Just a reminder…

SandChigger | March 27, 2010

A STATEMENT OF COMMENTING POLICY ON THIS BLOG Comments here are not moderated. (But comments by first time posters, or repeat commenters who use a different email address, are held for moderation by the blogware.) All I ask is that people unknown to me use a valid email address. Write your comment and … that’s [...]

Wingnuts empowered!

SandChigger | March 26, 2010

Just listening to CNNj this morning, and judging from some of the shit that wingnuts have been mailing & phoning in to members of Congress and other politicians, etc., here lately, I guess a nutter Okie threatening McDune critics with castration & rectal exams using a sword is just about par for the course in [...]

McDune Fanboy “Troll Kingdom” Meltdown!

SandChigger | March 25, 2010

The Dukester has pointed out over on Jacurutu that our new friend from last week over on Twitter has blahgged a magnum opus of a rant in “defense of Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, and their DUNE novels, against the viscous attacks by psychotic trolls on a terroristic jihad.” Wow. Did he really write “terroristic [...]

An Ishtiqaq al-Kalima “Qizara”

SandChigger | March 25, 2010

If, like Byron Merritt, you have spent any time poring over Khalid Baheyeldin’s Arabic and Islamic themes in Frank Herbert’s “Dune” webpage, you may have noticed his entry for Quizara Tafwid: Fremen priests (after Muad’Dib). The Arabic term Tafwid means “to delegate”. Well, actually tafwîḍ is a noun meaning, according to Wehr (p.732), “entrustment, commissioning; [...]

The Bicouros of Shaitan

SandChigger | March 22, 2010

Seeing how there is renewed interest in the Arabic origins of terms and names in Frank Herbert’s Dune novels (judging from Byron Merritt’s recent posts to the DuneNovels account on Twitter), I’ve been putting the finishing touches on that new page for the website I mentioned back in October. One column of the table that [...]

More Idiots on Parade: Official Dune on Facebook

SandChigger | March 19, 2010

Posted on the Wall of Official Dune on Facebook: Mick Harraw Really think they need to film Legends Of Dune: The Butlerian Jihad instead of trying to do Frank Herbert’s classic again. LOD:TBJ and its two sequels help to really set us up for Frank’s novels (or for that matter – films based on the [...]

New Dumbfuck sighting!

SandChigger | March 17, 2010

PAST REVIEWS Dune by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. Review in progress…. To date, the latest Dune Saga written by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson is by far, in this writer’s opinion, the most imaginative and the best Science Fiction story ever written to date. Written on the heels of the original Dune [...]