Lesson 1 (from Pages 1-46)
Anyone familiar with the Dune series realizes that this book, "The God Emperor of Dune," is simply another book in a long series of books. While "The God Emperor of Dune" can be read as a stand-alone book, it is meant to be read as part of the continuing Dune saga.
The object of this lesson is to examine the benefits and challenges of writing a book as part of a larger series.
1. Task: Break into small groups and determine the pros and cons of writing a book as part of an existing series. What would be easier? What would be more challenging?
2. Task: Write a short paper summarizing your experience of reading this novel. If you have read previous novels in the Dune series, what in this story didn't mesh with earlier novels? How did the author account for those differences? If you have...
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