Three More Dune Novels -- Jessica, Irulan, and Leto
We are pleased to announce a new deal with Tor Books for three more Dune novels to follow PAUL OF DUNE. These novels -- JESSICA OF DUNE, IRULAN OF DUNE, and LETO OF DUNE -- will also flesh out and fill in the gaps in Frank Herbert's original three Dune novels. The new novels will focus on each of the title characters.
The first book in this sequence, PAUL OF DUNE, is in effect a direct sequel to DUNE, filling in much of the story of Paul's Jihad, and will be published this September. JESSICA also fits mostly into this time period. IRULAN is a sequel to DUNE MESSIAH, taking place after blind Paul has walked off into the sand, leaving his empire in the hands of Alia. And LETO OF DUNE takes place immediately after the end of CHILDREN OF DUNE, showcasing the first years of the God Emperor's reign. (This latter novel is the story most requested in the fan letters we receive.)
These novels will be published every other year (or perhaps sooner, depending on our writing speed and on our duties for the upcoming Paramount film version of DUNE).
POD is pressed, done deal, due out to burn our eyes from our skull, and destroy our braincells, not much more can say there.
The ones on Jessica and Irulan I just dont see the content there, I know these two could write a 750 page book describing a fart, but what the hell are they going to talk about for jessica? how she sat her happy ass on caladan safe and comfortable?
Irulan is a walking recorder, so I guess we are just going to get a thousand pages of here writings about things that are happening because she has no power and no impact.
Leto Im sure they will attempt a grand story and blow it out their rearends, Im not prepared to take the pain.
and the overall heartwrentching factor is the last bit of bold, EVERY OTHER YEAR.... 3 more books, 6 years.... plus their working to destroy the upcoming adaptation to the big screen........ARRGGHHH.
I can see it now......Jean claude van dame comes out of retirement to play Fayde... Chuck norris comes out of retirement to play Paul.....
the fremen have shotguns and slingshots.....
spaceshuttles with new paintjobs are used as he craft in the movie.
spacefolding becomes everyone standing in a single white room and a guy in a bell hop uniform comes in with a piece of paper and does some origami and then opens the door to their next destination...
the pain continues....
isnt there an elder herbert somewhere with some sense that can just grab these two by the ear and give'm a good old fashion smack! and say stop it! stop it right now!
God Emperor help us.
"Long Live the Fighters", "Dragon.....the other white meat."