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Re: Shysterhood page finally up on Amazon US!

Postby SandRider » 15 Jan 2012 09:29

four ?
that's two more since the last time I looked,
an increase of 100% !!
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Re: Shysterhood page finally up on Amazon US!

Postby SandChigger » 15 Jan 2012 10:46

And I think one's been deleted. (That fuck that posted a three-star review on the basis of the sample, said he'd read it when it got cheaper. I flagged that shit for abuse. :snooty: )

Well, Dazzy Jim hasn't read it yet because he probably hasn't read the Legends yet, either.

Dumbfuck JImbo.

Big fat Jimbo...

The one hundred forty-four millionth slowest reader in the South!


I wonder if Kevbo is going to post any pix from the Atlanta signing... (Or has he already?) And if The Two Piggies were there looking imposing (Don't scoff: they could jello-jiggle you to death! Or maybe even do a Leto flick-and-roll! :shock: ) and snarfing pizza? :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Shysterhood page finally up on Amazon US!

Postby SandChigger » 15 Jan 2012 11:03

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Re: Shysterhood page finally up on Amazon US!

Postby SadisticCynic » 15 Jan 2012 15:01

"is sisterhood of dune part of the dune chronicles?" <-- :lol:
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Re: Shysterhood page finally up on Amazon US!

Postby Jodorowsky's Acolyte » 15 Jan 2012 16:08

Who are Brian Herbert's and Kevin J. Anderson's target audience, anyway? People who kind of liked the original DUNE, but were kind of confused by F. Herbert's prose? People who are into pulp-sci fi with terrible resolutions and poor exposition?

Why are B&J revising the foundations of the original DUNE for their own followups? Do they think that they are updating the story to make it more relevant to modern audiences (the superficial ones, anyway), or is it because they feel that they are most creative (theoretically) when they don't have to strictly follow FH's guidelines?

To think that Stanislaw Lem was kicked out of the SFWA just because they read some translated papers of his where he thought American science-fiction wasn't quite good. I personally think his points are valid, in light of the new DUNE books.
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Re: Shysterhood page finally up on Amazon US!

Postby lotek » 15 Jan 2012 18:33

trying to understand all this is like getting stuck in an infinite loop of paradox, everytime we think we have figured it out, they come up with something so stupid in which light previous explanations seemed almost reasonable.

The event horizon where sanity, logic and morals are sucked into the vortex of a dictaphone...
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Re: Shysterhood page finally up on Amazon US!

Postby Ampoliros » 15 Jan 2012 20:21

KJA's cycle of relevance

Published ===> Writes in Bestselling Universe ===> Book is a bestseller ===> KJA is legitimized as an author ===> KJA is a bestselling author ===> Gets gig for more prestigious series ===> KJA is a prestigious writer ===> Has more books published ===> KJA is a Sci-Fi God.

Effectively its the fact that he's published quantity as well as a bestselling author that fuels his ego, regardless of the fact that the book would have been a bestseller due to its series status.

Quality is implied from the Bestselling status. It doesn't need to be provided or improved on. Who would tell a published bestselling author that they need to improve their writing? Obviously they are already doing it right.
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Re: Shysterhood page finally up on Amazon US!

Postby Lundse » 02 Feb 2012 10:00

A virtual, and entirely textual, cookie for Sandrider, for making me laugh:

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Re: Shysterhood page finally up on Amazon US!

Postby Nekhrun » 02 Feb 2012 14:11

I keep forgetting how much fun Amazon can be.
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Re: Shysterhood page finally up on Amazon US!

Postby Freakzilla » 02 Feb 2012 14:14

I wonder if the "Heavy" in HeavySFReader refers to his weight? :P
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Re: Shysterhood page finally up on Amazon US!

Postby Ampoliros » 02 Feb 2012 20:06

The more of this I read, the more I'm just totally incredulous that any sentient being found this worth reading. I do not believe that a sentient being gave this 5 stars out of free will. Anyone who did just lost sentient status with me.

There are not enough inflections and uses of the phrase fucking retarded for how fucking retarded this book is.

These books are more of a whore than all three Kardashian sisters after a ratings slump.

If there was one thing on the planet that could defeat Chuck Norris, it would be him trying to read Sisterhood of Dune.

Museum Fremen are more Fremen than KJA Fremen.


