DUNE FAN FICTION CONTEST

SandChigger | June 29, 2010

Hairy Ticks of Dune, in conjunction with Jacurutu, is proud to announce the Dune Fan Fiction Contest. This contest, as an unofficial, unauthorized and completely fan-organized event, is dedicated to honoring and exploring the legacy of Frank Herbert as represented by his Dune books and stories. Full details here. Tweet

Fremen and Modern Arabic

SandChigger | June 17, 2010

I’ve added a new page in the resources section of the site, something I’ve been working on for a while: a comparison of Frank Herbert’s Dune “Fremen” language and the Modern Arabic words and phrases which presumably were its source. A comparison of Frank Herbert’s “Fremen” and Modern Arabic If you have any comments or [...]

“Great Schools” Predictions Page on HToD

SandChigger | June 13, 2010

The decision to table-scrap the last two “Heroes” books was obviously made (if not announced or even hinted at) before we started posting predictions for them. While we may never know how close we came, there’s no reason we can’t just do the same for the new “Great Schools” series! Predictions for the Great Schools [...]

KJA confirms: Throne may be scrapped for first “Great Schools”

SandChigger | June 12, 2010

Well, it seems all we’re waiting for now is an official official announcement that Throne of Dune and Leto [or The Golden Path?] of Dune have been tabled or scrapped in favor of the first book in the “Great Schools” series. On June 10, in response to a question about the scheduled publication dates for [...]

The little brown shit of Brownsville, Texas

SandChigger | June 7, 2010

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Behind SMELLHOLE

SandChigger | June 5, 2010

This year, as you probably already know, the world of Dune has been granted a reprieve from the usual annual assault on its literary integrity in that the Damnumbic Duo of Kevin J. “Spanky McDune” Anderson and Brian “BoBo” Herbert have elected to eschew their now well practiced routine of legacy anal rape and will [...]