Brian Herbert Hates Our Planet

SandChigger | February 29, 2008

I went to bed around 2:30 this morning but couldn’t get to sleep right away (must have been the anticipation over WHO would post the 200th comment on THAT thread?), so I took a dose of my soporific of choice: I picked up Brian’s Timeweb and opened to a random page…. And read about two [...]

Paul of Dune on Amazon for Pre-order

SandChigger | February 26, 2008

It’s been listed on Amazon UK pretty much since Sadworms came out, and now it’s available for pre-order on the main US site as well. Evidently people are already signing up, since the page lists the Amazon Sales Rank as “#72,975 in Books.” Still skimpy on the details, except for this: Product Details Hardcover: 512 [...]

Thar he blows!

SandChigger | February 19, 2008

Well, after almost a month, Kevin has finally come up for air and blown…I mean, blogged. Sunday, February 17, 2008 – Odds and Ends So…I’m sure everyone will be glad to hear that he and Brian (remember Brian, the other guy who supposedly writes “Dune” books, though you’d never know it from anything else he [...]

Glitch

SandChigger | February 15, 2008

Something ended up being posted here that was just intended to be backed up for possible later use. No biggie, just something I posted over at Jacurutu. Sorry! Tweet

Amazon still deleting Sadworms reviews

SandChigger | February 15, 2008

Just in case you haven’t been checking, Amazon.com is still deleting unfavorable reviews of Sadworms, no doubt at the behest of the HLP (Mooooo!) or TOR. The most recent victims were one two-star and two one-star reviews. Not sure if I’ve mentioned this here yet, but it eventually became clear that ONLY Amazon staff can [...]

KJA: Writing Dune for His Inner Younger Reader, After All?

SandChigger | February 12, 2008

I’ve just been listening to Kevin warble on in that podcast interview mentioned a couple of weeks back. (See, Jakob, I haven’t forgotten!) While discussing the transition between Dune and Dune Messiah with host Shaun Farrell, Kevin reveals that he was disappointed with it: It’s almost like, at the end of Dune, Paul is about [...]

Byron reviews Sandworms?

SandChigger | February 12, 2008

It just felt like it hopscotched around too much, focusing on this character one minute and then jumping over to a horror situation the next. Then drama (having to kill a crewmember), then …oh god knows what else. Cohesiveness gave way to a bramble of visuals that didn’t link well with the characters themselves. Just [...]