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    mcdune- triumphant 2016 release

    Postby D Pope » 04 Mar 2016 20:16

    ...
    There's something new on the menu at mcdune, behold!

    CHAPTER ONE OF NAVIGATORS OF DUNE:

    All things begin, and all things end—there are no exceptions.
    Or, is this a myth?
    —Debating topic, the Mentat School


    They plan to launch this at the public in September.
    It's already Amazon Editors' "picks for the best books
    of the month." Pre-orders must be a little less than
    anticipated.

    Has mcdune gone down the hellhole?

    (in my best Edward G Robinson voice)
    "Nyah! Where's your preeqs now keith?"
    Leto II is gone for good, except for OM. The "pearl" was just that; a miniscule portion of what Leto was, and not a compressed version of the whole. The pearl that the worms have do not make them Leto, or in any way similar to him.
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    Re: mcdune- triumphant 2016 release

    Postby Ampoliros » 06 Mar 2016 01:17

    considering the last two books, I doubt I could actually finish this new one to review it. They have steadily and consistently gotten worse, I can't remember any of the newer books that I felt had any kind of increase in literary quality.

    The beginning chapter of Sisterhood did have a higher production quality, but as I said in my review of that book it was obvious they had actually bothered to have people go over it and try to fine tune it, but that was lost immediately after that first chapter.

    I'm sure Navigators will just set up the need for yet another trilogy that 'explains how all the great schools and houses came about' but which won't do anything, other than cement the idea that anything cool in Dune was created by The Robot. I would not put it beyond KJA to have The Robot travel back in time to create the Spice and the Sandworms.
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    Re: mcdune- triumphant 2016 release

    Postby D Pope » 06 Mar 2016 17:13

    If you're curious, there's a taste over at byrons hobby under news
    & press. I'm not posting a link for reasons I've already discussed.

    (The first lines)
    The Emperor’s ceremonial barge orbited high above Salusa Secundus, in the midst of huge, ominous warships. Its interior glittered with gold and precious gems; its flashy hull was sculpted with curves and adornments that served no purpose. By far the most ostentatious vessel in the fleet, the barge was a stunning sight to those who were easily swayed by such things. Salvador had adored it.
    Leto II is gone for good, except for OM. The "pearl" was just that; a miniscule portion of what Leto was, and not a compressed version of the whole. The pearl that the worms have do not make them Leto, or in any way similar to him.
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    Re: mcdune- triumphant 2016 release

    Postby Freakzilla » 07 Mar 2016 08:09

    D Pope wrote:If you're curious, there's a taste over at byrons hobby under news
    & press. I'm not posting a link for reasons I've already discussed.

    (The first lines)
    The Emperor’s ceremonial barge orbited high above Salusa Secundus, in the midst of huge, ominous warships. Its interior glittered with gold and precious gems; its flashy hull was sculpted with curves and adornments that served no purpose. By far the most ostentatious vessel in the fleet, the barge was a stunning sight to those who were easily swayed by such things. Salvador had adored it.


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    Re: mcdune- triumphant 2016 release

    Postby Omphalos » 08 Mar 2016 13:00

    So basically Salvador is a twit.

    Ampoliros wrote:considering the last two books, I doubt I could actually finish this new one to review it. They have steadily and consistently gotten worse, I can't remember any of the newer books that I felt had any kind of increase in literary quality.


    I'm with Amp on this one. I feel like I have done my part with the BH and KJA books, and can't muster the intestines to read another. Let someone young do it.
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    Re: mcdune- triumphant 2016 release

    Postby Naib » 08 Mar 2016 15:01

    This is what comes to mind when I contemplate any more mcdune books.

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    Re: mcdune- triumphant 2016 release

    Postby Ampoliros » 08 Mar 2016 23:21

    Worse, Salvador is the kind of idiotic useless twit that is that way only so that other people can appear clever around him, and so the plot to remove him has some kind of half-assed justification.

