Today we’re gonna talk about the Dune Encyclopedia. Whenever this book is mentioned anywhere, you’re bound to see at least some people screaming at the top of their lungs: It’s not canon! And while they are technically correct, many Dune fans including myself still consider the encyclopedia to be the definitive history of the Dune Saga outside the 6 books published by Frank Herbert in the main Dune series. In this video, I will explain the history of the Dune Encyclopedia and how it came to be, as well as a bit about the controversy over what should be viewed as the official history of the Dune Saga.
Eight years in the making, the work of painstaking scholarship and research, containing thousands of entries and cross-references…
Futurist, journalist, bestselling author, world-maker Frank Herbert’s magnificent future history, The Dune Chronicles, has proven itself the most popular and enduring work of speculative fiction of our age—not only for the grandeur of its epic sweep, but for the complexity and intricacy of its world. Now, for the first time, Dune is revealed in panoramic detail—the people, the desert planet, the ecology, the history, the entire universe of the visionary masterpiece!
– The legendary history of Paul Atreides, the Kwisatz Haderach – Salusa Secundus: The prison planet – Fremen Desert survival techniques – Duncan Idaho (10158-10191): Swordmaster of the Ginaz – A complete guide to the heraldry of the major house of Harkonnen – “How Muad’Dib got his name”: a folktale from the Oral history – The Dune tarot; or the Golden Path – The assassin’s handbook: a complete guide to professional Chaumurky