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Postby SandChigger » 20 Feb 2009 09:24

Oooh! A tokushuu special issue: All About Suna no Wakusei Dune no Subete! :P

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Postby SandRider » 20 Feb 2009 10:08

FAN-tastic.

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Postby Drunken Idaho » 20 Feb 2009 10:59

TheDukester wrote:I'll have to try in a couple of days ... crazy relatives are in town. That's something I think you can appreciate, SR. :wink:


Did this promise ever bare fruit???

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Postby Omphalos » 20 Feb 2009 12:47

Do you have the time to translate that interview for us, Teg? I imagine it goes something, like this:

S-F Magazine: So, you have super-happy-fun-time make da movie with stlange dilector?

Herbert: Super-happy-fun-time, hai!

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Postby Lisan Al-Gaib » 20 Feb 2009 17:59

WOW, Fantastic, very cool!

I'd love to read these new interviews too!

Set all the scanners! Let these new informations spread through the Internet!

Have been a long time since I have read something written by FH (and that I have written here...). Would be nice to have new discussions here about these interviews.
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Postby Nekhrun » 20 Feb 2009 18:20

Omphalos wrote:Do you have the time to translate that interview for us, Teg? I imagine it goes something, like this:

S-F Magazine: So, you have super-happy-fun-time make da movie with stlange dilector?

Herbert: Super-happy-fun-time, hai!

FH: I've been writing super-karate-monkey-death-books for a few years now, and god help you all if my son manages to weasel his way into the Dune franchise. Promise me that none of you will ever let that happen.

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Postby SandChigger » 20 Feb 2009 19:40

:shock:

I'm ... shocked and appalled beyond words.



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Postby Mr. Teg » 20 Feb 2009 19:42

Omphalos wrote:Do you have the time to translate that interview for us, Teg? I imagine it goes something, like this:

S-F Magazine: So, you have super-happy-fun-time make da movie with stlange dilector?

Herbert: Super-happy-fun-time, hai!


Actually, no and remember this is a non-puritan Japanese magazine.

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Postby moreh_yeladim » 21 Feb 2009 02:06

Mr. Teg wrote:
Omphalos wrote:Do you have the time to translate that interview for us, Teg? I imagine it goes something, like this:

S-F Magazine: So, you have super-happy-fun-time make da movie with stlange dilector?

Herbert: Super-happy-fun-time, hai!


Actually, no and remember this is a non-puritan Japanese magazine.

Channnnniiiiiiiiiii..... :D

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Postby Mr. Teg » 21 Feb 2009 03:11

moreh_yeladim wrote:
Mr. Teg wrote:
Omphalos wrote:Do you have the time to translate that interview for us, Teg? I imagine it goes something, like this:

S-F Magazine: So, you have super-happy-fun-time make da movie with stlange dilector?

Herbert: Super-happy-fun-time, hai!


Actually, no and remember this is a non-puritan Japanese magazine.

Channnnniiiiiiiiiii..... :D

You even dare think that way and I'll have your head. I will not see a Fremen fall to Rule 34!


Um, otay...
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Postby Omphalos » 21 Feb 2009 04:50

Mr. Teg wrote:
Omphalos wrote:Do you have the time to translate that interview for us, Teg? I imagine it goes something, like this:

S-F Magazine: So, you have super-happy-fun-time make da movie with stlange dilector?

Herbert: Super-happy-fun-time, hai!


Actually, no and remember this is a non-puritan Japanese magazine.

Channnnniiiiiiiiiii..... :D


You mean that there is some skin in the magazine or something? Penthouse instead of Omni. Fine by me!

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Postby Kwisatz » 18 Jun 2011 16:13

Maybe it's not an interview per se but nevertheless funny little article from People magazine in 1976.
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Letters of appreciation from Locus 302, Mar 1986:
Especially interesting is 2nd paragraph from the bottom in 2nd column - HACK work - what a prediction to current events ;)
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Locus 294, Jul 1985
Very, very interesting info in 1st paragraph:
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Postby DuneFishUK » 18 Jun 2011 18:30

Awesome finds Kwisatz! :D

Hmm yes, that last one is interesting. :think:

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Postby Robspierre » 18 Jun 2011 18:43

According to Brian in DoD, one of the things Beverly made Frank agree to was to find someone else to marry after her death.

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Postby JustSomeGuy » 18 Jun 2011 19:25

Kwisatz wrote:Especially interesting is 2nd paragraph from the bottom in 2nd column - HACK work - what a prediction to current events ;)


I would like to read his "hack work."
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Postby Kwisatz » 19 Jun 2011 16:36

Next one is the real interview from Vertex 109.

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Postby Kwisatz » 20 Jun 2011 04:05

Little bio from Analog 12/1978.

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Postby SadisticCynic » 20 Jun 2011 07:00

We've always said that Frank wrote God Emperor of Dune for the money, but in that interview he says he wanted to write it.

I like this way better.
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Postby Kwisatz » 20 Jun 2011 07:54

I assume that if he got 1 mln advance for GEoD and from earlier note we know about large amounts of money for Dune 7 from 3 publishers, that this could be around 2 mln.

Does anybody know any details about this Hobbit script and what was he doing in France apart from it?

Also from collector's perspective is good to know how much the 1/1 Chilton edition was worth:

In 1978 - $125
In 1997 - $360-$900 (from Bookvaluer.com booklet and also 2001, 2006)
In 2001 - $900-$2250
In 2006 - $3600-$7200
In 2011 - $3000-$10000

I am so happy I've got my nearly perfect copy for $1000 ;)

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Postby Freakzilla » 20 Jun 2011 10:01

That People article called CoD the final Dune novel, interesting.
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Postby A Thing of Eternity » 20 Jun 2011 14:16

Well it was supposed to be the final novel right?
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Postby Omphalos » 20 Jun 2011 16:06

Kwisatz wrote:Does anybody know any details about this Hobbit script and what was he doing in France apart from it?


I don't think he's ever been credited, so if it was not polish, it probably amounted to nothing.

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Postby DuneFishUK » 20 Jun 2011 19:17

SadisticCynic wrote:We've always said that Frank wrote God Emperor of Dune for the money, but in that interview he says he wanted to write it.

I like this way better.

He gave the same story in another interview, GEOD seems so close to FH's own musings I completely believe him on that one - I know got a shitload of money for Heretics onwards though. :)

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Postby Hunchback Jack » 20 Jun 2011 20:55

Amazing stuff, Kwisatz. Thanks very much for posting it.

I thought we only had vague statements about which novels Frank did "for the money", and I thought GEoD was definitely in question. There's been at least one other interview where Frank has said he was driven to write it by the character of Leto II.

I think this might be the first verification we have from contemporary sources that Dune 7 was contracted. If so, that document is pure gold.

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Postby Omphalos » 20 Jun 2011 21:16

Hunchback Jack wrote:Amazing stuff, Kwisatz. Thanks very much for posting it.

I thought we only had vague statements about which novels Frank did "for the money", and I thought GEoD was definitely in question. There's been at least one other interview where Frank has said he was driven to write it by the character of Leto II.

I think this might be the first verification we have from contemporary sources that Dune 7 was contracted. If so, that document is pure gold.

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