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Old August 15 2013, 02:38 AM   #100
Hound of UIster
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Re: Dune - The Book and the 1984 film *spoilers for both*

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The prequels are pulpy, throwaway Star Wars action novels.
Now, now. No need to insult Star Wars novels like that.
Actually, it's not really too far off the mark, since I think it was after reading one of Kevin J Anderson's Star Wars novels that Brian Herbert decided to select him as his co-author for the Dune prequels.
If I recall correctly it was Anderson who approached Brian Herbert.

Lindley wrote: View Post
It's been the better part of a decade since I read God Emperor. Let me see if I can recall the essentials....


Is that about right?
Paul and Leto essentially saw the same problem that humans under one rule and one Empire could be prone to being wiped out by one catastrophe such as Thinking Machines. In order to remedy that problem it was necessary to create the Scattering event and breed into humans an invisibility to prescience. That necessitated becoming the immortal ruler and guide of humanity by merging with the sandtrout, a sacrifice that Paul tried to avoid because he knew that it would eventually end not in death, but his consciousness trapped in all the sandtrout and sandworms.

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