Here's a hint retard, if the challenge is TO THE DEATH, then YOU CANNOT YIELD. THAT DEFEATS THE ENTIRE PURPOSE OF TO THE DEATH. THE FACT THAT SOMEONE HAS TO POINT THIS OUT IS MINDBOGGLING.

Yes, we have yet another 'To the Death' challenge in this book. The Freemen who have captured Vor and Griffin make them fight to the death to settle their feud, and threaten to kill the winner, because their feud has caused all sorts of problems, including the terminator clones taking out half the sietch, Griffin stealing water from the 'unattended' water reserve, and getting a Fremen warrior killed while trying to recover it from him. But it all works out, because Griffin declares the feud 'satisfied' rather than kill Vorian during the duel. So the Fremen decide to fly them to a weather station so they can send a message for a pick up.

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Did I mention that Spice Harvesting is done without a carry-all, they just make harvesters that out run worms by moving to the nearest rock outcropping. Oh, and Vorian spends all of 5 days convincing the crew he's competent to fly a spotter, then doesn't see them get attacked by the terminator twins because he was daydreaming. I shit you not.
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Re: Shysterhood page finally up on Amazon US!

Postby JustSomeGuy » 02 Feb 2012 21:27

Ampoliros wrote:If there was one thing on the planet that could defeat Chuck Norris, it would be him trying to read Sisterhood of Dune.


Chuck Norris would not read Sisterhood of Dune. Chuck Norris would grab you by the throat, then headbutt you for saying such a thing.
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Re: Shysterhood page finally up on Amazon US!

Postby JustSomeGuy » 02 Feb 2012 21:28

Well, maybe not. I'm just sayin'...
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Re: Shysterhood page finally up on Amazon US!

Postby Ampoliros » 02 Feb 2012 21:37

Mythic Chuck Norris might. IRL Chuck Norris would love the book.
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Re: Shysterhood page finally up on Amazon US!

Postby Nekhrun » 02 Feb 2012 21:47

Ampoliros wrote:Mythic Chuck Norris might. IRL Chuck Norris would love the book.

It might be above his reading level.
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Re: Shysterhood page finally up on Amazon US!

Postby Freakzilla » 02 Feb 2012 21:50

IRL Chuck Norris doesn't read Dune, He dicta-kicks it in the face.
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Re: Shysterhood page finally up on Amazon US!

Postby D Pope » 02 Feb 2012 23:36

Chuck Norris is what the HM were running from.

edit; Really! It's in the notes! :P
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Re: Shysterhood page finally up on Amazon US!

Postby Freakzilla » 03 Feb 2012 00:00

D Pope wrote:Chuck Norris is what the HM were running from.

edit; Really! It's in the notes! :P



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Re: Shysterhood page finally up on Amazon US!

Postby SandChigger » 03 Feb 2012 03:39

Freakzilla wrote:I wonder if the "Heavy" in HeavySFReader refers to his weight? :P

HER weight.

It's another bitch.

(And how typical of a woman to say she's leaving and then come back to bitch some more. :roll: )
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Re: Shysterhood page finally up on Amazon US!

Postby Secher Nbiw » 18 Mar 2012 14:52

So... who's going to read it?

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Postby Freakzilla » 18 Mar 2012 17:06

Sisterhood? Amp already has and made notes.
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Re: Shysterhood page finally up on Amazon US!

Postby SandRider » 18 Mar 2012 17:24

I read Amp's Notes, and skimmed the fluffer chapters Keith posted ....

that's as far as I'm willing to go .....
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Re: Shysterhood page finally up on Amazon US!

Postby DuneFishUK » 18 Mar 2012 18:55

I quite often pop into the bookshop to take a quick look-see at the latest atrocity before re-shelving it under "Anderson".... but I actually haven't bothered this time :)

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Re: Shysterhood page finally up on Amazon US!

Postby ULFsurfer » 18 Mar 2012 19:31

Amp is a really strong person who could pull it through.. all in the name of Orthodox Herbertism. I couldn't do it. I stepped on the brake pedal once I had finished the Shithad trilogy. It felt like I was getting too high dose of the lethal essence, just like the "Funniest Joke" sketch by Monty Python.

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Re: Shysterhood page finally up on Amazon US!

Postby Hunchback Jack » 18 Mar 2012 21:22

Secher Nbiw wrote:So... who's going to read it?


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