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    Fred Pohl blogs about Herbert

    Postby Omphalos » 26 Jun 2010 12:17

    Several decades ago Fred Pohl wrote a combination personal memoir and history of the genre called [url-http://www.omphalosbookreviews.com/index.php/reviews/info/205]The Way The Future Was[/url]. Recently he has been updating and adding to that work with his blog, called The Way The Future Blogs. In the last few weeks he has started talking about Herbert, here:

    http://www.thewaythefutureblogs.com/2010/06/frank-herbert-the-dune-man/

    Pohl is quite elderly, and in more than one place that unfortunately shines through. But despite the mistakes, this may turn into something pretty cool. Check it out.
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    Re: Fred Pohl blogs about Herbert

    Postby Freakzilla » 26 Jun 2010 12:26

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    Re: Fred Pohl blogs about Herbert

    Postby Freakzilla » 26 Jun 2010 13:19

    Their multi-roomed house, though it had six baths, had only one bedroom, and that was their own. (They didn’t like the idea of houseguests.)

    WTF? :lol:
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    Re: Fred Pohl blogs about Herbert

    Postby SandChigger » 26 Jun 2010 19:55

    Askaris linked to one of his posts over on Facebook, and then about half a day later Pussy-in-Boots picked it up. :roll:

    The post Askaris linked to equated Arrakis with Iraq and mentioned former VP Cheney as the Baron or something? So, yeah, he's kinda misremembering things. Some interesting details might come out, but I'd say they'd have to be double-checked before you could believe them.
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