Jules Wellesley Blog: Frank Herbert - Dune 7: A Reconstruction
I also posted a link to it from my blog, but haven't commented on it yet. (Master B dropped by and commented, though. ) Interesting analysis and speculation, and far more canonical projections/predictions than The Hacks Twain were obviously capable of.
Worth a look, IMHO.
He also links to this thread on the Something Awful forums, where you can find this interesting comment regarding BoBo Herbo on the first page:
Etoniichuan wrote:The House book read like inoffensive fan fiction, and they were ok, definitely not up to what Frank Herbert was writing. The Butlerian Jihad books were absolutley terrible, and got exponentially so as the books went on. I struggled through them and finished them, but after I finished the third one in that series I decided to never give those dicks anymore of my money.
It didn't help that I actually met Brian Herbert at a book signing and he was a complete rear end in a top hat.
- Hey, I am looking forward to reading The Machine Crusade, I am interested to see the direction you are taking wi...
- Yeah I was in a book signing in Cleveland, Ohio, you know they got the rock and roll hall of fame there?
- Uh, yeah...?
- Well this girl there told me that Dune rocks totally! So I am going to go ahead and write that on your poster.
- Um, thanks
and then he wrote that bullshit on my poster, at least he didn't write it in my book.
I think what is particularly offensive about there writing isn't that its bad. Its bascially mediocre, its the fact that they keep trying to do things with the Dune series that it wasn't intended to do or be. These dickbags just keep cashing in on Franks good name.