Spice Grandson wrote:This is a no-win situation: If we keep going, it's just because of flame-baiting like this. If we don't, those who disagree we'll be drawn into it and insulted until we're either considered trolls or yelled-down by the ignorant.
And who are you calling ignorant? I saw you admit over on Dune Novels that you haven't seen the purported "Dune 7" outline or notes for, what was it, ten years or so? Sounds to me like you're a bit ignorant of the details of what your grandfather may or may not have intended for his last Dune book.
Does that go the same for all the other members of the HLP board? Haven't Brian and Kevin discussed with the rest of you what is actually IN the materials left behind by Frank Herbert, or what they intend to put into each of their new books?
For a group who CLAIM to be interested in preserving Frank Herbert's legacy and introducing it to new generations of readers, you all sure seem pretty IGNORANT of what is going on. If you were really concerned like you say you are, why haven't you exercised any control to date?
(Doesn't it bother you that Kevin, a fucking outsider, has more access to your grandfather's ideas than you do? He is still an outsider, right? Or is he now an "Honorary Herbert"?)
Sad, Byron, really sad. But please, quote some more REAL Dune at us.