Frank Herbert’s Dune is a story full of rich visuals, characters, and creatures. We’ve seen some of that evidenced in our round-up of Dune cosplay and props, and illustrations of the science fiction story reinforce it. Science Friday reports that American illustrator John Schoenherr became the go-to illustrator for Dune and turned Herbert’s words in art which initially ran in Analog Magazine. Apparently science writer Carl Zimmer became a fan of Schoenherr’s work and said,
“I started to realize that, actually, living things on Earth are aliens in a way,” says Zimmer, whose fascination with bizarre biology persists today. “If you really get to know a snapping turtle, or an earthworm, or a tick, or a bird really well, it becomes a very strange thing.”
Art via “Dune World,” Analog Science Fact / Science Fiction
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.