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Postby SimonH » 24 Sep 2008 00:01

Ampoliros wrote:Just for the record, the store I work at hasn't sold a single copy yet. We also only received eight copies. Paul of Dune isn't even listed as being on our New in Sci-Fi section. I guess they don't expect it to sell very well. I'll have to check and see if there is even a display option for it. That means wither or not the company I work for or the publisher created display material.

While my store isn't a very high volume one, we are in a downtown location, so most of our sales come from new and popular books.


that's interesting. i wonder what would happen if PoD bombed big time? i wonder how bad things would have to be for the publisher to pull the next book from going ahead?

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Postby TheDukester » 24 Sep 2008 00:20

I was at my closest B&N this afternoon and, sadly, there was an in-your-face display for PoD, big as life and twice as ugly. The good news is that I was in the store for a fair amount of time and didn't see a single person stop and look at a copy.

As I was leaving, I grabbed one and flipped to a random page about two-thirds of the way through. It was just awful, as expected ... something about Paul and Irulan that was nothing more than a series of tell-not-show sentences with no depth or feeling. I absolutely cannot understand how anyone over the age of, say, 12 could ever defend such limp-dick prose. Oh, sorry, Byron, what I meant to say was "they outdid themselves." (you fucking twat)
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Postby Ampoliros » 24 Sep 2008 01:18

hmmm, i'll have to call around the local stores and see if anyone has one. I might be able to get my hands on one for the OH.

Once its reached the end of it's display date, of course Byron. :roll:
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Postby inhuien » 24 Sep 2008 04:11

Freakzilla wrote:If anyone has any suggestion on how to do this I'd like to hear them.

Don;t know how good the advise is but you could try here.
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Postby Freakzilla » 24 Sep 2008 11:18

inhuien wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:If anyone has any suggestion on how to do this I'd like to hear them.

Don;t know how good the advise is but you could try here.
http://www.web-inspect.com/google-tips- ... nkings.php


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Postby Drunken Idaho » 24 Sep 2008 12:09

Freakzilla wrote:
Tyrant wrote:cant u guys just look at his isp to see who it is?..compare it to others who have posted? ... who has access to all that...Freak i assume


I know who it is. If they want to reveal any other identity it's up to them.

Everyone here is free to do and say whatever they want. I just wanted to be on the record that I don't advocate anything illegal or violent.


Guys, I think Freak might be planning something illegal and/or violent...

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Postby chanilover » 24 Sep 2008 14:56

TheDukester wrote:I was at my closest B&N this afternoon and, sadly, there was an in-your-face display for PoD, big as life and twice as ugly. The good news is that I was in the store for a fair amount of time and didn't see a single person stop and look at a copy.

As I was leaving, I grabbed one and flipped to a random page about two-thirds of the way through. It was just awful, as expected ... something about Paul and Irulan that was nothing more than a series of tell-not-show sentences with no depth or feeling. I absolutely cannot understand how anyone over the age of, say, 12 could ever defend such limp-dick prose. Oh, sorry, Byron, what I meant to say was "they outdid themselves." (you fucking twat)


I feel pretty much the same way about Byron. I'm trudging through Sandworms and it's so bad, I can't believe Byron defends this shit. He must be desperate for his share of the money.
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Postby A Thing of Eternity » 24 Sep 2008 14:58

chanilover wrote:
TheDukester wrote:I was at my closest B&N this afternoon and, sadly, there was an in-your-face display for PoD, big as life and twice as ugly. The good news is that I was in the store for a fair amount of time and didn't see a single person stop and look at a copy.

As I was leaving, I grabbed one and flipped to a random page about two-thirds of the way through. It was just awful, as expected ... something about Paul and Irulan that was nothing more than a series of tell-not-show sentences with no depth or feeling. I absolutely cannot understand how anyone over the age of, say, 12 could ever defend such limp-dick prose. Oh, sorry, Byron, what I meant to say was "they outdid themselves." (you fucking twat)


I feel pretty much the same way about Byron. I'm trudging through Sandworms and it's so bad, I can't believe Byron defends this shit. He must be desperate for his share of the money.


He's probably been promised an opportunity to join in writing Dune books some day. I can't see him spouting so much BS just for the sake of cash.
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Postby chanilover » 24 Sep 2008 15:01

A Thing of Eternity wrote:
chanilover wrote:
TheDukester wrote:I was at my closest B&N this afternoon and, sadly, there was an in-your-face display for PoD, big as life and twice as ugly. The good news is that I was in the store for a fair amount of time and didn't see a single person stop and look at a copy.

As I was leaving, I grabbed one and flipped to a random page about two-thirds of the way through. It was just awful, as expected ... something about Paul and Irulan that was nothing more than a series of tell-not-show sentences with no depth or feeling. I absolutely cannot understand how anyone over the age of, say, 12 could ever defend such limp-dick prose. Oh, sorry, Byron, what I meant to say was "they outdid themselves." (you fucking twat)


I feel pretty much the same way about Byron. I'm trudging through Sandworms and it's so bad, I can't believe Byron defends this shit. He must be desperate for his share of the money.


He's probably been promised an opportunity to join in writing Dune books some day. I can't see him spouting so much BS just for the sake of cash.


