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    I'm re-reading Dune, since it's been about 15 years since I read it. I think I'm going to try the whole six-book series, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zymologist View Post
    I'm re-reading Dune, since it's been about 15 years since I read it. I think I'm going to try the whole six-book series, too.
    The last couple were written by his son from the outline his father developed for a whole bunch of new books -- and it shows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue06 View Post
    The last couple were written by his son from the outline his father developed for a whole bunch of new books -- and it shows.
    Yeah, I read a couple which his son wrote. They're strongly flavored of fanfic.

    Then again, the last couple Frank wrote were off-puttingly bizarre themselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by One Bad Pig View Post
    Yeah, I read a couple which his son wrote. They're strongly flavored of fanfic.

    Then again, the last couple Frank wrote were off-puttingly bizarre themselves.
    To me it was pretty obvious that what was intended to be three maybe four books would get shoehorned into a single book. That said they were still a good read.

    As for what Frank wrote himself I didn't notice any real change.

    I'm always still in trouble again

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    I knew that his son and Kevin J Anderson wrote a bunch between them, but it was my understanding that Frank wrote the 6-book main series. I've heard the quality is a little uneven on those, but that's what I'd expect given just how good the first one is.

    Nothing against the son or Anderson, but I have no plans to read their Dune novels any time soon.
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    I'm reading, Reading Revelation in Context: John's Apocalypse and Second Temple Judaism by
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