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McNelly, Willis E. "Archetypal Patterns in Science Fiction." The CEA Critic 35, No. 4 (May 1973): 15-19.

Discusses the use of Jungian archetypes in several science fiction works, including Herbert's Dune.

O'Reilly, Timothy. "From Concept to Fable: The Evolution of Frank Herbert's Dune." In Critical Encounters: Writers and Themes in Science Fiction, edited by Dick Riley, pp. 41-55. New York: Frederick Ungar, 1978.

Contends that Dune is Herbert's critique of contemporary society.

Ower, John. "Idea and Imagery in Herbert's Dune." Extrapolation 15, No. 2 (May 1974): 129-39.

Discusses the influence of ecology, spirituality, and socioeconomic factors on humanity's historical development as reflected in Dune.

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