Dune.

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  1. adambparker

    adambparker Senior member

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    Sting. Crappy movie too, IMO. And Kyle Mc. was Paul, Patrick Stewart was Gurney.

    Scifi Channel miniseries (about 5 hrs, IIRC) from five or six years ago was much better. Though you have to love the original film for sheer camp.
     


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  3. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    ^ MS pwned. Wow.
     


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    MetroStyles Senior member

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    ^ MS pwned. Wow.

    It is a repoast.
     


  5. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    It is a repoast.

    re-pwned?
     


  6. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Senior member

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    one of the best sci fi books i've ever read. up there with dan simmons' hyperion cantos and orson scott card's treason.
    Whoa, I thought I was the only person who knew about treason. I've read that like 5 times! Just finished rereading enchantment again too

    PS - Dune is great, the first book (though as you said, the later ones started getting too out there)...
    Though, corny as it is, I really enjoyed the recent "children of dune" movies (James McAvoy), and of course the 80's movie version of Dune...
     


  7. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Whoa, I thought I was the only person who knew about treason. I've read that like 5 times! Just finished rereading enchantment again too

    Treason was Scott Card at his best, IMO.

    Was he the author of the Ender books too? Can't remember.
     


  8. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Senior member

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    ^^^ of course! Personally, I like Ender's Game and Ender's Shaddow as a set together. The series following each of Ender and Bean's lives started to go off in a different plot line and even writing style..
     


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    The 80's movie was quite interesting... i wasn't quite sure what was happening but its sheer strangeness prompted me to pick up the book. To me the whole story should have just ended with the first book.
     


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    ^^^ of course! Personally, I like Ender's Game and Ender's Shaddow as a set together. The series following each of Ender and Bean's lives started to go off in a different plot line and even writing style..
    +1. I preferred reading the Enders then the Bean books. Everything fell into place nicely then. Just put Treason and Wyrms on hold at the library. Hope they're good. Dune was slow and boring.
     


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    The 80's movie was quite interesting... i wasn't quite sure what was happening but its sheer strangeness prompted me to pick up the book. To me the whole story should have just ended with the first book.
    I saw the film soon after it came out, didn't understand it, (I was about 12) read the book (which I never would have understood without having seen the film), watched the film again and loved it. Maybe I should read the original book again now, I wouldn't put it in my top 5 sci - fi books on recollection definitely top ten or twenty though. I read the first 5 or so Dune books in my early teens, the first sequel was readable, I think I may have given up in the middle of the fourth or fifth one. Any news on the Lynch approved full length version of the film? - its been rumoured as long as I can remember.
     


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    Hey, is this Dune book based on the Iron Maiden song?
     


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    Are you talking about the scifi aka Alan Smithee cut of Dune?

    Great novel, but I should have read closer, although it's not in my top 5 books of all time, it is definitely the best sci fi book I've ever read. Well, best sci fi next to Dune Messiah, which I felt was much better.
     


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    Hey, is this Dune book based on the Iron Maiden song?

    Yeah, that's the one.

    You should try this other book, based on 2112.
     


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    I refuse to acknowledge the existence of any Ender book past Speaker for the Dead

    also card's earlier books are free from his heavy handed mormon preachings. goddamn, he has said some totally abhorrent things about homosexuality
     


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