Posted By SandChigger on April 3, 2008
Kevin has blahgged on MySpace, so start the countdown until it ends up on the DN “Blog”!
Becca and our boy were off in Toronto this past weekend for a scifi convention. Woo-whee!
Pretty dry, as usual, but it appears the PoD draft is back from the test readers [read: yes-men/women]:
We had plans to have lunch at the rotating restaurant in the CN tower, but both Chris and I had book deadlines, so we begged off and just did editing. I was nearly finished with my last main edit of PAUL OF DUNE and I was anxious to complete the work over the weekend.
Gawd, isn’t he a positively DRIVEN little fook? Passes on lunch with a view…to work.
That boy just ain’t right.
We met one of our dedicated Canadian fans for dinner at a Mongolian grill,…
Oh, boy. You know who that was. TAZ. Had to be. Who else? Ole Zeus probably creamed himself (again) over the chance to hobnob with his GOD. (I wonder if they introduced him around as their nephew?)
…I did a heavily attended reading of PAUL OF DUNE — the first time I had ever read a chapter of the new book for an audience, and it was very well received.
Of course it was, dear. It always is when you tell it.
Saturday morning I got up early to spend a few hours editing PAUL, and I managed to finish the last work, and e-mailed the manuscript off to our editor for his final read, fifteen minutes before our first scheduled time on stage.
Riveting. (Remember, their editor is the guy who obviously just rubberstamps whatever they send him.)
Interesting point here, maybe: Kevin doesn’t mention getting Brian’s edits, does he? But he must be adding his to them, right? Especially if he’s sending the manuscript to the editor for his final read.
Or could it be, as some of us half suspect, that Kevin really is doing all the writing?
Sunday, I gave a full hour talk on the DUNE novels, signed more books, and then we were off to the airport to go home.
On the flight home, I was already starting work on the first big TERRA INCOGNITA novel. No time off!
Gee, I wonder what it’s like listening to Kevin waffle on for a whole hour about Dune. Must be interesting, seeing how he’s one of the foremost scholars of Dune on the planet. AND one of the world’s two biggest Dune fans!
And I just love that self-serving little “No time off!” at the end. Stop the plane while I cry you a river. Melodramatic hack.
But wait…there’s MORE!
PS Publishers Weekly has just published their year-end summary for 2007, and SANDWORMS OF DUNE was the best-selling science fiction hardcover of the year.
WHICH MEANS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. When you consider the hype used to promote it. If they hadn’t LIED and CLAIMED it was based on Frank Herbert’s “Dune 7″ outline, very few people would have bought it after the piece of shit that was Hunters.
That’s right: they lied. If not, let them prove it by releasing the outline.Tweet