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LEGENDARY ‘DUNE’ ILLUSTRATIONS BY JOHN SCHOENHERR

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Fifty years ago today, John Schoenherr was commissioned by Frank Herbert to make a cover and 18 spot illustrations for Parts 1, 2, and 3 of “Dune World” which was to be serialized in Analog Science Fact and Science Fiction starting with the December 1963 issue.

According to Frank Herbert, John Schoenherr has been “the only man who has ever visited Dune” and tackle the desert planet Arrakis. His Dune illustrations in particular have become archetypes by which Frank Herbert’s universe is visualized.

Schoenherr was born in New York City in 1935, studied at the Art Students’ League, and graduated from the Pratt Institute in the late 1950s. After initial sales to magazines such as Infinity, Amazing, and other pulps of the day, he found a home in the pages of Astounding (later renamed Analog), arguably the most important magazine in the history of science fiction, under the reign of science fiction’s ur-editor, John W. Campbell.

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Fifty years ago today, John Schoenherr was commissioned by Frank Herbert to make a cover and 18 spot illustrations for Parts 1, 2, and 3 of “Dune World” which was to be serialized in Analog Science Fact and Science Fiction starting with the December 1963 issue.

According to Frank Herbert, John Schoenherr has been “the only man who has ever visited Dune” and tackle the desert planet Arrakis. His Dune illustrations in particular have become archetypes by which Frank Herbert’s universe is visualized.

Schoenherr was born in New York City in 1935, studied at the Art Students’ League, and graduated from the Pratt Institute in the late 1950s. After initial sales to magazines such as InfinityAmazing, and other pulps of the day, he found a home in the pages of Astounding (later renamed Analog), arguably the most important magazine in the history of science fiction, under the reign of science…

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“The Beginning is a very delicate time. Know then that it is the year 10191. The known universe is ruled by the Padisha Emperor Shadam IV. The most precious substance in the universe is the spice melange. The spice extends life, the spice expands consciousness.The spice is vital to space travel. The Spacing Guild and it's navigators, who the spice has, mutated, over 4000 years, use the orange spice gas which gives them the ability to fold space, that is to travel to any part of the universe without moving. Oh yes, I forgot to tell you. The spice exists on one planate in the entire universe, a desolate dry planate with vast deserts. Hidden away in the rocks of these deserts are a people known as the fremen, who have long held a prophesy. That a man would come, a mesahiah, who would lead them to true freedom. The planet is Arrakis, also known as Dune.” The Princess Irulan of House Corrino

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Paramount and Warner Bros. have released the first teaser trailer for the next movie from Christopher Nolan, “Interstellar.”
The trailer offers little in the way of information on the plot and just features a voiceover from Matthew McConaughey.
Film stars McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Ellen Burstyn, John Lithgow, Michael Caine, Casey Affleck, Wes Bentley, Bill Irwin, Mackenzie Foy, Topher Grace and David Gyasi.

“Interstellar” is set to be released Nov. 7, 2014.

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