While it is on the one hand a space adventure story about a young man fulfilling his potential, it is also a weird, hallucinatory drug novel full of interior monologues on space religion, planetary ecology, esoteric galactic court intrigue, and the lifecycle of giant worms.
-John Hodgman, on Dune.
Mr. Hodgman’s original post, available here, has some fun things to say about writing and adapting literature, which you might read. My own reading of it was full of “indeed, sir!”s and “objection!”s, which is always a good time. Alternatively, you might have a look at Saga, which is the purpose of his full post.
And now for some lifecycle biology, to follow up thoughts of Dune.