Epic World-Building: Names and Cultures in Dune

@article{Kennedy2016EpicWN,
  title={Epic World-Building: Names and Cultures in Dune},
  author={Kara Kennedy},
  journal={Names},
  year={2016},
  volume={64},
  pages={108 - 99}
}
Names play a significant role in the development of the characters and cultures of the imaginary worlds envisioned by science fiction and fantasy authors. Rather than creating new languages, as J. R. R. Tolkien does in The Lord of the Rings, Frank Herbert accomplishes his world-building in Dune by choosing existing names that evoke a recognizable medieval, feudal setting and depict a desert planet inhabited by a quasi-Arabic and Islamic tribal people. Although names serve to juxtapose the… 
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