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Postby SandChigger » 04 Jun 2008 01:47

Oh, they "correct" in the paperbacks (at least they did in Grunters), they just never really acknowledge having done so publicly. Other than the real, honest typos, that is. (Like "Darwin Odrade" :wink: )

I was banned more for attacking the authors (mostly Kevin, since Brian is essentially a non-entity) both there and on other websites, especially my own. And I suppose for having "chased off" idiots...er, I mean, thoughtful, well-mannered fans of the new books.

And I'd do it all again if given the chance. :twisted:
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Postby Serkanner » 04 Jun 2008 05:14

Well. I am afraid we will not get an answer to the birthplace question, or the answer is that KJA un-friended me.

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Postby trang » 04 Jun 2008 08:55

Hunchback Jack wrote:
In fact, some authors actually welcome reports of errors (typographical, or of consistency, etc) so they can be corrected in the PB edition.

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First, Your absolutly right, Im on the starfist forums board ( I know its not deep and intellectual like dune, but dang it, marines in space defending the conferation and blowing stuff up is fun!) and the two authors engage in conversation on a daily basis, including reviews.

They wrote a book in the starwars universe (they were actually approached by a publisher from that arena after they read the first book there series) called Jedi Trial. The publisher asked them to take anakin and turn him into a general type, using the similar style they use in starfist. They said what the heck and did it. It failed terribly (the fanboys in the starwars universe hated it and the the style).

I bought the book and read and it and said I didnt like it either, and they were cool with that, explaining what they did, why they did, and if they could do again, would take more input.

They also take input from the series fans, answer questions, etc, its really refreshing actually.

Not like KJA who basically blows you off, because he "knows", and talks down to you in the reposts of exchanging with him, infuriating!

Second, to the this last post shared, Im assuming that came from the dune group over on myspace? Does KJA actually respond over on this group?

I only ask because I just recently got into myspace (friends at work, etc) and I had just joined the group a couple days ago, lurking over the posts.
I saw chig's post, entertaining as always, but hadnt posted yet.

We also did the same thing for facebook, couple dune groups overthere, suprisingly the facebook group shares the same basic view of preq/seq as folks here, not as intense but the same.

After I get POD and read it, Im gonna send KJA my medical bills for the damage done to my brain. I'll wait to pick up copy at used books store, Im sure it will only take a couple weeks after its released.

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Postby Tleszer » 04 Jun 2008 09:02

trang wrote:After I get POD and read it, Im gonna send KJA my medical bills for the damage done to my brain. I'll wait to pick up copy at used books store, Im sure it will only take a couple weeks after its released.


Unless I'm mistaken, I think used copies of Hunters/Sandworms were available at Amazon.com within days of release.

Now you won't have to wait as long after POD is released to send your medical bills :lol:
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Postby SandChigger » 04 Jun 2008 11:01

Actually, if I remember correctly, there were used copies of Sadworms being offered on Amazon BEFORE the release. :lol:

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Seriously, though, what's the point in trying to engage him in discussion in the first place? His views on Dune are completely uninteresting; he has nothing to do with the real Dune at all.
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Postby orald » 04 Jun 2008 12:50

I'm of a mind to, maybe, if I can get to register to MySpace(too lazy), to try and befried Kevin so I can post worshipping and make-me-babies posts on his blog.

Of coure I'll have to wear my blond cyber wig. :P
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Postby Freakzilla » 04 Jun 2008 13:24

I went to myspace once, it was so incredibly slow I gave up. I don't know how 'Chigger can stand it.
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Postby trang » 04 Jun 2008 14:15

Yea Myspace is what it is, aint for everyone, mostly just did for folks at work.

I was curious if KJA did post, no hope or interest in exchanging thoughts with him.

Hopefully POD will be on sale used for 5 or 6 bucks a few days after release, that way I can get it, read it, brain hemmorage, have the wife take it to the local store and get back 3 bucks or so. Then I can heal a few weeks, and wont have to have anymore of their pain for another 350 days or so. :lol:

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Postby SandChigger » 04 Jun 2008 19:00

Anybody heard anything about advance reader copies? Nary a whisper this time round.... :?
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Postby Omphalos » 04 Jun 2008 19:02

SandChigger wrote:Anybody heard anything about advance reader copies? Nary a whisper this time round.... :?


