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Ronald Craig says:
Unbelievable. I have to admit, I didn't see this one coming. Delete the review so that the old comments disappear!
Congrats, Prester, you certainly pulled a Dilly!
Oh, you edited the disclaimer just for me?! Thanks!
"Ronald Craig, (Sandchigger), has had an unhealthy, deep hatred for the authors of these books. Therefore, his bile should be taken at face value." (Btw, you don't need the two commas if you use parentheses.)
Yes, that is perhaps true. I do hate what the author (are there really two?) is doing to the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. But the depth of my "unhealthy" (Oh, you're a psychologist now?) "hatred" is nothing compared to my utter contempt for people who lack the courage or ability to stand behind and defend their convictions and who stoop to weaselly tricks and accusations because of that lack. For COWARDS, in other words.
(Rest assured I will be keeping a copy of this comment and will repost it as often as you care to delete your review. And I'll be recreating my earlier comment as well.
Your post: Aug 5, 2009 10:45 PM PDT
Ronald Craig says:
OK ... let's see, how did it go....
"All in all, the story constructs a very nice bridge into 'Children of Dune'."
No, it doesn't. This book covers only two or three months of the nine-year period between Dune Messiah and Children of Dune. It is obvious from the set-up in this book (Shaddam's ghola army, for instance. Did you not catch that?) that the following volume, The Throne of Dune, will be set within the same pre-Children period. (Otherwise Shaddam, who is dead by the time of Children, won't have much opportunity to play with his army!) Therefore your statement that this book represents a "fine bridge" is absolute nonsense. You *did* really read it, right?
I can point out other problems with your review, or would you like to address the above first? (Or will you delete your review a second time to delete these comments?
In your "reviewers [sic] note", you state
"While being a member of many fan sites hosted by the authors, the writer of this review has NEVER been offered payment or rewards/prizes by any of the authors."
But you are a member of the kjasf.com "KJA Special Forces" website, are you not? On the registration page of that site (http://www.kjasf.com/registration.php
), anyone can clearly read
"Some rewards of membership include:
Charter Membership in the KJA Special Forces
Members-only bulletin board with direct access to Kevin J.Anderson, who will be participating and answering your questions.
A chance to win Advance Reading Copies of books not yet available in bookstores
Reading draft chapters and sneak previews of works in progress
Reading hard-to-find short stories from the KJA writing vault
Prizes and drawings
Special Invitations, Offers, and Discounts at http://www.anderzoneshop.com
Exclusive Special Forces gear
Special gifts for assisting at signings or conventions"
Did you *not* read that when you registered? Does that *not* constitute an offer of "rewards/prizes"? If not, in *what way* does it not?
I'm sorry, but after you pull a trick like deleting your review to remove unfavorable comments, and make false statements like this (not to mention the potentially libelous claim on your profile page that I am "cyberstalking" you), your credibility is rather lacking. Why should anyone accept your evaluation of this book, either?