Ars gratia argenti

SandChigger | May 29, 2008

I almost wasn’t going to bother with this one, since there’s the usual paucity of Dune content, but it again serves to illustrate how self-centered Kevin’s focus is and how he is using the so-called “Dune ‘Blog’” on the website paid for by the HLP to promote himself and his own books. (Uncle Mike seemed [...]

Someone who agreed with me before I did?

SandChigger | May 25, 2008

[Hidden Empire] is a bad book for several reasons. First problem, it’s highly derivative. Anyone familiar with the current first-rate writers of science fiction is going to notice distinct echoes of Peter Hamilton’s Night’s Dawn trilogy, of Dan Simmons’ Hyperion sequence, and also of Alastair Reynolds’ Revelation Space. Again, I have only read a few [...]

No frickin’ joke!

SandChigger | May 23, 2008

Saw this on the profile of someone who recently joined Jacurutu: Kinda leaves you speechless, doesn’t it? The overwhelming stupidity of the comment, I mean. Until you remember… Tweet

“When you hurt me, I cry”

SandChigger | May 18, 2008

Received this morning via PM on Jacurutu: From: Spice Grandson To: SandChigger Posted: Sun May 18, 2008 5:14 am Subject: Harrassment Hello, I’m going to ask that you cease all commentary toward me. I have sent a PM to Freakzilla (the board admin) asking that he pass this on to you (see below). http://www.haltabuse.org/resources/laws/washington.shtml Hi [...]

Paul of Dune Preview Chapters to be Pantomimed!

SandChigger | May 18, 2008

Two years ago they did the sensible thing and released the preview chapters for Grunters as PDFs. Then last year, Kevin had the harebrained idea of trying his hand at voice acting (hey, he spends so much time recording stuff anyway, it probably seemed a natural progression, you know?) and podcast the previews for Sadworms. [...]

PoD Cover Design Changed?

SandChigger | May 17, 2008

Looks like they’ve updated the cover design for Paul of Dune: Click the image to open a new window showing the previous design if you don’t remember what it looked like. Basically they’ve just moved the green to the bottom, replacing the gold, and made the top black…the kind of small detail that Kevin usually [...]

Let’s REALLY Mess With Them: Paul of Dune/Heroes of Dune Spoilers Speculation

SandChigger | May 17, 2008

FUD people. Creative misinformation. Come up with the most wild-ass ideas you can and post them here in the comments. With any luck we’ll get lucky and hit some of the real shit they’ve come up with and they’ll have to change it, just so it won’t look like we sussed them out. I’ll repost [...]