I imagine after all the BS the last time round they are posting strict warnings on the new ones.

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Postby SandChigger » 09 Jun 2008 18:53

Have you seen the UK pb cover for Pail?

Note in particular the bit I've circled:

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Postby A Thing of Eternity » 09 Jun 2008 19:16

Well, as long as it says epic it must be good!
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Postby Illogical Banana » 09 Jun 2008 19:30

That saddens me deeply. I was sarcastically thinking the other day that any new printings of Dune will be renumbered to fit in these four books. Now it looks very possible. :(
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Postby Tleilax Master B » 09 Jun 2008 20:54

Fuckers. I hate that :evil:
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Postby Lisan Al-Gaib » 09 Jun 2008 21:52

Destroying Dune, that it is what they are doing.....

I hope these books never come to Brazil. Never.

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Postby Robspierre » 09 Jun 2008 22:50

SandChigger wrote:Have you seen the UK pb cover for Pail?

Note in particular the bit I've circled:

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Sigh.



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Postby TheDukester » 20 Jun 2008 17:14

SandChigger wrote:Have you seen the UK pb cover for Pail?

Sorry for the 10-day bump, but I'll just feel so much better if I ask this: is anyone else worried that this sort of nonsense, will, inevitably, lead to a re-numbering of the series by the geniuses at HLP?

I mean, the pathetic scribbles of Hack A and Hack B affect my life not at all: they're non-canon fanfic. I know the difference between a real author and a total poseur. But I do worry about new fans coming into the series a few years down the road and, not through any fault of their own, seeing new printings of the Dune series lined up all nice and neat ... including "Volume I: The Butlerian Jihad." Bleh. I actually had a bit of acid reflux after typing that ...

I think this is a legitimate worry. Someone at the HLP is already brain-dead enough to approve this absurd "epic sequel" travesty, and I'm beginning to learn not to underestimate them when it comes to destroying FH's legacy. There's not a single clue amongst them.

Does anyone else share my fears? Can you envision a nice, neat row of "Dune: Volumes I through XIV"?
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Postby A Thing of Eternity » 20 Jun 2008 17:28

This issue has been raised over at DN, and Byron assures us that nothing of the sort will happen. However, I do think we've already seen some new fans get confused, I saw one guy (over at DN) ask why FH forgot to have House Vernius (I think I have that name right) bail out house Atreides in the novel Dune. The guy clearly thought that FH had made a plot error in over-looking such an obvious way to help the Atreides. :roll:
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Postby Omphalos » 20 Jun 2008 18:06

Hell, Im worried about a re-writing of the original six!

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Postby Mandy » 20 Jun 2008 18:25

Omphalos wrote:Hell, Im worried about a re-writing of the original six!


Yeah.. I don't think anything is out of the question for them, if they can make a buck off of it.

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Postby trang » 20 Jun 2008 18:55

Lisan Al-Gaib wrote:Destroying Dune, that it is what they are doing.....

I hope these books never come to Brazil. Never.

Here the majority of fans only know the original series.


Maybe you could organize a BH/KJA boycott via the Brazillian government. Then Brazil could be declared the last safe haven for Othordox Hebertarians! We all could move there and have a yearly festival where a great voice (james earl jones type) could read the books aloud to the crowd!!

Or maybe a real talented CGI artist could render GodEmperor on a giant 80 foot screen and he could speak the words himself!!!

dam I scare myself sometimes when ideas start flowing.

I still think chipping in and finding a good voodoo doll maker would be a good idea, to counter the pain to be caused by theyre "epic turd" incarnatoins.

BH/KJA, I AM TRANG HEAR ME !!!!
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Postby trang » 20 Jun 2008 18:56

anyone here ever considered creating a OH member card? be worth it, would be glad to have one and carry in wallet.

Photoshop masters to the front!

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Postby Phaedrus » 20 Jun 2008 19:43

Interesting idea....here's a roughdraft. I'm open to any suggestions on design or wording, or anything, really.

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Postby SandChigger » 20 Jun 2008 23:12

And so it begins.... :shock:
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Postby Phaedrus » 20 Jun 2008 23:37

That's not a suggestion of any kind. =P
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