- Mar 19, 2014
Perhaps. I still find it jarring and artificial, which is a shame in such a richly imagined world.In modern fiction, that would be true - but Dune was published in 1965 when Omniscient POV use was the norm. The unique way Frank Herbert used it was to underline conflict between characters within a scene.
There are still books being published in SF/F that are in Omniscient POV, though it's not common now - though it is in other genres.