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Old August 14 2013, 04:33 AM   #82
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Re: Dune - The Book and the 1984 film *spoilers for both*

DalekJim wrote: View Post
The prequels are pulpy, throwaway Star Wars action novels.
Now, now. No need to insult Star Wars novels like that.

DalekJim wrote: View Post
I commend Christopher Tolkien and the Tolkien Estate for resisting the temptation to licence out Middle Earth to other writers. You just end up with a diluted legacy from hack writers looking to score a quick buck.
I think that if you get the right writers, it can turn out great (like the Second Foundation trilogy by Benford/Bear/Brin). Unfortunately that's rare amongst estate-sponsored continuations.
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