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    Guardian UK story on 50th anniversary

    Postby Frybread » 10 Feb 2015 13:24

    I was wondering if anyone saw this short article on Dune's 50th anniversary. It was published about 11 or so days ago it seems.

    http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/j ... asterpiece

    I like that is puts the BH/KJA McDune books in their place - "terrible" and "cash-in."

    I apologize if this has been posted on this site already. I searched this forum and didn't find any mention of the article.
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    Re: Guardian UK story on 50th anniversary

    Postby Serkanner » 10 Feb 2015 15:00

    Frybread wrote:I was wondering if anyone saw this short article on Dune's 50th anniversary. It was published about 11 or so days ago it seems.

    http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/j ... asterpiece

    I like that is puts the BH/KJA McDune books in their place - "terrible" and "cash-in."

    I apologize if this has been posted on this site already. I searched this forum and didn't find any mention of the article.


    I have read it. I think one of the Facebook pages made a reference to the article. I chuckled quite a bit when reading the part about the Atrocities.
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    Re: Guardian UK story on 50th anniversary

    Postby lotek » 11 Feb 2015 10:52

    Indeed

    A risible series of cash-in prequels have dragged the Dune universe down to the bargain basement of pulp fiction. It’s a sad legacy for such a significant work of fiction.
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    Re: Guardian UK story on 50th anniversary

    Postby JasonJD48 » 11 Feb 2015 11:41

    lotek wrote:Indeed

    A risible series of cash-in prequels have dragged the Dune universe down to the bargain basement of pulp fiction. It’s a sad legacy for such a significant work of fiction.


    That's over the top and not fair at all...


    A lot of nice things can end up in a bargain basement. :D
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    Re: Guardian UK story on 50th anniversary

    Postby lotek » 12 Feb 2015 04:48

    You almost had me there before I scrolled down to the last part :clap:
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    Re: Guardian UK story on 50th anniversary

    Postby Naib » 13 Feb 2015 08:25

    Don't know how I missed that. Seems like Damien Walter may be of the true faith.

    I'm not sure I like being characterised as angry and alienated however.
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    Re: Guardian UK story on 50th anniversary

    Postby Freakzilla » 13 Feb 2015 12:46

    Naib wrote:I'm not sure I like being characterised as angry and alienated however.


    That's just a couple of the phases.
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    Re: Guardian UK story on 50th anniversary

    Postby Cpt. Aramsham » 03 Jul 2015 19:04

    That's a great article! Well researched, insightful and snappily written. I've heard of Hari Kunzru before but never actually read anything by him; I should probably check out one of his books.
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