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    Re: Pick a GOOD author to continue the Dune series

    Postby JustSomeGuy » 24 Aug 2011 15:15

    I'm starting to feel a little scared...
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    Re: Pick a GOOD author to continue the Dune series

    Postby JustSomeGuy » 24 Aug 2011 15:35

    I don't wanna go into your basement. You're supposed to be a pastor, remember?
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    Re: Pick a GOOD author to continue the Dune series

    Postby lukecash12 » 24 Aug 2011 19:53

    JustSomeGuy wrote:I don't wanna go into your basement. You're supposed to be a pastor, remember?


    Yeah, you'll probably find a paddle with bible print on it. :shhh:
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    Re: Pick a GOOD author to continue the Dune series

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    Re: Pick a GOOD author to continue the Dune series

    Postby SandChigger » 25 Aug 2011 09:19

    Putz.
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    Re: Pick a GOOD author to continue the Dune series

    Postby lukecash12 » 25 Aug 2011 14:31

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    Re: Pick a GOOD author to continue the Dune series

    Postby merkin muffley » 26 Aug 2011 22:55

    Freakzilla wrote:
    lukecash12 wrote:A passionate amateur who loved Dune, went to Harvard, and never could get a publisher to work with him. Hand him the notes, stick him in your basement and feed him the minimum number of calories per day. He will spend his days watching internet porn and researching for the book. After a year of procrastination, you expose him to the light. This will motivate him to write a book somewhat worthy of Frank Herbert's series, just maybe. And if you look in my basement: :shhh:



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    Re: Pick a GOOD author to continue the Dune series

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    Re: Pick a GOOD author to continue the Dune series

    Postby ErasOmnius » 03 Sep 2011 08:42

    1. Robert Silverberg - Great author. Majipoor Series. World Inside.

    2. Larry Niven - Ringworld, Known Space.

    3. Stephen Donaldson - Thomas Covenant.
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    Re: Pick a GOOD author to continue the Dune series

    Postby trang » 06 Sep 2011 16:10

    ErasOmnius wrote:1. Robert Silverberg - Great author. Majipoor Series. World Inside. :clap: :clap: :clap:

    2. Larry Niven - Ringworld, Known Space. :clap: :clap: :clap:

    3. Stephen Donaldson - Thomas Covenant. :clap: :clap: :clap:


    I would add:

    1. Joe Haldeman (forever War, Forever Peace)

    2. Peirs Anthony - bunch of series both sci-fi and fantasy, good solid writing.
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    Re: Pick a GOOD author to continue the Dune series

    Postby Spice Must Flow » 29 Dec 2011 10:32

    David Wingrove - with a good editor
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    Re: Pick a GOOD author to continue the Dune series

    Postby SandChigger » 30 Dec 2011 08:14

    :lol:

    I never read past the first Chung Kuo book.... (The non-pinyin romanization always made me shit myself.) Can you recommend anything else he's written? :)
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    Re: Pick a GOOD author to continue the Dune series

    Postby Spice Must Flow » 30 Dec 2011 18:01

    SandChigger wrote::lol:

    I never read past the first Chung Kuo book.... (The non-pinyin romanization always made me shit myself.) Can you recommend anything else he's written? :)

    I'm haven't read anything else by him but Chung Kuo - and the last book was terrible, but up to that it was great stuff!
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    Re: Pick a GOOD author to continue the Dune series

    Postby SandChigger » 31 Dec 2011 07:54

    Wasn't the last one fairly recent? I think I remember seeing something about it coming out.

    When I read Chung Kuo, it wasn't possible to get the sequels in paperback; are they fairly easy to find now? (Have they been re-released, maybe?) I could of course do my own search, but thought you might know offhand. ;)
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    Re: Pick a GOOD author to continue the Dune series

    Postby Omphalos » 31 Dec 2011 14:19

    He rewrote the whole thing. Now some nobody publisher in the UK is slowly putting them out. I remember thinking they should get to about book 5, then fold, so it's anybody's guess where you will be able to find them in a few years.

    I tried reading the whole thing once, but got really, really bored woth the minute-by-minute descriptions. Wingrove has a vision, but really, big fucking deal. I have vision too. Doesn't mean I should write a series of books. He should have stuck with the history/critical stuff.
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    Re: Pick a GOOD author to continue the Dune series

    Postby Spice Must Flow » 31 Dec 2011 16:19

    A friend gave me mine, except for the last one, which I paid a pretty penny on ebay for. But it's been about 10 years.
    The glossary of "Chung Kuo language" helps, as does the list of characters, because there are so many (and with Chinese names) that it gets confusing.
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    Re: Pick a GOOD author to continue the Dune series

    Postby Omphalos » 31 Dec 2011 16:24

    You want a good book about future China ascendant? Read China Mountain Zhang. Fantastic book.
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