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Date Posted: 16:42:07 05/15/03 Thu
Author: RavensZim
Subject: Frank Herbert, about Baron Harkonnen
In reply to: IDAHO 's message, "Forget Star Wars...the point is you are wrong. Sorry. ;-)" on 22:08:59 05/14/03 Wed

I think Brian and his partner should have just had enough respect of the epic to keep their hands off the original Dune's characters...Maybe the discovery of the notes for Dune 7 justifies that one being wriiten, but the "House" books were by far inferior.
The relationship between Baron Harkonnen and Hellen Mohiam is a bit ridiculous.
Moneo, about Baron Harkonnen, in G.E. of Dune:
"The Lord Leto has told about that evil old man of your time, Duncan. I don't think you misunderstood your enemy."
"He was a fat, monsterous..."
"He was a seeeker after sensations," Moneo said "The fat was a side-effect, then perhaps something to experience for itself because it offended people and he enjoyed offending."
Brian's idea of an illness implanted by Mohiam is ludicrous and changes the very nature of one of the best villains in fiction.
For that matter,so does the destruction of the original Piter de Reves(sp?) and the war between IX and the Bene Teilax..
Leto's loss of his first-born son from another noble woman minimizes his relationship with Jessica- a true love.
The fact is, the prequel series is as canon as anything you or I make up. I'm sure there were notes on the characters' backgrounds, but I don't buy many of the ideas in those books. They were created to sell books. period.

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