Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Butlerian Jihad, My Shiny Metal Arse

The term 'Butlerian Jihad' is obviously a reference to Samuel Butler's 'Erewhon'.

Deriving the name from somebody named 'Serena Butler' or 'Jehanne Butler' is just plain stupid.

1 comment:

Dave said...

Hardly the most egregious piece of posthumous Dune revisionism, though.

At least, I assume it isn't, though I will not likely ever know for sure as, like you, I have no intention of reading anything with "Dune" on the cover that wasn't written solely by Herbert the Senior.