June 2011

A Very Successful Supanova: Sydney & Perth

We’ve just finished two weekends for the Supanova pop culture expo, in Sydney and Perth, both of which were the largest-ever runnings of the conventions in that area.

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Melbourne, Perth—and the last chapters in HELLHOLE AWAKENING

After the Supanova weekend, we spent an extra day in Sydney to do interviews, to meet everyone at Simon & Schuster Australia, and driving around the city to stop by bookshops, with our guardian angels Anabel and Laura. We had dinner with the S&S people, and then the next day—just as volcanic ash clouds threatened to shut down all air travel in the country, we flew off to Melbourne with Anabel.

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More New Dune & Frank Herbert eBooks

Brian and I have compiled a new short collection, TALES OF DUNE, that includes two short stories set in the CHAPTERHOUSE DUNE era, “Sea Child” (which was written for ELEMENTAL: The Tsunami Relief Anthology) and “Treasure in the Sand” (published only briefly online before the release of SANDWORMS OF DUNE) as well as a new, never-published story “Wedding Silk,” a tale of young Paul Atreides and Duncan Idaho.  TALES OF DUNE is available in all eBook formats.

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Sydney for Supanova Expo

Rebecca and I flew to Sydney to be guests at the Supanova Pop Culture Expo, arriving very early in the morning on Thursday. We got to the hotel, but they didn’t have our room ready yet at 6 AM (no surprise). We met fellow guest James Marsters in the lobby, who was also waiting to get into his room.

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Dune Novels at ComiCon

Dune Novels will be at booth space #1318 this year at ComiCon. Come by for some Dune freebies, to buy books, or to just hang out with fans and friends. Hope to see you all there!

When: July 21st through July 24th.
Where: ComiCon, San Diego Convention Center, Booth #1318

First Look: SISTERHOOD OF DUNE Cover

We’ve just received the cover art for SISTERHOOD OF DUNE, a beautiful wraparound painting, similar in design to THE WINDS OF DUNE.

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Frank Herbert, Bill Ransom novels available again

Back when Brian Herbert and I first started working in the Dune universe, all of Frank Herbert’s non-Dune novels were out of print and unavailable. Since then, Tor Books has reissued numerous backlist titles, including The Dosadi Experiment, Whipping Star, The White Plague, Hellstrom’s Hive, The Eyes of Heisenberg, The Santaroga Barrier, The Green Brain, and The Dragon in the Sea.  The rest of Frank Herbert’s work, as well as his collaborations with Bill Ransom (and Ransom’s solo novels) have remained out of print, however.

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New Pics

At the Writers of the Future awards ceremonies in Hollywood a few weeks ago, photographer Steve Buffington took some new portraits of Rebecca and me.  We’re very happy with how they turned out.

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Writing Like It’s 1999: Guest Blog by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Kristine Kathryn Rusch regularly posts important and insightful blogs at KrisWrites.com.

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