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Is Bakker a huge fan of Frank Herbert? posted 20 Jun 2007, 03:06 by non-Ajencis, Commoner

I ask, because the Prince of Nothing just reeks of Herbert and Dune. I don't think he is being derivative, well, maybe a little, but I see a lot of similarities in the way the two authors write. Nevermind a few devices that seem to be lifted straight out of Dune. Not complaining, mind you. It works very well for me, and others it would seem. view post


posted 20 Jun 2007, 03:06 by Warrior-Poet, Moderator

Yes, I believe Scott addresses the influence Herbert had on his writing somewhere on the board. view post


posted 20 Jun 2007, 17:06 by Harrol, Moderator

Most definately. Scott gives Frank's infuences their credit. view post


posted 26 Jun 2007, 01:06 by anor277, Didact

Just on this topic, I think Scott has said somewhere that the Skinspies were an obvious homage to Herbert's Facedancers. As regards Bakker's ability as a writer and storyteller versus Herbert, I think most of us could agree that the pupil has far excelled the teacher. view post


posted 26 Jun 2007, 22:06 by Jamara, Auditor

As to the original question - who isn't? view post


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