[geeks] more on dune
adh at an.bradford.ma.us
Mon Jun 14 14:14:56 CDT 2010
" From: Phil Stracchino <alaric at metrocast.net>
" Recall that the Dune books really only mention a few players in the
" ecology of Dune: the worms, the sandtrout, the sand plankton, the spice,
" and the mouse (muad'dib) is mentioned largely as an aside. But that
" doesn't imply at all that those are all the players there are. The very
" fact that Paul chooses the mouse as what he thinks will be a "harmless"
" name shows that there are other players in the ecology of Arrakis beyond
" the sandworm cycle; they simply don't enter into the main story.
iirc trapdoor spiders also get a mention. i got the impression he
fused a mishmosh of desert ecologies from all over earth, then laid
the sandworm stuff on top of it.
Andrew Hay the genius nature
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