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All but the last two years of book club groups at Texas Tech University Library

Summer 2021 Schedule

Monday, July 5, 2021 | 7 - 8:30 p.m.
via Zoom    Professor Rogerson guest speaker

Monday, July 12, 2021|    7 - 8:30 p.m.
via Zoom

Monday, July 19, 2021|    7-8:30 pm  via Zoom  

To register, please RSVP to Blaine Grimes


The Zoom meeting link will be sent to registrants one week before each session.


Participants will be required to obtain a copy of the book at their own expense.

Please email if you need assistance with this.   


Reading Group Guest Speaker Biography












Dr. Ben Rogerson, an Assistant Professor of Practice with the Department of English, will be providing us with an insightful presentation on Dune.

  Rogerson specializes in Hollywood cinema and post-1945 American literature, with a focus on how social, political, and economic conditions shape aesthetic production. His teaching has included courses on film analysis, the history of film, New Hollywood cinema, and the political economy of U.S. literature. His current research projects include a study of 1970s Hollywood cinema as a self-reflexive endeavor to reconstruct the social legitimacy of film as a profession, as well as a study of the widespread political miscalculation made by midcentury artists who mistook conformity as the central dilemma of American capitalism.


Join our series of book discussions on Dune

Dune Book Discussion Group

About Frank Herbert

By Uli Kaiser - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,


Franklin Patrick Herbert Jr. (October 8, 1920 – February 11, 1986) was an American science fiction author best known for the 1965 novel Dune and its five sequels. Though he became famous for his novels, he also wrote short stories and worked as a newspaper journalist, photographer, book reviewer, ecological consultant, and lecturer.The Dune saga, set in the distant future, and taking place over millennia, explores complex themes, such as the long-term survival of the human species, human evolutionplanetary science and ecology, and the intersection of religion, politics, economics and power in a future where humanity has long since developed interstellar travel and settled many thousands of worlds. Dune is the best-selling science fiction novel of all time,[2] and the whole series is widely considered to be among the classics of the genre. 
 Wikipedia link 


Additional Reading ADD FOR Dune

Books and DVDs available at the Texas Tech University Library

Note:  Also available are other titles in Dune universe as well as other fiction by Frank Herbert.  

Clute John and Peter Nicholls.  The encyclopedia of science fiction  PN 3433.4 E53 1993  (contains info on Frank Herbert and Dune)

Herbert, Frank.  The collected stories of Frank Herbert  PS 3558 E63 A6 2014

Herbert, Frank   Dune   PS 3558 E63 D8 1999, 2010

Herbert, Frank.  Dune(video)  Digital Media Studio (DMS Desk) PN 1997.2 D89 2007     

Herbert, Frank, Brian Herbert, and Kevin J. Anderson.  The road to Dune  PS 3558 E63 A6 2005

Jodorowsky's Dune   Digital Media Studio Media (DMS Desk) PN 1995.9 D6   "A documentary film about Alejandro Jodorowsky's attempt to make a film adaptation of Frank Herbert's 1965 science fiction novel, Dune, starring Jodorowsky's own 12-year-old son, as well as Orson Welles, Mick Jagger, David Carradine and Salvador Dali with music by Pink Floyd; film includes interviews with Jodorowsky and others."

McNelly and Frank Herbert.  The Dune encyclopedia  PS 3558 E6 Z74 1984

Miller, David M.  Frank Herbert  PS 3558 E6 Z77

O'Reilly, Tim.  Frank Herbert  PS 3558 E6 Z79  

Roberts, Adam,  Science Fiction  P 96 S34 R58 2000  (Has a Case Study of Dune) Also available as e-book.

Whissen, Thomas R.  Classic cult fiction: a companion to popular cult literature  PN 3340 W48  1992  (contains information on Dune)

Books and DVDs available at the Lubbock Public Library

Note:  Also available are other titles in Dune universe in print, audiobook, ebook, and e audiobook.   

Dune (DVD)  Theatrical movie 

Frank Herbert's Children of Dune (DVD)  SF channel series

Frank Herbert's Dune  (DVD)  SF channel series

Herbert, Frank  Dune  Available as Audiobook, ebook, eAudiobook, print - FIC HERB