I am an avid fan of Frank Herbert. I was able to see the Dino De Laurentiis production long, long ago when I was just a kid. I am born only 6 months after his death, and I find it sad that I would never get to meet him in person. So, my best way was to read his writings.
I read it like a canvas of unlimited proportions is drawn before us in Dune. I read his ideas of ecology, religions, and social structure in society deeply, and found it to be astonishing the ideas he introduced even then. A war over the spice melange; No, perhaps it was the analogy to oil that got me so intrigued in his writing. I discovered some thing about FH that basically asserted that everything revolves around oil, and the worship of it would be the downfall of those who worship it. B
But then the Messiah complex tackled in the following book, also showed how following someone completely could endanger the people, and if someone was to realize what tragedies they had wrought, then I believe it would have been appropriate as Paul did, and try to destroy the religion created in his visage, as done in Children.
The sacrifice Leto II made, however, was above and beyond what any leader could do, or would do. A reset switch on humanity, with a babysitter making sure that 3500 years of cleansing would take place.
And of course it goes on and on. But I lost hope when I found there was nothing after Chaterhouse. When I found out at 15, that KJA and BH had written more, I was estatic! Nevermind the fairytale optimistic... ending. It was well within what I expected. But let me state some serious issues I have with some things...
I do not believe it is right to write inside of his original work, and that is my major confliction with the new series.
I am not a KJA hater. I am a member of his Special Forces. Like it or not, I do like KJA. But as Frank has said throughout his books, you can't follow someone blindly. Not everything KJA has done, has been inspiring. This latest addition to the series... I can't read it. I'm sorry.
Special Forces member. But I love your guys' take on Dune. I wish I could belong to both these worlds, but I am sure someone somewhere is going to have an issue with my membership choices.
I hope to get to know some of you while I am here.
Long Live the Fighters.