Dune is an American science fiction media franchise based on a novel created by Frank Herbert in 1965. The Dune universe is constantly expanding with several authors adding to it over the years. The Dune franchise includes novels, movies as well as video games. The premise of the Dune franchise is set in a far future where humanity has discovered fast than light travel and managed to colonize different worlds. Despite computers (thinking machines) being banned humanity is developing other forms of technology which results in near-constant conflict.