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Posted: 04 Feb 2009 14:09
by inhuien
Ship Story? I wonder if that could be a working title for either Destination: Void or Dragon in the Sea.

Thanks for sharing what you're finding there Omph, Personally I find it really exciting.

Posted: 04 Feb 2009 15:13
by Omphalos
inhuien wrote:Ship Story? I wonder if that could be a working title for either Destination: Void or Dragon in the Sea.

Thanks for sharing what you're finding there Omph, Personally I find it really exciting.


DV was not written at that point ('58) and they discussed Dragon elsewhere in the letter. "Ship Story' was capitolized, and the letter dealt with it in a hush-hush way, so Im pretty sure it was a reference to somehting written under a pseudonym.

Posted: 04 Feb 2009 15:15
by Omphalos
Freakzilla wrote:
Omphalos wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:Here


The second one looks very much like FH's hand. The first is close, but in my opinion it is not as clear as the second. Being as Im not too paranoid, I would probably say that both are his though.


That's good news, now if we could only see what's on them.

HOLY SCHNIKES! I just found Blassingame's archive, and there are nine folders of letters related to FH! I gotta get to Oregon!

Im really starting to dig on this literary research stuff.


Who is he again? :?


Herbert's literary agent. I found the Blassingame Papers on line and just made a request for an estimate for them to copy me the folders and send them to me. There are nine folders, but only three of them predate 1970, so maybe I will be able to get a few of them.

Posted: 04 Feb 2009 22:00
by Mr. Teg
The dedication in my copy of Whipping Star is dedicated to Blassingame.

Posted: 04 Feb 2009 22:18
by Mr. Teg
Baraka Bryan wrote:
Mr. Teg wrote:The dedication in my copy of Whipping Star is dedicated to Blassingame.



cool. then who's the book dedicated to?
:D


yosh...

To Lurton Blassingame, who helped buy the time for this book, dedicated with affection and admiration.

Frank Herbert, Whipping Star, 1977, Berkley Book

Posted: 05 Feb 2009 08:07
by leto247
Wow, all this Fullerton Archive Searches seems very exciting. This is how Odrade must felt when she discovered the message from Leto to the Bene Gesserit :D .
Now seriously, this seems a great labour from Omphalos and i hope this will serve us to discover new insights into the work of Frank Herbert (I mean something more than:
"look, this directly contradicts what is on the prequels".
Well, yeah, what you expected?, they are just shitty non-fan-fiction, but that we alredy knew.)

Posted: 06 Feb 2009 02:00
by Robspierre
Im really starting to dig on this literary research stuff.



It's a hell of a lot of fun. Last semester I took a Library class on how ot use the system to research and had a blast spending time in the stacks just going over books and seeing what was available.

Rob

Posted: 12 Feb 2009 18:23
by SimonH
Omph - any news? I'm really looking forward to seeing what you found in your searching

Posted: 12 Feb 2009 22:39
by Omphalos
Its all scanned in. Ill get it posted shortly.

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 17:32
by Freakzilla
I know what I'm doing this weekend...

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 18:36
by Robspierre
Freakzilla wrote:I know what I'm doing this weekend...


You mean besides drinking and chasing the wife going woohoo?

Rob

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Posted: 18 May 2018 16:13
by gwern
SandRider wrote:The box for Without Me, You're Nothing contains
some personal business material. Wonder why ?


The copyright material to WMYN (see the scan I uploaded) mentions that parts of it relate to material being patented:

"The GRAPHIC COMPUTER SYSTEM AND KEYBOARD (appearing herein as PROGRAMAP) that is described in this book is the subject of one or more claims of a patent application now pending in the US. Patent & Trademark Office."


Normally you don't bother with that unless you're trying to commercialize something.