    Good god just trying to remember details of him started to piss me off...
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    Re: mcdune- triumphant 2016 release

    Postby Lawliet » 11 Aug 2016 11:50

    This Reddit thread is hilarious:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/dune/comments/ ... op_please/

    "Dune: Leto's Second Cousin's Chambermaid Stubs Her Toe: Part One of a New Octology" :lol:
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    Re: mcdune- triumphant 2016 release

    Postby Naib » 11 Aug 2016 13:18

    Bloody hell. :tissue2: :puke:

    The sad thing is on the Tor (bastards!) website 75 93 people have already signed up to win a copy. Edjits.

    I want a contest to let the winner to rectally feed all the McDunes to the abomination brothers.
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    Re: mcdune- triumphant 2016 release

    Postby Sandwurm88 » 11 Aug 2016 18:33

    Personally, I stopped at Sandworms... but if they somehow limp their way to a release of The Golden Path of Dune (I think it would be two more after this Navigators one) --their take on the God Emperor era, I might have to read it just for the laughs.


    And yes, those opening lines are dreadful. I'd almost forgotten how bad KJA's writing is.
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    Re: mcdune- triumphant 2016 release

    Postby Aquila ka-Hecate » 12 Aug 2016 04:09

    I stopped with Hunters.

    Seriously, who told this twit he could write?

    Even more to the point, which halfwits keep reading his books?
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    Re: mcdune- triumphant 2016 release

    Postby Omphalos » 12 Aug 2016 11:50

    Aquila ka-Hecate wrote:I stopped with Hunters.

    Seriously, who told this twit he could write?

    Even more to the point, which halfwits keep reading his books?


    People will read McDune, people will vote for Trump. All of this has happened before and will happen again.
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    Re: mcdune- triumphant 2016 release

    Postby Freakzilla » 13 Sep 2016 08:39

    It's out and there's already an Amazon review: https://www.amazon.com/Navigators-Dune- ... rs+of+dune

    Let's hope this is their LAST McDune book.
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    Re: mcdune- triumphant 2016 release

    Postby Naib » 13 Sep 2016 10:20

    Freakzilla wrote:
    Let's hope this is their LAST McDune book.


    Amen brother.
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    Re: mcdune- triumphant 2016 release

    Postby ᴶᵛᵀᴬ » 13 Sep 2016 16:42

    Freakzilla wrote:
    Let's hope this is their LAST McDune book.


    I wouldn't bet on it :?


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    Re: mcdune- triumphant 2016 release

    Postby Omphalos » 14 Sep 2016 10:35

    ᴶᵛᵀᴬ wrote:
    Freakzilla wrote:
    Let's hope this is their LAST McDune book.


    I wouldn't bet on it :?


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    I doubt that my ideas about what constitutes good Dune news and their ideas about the same are in congruence.
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    Re: mcdune- triumphant 2016 release

    Postby D Pope » 18 Sep 2016 10:28

    Only two 'reviews' on Amam'zon but I thought these were interesting things for preeqs to write.

    The premise and story telling is great. What I found wrong with this was they made out like Vorian was raised and lived on Corrin when he was still a trustee for Omnius, and that is not the case. He only ever went to Corrin on update runs.


    This book would not be complete without the ongoing Harkonnen-Atredies feud, with Valya, head of the sister but also a Harkonnen, fighting agains Vorian Arteries, now old and maintaining his age of 200 years quite well.
    ...and...
    The ending insures that the Atredies-Harkonnen war will continue.
    Ten thousand years will pass before the events of Dune: House Atredies take place, but to the characters of the Dune universe, this amount of time passes like nothing.



