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    Hallo from Germany...

    Postby big_D » 12 May 2009 08:42

    Hallo everybody.

    I was searching for a quote a few days ago (the "the difference between a good leader and a poor leader") and stumbled across this forum. I used to follow a dune related newsgroup a few years ago, but haven't really followed any on-line discussion for a long time.

    I first read Dune back when the film came out. The film caught my imagination, when I was at college and I went out and started reading the books. Since then, I have re-read them a dozen times.

    I moved to Germany and learnt German and I am now re-reading the series in German! I'm now on the last book in German.

    I haven't gotten around to reading any of the new books yet (Corinnos, Butler's Jihad etc.).
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    Re: Hallo from Germany...

    Postby Eyes High » 12 May 2009 08:54

    Welcome. Hope you enjoy it here. Take care and have a nice day.
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    Re: Hallo from Germany...

    Postby SwordMaster » 12 May 2009 09:20

    welcome
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    Re: Hallo from Germany...

    Postby Rakis » 12 May 2009 09:23

    Welcome and nice to meet ya :P
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    Re: Hallo from Germany...

    Postby GamePlayer » 12 May 2009 10:27

    Agreed. Don't bother with the new books.

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    Re: Hallo from Germany...

    Postby SandChigger » 12 May 2009 10:45

    Welcome. Glad you found us! :D

    Where are you originally from, or where did you live before Germany, if that's not prying? :)

    (How are the German translations of the originals?)
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    Re: Hallo from Germany...

    Postby Mandy » 12 May 2009 12:26

    Hi big D.
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    Re: Hallo from Germany...

    Postby DuneFishUK » 12 May 2009 12:35

    Welcome :)
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    Re: Hallo from Germany...

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 12 May 2009 12:57

    Willkommen.
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    Re: Hallo from Germany...

    Postby inhuien » 12 May 2009 13:08

    hihihi Big D :)
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    Re: Hallo from Germany...

    Postby Omphalos » 12 May 2009 13:17

    Hellooooooo!!!!!!!!!!
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    Re: Hallo from Germany...

    Postby chanilover » 12 May 2009 15:01

    Hi.
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    Re: Hallo from Germany...

    Postby trang » 12 May 2009 15:55

    Well Met and Welcome!!
    Come on in, grab a Spice Beer, and relax
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    Re: Hallo from Germany...

    Postby Tleszer » 12 May 2009 16:01

    Welcome!
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    Re: Hallo from Germany...

    Postby big_D » 13 May 2009 03:51

    SandChigger wrote:Where are you originally from, or where did you live before Germany, if that's not prying? :)


    I come originally from southern England. I started reading Dune when I was at college in Crawley. I worked for over 15 years in Southampton, before moving to Germany - I spent 5 years outside of Munich, but met my life partner at the end of 2007 and now live and work in the north, near Osnabrück (a lot of UK military personnel will know the area, they had a large base here until last year).

    SandChigger wrote:(How are the German translations of the originals?)

    Pretty good, although some terms vary between the books. It is very interesting to read it again, but hard going at times (especially DM, although I always found the first third of that hard going in English as well...).

    Trying to get my girlfriend interested, she has read the first book, but found she needed to "think", so is waiting until she has more time to concentrate on the series. ;)
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    Re: Hallo from Germany...

    Postby SandChigger » 13 May 2009 03:59

    Cool. :D
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    Re: Hallo from Germany...

    Postby Freakzilla » 13 May 2009 08:45

    Gutten tag! :D

    I was posted in Germany for a little while in the Army, what part are you in?

    The new books are officially bad fan fiction.

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    Re: Hallo from Germany...

    Postby Schu » 13 May 2009 09:00

    Gruess dich! (that looks terrible without the umlauted u and s-z but eh)
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    Re: Hallo from Germany...

    Postby big_D » 13 May 2009 09:54

    Grüß Euch!

    I've updated my profile, a bit... I'm in a small town just outside of Osnabrück.
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    Re: Hallo from Germany...

    Postby SandRider » 13 May 2009 17:21

    Welcome. Your Water is Ours.




    have you found the german edition with the intro from Norman Spinrad ?
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    Re: Hallo from Germany...

    Postby big_D » 14 May 2009 06:46

    SandRider wrote:have you found the german edition with the intro from Norman Spinrad ?


    No, at least I haven't spotted any intro, I just have the latest paperbacks in German, from Heyne Verlag.
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