My heartfelt thanks to Bobo and the Hack

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My heartfelt thanks to Bobo and the Hack

Postby rain_maker » 03 Oct 2009 20:53

I just returned home from the book store with the Foundation Series and Enders Game. I would not have thought to even look for these books had it not been for the Hack and Bobos terrible "writing" ultimately leading me to this forum, where good science fiction has been discussed and compared endlessly.

I then got to thinking: what other good has actually come from McDune. There is a whole lot of bad, but what good has come to your life because of the "other books with Dune on the cover".
I had no idea that there were this many Frank Herbert fans left alive, what with the head exploding horror that is the KJA/BH atrocity.

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Re: My heartfelt thanks to Bobo and the Hack

Postby SandChigger » 03 Oct 2009 23:27

Well, you all got to know me! :P

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Re: My heartfelt thanks to Bobo and the Hack

Postby lotek » 04 Oct 2009 04:44

I think that's just about it non?
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Re: My heartfelt thanks to Bobo and the Hack

Postby Serkanner » 04 Oct 2009 05:07

The hack named Iain M. Banks a "critical darling", and I thank him for that. Because of the Hack's jealous nature I found a great writer!
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Re: My heartfelt thanks to Bobo and the Hack

Postby SandChigger » 04 Oct 2009 09:26

(Have you checked out Miéville as well? :) )
I have heard of only one mistake that doesn’t have an explanation for a careful reader...with an open mind. (And, no, I’m not going to tell you what it is!) —KJA

I don't like every writer's style; for instance, I have never been able to get through Ursula LeGuin, China Mieville, or Iain Banks, all of whom are critical darlings. —KJA

I...had written a bunch of Star Wars and X-Files books...that proved not just that I'm a hack, but that I could write in somebody else's universe... —KJA

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Re: My heartfelt thanks to Bobo and the Hack

Postby Freakzilla » 04 Oct 2009 09:31

:think:

I started this forum... and met all you wonderfull people. :D
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Re: My heartfelt thanks to Bobo and the Hack

Postby Serkanner » 04 Oct 2009 11:14

SandChigger wrote:(Have you checked out Miéville as well? :) )


Not yet, but it is on my "to buy and read" list.
"... the mystery of life isn't a problem to solve but a reality to experience."

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and wrote a Dune Novel."

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Re: My heartfelt thanks to Bobo and the Hack

Postby Slugger » 04 Oct 2009 21:46

I actually got to throw a book across a room (Sadworms) in disgust. And meet fellow, intelligent, insightful, fans of the true Dune.

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Re: My heartfelt thanks to Bobo and the Hack

Postby smugetsu » 05 Oct 2009 08:59

Gonna go with everyone else and state that KJA's "critical darlings" rant did introduce me to some great authors, namely Iain M. Banks and Ursula K. Leguin. Really though, he just threw out the names...discussing the books with people here is what pointed me in the right direction.

I suppose if my heater stops working in the dead of winter, I'll be able to put my copies of KJA's crap to good use, too...
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Re: My heartfelt thanks to Bobo and the Hack

Postby Frybread » 05 Oct 2009 10:17

I almost feel too much animosity toward TheKJA to thank the bum for anything. But if I had to, I'd thank Combover for making me appreciate FH's work that much more and for showing me that a person can be a miserable, arrogant prick with low self esteem in spite of being an "award-winning" hack ... er, author.

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Re: My heartfelt thanks to Bobo and the Hack

Postby Tleszer » 05 Oct 2009 11:48

Frybread wrote:I almost feel too much animosity toward TheKJA to thank the bum for anything. But if I had to, I'd thank Combover for making me appreciate FH's work that much more and for showing me that a person can be a miserable, arrogant prick with low self esteem in spite of being an "award-winning" hack ... er, author.

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Re: My heartfelt thanks to Bobo and the Hack

Postby Omphalos » 05 Oct 2009 12:08

I thank he who shall not be named for giving me purpose. If it weren't for him I would be nowhere near as interested in answering the "why" questions about SF. For example, "why does this suck so badly?"

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Re: My heartfelt thanks to Bobo and the Hack

Postby Ampoliros » 05 Oct 2009 13:22

Its certainly interesting how witnessing the worst in 'writing' can lead one to seek out the best. It's pretty hard to beat KJA in published hackery.
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Re: My heartfelt thanks to Bobo and the Hack

Postby chanilover » 05 Oct 2009 17:02

I was inspired to write stories for the first time since school.
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Re: My heartfelt thanks to Bobo and the Hack

Postby SandRider » 05 Oct 2009 17:05

"Trannies of Dune" won the coveted Jacurutu Jackal Award, didn't it ?
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Re: My heartfelt thanks to Bobo and the Hack

Postby Leto » 06 Oct 2009 17:21

I was a friend of Frank Herbert. When I asked myself having children, he learnt me it could be damaging...

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Indeed

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