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Thanks All

Posted: 30 Jun 2010 21:24
by Flair1239
I was in the library the other day and noticed a slew of new Dune books. I thought that that was odd, as I knew Frank Herbert was dead. Anyway my first impression was that the family finally was selling trademark rights to various authors.

I had just got done rereading the series last year... I am kind of a purist when it comes to this type of thing... so I decided to peruse the internet to see what the community (I just assumed that there would be a community of some sort.) thought about the additional books.

After a couple days of browsing, I realized that it would be a waste of time to read the new books. Reading some of the on-line synopses, it seems that some of the plots are very confused.

Thank you all for saving me a couple months of reading and frustration.

Re: Thanks All

Posted: 30 Jun 2010 21:37
by Nekhrun
This post made my last 11 years or so worth while. :tissue2:

Re: Thanks All

Posted: 30 Jun 2010 22:01
by Flair1239
The last two books of the series kind of seem to have a "Terminator VS. Dune". type theme.

What I would be more interested in would be the actual outline for what would have been the 7th book.

I read a book one time that featured some of Tolkin's notes and it was fascinating. I would pay a book that featured the outline and commentary... but the direction they seem to have gone (the new authors) seems pretty contrived and does not appeal to me.

Re: Thanks All

Posted: 30 Jun 2010 22:13
by merkin muffley
Flair1239 wrote:After a couple days of browsing, I realized that it would be a waste of time to read the new books... Thank you all for saving me a couple months of reading and frustration.


You have saved yourself from a lot of misery, they're awful. The new books are a cruel joke on people who like (FH's) Dune.

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Re: Thanks All

Posted: 30 Jun 2010 22:16
by Nekhrun
Flair1239 wrote:What I would be more interested in would be the actual outline for what would have been the 7th book.

I read a book one time that featured some of Tolkin's notes and it was fascinating. I would pay a book that featured the outline and commentary... but the direction they seem to have gone (the new authors) seems pretty contrived and does not appeal to me.



Hmmm, and yet we're told by the HLP that there just isn't any interest out there for that kind of release. The prefer the type... oh forget it :whistle:

Re: Thanks All

Posted: 30 Jun 2010 23:04
by SandChigger
Welcome! :D

When you're in the mood for horror stories, just let us know. We got a million or so words of 'em! :twisted:

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Posted: 30 Jun 2010 23:08
by Eyes High
Welcome Flair. These guys and dolls know their Dune. You have found a fount of knowledge my friend.

:cylon101:

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Posted: 01 Jul 2010 03:00
by A Thing of Eternity
Welcome, I wish I'd never read the new books myself - trust me, you didn't just save wasted time, you saved yourself great sadness.

Re: Thanks All

Posted: 01 Jul 2010 05:18
by inhuien
hihihi Flair1239 :D

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Posted: 01 Jul 2010 05:49
by Tleszer
Welcome! :orcs-buttshake:

McDune would have set your soul on fire and then have its way with your sanity. You made a good choice not to read them.

Re: Thanks All

Posted: 01 Jul 2010 06:36
by lotek
welcome to the Cast Out!

You'll find enough info on nudunz here to make you want to bang your head on a brick wall shouting Why? How could they say that, and so on ...

Luckily there is also plenty of talk of Dune too, so feel free to participate in both(but as mentionned before, too much data on the hack's travesty might make you kinda angry!)

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Posted: 01 Jul 2010 14:28
by DuneFishUK
Welcome :)

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Posted: 02 Jul 2010 06:50
by Serkanner
Welcome Home! I envy your McDune purity.

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Posted: 02 Jul 2010 10:05
by A Little Galach
Welcome. For not having read the prequels you have immediately proven your wisdom versus 95% of this board. I envy you.

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Posted: 15 Jul 2010 19:36
by dune stroller
Hello, I wasn't online when I started reading them but after struggling through the last two (the ones
supposedly based on Frank's own miraculously discovered notes), I was so bloody angry I started to look
around for other folks opinions and ended up here and found my faith restored and my understanding
of the originals increased.
So there was a massive fringe benefit for me.

Re: Thanks All

Posted: 19 Jul 2010 14:43
by grandmastercrafter
:greetings-wavingyellow: Greetings and salutations! (I thought I had said 'hello' here, but didn't see anything from me - my bad :oops:

Joined recently myself - I think you'll enjoy it here! I feel better for having joined in here... very cathartic, as well as informative and just plain awesome. Warm welcome!!!