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It's the spice, man.  You don't remember the 60's either, hm.  

Structuralist wrote:
> 
> I don't know, I've had a lot of trouble getting into Dune. Frank Herbert
> isn't the most exciting writer I can think of. I just bought the Sci-Fi
> Channels 3 or 4 part series "Dune" and although the graphics are great (DVD)
> the story (as was the original movie as well as my experience with the book)
> was difficult to get into.
> What is the magic with Dune?
> 
> Dennis
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Neil Moore [mailto:nmoore(--nospam--at)innercite.com]
> > Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2001 9:31 AM
> > To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org; seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> > Subject: Re: SF-reading engineers
> >
> >
> > I wondered when someone was going to mention the Dune Series.  I can
> > remember when it came out in serial form in Analog or Astounding Science
> > Fiction (don't remember the date of the magazine name change).  I had to
> > wait each month for the next part of the story.
> >
> > I've been reading ASF/Analog since 1947 and marvel at the things that have
> > come to past.  It feels like we had a preview of the future in many of
> > those editions.
> >
> >
> > Neil Moore, S.E.
> > neil moore and associates
> >
> >
> >  At 08:13 AM 4/18/2001 -0700, Paul Feather wrote:
> > >Outstanding!  It is not often you have to put a book down because your
> > >laughing so hard you expect to burst at the seams.
> > >
> > >Paul Feather
> > >
> > >And don't forget the Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov, or the
> > Dune Series
> > >by Frank Herbert.
> > >
> > >----- Original Message -----
> > >From: "Mark Nowmos" <mnowmos(--nospam--at)compuserve.com>
> > >To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
> > >Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2001 10:51 PM
> > >Subject: Re: SF-reading engineers
> > >
> > >
> > >> Hello,
> > >> Might I also suggest any or all of the Hitchhiker's Guide to
> > the Galaxy,
> > >> by Douglas Adams.  (Once a Trilogy, now a , uh, Pentology? He
> > has a joke
> > >> about this...)
> > >>
> > >> Regards,
> > >> Mark Nowmos
> > >>
> > >> Rlfong(--nospam--at)aol.com wrote:
> > >>
> > >> > Besides the good ones listed,  I have to nominate the Cross Time
> > >> > Engineer.
> > >> > It is one of the better engineer protagonist SF
> > characters/story.  The
> > >> > Cross
> > >> > Time Engineer by Leo Frankowski .
> > >> >
> > >> > Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson is one of the newer generation
> > SF riders
> > >> > who is
> > >> > really good.
> > >> >
> > >> > I found Guns of the South by Harry Turtledove also fascinating SF.
> > >> >
> > >> > And for the SE/architectural engineers on this group,  another good
> > >> > read IMHO
> > >> > is china mountain zhang by Maureen McHugh
> > >> >
> > >> > ron in fremont
> > >> >
> > >> >
> > >> >
> > >> > In a message dated 4/13/2001 5:09:59 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> > >> > dennis.wish(--nospam--at)gte.net writes:
> > >> >
> > >> >
> > >> >
> > >> >> Here is my list of
> > >> >> favorite authors to add:
> > >> >>
> > >> >> Phillip K. Dick (paranoid schizoid but enjoyable none the less -
> > >> >> author of
> > >> >> Blade Runner which was published originally as "I Dream of Electric
> > >> >> Sheep")
> > >> >>
> > >> >> Micael Crichton - almost anything by him.
> > >> >>
> > >> >> Robin Cook - not strictly Sci-Fi but close enough
> > >> >>
> > >> >> Greg Bear (just ordered Darwin's Radio as part of my selection)
> > >> >>
> > >> >> J.R.R.Tolkien's Trilogies
> > >> >>
> > >> >> Isaac Asimov - all of his robot series
> > >> >>
> > >> >> Arthur C. Clarke
> > >> >>
> > >> >> Ray Bradbury - (Something Wicked This Way Comes and tons of other
> > >> >> works by
> > >> >> him)
> > >> >>
> > >> >> Poul Anderson (can't think of a title off hand as it has been years)
> > >> >>
> > >> >> Robert Heinlein (Stranger in a Strange Land, the Unpleasant
> > >> >> Profession of
> > >> >> Jonathan Hoag, Glory Road and Farnham's Freehold)
> > >> >>
> > >> >> Of course the Classics including (Edgar Rice Burrough's, Jules
> > >> >> Verne, Sir
> > >> >> Arthur Canon Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, H.G. Wells, Mary
> > >> >> Shelley).
> > >> >
> > >> >
> > >> >
> > >>
> > >>
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