on the times in which they were created.
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