Written by Chase Leo
Published by Thomas Chee
In Las Vegas, Nevada, there are megastructures with characters like Gurney Halleck inside. Greedy political deals taking place with Baron Vladimir Harkonnen. Joking around, the reader might wonder how a Twisted Mentat increasing his mental capacities with sapho juice might deal with the cards at a game of high risk poker? The Spacing Guild would meet in a palace inside Las Vegas. The Spacing Guilds Navigators would land in ships along shipping bays in the Area 51. Where would you want to be pampered if you were the Padishah Emperor? Where in the United States would the Zensunni warriors be found wandering? There are cave settlements in abandoned mines all over Nevada’s landscape. Hiking in Red Rock on the west side of Las Vegas in a still suit to absorb water, the wander will still feel the desire for water.
Frank Herbert’s novel touches on addictions to oil. Chase Leo enters bookstores in Ankara, Paris, Istanbul and New York City, only to find that Herbert’s readers discuss the petroleum industry with Dune’s interplanetary games in much the same way. Chase Leo traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada, and traveled north of San Francisco to Santa Rosa, California, where Frank Herbert was an editor for the local newspaper The Press Democrat.
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