|Goodnight maud'Dib ...|
I figured that I would feature Goodnight Dune today just in case you have somehow managed to miss it. For those of you who do not know, Goodnight Dune is a parody of the beloved children's bedtime story Goodnight Moon. Written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Clement Hurd, Goodnight Moon was originally published in 1947. As far as I know, it has never been out of print since. The original children's book was about a little bunny who notices everything in his room before saying goodnight to the objects and falling asleep. In Julia Yu's version, a little boy rabbit goes through the same motions but his room is populated by objects from Frank Herbert's Dune. The little boy's room is also noticeably a bit scarier with the presence gom jabbar on disembodied hands and (adorable) sardukar hanging about.
A personal favorite of mine, Dune is quite possibly one of the best science fiction novels ever written. No one knows what the late-Frank Herbert would have thought about this take on his classic novel. I do know, however, that if Yu can work out the copyright issues and get her version published, a host of little geeklings will find Goodnight Dune on their bedside tables. After all, it is our duty to indoctrinate them while they are young ... right? Right??