Hellhole blurb in Winds of Dune PB

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Hellhole blurb in Winds of Dune PB

Postby Hunchback Jack » 07 Aug 2010 16:24

I noticed the Tor PB of WoD at my local Safeway supermarket today, and there was this blurb of Hellhole in the back:

"Only the most desperate colonists come to Hellhole, a last-chance rock on the edge of nowhere. But that doesn't mean they've accepted their fate. One man, an exiled general named Keith, is determined to change the fortunes of a planet and alter the course of a corrupt galactic federation of planets.

And so a revolution is born ..."

Sounds fantastic. Release date of March 2011.

(Okay, I added "named Keith", but the rest is verbatim).

Incidentally, I opened WoD to a page at random, and read a paragraph in the middle of the page. There was some battle going on, I guess, and a guy named "Rheinvar" was standing among a group of face dancers, using his "Master Jongleur powers" to render them invisible.

Yeah, okay, not Dune then. I closed the book and put it back on the shelf.

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Re: Hellhole blurb in Winds of Dune PB

Postby TheDukester » 07 Aug 2010 16:38

Hunchback Jack wrote:Sounds fantastic. Release date of March 2011.

Laugh-worthy how often this POS keeps getting pushed back. I guess "February" was inaccurate? And I'm not holding my breath that it actually will come out in March, either.
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Re: Hellhole blurb in Winds of Dune PB

Postby Redstar » 07 Aug 2010 16:47

Is the planet really named Hellhole, or is that the slang-name?

Hunchback Jack wrote:"Only the most desperate colonists come to Hellhole, a last-chance rock on the edge of nowhere. But that doesn't mean they've accepted their fate. One man, an exiled general named Keith, is determined to change the fortunes of a planet and alter the course of a corrupt galactic federation of planets.

I don't know, but it feels like the "of planets" part of "galactic federation" seems redundant.

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Re: Hellhole blurb in Winds of Dune PB

Postby Nekhrun » 07 Aug 2010 17:08

Redstar wrote:Is the planet really named Hellhole, or is that the slang-name?

Hunchback Jack wrote:"Only the most desperate colonists come to Hellhole, a last-chance rock on the edge of nowhere. But that doesn't mean they've accepted their fate. One man, an exiled general named Keith, is determined to change the fortunes of a planet and alter the course of a corrupt galactic federation of planets.

I don't know, but it feels like the "of planets" part of "galactic federation" seems redundant.

I guess only planets are eligible for membership in his Galactic Federation. Fucking jerks.
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Re: Hellhole blurb in Winds of Dune PB

Postby SandChigger » 07 Aug 2010 20:41

Maybe it's to discourage people from imagining a galactic federation of something like Banksverse orbitals. ;)
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Re: Hellhole blurb in Winds of Dune PB

Postby Omphalos » 07 Aug 2010 20:44

SandChigger wrote:Maybe it's to discourage people from imagining a galactic federation of something like Banksverse orbitals. ;)


That suggests that KJA has read Banks. I think we know he's only tried a few pages.