Sisterhood of Dune Synopsis

SandChigger | January 1, 2012

I’ll be updating the chapter-by-chapter synopsis for Sisterhood of Dune as I begin reading through the thing in earnest today. Comment here on this post or via the contact form, please! Tweet

First Sisterhood of Dune excerpt? (Who sharted?! Oh, KJA!)

SandChigger | November 24, 2011

In a post on his blahg yesterday ostensibly about the Sisterhood UK dustcover, KJA began with the following excerpt(?!): Today they were enduring another funeral for a dead Sister, one more tragic death from poison…another failure to create the second Reverend Mother. Crisis. Survival. Advancement. Raquella didn’t know how many more lives she could justify [...]

Who doubts KJA is calling the shots?

SandChigger | September 27, 2011

Even if they’re just the fanboy cumshots? You have to wonder how much of what follows is real, and how much of it was dreamt up and prestaged in the fetid bowel-womb of Adam O’Brien Byron, how is the progress going with the Dune graphic novels adaptation? Saturday at 12:06pm – Padrig Merle likes [...]

KJA confirms Erasmus return in Shitterhood!

SandChigger | September 19, 2011

In a comment posted on the Wall of The Dune Saga group on Facebook, Kevin J. Anderson confirmed that the “independent robot” Erasmus will be returning in the upcoming McDune post-prequel-prequel The Sisterhood of Dune (emphasis added): Kevin J. Anderson not just Vorian: you’ll see Raquella, and Gilbertus Albans, Norma Cenva, even a certain sadistic [...]

Attack of the McDune clones?

SandChigger | April 3, 2011

I guess it was inevitable… and now it’s happened. Someone posted a link to this in a customer discussion thread over on Amazon. Label it Exhibit #1 in the case against the McDune travesties as having a negative effect on the popular impression of what Frank Herbert’s Dune books are all about. From the Amazon [...]

John Scalzi, Franchise Pirate?

SandChigger | February 24, 2011

A while back I saw a new, upcoming book by John Scalzi listed among my recommendations on Amazon: Fuzzy Nation. I had a quick look at the blurb and added it to my wish list, because differences in opinion on his friend & best-selling McDune hack Kevin J. Anderson notwithstanding, I really did enjoy his [...]

Simon & Shorester: a quality publisher

SandChigger | January 5, 2011

I heard on AC 360 yesterday that Simon & Schuster are publishing a book called A Shore Thing by some stupid “Jersey Shore” bint named Snooky. (I had no idea who the hell she was before then, never having seen the show.) Wow. Talk about your literary whores. Is this what passes for publishing these [...]