Win an autographed copy of Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson's THE WINDS OF DUNE

The novel goes on sale tomorrow, and I have two signed copies of Herbert and Anderson's The Winds of Dune, as well as Dune B&W string backpacks, for you to win! For more info about this title: Canada, USA, Europe.

Here's the blurb:

With their usual skill, Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson have taken ideas left behind by Frank Herbert and filled them with living characters and a true sense of wonder. WherePaul of Dune picked up the saga directly after the events of Dune, The Winds of Dune begins after the events of Dune Messiah.

Paul has walked off into the sand, blind, and is presumed dead. Jessica and Gurney are on Caladan; Alia is trying to hold the Imperial government together with Duncan; Mohiam dead at the hands of Stilgar; Irulan imprisoned. Paul’s former friend, Bronso of Ix, now seems to be leading opposition to the House of Atreides. Herbert and Anderson’s newest book in this landmark series will concentrate on these characters as well the growing battle between Jessica, and her daughter, Alia.

For an extract and an audio excerpt, follow this link.

The rules are the same as usual. You need to send an email at reviews@(no-spam) with the header "WINDS." Remember to remove the "no spam" thingy.

Second, your email must contain your full mailing address (that's snail mail!), otherwise your message will be deleted.

Lastly, multiple entries will disqualify whoever sends them. And please include your screen name and the message boards that you frequent using it, if you do hang out on a particular MB.

Good luck to all the participants!

8 commentaires:

bloggeratf said...

I'm going to Union Square after work tomorrow to check out the launch! You read it yet?

Rob Kerr said...

'Their usual skill' -- in other words, managing to totally desecrate the memory of the original with their vapid, shallow, and completely inconsistent characterisations, and plotting out of 101 Basic Plots for Idiots.

Luis said...

"With their usual skill, Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson have taken ideas left behind by Frank Herbert and filled them with living characters and a true sense of wonder."
Oh, if only that were true.

Jim Haley said...

Actually, I've already read The Winds of Dune, and it is quite an enjoyable read. Anyone who's liked their previous entries should enjoy this one too.

Jared Lynn said...

I don't see how they can keep publishing these books. They should have fired the two hacks after "The Machine Crusade" and published Frank Hebert's outline for "Dune 7". I'm sure that it had a better plot than the two books that this duo produced.

Casey said...

If these new books get young readers into the original and then out into the greater spec fiction universe beyond Star Wars and Warhammer 40K, books I would call them worthwhile. I know Kevin J. Anderson's Star Wars books are what got me into the genre (and reading in general) back in high school.

I won't touch these with a 10-foot rotten stick - but still, I can appreciate the value of what they're doing.

Adam Whitehead said...

Yeah, I have to say that looking in my blog-tracker and seeing tons of giveaways for this book on various blogs was a bit stomach-churning. These guys really don't need any encouragement, you know?

SandChigger said...

Supposing these hideously bad fanfiction books, purportedly written for adults, actually do somehow lure young readers to the originals ... they'll find themselves in a vastly more demanding reading environment with several very important plot elements already spoiled for them. How can that possibly be a good thing?