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Monday, December 11, 2006

Hunters of Dune: TOC for Part I

Here is the Table of Contents for Part I of Hunters, indicating initial page number and my abbreviations for the sections. The text associated with each division is composed of a snippet each from (1) the epigraph (in italics) for the section and (2) the main text (first three words capitalized), or just the main text in the case of subsections.


1. Memory is a weapon/ON THE DAY he died, 17
1.b. WATCHING IMAGES OF the final bombardment, 21
2. Why ask a man/THEY WERE ADRIFT, 23
3. The strongest and most altruistic/LIKE A DRAGON empress, 29
4. Legend holds that a pearl/THOUGH THE DESERT, 34
5. Some like to live/EVEN AFTER SO many years, 38
6. Learn how to recognize/AFTER EXECUTING THE defiant, 41
7. Do the Masters truly control/FACE DANCER REPRESENTATIVES, 49
8. Three years of wandering/THE JEWISH PASSENGERS were given, 56
9. We lay this body/AS A VETERAN battlefield commander, 63
10. Is there a more terrifying/AFTER THE FUNERAL in space, 68
11. We carry our grail/THE AIR SMELLED of spice, 73
11.b. DEADLY EUPHORIA BURNED through her veins, 77
11.c. RINYA CONVULSED ON the table, 77
12. It is only through constant/DUNCAN FACED HIS opponent, 78
13. Illusion, Miles. Illusion/NOW BROKEN BY the Face Dancers, 82
13.b. ARRIVING AT THE core world, 83
14. There is no escape/RINYA'S BEEN GONE FOR a month now, 90
15. Once a plan is conceived/WHEN SHE WAS confrontational, 96
16. Even our ship's no-field/HIS MIND NUMB after the shouting, 101



Blogger Ian Sales said...

wtf does "like a dragon empress..." mean? It's such a cheap and crap way of describing a character. It's deathless prose like that which annoys me most about the non-FH books.

8:58 AM, December 13, 2006 
Blogger SandChigger said...

wtf does "like a dragon empress..." mean?

This one really bothers you, doesn't it? :)

Hmm...Maybe it's code for "drag queen"?!

I really don't know, but it was a speed bump for me, too.

The phrase gets 11,200 Ghits and seems to be used to refer most commonly to Cu Xi, the last dowager empress of China. If this is who they had in mind, I can't imagine what connection B&K could have wanted us to draw between her and Murbella. (Or between pre-Republican China and the Old Empire/human space.)

One "truth" shines clear through the murk, however: FH they ain't.

2:20 PM, December 13, 2006 
Blogger Ian Sales said...

It's symptomatic of all that's wrong with "their" style...

3:13 PM, December 13, 2006 
Blogger N/A said...

Hey Ian, did you know Chigger might have raped a 10 year old boy in 1990?

7:08 PM, September 24, 2009 
Blogger SandChigger said...

At 7:08 PM, September 24, 2009, Sword Master of Dune said...
"Hey Ian, did you know Chigger might have raped a 10 year old boy in 1990?"

Wow, SwordMaster, when you melt down, you really go DOWN to a dark place, don't you?

I really hope you get to feeling better about yourself soon! :D

12:39 AM, September 25, 2009 

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