His cynicism is breathtaking. It's easy money, why not do what he can to make sure it keeps rolling in while Frank Herbert's legacy is shat on by that closet fag hack Anderson.
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Postby Rakis » 24 Sep 2008 22:58

A Thing of Eternity wrote:
chanilover wrote:
TheDukester wrote:I was at my closest B&N this afternoon and, sadly, there was an in-your-face display for PoD, big as life and twice as ugly. The good news is that I was in the store for a fair amount of time and didn't see a single person stop and look at a copy.

As I was leaving, I grabbed one and flipped to a random page about two-thirds of the way through. It was just awful, as expected ... something about Paul and Irulan that was nothing more than a series of tell-not-show sentences with no depth or feeling. I absolutely cannot understand how anyone over the age of, say, 12 could ever defend such limp-dick prose. Oh, sorry, Byron, what I meant to say was "they outdid themselves." (you fucking twat)


I feel pretty much the same way about Byron. I'm trudging through Sandworms and it's so bad, I can't believe Byron defends this shit. He must be desperate for his share of the money.


He's probably been promised an opportunity to join in writing Dune books some day. I can't see him spouting so much BS just for the sake of cash.


Agreed. Although not a reassuring thought...
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Postby Laphtiya » 25 Sep 2008 02:58

I look at it another way. I don't see these new books as shitting on the originals. I see them as poor attempts to live up to the legacy and falling flat on their face. The authors of this book dismiss people who know this because they know it. They keep on pushing out more and more books in a hope that sheer volume speaks louder than...well words.

The first book Dune outshines ALL of the prequal/sequals on its own when you add messiah, Children of Dune, GOD EMPEROR (in caps coz its my fav lol), Heretics and Chapterhouse you have a saga that will outsine ANY other in science fiction. In my mind they do not sully or damage the originals, the only way they would like the originals seem less to me is if they were better......and they are not and never will be. I only buy and read them because I feel that I cannot truly have an opinion on something unless I've seen it with my own eyes.

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Postby Laphtiya » 25 Sep 2008 09:22

I am one of these terrible people who take weeks/months to read a book because I read so many at the same time lol!

That and most of the prequal/sequal books were gifts. The only one I've ever bought myself was House A.

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Postby chanilover » 25 Sep 2008 11:57

Laphtiya wrote:I am one of these terrible people who take weeks/months to read a book


That's me. I started Dune in Jan/Feb this year, read all six then Grunters and I'm still plodding through Sandworms.
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Postby orald » 25 Sep 2008 13:18

Freakzilla wrote:I don't care who it is, but I will never advocate anything destructive as a means to our goals.

*sigh* You were never a true Fremen. We Fremen learn from a young age that sometimes hard and cruel acts are necessary to survive in this Duniverse.

Besides, it's a necessary part of the Golden Path! For realz! :D
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Postby Simon » 25 Sep 2008 22:10

chanilover wrote:I think it's Simon.

Whoever you are, if you think Dunenovels is so bad, why do you care if you get banned from there? I think you're here to shit-stir, but time will tell.



EEEEERRRRRRRRR! Wrong! :lol:

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Postby cmsahe » 25 Sep 2008 22:23

orald wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:I don't care who it is, but I will never advocate anything destructive as a means to our goals.

*sigh* You were never a true Fremen. We Fremen learn from a young age that sometimes hard and cruel acts are necessary to survive in this Duniverse.

Besides, it's a necessary part of the Golden Path! For realz! :D
Yes take BH & KJA to the desert that Shai Hulud disposes of them! (But What if the Sandworm has an indigestion as a consequence of eating them?)
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Postby Rakis » 25 Sep 2008 22:39

cmsahe wrote:
orald wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:I don't care who it is, but I will never advocate anything destructive as a means to our goals.

*sigh* You were never a true Fremen. We Fremen learn from a young age that sometimes hard and cruel acts are necessary to survive in this Duniverse.

Besides, it's a necessary part of the Golden Path! For realz! :D
Yes take BH & KJA to the desert that Shai Hulud disposes of them! (But What if the Sandworm has an indigestion as a consequence of eating them?)


You give them Ultra Pepto Bismol...
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Postby Tleszer » 26 Sep 2008 08:30

Rakis wrote:
cmsahe wrote:
orald wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:I don't care who it is, but I will never advocate anything destructive as a means to our goals.

*sigh* You were never a true Fremen. We Fremen learn from a young age that sometimes hard and cruel acts are necessary to survive in this Duniverse.

Besides, it's a necessary part of the Golden Path! For realz! :D
Yes take BH & KJA to the desert that Shai Hulud disposes of them! (But What if the Sandworm has an indigestion as a consequence of eating them?)


You give them Ultra Pepto Bismol...


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Postby Rakis » 27 Sep 2008 00:05

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Postby TheDukester » 27 Sep 2008 00:11

So ... no posts from "Motivated" lately, huh?

It appears this unfunny episode has run its course. Lame.
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Postby Rakis » 27 Sep 2008 00:23

Yeah, too bad...derange, but entertaining... :P
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the call to action

Postby SandRider » 05 Oct 2008 22:40

I say to you this day, My Brothers :

go forth unto the World Wide Web;
take with you strong Maker Hooks,
dig deep into the sides of all related
fansites, boards and blogs, leaving
there Holy Hyperlinks, directing the
poor ignorant and betrayed masses to

JACURUTU, so that they may come,
and Learn, and Worship in Peace with Us




There truly are Fremen in the conspiracy...