Why does the future look so ancient?

Science fantasy’s obsession with empires, lords, kings, tribes, and villages

With the release of Denis Villeneuve’s Dune and Apple’s Foundations a revival of classic sci-fi is upon us. But so far it’s been a mixed bag…

I’ll admit I never really grew up with sci-fi books and only read Herbert’s magnum opus just because I knew Denis was adapting it. It’s clear he has a deep…