KJA & Dune in Arabic

SandChigger | March 24, 2011

When I was looking around on the DN BBS this morning for anything from ByrByr on the death of the Dune remake, I found this, from March 2, in a thread entitled “Dune in Arabic”: From Kevin J. Anderson: I was just a guest writer at the Sharjah International Book Fair in the United Arab [...]

About those “Inama Nushif” lyrics again…

SandChigger | December 26, 2009

Was checking out the latest idiocies over on the DumbNovels BBS and noticed that a new member (Youngest_Atreides) had this in his/her signature: Ay-yah idare Adamm malum It kinda sorta looks familiar, but isn’t really any language I could recognize. So I did the logical thing and googled it. The top hit was INAMA NUSHIF [...]

Bogus Fremen in Winds a sign of disrespect for Arabs?

SandChigger | November 22, 2009

The blatant disrespect shown by Kevin J. Anderson and Brian Herbert for the work of Frank Herbert as embodied in the original Dune books goes without saying. (If they truly respected them, would they be “creatively reimagining” them as erroneous in-universe propaganda? Would they have written ten inconsistency-filled volumes of pulp and still be planning [...]