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Prequel Review

Postby Mr. Teg » 23 Feb 2010 21:53

A review of House Harkonnen..."a Dune for the simple minded."
http://www.starport.com/sciencefiction/books/dune_harkonnen_000928.html
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Re: Prequel Review

Postby Ampoliros » 23 Feb 2010 23:28

The whole thing would be laughable if it were not Dune, one of the greatest (and most beloved) works of cultural, political and historic extrapolation of our time -- and if Herbert and Anderson hadn’t been paid a million dollars to give it to us.

Sadly, this is Dune, and that million dollars could have paid the advances of a hundred new authors with something original to say.


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Re: Prequel Review

Postby Omphalos » 24 Feb 2010 12:45

Someone shoot that boy an e-mail and welcome him here.

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Re: Prequel Review

Postby TheDukester » 24 Feb 2010 14:05

That was awesome! :lol:

I'm sure he's just a "hater," though. I mean, everyone knows that not liking Anderhack's work makes you a hater. Kevin said so.
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Re: Prequel Review

Postby lotek » 24 Feb 2010 14:17

TheDukester wrote:That was awesome! :lol:

I'm sure he's just a "hater," though. I mean, everyone knows that not liking Anderhack's work makes you a hater. Kevin said so.



he's a hater all right :lol:

Anderson and Herbert regularly give lip service to Dune’s legendary obsession with byzantine "wheels within wheels," but the characters’ "machiavellian" schemes are almost moronic.



EDIT

well this clears the matter :)

An expanded version of this review will appear in the second issue of SPACE Illustrated, set to hit newsstands around Halloween. Meanwhile, Chris Aylott has a history of hating the Dune prequels. Got another opinion?


el linko: http://www.space.com/sciencefiction/dun ... 91019.html
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