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Old August 14 2013, 07:43 AM   #86
Shaka Zulu
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Re: Dune - The Book and the 1984 film *spoilers for both*

ATimson wrote: View Post
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 license 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.
The Venus Prime books (based on short stories written by Arthur C. Clarke, expanded by Paul Preuss) were quite good, seeing as they were all written by Clarke himself!

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