Hello all! My name is Joe, aka Talos (sorry Talos Aquinas, thought I was the only Greek Mythology buff lol!)
I've been a huge Dune fan ever since discovering it about 8-9 years ago when I saw House Atreides on the shelf at a local bookstore. As much as I dislike the hacks I do have to thank them for introducing me to the wonderful world of Dune; I doubt I would have found it if HA hadn't occupied such a prominent display spot at Barnes & Noble. I read the originals first to keep everything in context and it was love at first read. I remember being so excited to read the House trilogy, the upcoming Legends trilogy, and the long awaited series conclusion. I was, of course, quite disappointed with the outcome of the prequels but I just brushed it off without much thought. I compared it to the original Star Wars and it's often contradictory and laughable "expanded universe." I thought I was the only dissatisfied customer. Boy was I wrong. It wasn't until suffering through Hunters and Sandworms that I became truly infuriated (and don't even get me started on PoD, I think that's been covered well enough here.)
Anyways, I've been lurking around for a few weeks catching up on some of the older discussions, many of which had me in stiches, and I want to thank you guys for creating a place to honor the true leagacy of my favorite author.
It's good to be home.
Scientists seek the lawfulness of events. It is the task of Religion to fit man into this lawfulness.