Deserts. Sandworms. Spices. The world of Frank Herbert’s Dune is a world both wonderful and strange. For Constant Readers of Stephen King, it’s a realm that’s not too dissimilar from the Master of Horror’s own fantasy epic: The Dark Tower series. Both universes are as complex as they are mercurial — seemingly unattainable and yet deliciously inviting.
That’s about as perfect a lead-in we can design for this very special crossover episode of The Losers’ Club. Today, Losers Justin Gerber and Dan Caffrey welcome co-hosts Henry Zebrowski and Holden McNeely of LPN Deep Dives: Dune for what can best be described as a frenetic and unpredictable chat surrounding the two authors and their two respective worlds.
Together, they discuss Herbert’s vision of Dune as a Utopian novel, its box office potential (or possible lack thereof) when Denis Villenueve’s adaptation hits theaters later this year, how it’s more complex than a lot of other well-known sci-if/fantasy epics, how it dispels the hero narrative, and, naturally, where it intersects and diverts from The Dark Tower series.
Stream the full episode below and be sure to join the Club over long days and pleasant nights via iTunes/Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, RadioPublic, Acast, Google Podcasts, and RSS.
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