Nuvy Russky Spamer Gambit?

SandChigger | April 28, 2010

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SandChigger | April 28, 2010

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The J is for Journeyman

SandChigger | April 18, 2010

Kevin Journeyman Anderson. Yeah, I like the sound of that. Mr Teg came up with it in a phone conversation about half an hour ago. Evidently Byron, posting as DuneNovels on Twitter, liked the epithet, too: he’s linked to the LA Times article by Scott Timberg and reposted it on Facebook and linked to that [...]

BSC Review’s Ken_F Deleting WoD Comments

SandChigger | April 18, 2010

Remember this dickhead “review” of The Winds of Dune from last fall? You know, another one of those “Let me just post a nice fluffy piece about this piece of shit and get my fanboy points from the best-selling author” cyber-fellations where the reviewer-type fellah is in so much pain from having all their teeth [...]

Charlize Theron was to be Berg’s Jessica

SandChigger | April 17, 2010

According to Los Angeles Times article “Frank Herbert’s ‘Dune’ holds timely — and timeless — appeal” (Scott Timberg, April 18, 2010), Charlize Theron was going to be Peter Berg’s pick to play Jessica: The current adaptation comes from the wreckage of a project that was to be helmed by “Friday Night Lights” creator Peter Berg [...]

The Etymology of “Gom Jabbar”, Part 2

SandChigger | April 16, 2010

Last Saturday I blogged about how stupid DuneNovels on Twitter looked simply reposting Khalid Baheyeldin’s partial explanation of the original Arabic source for “Gom Jabbar”. (He explains Jabbar, but not Gom.) I offered some speculation of my own on the origins of the mystery word, and concluded that “until ‘someone’ comes forward with something definitive [...]

Dune Sources: Travels in Arabia Deserta

SandChigger | April 16, 2010

Back last fall when I posted here that I had discovered that R. B. Cunninghame Graham’s 1898 travelogue Mogreb-el-Acksa: a Journey in Morocco contained passages which indicated beyond little doubt that Frank Herbert was familiar with it and had in fact drawn upon it for terms and phrases used in his Dune novels, our good [...]