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Reordered Dune

Postby Laphtiya » 06 Sep 2008 05:06

I've just ordered and recieved the entire original Dune chronicles. My books were looking a little old (http://www.arrakis.co.uk/jpg/dune1l.jpg). I've had them for over 10 years now so I decided to replace them with a new set from amazon. Decided to go for the 40th anniversary edition of Dune (which has BH in the back saying that the new books need to be on the same level as FH's books). The rest of the books I went for the USA Berkley Covers because they look like a nice set http://images.wikia.com/dune/images/7/7f/Chapterhouse_Dune_Cover_Art.jpg

Really looking forward to reading them again. Once I've finished the prequals, I'll head right back to the originals and to my fav two of the series Dune and God Emperor. This time I'll get my gf to read them all! She was too afraid to damage my old books but now she has no excuse seeing as she loved Dune.


Here is a site that shows all the Dune book covers available http://www.arrakis.co.uk/books.html[/url]

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Re: Reordered Dune

Postby Lisan Al-Gaib » 06 Sep 2008 13:19

Laphtiya wrote:I've just ordered and recieved the entire original Dune chronicles. My books were looking a little old (http://www.arrakis.co.uk/jpg/dune1l.jpg). I've had them for over 10 years now so I decided to replace them with a new set from amazon. Decided to go for the 40th anniversary edition of Dune (which has BH in the back saying that the new books need to be on the same level as FH's books). The rest of the books I went for the USA Berkley Covers because they look like a nice set http://images.wikia.com/dune/images/7/7f/Chapterhouse_Dune_Cover_Art.jpg

Really looking forward to reading them again. Once I've finished the prequals, I'll head right back to the originals and to my fav two of the series Dune and God Emperor. This time I'll get my gf to read them all! She was too afraid to damage my old books but now she has no excuse seeing as she loved Dune.

Here is a site that shows all the Dune book covers available http://www.arrakis.co.uk/books.html[/url]


And after reading the books in chronological order , do you think they worked together with the originals?
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Re: Reordered Dune

Postby Laphtiya » 06 Sep 2008 15:00

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Laphtiya wrote:I've just ordered and recieved the entire original Dune chronicles. My books were looking a little old (http://www.arrakis.co.uk/jpg/dune1l.jpg). I've had them for over 10 years now so I decided to replace them with a new set from amazon. Decided to go for the 40th anniversary edition of Dune (which has BH in the back saying that the new books need to be on the same level as FH's books). The rest of the books I went for the USA Berkley Covers because they look like a nice set http://images.wikia.com/dune/images/7/7f/Chapterhouse_Dune_Cover_Art.jpg

Really looking forward to reading them again. Once I've finished the prequals, I'll head right back to the originals and to my fav two of the series Dune and God Emperor. This time I'll get my gf to read them all! She was too afraid to damage my old books but now she has no excuse seeing as she loved Dune.

Here is a site that shows all the Dune book covers available http://www.arrakis.co.uk/books.html[/url]


And after reading the books in chronological order , do you think they worked together with the originals?


I dont think they add anything to the originals. Because lets face it the originals were fine on there own. I've been enjoying the prequals in.....well its hard to explain. The way I look at them is:

1) They are not FH so I dont expect the style to be anything like them.
2) I look at them as FAN books because lets face it they are.

The only thing that drags them down and by alot are the mistakes and errors such as spice only allowing a man to live to 170 max (See House A prequal). I try to look past those and I have to admit I've read worse. But I do not think they add to the originals at all, they are a seperate thing for those who want to read EVERYTHING about the Dune universe. If you want a TRUE Dune experiance, just read the great works done by Frank Herbert and stop there.

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Postby SandChigger » 06 Sep 2008 17:20

And don't forget the abysmal error of the worms producing spice.... :roll:
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Postby Lisan Al-Gaib » 06 Sep 2008 18:50

SandChigger wrote:And don't forget the abysmal error of the worms producing spice.... :roll:


I think he didn't read the sequel book (lucky). He only quote the prequels.
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Postby SandChigger » 06 Sep 2008 19:12

Ah...blessed are they who walk in some forms of ignorance.... :wink:
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Postby Laphtiya » 07 Sep 2008 05:04

SandChigger wrote:Ah...blessed are they who walk in some forms of ignorance.... :wink:


LOL I am going to read the sequals eventually. Just so I can fully take part in the ranting and complaining that looks like so much FUN! :lol:

Thats one of the reasons I am going to re-read Dune. I think I missed/or not fully understood the Spice cycle. I know Sandwormd and Sand Trout are involved in the process but I think I was lost around the Pre-spice mass area.

But back on topic. The prequals add nothing for me (Well not House series anyway). But I guess I can semi enjoy because I just look at them as fanfiction and nothing more. Because lets face it, THEY ARE!

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Postby Freakzilla » 07 Sep 2008 05:10

Laphtiya wrote:Thats one of the reasons I am going to re-read Dune. I think I missed/or not fully understood the Spice cycle. I know Sandwormd and Sand Trout are involved in the process but I think I was lost around the Pre-spice mass area.


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Re: Reordered Dune

Postby chanilover » 07 Sep 2008 05:12

Laphtiya wrote:I've just ordered and recieved the entire original Dune chronicles. My books were looking a little old (http://www.arrakis.co.uk/jpg/dune1l.jpg). I've had them for over 10 years now so I decided to replace them with a new set from amazon. Decided to go for the 40th anniversary edition of Dune (which has BH in the back saying that the new books need to be on the same level as FH's books). The rest of the books I went for the USA Berkley Covers because they look like a nice set http://images.wikia.com/dune/images/7/7f/Chapterhouse_Dune_Cover_Art.jpg

Really looking forward to reading them again. Once I've finished the prequals, I'll head right back to the originals and to my fav two of the series Dune and God Emperor. This time I'll get my gf to read them all! She was too afraid to damage my old books but now she has no excuse seeing as she loved Dune.


Here is a site that shows all the Dune book covers available http://www.arrakis.co.uk/books.html[/url]


:lol: Has anyone else noticed that the Danish for 'Dune' is 'Klit'? Wonder if the Danish for 'prequel author' is 'Talentless Kunt'.
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Re: Reordered Dune

Postby Freakzilla » 07 Sep 2008 05:15

chanilover wrote:
Laphtiya wrote:I've just ordered and recieved the entire original Dune chronicles. My books were looking a little old (http://www.arrakis.co.uk/jpg/dune1l.jpg). I've had them for over 10 years now so I decided to replace them with a new set from amazon. Decided to go for the 40th anniversary edition of Dune (which has BH in the back saying that the new books need to be on the same level as FH's books). The rest of the books I went for the USA Berkley Covers because they look like a nice set http://images.wikia.com/dune/images/7/7f/Chapterhouse_Dune_Cover_Art.jpg

Really looking forward to reading them again. Once I've finished the prequals, I'll head right back to the originals and to my fav two of the series Dune and God Emperor. This time I'll get my gf to read them all! She was too afraid to damage my old books but now she has no excuse seeing as she loved Dune.


Here is a site that shows all the Dune book covers available http://www.arrakis.co.uk/books.html[/url]


:lol: Has anyone else noticed that the Danish for 'Dune' is 'Klit'? Wonder if the Danish for 'prequel author' is 'Talentless Kunt'.


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