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Which "Dune" movie did you buy?  The original or the latest one.

Neil Moore


At 12:10 PM 4/18/2001 -0700, you 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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