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    The Tardis (Time And Relative Dimension(s) In Space) duh!

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    /me puts up hand to be in the "breeding programs"

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    I'll volunteer to be a practice subject for the "imprinters"

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    I just want the spice!!!


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    Bump - here you go Cozener
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    i love these damn books. the frank herbert ones. not his son's attempts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZoNeSeeK View Post
    Bump - here you go Cozener
    oops, I forgot about this thread...I even posted in it. I gotta cut back on the...um...melange.

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    hehe, thats ok

    i need to get hold of Dune4, i cant find it at home anywhere and really need to start reading it before all of the complex Golden Path shit flies out of my drugfucked head.
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    god emperor is maybe the best volume. have you read it before, Zone? is this yer first read through?

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    Funny God Emperor should come up. I happen to be reading it now. And I agree, it is the best except, perhaps, the original. I've re-read GEoD more than any of the others.

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    the original is amazing, and children of dune comes in close on the top of my list, but god emperor, like you, is one that i keep going back to in my re-reads.

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    For me, I think its because this book goes into a lot of political and social commentary. Its like a showcase of Herbert's views on a lot of subjects, the effect that certain actions have on humanity as a whole, and how humanity needs to start thinking in the long term instead of just to the end of the individual's lifespan...all told to us through Leto II. The other books do this to different extents but GEoD seems to be dedicated to this purpose; that and staging The Scattering, pre-explaining this huge event that we never actually see.

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    Dune and God Emperor of Dune are my favorites of the series.
    "It's his eyes, Roland thought. They were wide and terrible, the eyes of a dragon in human form" - Roland seeing the Crimson King for the first time.

    "When the King comes and the Tower falls, sai, all such pretty things as yours will be broken. Then there will be darkness and nothing but the howl of Discordia and the cries of the can toi" - From Song of Susannah

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    Mike: yeah ive read the series a couple of times, but not for a few years though and I've found I have a much better understanding of it this time around.

    On that note though I couldnt find my copy of God Emperor will have to buy it again i think

    Children of Dune would be my favourite, id say.
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    Love dune...LOVE. I finished the new one this summer. Cant' wait for Paul of Dune. Brian Herbert does a decent job...but i haven't read his House books yet.

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    Children is definite favorite

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    Isn't this the series that spawned Scientology?

    Then down with it!
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    Kidding.


    I tried to read the books but couldn't catch the drift.
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    No.. its L Ron Hubbard that spawned Scientology, Frank Herbert has nothin to do with the cult
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    Quote Originally Posted by childeluke View Post
    Love dune...LOVE. I finished the new one this summer. Cant' wait for Paul of Dune. Brian Herbert does a decent job...but i haven't read his House books yet.
    *cringes...rolls around on the floor, biting his tongue...begins to foam at the mouth and shake uncontrollably*

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    yes, i think a lot of us feel that way about brian herbert's involvement with his father's work.

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    You either like Brian Herbet/Kevin J Anderson or you don't - there appears to be no middle ground. Personally, I like all the books. I loved the development and ongoing story of Erasmus and General Agamemnon!
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    Actually I liked the character of Erasmus too. There's a pearl or two in ever piece of poop I guess.

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    I only read the first two house books and gave up. never even bothered to try the butlerian jihad/machine crusade business. I can almost deal with the two prequel trilogies, but to have him try and wrap up the original series makes me uncomfortable and doubtful. of course, i'm going to read it anyway, but i'm not expecting anything good.

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    Butlerian Jihad is more of a "classic" scifi epic. I enjoyed them, although they are nowhere near as deep as Frank's work. Give them a shot.

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