At the L.A. Times, Scott Timberg writes about the enduring appeal of Dune. Quote:
"I am a political animal," Herbert said in a 1983 promotional interview. "And I never really left journalism. I am writing about the current scene -- the metaphors are there."
Nice nugget: "When he hit his stride, Herbert was writing 70 pages a week."
OK—gotta write my 70 pages now! After a nap...