'Cause Kevvy has revealed some new info on his blawg on Dumb Novels, along with the Stephen Youll cover image.
Inconsistency #1 (Meta-versal/Real World)
JESSICA OF DUNE is the direct sequel to DUNE MESSIAH
Up until now he's said that JoD would be set in the same "Muad'Dib's Jihad" period as PoD. So he was lying or he changed his mind before or during the hiking...I mean "writing" and let the misinformation stand.
Inconsistency #2 (McDune vs Real Dune)
In one scene in the new novel, Jessica goes out to Sietch Tabr so that she can see where he has gone.
WTF is she doing on Arrakis post-Messiah?
Inconsistency #3 (McDune vs Real World)
Steve and I had talked about using that as a cover image, Jessica staring off into the expanse of Dunes, perhaps seeing a line of footprints vanishing into the distance.
How long does this hack think footprints last in sand? Or are the sands of Arrakis special?
Oh, right, I forgot that old Fremen proverb: The sands remember.
Inconsistency #4 (Common sense?)
an earlier scene where Jessica and Alia walk through a crowded Arrakeen bazaar
Yeah, right. The Atreides Regent and her mother strolling through a busy market with no guards.
Oh! They must be using that ole Bene Gesserit invisibility mojo!
Yeah, start chumming the waters: it's gonna be another sharkfest.