During my teenager time Iron Maiden was, according to me then, the greatest band ever. My opinions and preferences in music have slightly changed, but I do stay grateful to them for pointing me towards things I would maybe not have stumbled upon. One of those things was Dune, by Frank Herbert. Herbert didn't allow Maiden to name the song "Dune" (according to Iron Maiden, I haven't checked this), so their song was "To Tame a Land".
Not the most spectacular song of theirs (I preferred The Phantom of the Opera, or half of the "Number of the Beast" album), but the story I discovered through it was a hit. At that time I knew only of the Dune Trilogy, now I know there's six of them. And to be honest, that's a bit of a pity. The last three somehow fall below the standard set by the first ones. I think.
I've read a few other books of him, from a library, more than 20 years ago. I hope you'll forgive me for not remembering much more than a title or so...
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