Thursday, November 08, 2007

The Spice Must Flow

When novelist Frank Herbert died, the epic Dune sci-fi series was stalled midstream, unresolved. Recently, his son and collaborative partner wrote a series of prequels to the Dune books. More recently, they wrote the finale to the series based on storyline notes discovered in a safe-deposit box.

The copy I reserved from the library arrived this week and Salman Rushdie had been put on hold. So for the past couple days, Shelley's been a Dune-widow as I uncovered the secret to the ultimate Kwisatz Haderach, the fate of Rakis, and the evolution of the sandworms. But apparently this isn't the end of it as there's another book forthcoming somehow.

Shelley will be so thrilled.

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