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Old August 12 2013, 05:21 AM   #66
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Re: Dune - The Book and the 1984 film *spoilers for both*

The Wormhole wrote: View Post
I think the Brian Herbert and Kevin J Anderson novels are unfairly criticised by fans. Maybe if you look at them as their own novels without comparing them to Frank Herbert's you can see them as entertaining novels in their own right.
How is that unfair to compare their works to the original author given they claimed to be using his original notes and ideas and were writing in his original universe? If they wanted to avoid the unfair comparisons then perhaps they should have written and done their own thing instead of piggybacking on Frank Herbert's work, but then nobody would have bought their books if they hadn't set the books in the dune universe.

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DarKush wrote:
I tried Heretics and I just didn't care about those characters.
It took me a while to adjust to the Bene Gesserit as the protagonists in Frank's last two books. Then again, by that point who else is left?
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