    ...and now your two minutes of hate...
    The chapters are short, to get the story moving, but the book is a good 400 pages, and in the last quarter is where the real action takes place, with the the three-way war and the two-family conflict. All these books leads you to understand the original DUNE book better by telling the history of Dune, constantly referred to in the original novel.
    Leto II is gone for good, except for OM. The "pearl" was just that; a miniscule portion of what Leto was, and not a compressed version of the whole. The pearl that the worms have do not make them Leto, or in any way similar to him.
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    Re: mcdune- triumphant 2016 release

    Postby SandRider » 25 Sep 2016 00:58

    D Pope wrote:If you're curious, there's a taste over at byrons hobby under news
    & press. I'm not posting a link for reasons I've already discussed.



    yeah, I've been gone awhile - are you saying dunenovels is back up?
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    Re: mcdune- triumphant 2016 release

    Postby SandRider » 25 Sep 2016 00:59

    nevermind, just looked. Forum is still dead - how long now? Years?

    ain't that a cryin' goddamn shame?
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    Re: mcdune- triumphant 2016 release

    Postby SandRider » 25 Sep 2016 01:02

    I guess I just totally missed the Navigators of McDune - sorry, bobo! :(

    last one I remember not giving a fuck about was Mentats - the one with the dragonriders of pern on the cover.
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    Postby SandRider » 25 Sep 2016 01:04

    jeebus, that's still a pathetic effing website for a major franchise. Good for them, they fail at everything. Makes MY dick hard, anyway. ;)
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    Re: mcdune- triumphant 2016 release

    Postby SandRider » 25 Sep 2016 01:06

    Hey Pope, are the reviews in the Amazon Basement worth mocking? Any good nervous preeks to terrorize? I guess my account's still there .... and I'm REALLY bored of trolling Drumpf groups on FB - TOO fucking easy ...
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    Re: mcdune- triumphant 2016 release

    Postby D Pope » 25 Sep 2016 12:14

    SandRider wrote:Hey Pope, are the reviews in the Amazon Basement worth mocking? Any good nervous preeks to terrorize? I guess my account's still there .... and I'm REALLY bored of trolling Drumpf groups on FB - TOO fucking easy ...

    No.
    There's nothing there, eight reviews right now & at least two of those have that paid for feel.
    There may be a couple of preeqs to poke but the feeling I get is anything unsupportive will
    send them running for a 'safe space.'

    Couldn't help but wonder about this-
    E. Fowler on September 22, 2016 wrote:After reading all the other comments I can only add that I thought from the description of the book on Amazon that we were to get close to "Dune" Not so! We are still a long way away! Also in another book that they wrote where all the people are in a space ship for years (can't remember the title) a voice come and it turns out to be Erasmus. Then Norma comes and stops him! Well in this book Herbert kills off Erasmus ? ? ? How did he come back. We know Norma can do all kinds of tricks. One has to wonder who wrote the books! Oh well I'd read more, but hurry up as I'm 85 and you have a lot of time to cover until you get the people back to Earth were it all started. Gosh we are not up to Dune yet!

    This poor kid seems scattered enough to try to put up a fight- maybe.
    KJASF disbanded?
    Leto II is gone for good, except for OM. The "pearl" was just that; a miniscule portion of what Leto was, and not a compressed version of the whole. The pearl that the worms have do not make them Leto, or in any way similar to him.
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    Re: mcdune- triumphant 2016 release

    Postby AnEhforanEh » 27 Sep 2016 23:15

    Kid?!
    If I'm reading it right, that's an 85 year old man who is either showing signs of senility or has had his poor mind addled by NuDune drivel.
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    Re: mcdune- triumphant 2016 release

    Postby D Pope » 29 Sep 2016 19:24

    AnEhforanEh wrote:Kid?!
    If I'm reading it right, that's an 85 year old man who is either showing signs of senility or has had his poor mind addled by NuDune drivel.

    Ha! It's possible you're not reading it right.
    Leto II is gone for good, except for OM. The "pearl" was just that; a miniscule portion of what Leto was, and not a compressed version of the whole. The pearl that the worms have do not make them Leto, or in any way similar to him.
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