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Re: Winds of Controversy

Postby A Thing of Eternity » 02 Oct 2009 15:05

Omphalos wrote:He "wrote" another book like that called Songs of Paul, or something like that, which is nothing but the poetry and songs from the Dune books.


Songs of Muad'dib actually, and it actually has a whole bunch of otherwise unpublished poetry by FH as well. I own that one too.
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Re: Winds of Controversy

Postby rain_maker » 02 Oct 2009 15:57

A Thing of Eternity wrote:
Omphalos wrote:He "wrote" another book like that called Songs of Paul, or something like that, which is nothing but the poetry and songs from the Dune books.


Songs of Muad'dib actually, and it actually has a whole bunch of otherwise unpublished poetry by FH as well. I own that one too.


Case closed.

Bobo is in it for the money. Period.
This explains his hiring of the Hack, his limited "involvement" and the lies about the alleged notes.
Bobo doesn't actually care about his father's legacy, he just wants a pay cheque.

For a while there I thought it was possible that he had been, basically, bullied into things by either the HLP or the Hack and simply lacked the fortitude of character to respond, but at that time I was unaware of his other Dune related "books" (note: I did know about Dreamer of Dune, but a book by a son about his father, at the time, seemed so endearing and "human")

What a sad and pathetic human being that he would trade his father's legacy for cash. Dune has, in fact, been sold for its water.
I had no idea that there were this many Frank Herbert fans left alive, what with the head exploding horror that is the KJA/BH atrocity.

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Re: Winds of Controversy

Postby SandChigger » 02 Oct 2009 16:07

rain_maker wrote:Using the term "real author" gives the Hack too much credit for his hike-tating.

Exactly. I blogged something a while back to the effect that if people like Dan Simmons (and Banks and Miéville) are "authors" then it's erroneous (if not offensive) to use the same word for jokes like Anderson & Herbert.
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Re: Winds of Controversy

Postby Freakzilla » 02 Oct 2009 19:59

Don't forget "Notebook of Dune" by Brian Herbert. It looks like a children's book.
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Re: Winds of Controversy

Postby SandChigger » 03 Oct 2009 02:36

(That's the same or a different one from the one Thing mentioned?)

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Re: Winds of Controversy

Postby lotek » 03 Oct 2009 04:17

A Thing of Eternity wrote:
Omphalos wrote:His prior masterpiece was The Notebooks of Frank Herbert's Dune. :roll:

I actually bought that because I thought it was a collection of notes FH had made while writing Dune. What a ripoff, I paid something like $30 used.


being a compulsive reader I rushed through the butlerian jihad, the machine crusade, before that i'd read the house series a while ago... the sandworms was the last straw(straw?)...
I should have guessed that a Dune read so fast and understood at first read was a con...

did i mention that I bought them?

And all that because of the Dune written on it, a tad because of the Herbert name...
It was a scam true and proper!

And I had absolutely NO IDEA who that KJA character was,
I read quite a lot of sf and never ever came across his name!
those were the days of blissful ignorance, long gone now :tissue2:
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Re: Winds of Controversy

Postby Freakzilla » 03 Oct 2009 07:43

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Re: Winds of Controversy

Postby SandChigger » 03 Oct 2009 23:25

(OK. :oops: )