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8 Books to Read While You’re Waiting for the NEXT Dune Movie

The spice must flow. But it also has to wait.

Denis Villeneuve’s first Dune film kept getting delayed by the panacea, and as of writing this, Dune: Part Two is scheduled for October 2023. Which means we’re back to waiting.

Luckily, there are plenty of great space operas to tide you over until then. But what’s that you say? You’re not just looking for any space opera, you’re looking for the particular space opera that’s going to satisfy the exact reason why you’re looking forward to Dune? Fear not! Our recommendations are sorted by why you’re excited to see Dune!

Our Five Favorite Comfort Fantasies Reads

We love a good sprawling fantasy epic as much as the next person–those stories are loads of fun, and bring intensity, drama, and Big Feelings to our hearts. BUT, some days it’s nice to crack open a book that makes you feel as though you’ve been wrapped in the warmest blanket, one to turn to for pure, wholesome escapism when the weight of the world weighs heavy on your shoulders. Here are 5 fantasy books to seek out for a warm reprieve.