“Dune” “Blog”: The Ass’s New Book

SandChigger | June 30, 2008

Sunday, June 29, 2008 – Ashes of Worlds in Bookstores July 1 This one picture says it all: This is the second post in a row with ZERO DUNE-RELATED CONTENT, so I’m not even going to do the bastard (or the idiots who are letting him post his bragging about his swill books on their [...]

Paul of Dune Cover News!

SandChigger | June 27, 2008

Not to be outdone by Harper-Collin’s spectacular “lenticular” cover for the paperback of Kevin’s Last Days of Krympei, TOR has decided to up the ante: The upcoming Paul of Dune first edition will feature—get this—a scratch-n-sniff cover…but without the scratch. ?!? Reportedly the cover will feature a new “scenticular” odoriferous finish that will slowly release [...]

Kevin thinks we all want to be him

SandChigger | June 25, 2008

Q: How important is it in your mind to remain consistent to the established canon of a universe you did not create? KJA: Immeasurably important. You have to know the other universe inside and out and you have to get everything right — this is especially true because the fans of those universes (Star Wars, [...]

Paul of Dune galleys now in KJA’s hot little hands

SandChigger | June 25, 2008

Looks like they’re really dragging their feet on this one, even allowing for the month-later publication date in mid-September. (Announced by Kevin somewhere online. Wink wink nudge nudge.) Remember: it was Kevin who sent the final manuscript off to the editor when “they” finished writing it (wink wink). Who doesn’t think it’s his corrections that [...]

A pair of balls between them: One from the access logs

SandChigger | June 20, 2008

Blogmic Encounter doesn’t like New Dune: Apparently, a mere eight Crimes Against Literature aren’t quite enough. Now comes word of yet another Brian/Kevin “collaboration” (read: Anderson actually writes them; Brian Herbert just has the correct last name) due in September: Paul of Dune. Or, as I prefer to think of it: Jesus Wept. So that’s [...]

An Unlimited Special Effects Budget Cover!!!

SandChigger | June 18, 2008

Warning: Absolutely NO DUNE CONTENT. Tuesday, June 17, 2008 – Special Effects for Paperback of “Last Days of Krypton” HarperCollins will be issuing the paperback of THE LAST DAYS OF KRYPTON with a special “lenticular” cover — fine prismatic etching that gives the whole book an amazing 3-D look, as if the Superman “S” is [...]

System: ALF CEN B

SandChigger | June 17, 2008

Been playing around with Celestia a bit over the last few days…. Clicking opens a larger (up to 65 KB) version in a new window. Alpha Centauri B System Newton Einstein Hawking Ockels Ockels vs. Terra Well before the first generation ship arrived in system late in the 26th century, the four planets had already [...]