Roland Thigpen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
4 Dec 2000 23:57:51 -0000
On Mon, 4 Dec 2000 15:53:40 -0800 Peter Savin wrote:
>> The first of them was Dune: House Atreides, in which you find out about
>Duke Paulus Atreides, Leto's father, and his wife and his death, the origin
>of Duncan Idaho, Shaddam's rise to the throne, details on the Bene Gesserit
>breeding program and the birth of Jessica, the war between humanity and the
>AIs (artificial intelligences) that caused humanity to discard all efforts
>in creating intelligent machines, and some other factors in the escalation
>of the hostilities between House Harkonnen and House Atreides.
>Was it worth reading? I'm rather skeptical about it, though (or perhaps
>because) the original series of books is my all time favorite scifi story.
It was a pretty good read, but I'm not sure it truly holds up to the original.
Roland (who is eagerly looking forward to part 2 of the Sci-Fi channel's Dune tonight)
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