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Book Review - The Dune Encyclopedia

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Postby inhuien » 01 Aug 2011 04:27

That was [edit="happy_now_SC"]an almost[/edit] perfect review of a flawed brilliance, I too love my copy.
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Postby SandChigger » 01 Aug 2011 07:47

Um... except that Frank Herbert didn't write The Encyclopedia... :oops:

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SandChigger wrote:Um... except that Frank Herbert didn't write The Encyclopedia... :oops:


Shit. Can't believe I made that mistake. Gotta go fix!

Fuck.

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Postby Serkanner » 01 Aug 2011 15:00

Omphalos wrote:
SandChigger wrote:Um... except that Frank Herbert didn't write The Encyclopedia... :oops:


Shit. Can't believe I made that mistake. Gotta go fix!

Fuck.


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Re: Book Review - The Dune Encyclopedia

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:oops: :oops:

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Postby Sandwurm88 » 01 Aug 2011 20:12

I can get lost in this book so easily. It's a great un!

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Postby trang » 01 Aug 2011 21:20

great review!!I have 3 copies, one pristine book club edition, one full size and one in between I use for reading and research.
Would maybe go 4 stars but its your review:) twenty minutes of reading wash's away all the crap that the twits have done.
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I started to post a comment there about the pdf, since you ended the review by mentioning how
difficult it is to obtain a copy ... then I remembered you're a lawyer & shit, and all that "copyright"
nonsense or whatever ....
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Yes! I am an officer of the court, and MUST uphold all laws, regulations and ordinances! Thank you for respecting pur nation's laws, citizen!

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I don't know about all that ... I just figgered it'd get you all a-tizzied ....
and you're just a little too close to The Tidwell to fuck with too much ...
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Postby Omphalos » 02 Aug 2011 13:12

:D

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Omphalos wrote:pur nation

KittyLande?! HELLO KITTY!!! :D

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SandChigger wrote:
Omphalos wrote:pur nation

KittyLande?! HELLO KITTY!!! :D


Aright you. What? No student papers to grade anymore driving youa little mental? :D

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Postby SandChigger » 03 Aug 2011 13:00

What? What?! I no understand less you speak in pigeon! :lol:

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Postby Apjak » 04 Aug 2011 23:30

Great article as per usual Omph.

Makes me think if there's someone around who couldn't sue theKJA and BH for ripping off of DE. I know that's what they wrote that letter to avoid, but it seems like the best shot at supoena~ing the "notes".
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Postby SandChigger » 05 Aug 2011 08:59

The last I heard, the McNellys are interested in republishing the DE in an electronic format. But I rather got the impression that the technical aspects of it might prove a bit daunting...

Hey! Maybe they could get Hackerson and Wife to do it for them, like that sell-out Ransom! :roll:
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Re: Book Review - The Dune Encyclopedia

Postby Omphalos » 05 Aug 2011 13:33

SandChigger wrote:What? What?! I no understand less you speak in pigeon! :lol:


Den close da light and go to bed. I no more talk.

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Postby A Thing of Eternity » 05 Aug 2011 14:31

SandChigger wrote:Hey! Maybe they could get Hackerson and Wife to do it for them, like that sell-out Ransom! :roll:


Why, what'd Ransom do? He's good in my books.
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Postby Omphalos » 05 Aug 2011 16:01

I presume he's talking about one of the Herbert/Ransom books being offered for sale in electronic format on KJA's blog.

C'mon, Chig. The guy's a poet. That's about as lucrative as being a philosopher. Give 'im a break!

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Both of which are significantly less lucrative than those old people who scavenge for bottles to recycle...
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Postby SandChigger » 06 Aug 2011 05:08

Omphalos wrote:C'mon, Chig. The guy's a poet. That's about as lucrative as being a philosopher. Give 'im a break!

:hand: :snooty:
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Postby A Thing of Eternity » 06 Aug 2011 13:25

And he probably hasn't even read any of the junk KJA's written, so he probably doesn't even have any idea what the deal is with KJA.
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Postby Robspierre » 06 Aug 2011 20:09

Considering that part of the rights are tied to the HLP, I'm going to give Ransom a pass, as we know, Frank's descendants leave much to be desired.

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Postby SandChigger » 06 Aug 2011 23:10

A Thing of Eternity wrote:And he probably hasn't even read any of the junk KJA's written, so he probably doesn't even have any idea what the deal is with KJA.

:hand: Which means he's just a lazy whore for not checking out who he's doing business with.

Why do you want to cut him this slack? Sure he was FH's friend and collaborator. But that was then and this is now.

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