Connect with us


George R. R. Martin discusses Dune by Frank Herbert



George R. R. Martin Dune

It should come as no surprise that George R. R. Martin is voracious reader who takes particular pleasure in the genre of fantasy. He is a Tolkien Nerd and also enjoys the work of many other authors like Robert A. Heinlein and Roger Zelazny.

Recently, George R. R. Martin lauded fellow author Frank Herbert’s “magnum opus,” Dune. Martin’s admiration for these authors showcases his discerning taste and avid reading habits.

George R. R. Martin on Dune

In a recent interview with Dominic Noble, George R. R. Martin was asked to pick a book to discuss prior to the interview. After a  thorough analysis, he landed on “Nine Princes in Amber” by Roger Zelazny. He had this to say regarding the choice he was tasked with:

“It was a very difficult choice when you asked me to pick a book because I like a lot of books and a lot of authors.”

Then Martin mentioned other prominent authors whose books he had enjoyed, like Jack Vance and finally, Frank Herbert and Dune:

“You know, there were authors like Frank Herbert, Dune. Herbert wrote a number of books, but the only thing anybody remembers is doing Dune (it) was clearly his magnum opus, his Masterpiece.”

Talking to George RR Martin About HIS Favorite Book

Martin compared Frank Herbert to other authors

Martin then drew a comparison between Herbert and other writers like Jack Vance and Rose Leslie:

“He wrote several Dune books, and then he wrote some other books that nobody really remembers. If you’re going to do Frank Herbert, you’re going to do Dune. Writers like Jack Vance and Rose Leslie are more difficult because they wrote a lot of great books, and it’s hard to pick just one.”

🔥🐉 Embark on a riveting journey through Westeros with our Game of Thrones themed games – 🔡Hodordle | 🐲 Flappy Dragon. You can also interact with fans of the show on our Discord group🔥🐉

It’s no secret that the novel Dune has been turned into film series, with the sequel due out later this year.

Read Next: George R. R. Martin on how he writes female characters for Game of Thrones


If you have any important filming news about House of the Dragon, or if you want to collaborate with us or want to write for us, please drop us a message here.


Official House of the Dragon Merchandise

Official House of the Dragon shop Funko Pop

Aryan, a freelance writer with a profound passion for the English language and literature, also happens to be an ardent fan of "A Song of Ice and Fire" and its television adaptation, "Game of Thrones." Fascinated by the intricate world-building, compelling characters, and rich storytelling of these epic sagas, Aryan finds great joy in delving into the depths of their narratives and analyzing the nuances they offer.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *