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Are there any scholarly articles or books based upon the new books done yet?

(snort) :D

What would they be about?

- The dramatic use of flatulence in pulp science fiction?

- Increasing American public acceptance of torture as seen in bad science fiction?

- The ever-blurring distinction between science fiction and science fantasy?

Hmm ... I guess there are more possibilities than I first thought!  ;D

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The use of shortened and altered history to motivate a people group towards religious battles? [The comparison between The Life of Muad'Dib Vol 1 {that being "Dune"}, and The Life of Muad'Dib Vol 2 {that being Paul of Dune}]. That of "Dune" being the stream-lined Fremen version.

Trying to create a terrorist event, as the Swordmaster did in "Paul of Dune", to achieve "one's place in history".

The role of altered media and staging the death of a great leader, [serena Butler in "The Machine Crusade"], to prolong and provoke war.

The acceptance of the falsification of the death of a great war hero in the assassination on a corrupt leader, [Xavier Harkonnen and Iblis Ginjo in "The Machine Crusade].

The desire of a "happy ending" to the Great Tale in literature. [The altering of The Golden Path from dispersal and division of humanity; to the benevolant guidance of an ultra-benevolent everyman super-being named Duncan Idaho, as in "Sandworms"].

The appearance of the ultimate benevolent woman in literature and media. Beatrix Kiddo, Murbella in "Hunters", Ripley, etc.

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The desire of a "happy ending" to the Great Tale in literature. [The altering of The Golden Path from dispersal and division of humanity; to the benevolant guidance of an ultra-benevolent everyman super-being named Duncan Idaho, as in "Sandworms"].

Doesn't this sound too sweet syrup-y to you?

I understand that KJA has a soft spot for "happy endings", but isn't that a bit off? How many great works of classic literature you can name that end in an ultimate happy ending?

The appearance of the ultimate benevolent woman in literature and media. Beatrix Kiddo, Murbella in "Hunters", Ripley, etc.

Even though this might be a tad off-topic, I have certain trouble describing Ellen Ripley as "the ultimate benevolent woman". Did you mean "a female protagonist" or what? Because Ripley is never idealized in the movies.

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The use of shortened and altered history to motivate a people group towards religious battles? [The comparison between The Life of Muad'Dib Vol 1 {that being "Dune"}, and The Life of Muad'Dib Vol 2 {that being Paul of Dune}]. That of "Dune" being the stream-lined Fremen version.

Trying to create a terrorist event, as the Swordmaster did in "Paul of Dune", to achieve "one's place in history".

Are you kidding?  This was mindless action filler with a tenth-assed explination:  I want to be famous, so i'll kill a lot of people and try to stop myself, just to get my name in the paper.  Bludd was already in charge of the largest construction project ever undertaken.

The role of altered media and staging the death of a great leader, [serena Butler in "The Machine Crusade"], to prolong and provoke war.

Simply because they can't write a religious/philosophical piece.  Yeah, thats it.  They CANNOT write a book without pew pew.  Even worse, they can't understand why anyone would want to except those annoying "critical darlings"

The acceptance of the falsification of the death of a great war hero in the assassination on a corrupt leader, [Xavier Harkonnen and Iblis Ginjo in "The Machine Crusade].

Straight from Karl Rove's playbook.  Wow, they copied a political genius, thats really hard.

The desire of a "happy ending" to the Great Tale in literature. [The altering of The Golden Path from dispersal and division of humanity; to the benevolant guidance of an ultra-benevolent everyman super-being named Duncan Idaho, as in "Sandworms"].

Yes, gratuitous titties and pew-pew too!

The appearance of the ultimate benevolent woman in literature and media. Beatrix Kiddo, Murbella in "Hunters", Ripley, etc.

those aren't benevolent women.  they are a trope of modern entertainment that combines gratuitous titties and pew-pew with a strong female character in order to not offend women.  which of course is nullified by KJA when he has the intelligent and powerful ugly female midget use her powers to what? make herself into gratuitous titties and pew-pew.

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The use of shortened and altered history to motivate a people group towards religious battles? [The comparison between The Life of Muad'Dib Vol 1 {that being "Dune"}, and The Life of Muad'Dib Vol 2 {that being Paul of Dune}]. That of "Dune" being the stream-lined Fremen version.

Trying to create a terrorist event, as the Swordmaster did in "Paul of Dune", to achieve "one's place in history".

The role of altered media and staging the death of a great leader, [serena Butler in "The Machine Crusade"], to prolong and provoke war.

The acceptance of the falsification of the death of a great war hero in the assassination on a corrupt leader, [Xavier Harkonnen and Iblis Ginjo in "The Machine Crusade].

The desire of a "happy ending" to the Great Tale in literature. [The altering of The Golden Path from dispersal and division of humanity; to the benevolant guidance of an ultra-benevolent everyman super-being named Duncan Idaho, as in "Sandworms"].

The appearance of the ultimate benevolent woman in literature and media. Beatrix Kiddo, Murbella in "Hunters", Ripley, etc.

Oh, bravo! You've outdone yourself.

Seriously. <img src="http://www.hairyticksofdune.net/extimgs/buggywhite.gif" />

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