"[Science fiction] is the one literary medium left in which we have a free hand. We can do any damn thing we please."
Although the Fremen of Dune had stillsuits, which allowed them to roam the surface of the planet without losing much moisture from their bodies, there were times when wearing the suits was inconvenient. For example, when camped, stilltents afforded the opportunity for relaxation.
Another device showing Frank Herbert's relentless use of imagination; artifacts that continually reinforced the nature of the planet - the setting of the story. To see how this device functions in a more stressful setting, see the entry for sandsnork.
To see how this device functions in a more stressful setting, see the entry for sandsnork.
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