Book Review - The Dune Encyclopedia


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That was [edit="happy_now_SC"]an almost[/edit] perfect review of a flawed brilliance, I too love my copy.
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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!

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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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I can get lost in this book so easily. It's a great un!
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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"
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I don't know about all that ... I just figgered it'd get you all a-tizzied ....
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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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What? What?! I no understand less you speak in pigeon! :lol:
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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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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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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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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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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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Omphalos wrote: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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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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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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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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