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Shameless plug!

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Re: Shameless plug!

Postby SandChigger » 25 Sep 2010 19:51

By which we are to take it that you have a paper appearing in, yes? :)

Title? Topic? The Amazon page is a bit sketchy as yet... ???

Edit: It's on Amazon US, too:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/081269 ... PDKIKX0DER

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Frank Herbert’s Dune is the biggest-selling science fiction story of all time; the original book and its numerous sequels have transported millions of readers into the alternate reality of the Duniverse. Dune and Philosophy raises intriguing questions about the Duniverse in ways that will be instantly meaningful to fans. Those well-known characters—Paul Atreides, Baron Harkkonen, Duncan Idaho, Stilgar, the Bene Gesserit witches—come alive again in this fearless philosophical probing of some of life’s most basic questions.

Dune presents us with a vast world in which fanaticism is merciless and history is made by the interplay of ruthless conspiracies. Computers have long been outlawed, so that the abilities of human beings are developed to an almost supernatural level. The intergalactic empire controlled by a privileged aristocracy raises all the old questions of human interaction in a strange yet weirdly familiar setting.

Do secret conspiracies direct the future course of human political evolution? Can manipulation of the gene pool create a godlike individual? Are strife and bloodshed essential to progress? Can we know so much about the future that we lose the power to make a difference? Does reliance on valuable resources—such as “spice,” oil, and water—place us at the mercy of those who can destroy those resources? When gholas are reconstructed from the cells of dead people and given those people’s memories, is the ghola the dead person resurrected? Can the exploitation of religion for political ends be reduced to a technique?

Philosophers who are fans of Dune will trek through the desert of the Duniverse seeing answers to these and other questions.

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Re: Shameless plug!

Postby Omphalos » 25 Sep 2010 23:10

Yea Lundse, what is your connection?

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Re: Shameless plug!

Postby SandRider » 25 Sep 2010 23:49

is this approved by the Living Herbert Parasites ?

will it include the Philosophies of Fat Ass & Dingleberry ?








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Re: Shameless plug!

Postby Lundse » 26 Sep 2010 07:01

My connection is indeed that I have a paper appearing. And although it does no justice to Herbert, nor the Truth I feel so obliged to, I am "cautiously extremely proud".

And not to be coy (did enough of that), but I am not quite certain how much of the little info I have I am supposed to share at this point. Here, however, is the call for papers I answered:
http://prosblogion.ektopos.com/archives/2008/08/dune.html.
I can tell you I am not getting rich off this :-) Neither is the HLP. To the best of my knowledge, they are not at all involved. And to put it as diplomatically as I can, I think the book is the better for it.

I will shortly enter a cookie-for-reviews program with Sandrider (of whom I am, of course, a sockpuppet), giving away virtual cookies and other merchandise for anyone who posts a favourable review or twitter message :-)

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Re: Shameless plug!

Postby lotek » 26 Sep 2010 07:10

the Lundse Special Forces?

edit to add smiley :)
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Re: Shameless plug!

Postby inhuien » 26 Sep 2010 10:21

Nice one Lundse, congrats on making the cut. :)
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Re: Shameless plug!

Postby SandChigger » 26 Sep 2010 10:56

SandRider wrote:is this approved by the Living Herbert Parasites ?

Their approval IS SIMPLY. NOT. REQUIRED.

You can write and publish any sort of literary or other analysis of the books your heart desires. What you cannot do is quote above a certain percentage of the original works in doing so ("fair use") OR publish fictional works using the setting and characters of the stories.

That Science of Dune book a couple of years back was completely unapproved and unauthorized, and it's still on the market. (Not selling very well, though, because, frankly, it wasn't all that good.)

When it comes to REAL Dune, the intellectual analysis and academic research thereof, the HLP have made themselves pretty much irrelevant. Don't give them a second thought.

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Re: Shameless plug!

Postby Serkanner » 26 Sep 2010 15:10

I have put it on my wishlist .... :)
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Re: Shameless plug!

Postby DuneFishUK » 26 Sep 2010 15:27

Serkanner wrote:I have put it on my wishlist .... :)


Likewise.

Congrats! :)

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Re: Shameless plug!

Postby Lundse » 26 Sep 2010 16:02

Thanks guys. I'll be interested in your opinions, and to read what the other guys wrote! Now I just have to wonder how long it takes to actually materialize...

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Re: Shameless plug!

Postby SandChigger » 26 Sep 2010 17:52

And for a few pennies cheaper than on Amazon.com! :P

Lundse wrote:Now I just have to wonder how long it takes to actually materialize...

Is there some reason to think it won't be out by the stated publication date of April 1, 2010? ;)

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Re: Shameless plug!

Postby Lundse » 27 Sep 2010 04:19

SandChigger wrote:And for a few pennies cheaper than on Amazon.com! :P

Lundse wrote:Now I just have to wonder how long it takes to actually materialize...

Is there some reason to think it won't be out by the stated publication date of April 1, 2010? ;)


I'd be much surprised :-)
(Or would I have been?)

But, despite my inability to ctrl-f a publication date, I do presume it will be out April 2011...

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Re: Shameless plug!

Postby lotek » 27 Sep 2010 05:45

thanks Chig for the heads up on copyright stuff, it's good to know that the world is not as messed up as much as I thought, and that intelligent people can still write about their favourite book(instead of idiots rewriting them).
Oh and KJAHLPBHBM conglomerate of dicks?
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Re: Shameless plug!

Postby SandChigger » 24 Apr 2011 10:11

Cool. I'll have to go put my order through on Amazon.

(I'm not sure if they've started delivering over here again yet. Might be a while before I can get it and start reading. :) )

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Re: Shameless plug!

Postby Ampoliros » 24 Apr 2011 10:48

I've got mine on order. I haven't read it yet, but if we are shilling for cookies, I'll go put my 5-star review up:
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Dune: & Philosophy was SIMPLY AMAZING! I could not put it down! Page-turner, sleep-loss generator! Buy it now! While the plot seemed kind of loose (I believe its supposed to be a series of short stories), the characters were amazingly spot-on and each author, especially the one I'm plugging for, showed an intimate knowledge of Frank Herbert's body and works.


Too bad this was complied before the sudden disappearance of God Emperor of Dune. It would be interesting to see a philosophical paper on how that effected the Duniverse, especially considering how Leto's Golden Path was treated by McDune.
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Re: Shameless plug!

Postby SadisticCynic » 24 Apr 2011 11:10

You should be getting royalties from me any day now. :)
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Re: Shameless plug!

Postby Serkanner » 24 Apr 2011 11:41

Ordered my copy from B&N ... they accept PayPal :)
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Re: Shameless plug!

Postby merkin muffley » 24 Apr 2011 13:49

Nice, I'd like to read that.
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Re: Shameless plug!

Postby Omphalos » 24 Apr 2011 14:58

Just bought a Kindle version. Which essay is yours?

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Re: Shameless plug!

Postby Lundse » 24 Apr 2011 15:10

Omphalos wrote:Just bought a Kindle version. Which essay is yours?


Hu? There should be author names in the index... Anyway, it's "Wiping Finite Answers from an Infinite Universe". Let me know what you think!

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Re: Shameless plug!

Postby Robspierre » 24 Apr 2011 15:15

Got it through ibooks, on my ipad now.

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Re: Shameless plug!

Postby Robspierre » 24 Apr 2011 18:56

McDune alert! Erasmus makes an appearance on pg 25 concerning eugenics. The author made it sound as if Frank created the fucking robot :naughty:

Shit! There is the blending of McDune into Frank's work, this could be rough going guys.

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