Never a bad time to biotch-slap Brian Herbert

SandChigger | April 22, 2011

At least according to his writing partner Kevin J. Anderson. In the latest SFFWRTCHT “interview” by slavering fanboy Brian Whatever on Grasping for the Wind: science fiction and fantasy news & reviews: SFFWRTCHT: Have you considered collaborating on books with Brandon Sanderson or Dave Wolverton or Eric Flint? Your Superstars partners? KJA: We haven’t talked [...]

The professionalism in everything they do

SandChigger | April 4, 2011

The other day yevisk (now rakishoard) over on Twitter sent me the following messages: yevisk: @DuneSandChigger per our Poland friend, Smellhole lists out Throne of Dune on the series pg…does KJA EVER proof read his “masterpieces”?! 30 Mar rakishoard: @DuneSandChigger The KJA crew left off GEOD under FH works in the Smellhole “booklist page”, but [...]

Attack of the McDune clones?

SandChigger | April 3, 2011

I guess it was inevitable… and now it’s happened. Someone posted a link to this in a customer discussion thread over on Amazon. Label it Exhibit #1 in the case against the McDune travesties as having a negative effect on the popular impression of what Frank Herbert’s Dune books are all about. From the Amazon [...]

Dune Movie Remake: Big-time Banging!

SandChigger | April 2, 2011

In response to question (“any word on a movie?”) from a completely clueless idiot on the Official Dune account wall on Facebook, whatever Herbert-Linked Parasite is using the account (either Byron or Kim?) replied Paramount’s rights have lapsed… But other big production companies are banging on the door. 2 hours ago Really? Banging on the [...]

A blog and a review

SandChigger | April 2, 2011

Two items for your perusal: One guy’s description of the evolution of his disillusionment with the McDune books, entitled “Of Dune and its Descendents” on storiesbywilliams. And Drew Athan’s review of Sandworms of Dune on GoodReads. Enjoy! Tweet

KJA reveals Shysterhood of Dune cover painting!

SandChigger | April 1, 2011

Still on tour for SMELLHOLE, Kevin J. Anderson has reportedly revealed Stephen Youll’s cover painting for next year’s The Sisterhood of Dune to his closest fans on his “Special Forces” site, Click to see just what they have in mind for the next travesty in the McDune series, the first volume of the “Great [...]

KJA fangirl SciFiChick squirts out another one…

SandChigger | April 1, 2011

There can be little doubt now that SciFiChick is completely out-to-lunch when it comes to anything written by Kevin J. Anderson. Just check out her new “review” of Hellhole. From the three-paragraph structure of the thing, you might suspect that she’s been taking lessons from Amazon star-reviewer Harriet Klausner. The first paragraph is plot synopsis [...]