Synopses section now open

SandChigger | June 30, 2009

I’ve finally gotten around to opening the chapter-by-chapter synopsis section here on the website. There’s a link from the main portal page, and here is another: Synopses of Dune & “McDune” Books At the moment there’s still just my PoD synopsis from Wikipedia, but it will have company in a few days. Tweet

“What? What’s going to happen?” “Something wonderful.”

SandChigger | June 25, 2009

Actually, it already has happened. It’s just that the speed of the propagation of information is limited in our universe to lightspeed or slower. Something wonderful. Wait for it….

Someone finally told KJA about the WoD wrapper!

SandChigger | June 19, 2009

Yes, he finally knows! After overwhelming fan response and surveys, Tor Books has decided to adapt the UK version of the WINDS OF DUNE cover for the US release. Most of the feedback I’ve received from readers who compared the two was that they found the UK version much more striking. Ok, seriously, who honestly [...]

Erasmus on Wikipedia

SandChigger | June 19, 2009

It seems that the Wikipedia page on Erasmus—the independent cross-dressing robot from the Legends and “Dune 7″ books who liked to perve his human ward’s bum in the shower—has rightly come up for deletion. In a bid to establish the notability of the character and thereby justify the page’s existence, a possible McDune fanboy has [...]

Oh … Pee-Yoo-tiful?

SandChigger | June 18, 2009

Oh. Damn. One of the Twat’s Twits (or was that Twit’s Twats? Oh well) today was about there being a sample of the audiobook for The Edge of the World now up over on the Hachette Book (God, is that name appropriate or what?) Group site. I’m not much of one for audiobooks (don’t own [...]

Masjid bayna n-Nujuum: Review of A Mosque Among the Stars

SandChigger | June 17, 2009

I really wanted to like this book. I first learned of it when I discovered the Islam and Science Fiction website during a web search early last December. The book wasn’t available on Amazon at the time (It is now, but for Kindle only the last time I checked), so I contacted one of the [...]

Youll be damned: TOR to shoot US WoD under UK covers?

SandChigger | June 16, 2009

In an Amazon customer discussion thread on the Winds of Dune page started on the first of this month, I asked why there was still no cover illustration posted for the US hardcover when the UK cover had already been on display for some time on the hardcover and paperback edition pages over on Amazon [...]