New Meetup: "Winds of Dune" Blow East with Brian Herbert @ Boston Public Library

From: T.J. M.
Sent on: Sunday, June 14, 2009 1:28 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Nerd Fun - Boston!

What: "Winds of Dune" Blow East with Brian Herbert @ Boston Public Library

When: August 5,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: From the Boston Public Library Events Calendar:
http://www.bpl.org/news/calendar.htm

The Winds of Dune Blow Desert Sands East: Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson talk Dune

When: Wednesday, August 5, 2009, 6 ? 7:30pm
Where: Rabb Hall
Location: Central Library
Type of Event: Author Talk
Cost: Free

"Note One of science fiction's most popular and enduring works is the Dune series by Frank Herbert. This seminal work has been continued by Herbert's son Brian Herbert and fellow New York Times bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson. The latest book in the series is Winds of Dune, and for the first time in over five years, Brian and Kevin will be touring on the east coast. Returning to the most famous characters of the original novel Dune, Herbert and Anderson explore the crumbling empire after Paul Muad Dib's reign. Familiar characters such as the Lady Jessica, Gurney Hallack, the Princess Irulan and Duncan Idaho fill this novel with a cohesiveness and excitement to set fans of the series on the edge of their seats".

Where to meet:
T.J. Maher will be waiting in the Boylston entrance lobby starting around 5:15 pm. He was thinking of heading in at 5:30 pm to fight off the crowd to grab seats for us, especially since he likes sitting so close to the speaker that he can see their facial expressions. T.J. is 5 foot 7, with short brown hair, blue eyes, a "Hello My Name is T.J." nametag, and a red MEETUP sign attached to his black messenger bag.

About Dune:
...Odd... has anyone heard about this series? Something about worms, deserts, and spice? ;) You could check out the website for the Offical Dune Novels. http://www.dunenovels.com/ or just go to DuneInfo.com http://www.duneinfo.com/ which I just found... There are many many books from both http://www.duneinfo.com/giedi_prime/books.asp Frank Herbert and his son Brian. Um, I have read the first two books many many times... but I always ignored the rest of the series. Looks like I have a lot of reading to do...

About Winds of Dune (Release Date: August 4, 2009):

"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. Where Paul 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".

About Brian Herbert, Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Herbert

"Brian Patrick Herbert (born 1947) is a best selling American author who lives in Washington state. He is the elder son of famed science fiction author Frank Herbert. Brian and his wife, Jan Herbert, have been happily married for forty years (as of 2007). They have three daughters, Julie, Kim, and Margaux Beverly

"Brian is most famous for his collaborations with Kevin J. Anderson, with whom he has most recently written two trilogies of prequels (Prelude to Dune and Legends of Dune) to his father's landmark science fiction novel, Dune. These have all become New York Times best sellers.

"The culmination of this collaboration were two Dune 7 sequels to Frank Herbert's chronicles: Hunters of Dune (2006) and Sandworms of Dune (2007). These sequels were, according to Brian, based on notes left behind by his father, who composed an outline before his death".

About Kevin J. Anderson, Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_J._Anderson

"Kevin J. Anderson (born March 27, 1962) is an American science fiction author. He has written spin-off novels for Star Wars, StarCraft, Titan A.E., and The X-Files, and is the co-author of the Dune prequels. His original works include the Saga of Seven Suns series and the Nebula Award-nominated Assemblers of Infinity. He has also written several comic books including the Dark Horse Star Wars collection Tales of the Jedi written in collaboration with Tom Veitch, Predator titles (also for Dark Horse), and X-Files titles for Topps. Kevin is also writing a book based on the first meeting of Batman and Superman, entitled "Enemies and Allies: A Novel". Another DC comics related novel by Anderson is 'The Last Days of Krypton,' telling the story of how Krypton came to be destroyed and the choice two parents had to make for their son".

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/NerdFunBoston/calendar/10647584/

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