Welcome to Dunecember.
THE IDEA: Read Dune, starting December 1, ending January 31.
Why Dune? It’s a stone-cold science fiction classic, considered among the top of the genre. It’s had several filmic adaptations, all of which are considered vastly inferior to the book. And most of the people I know either read it quite a while ago or have meant to read it for a while. It’s also a not-quite-400-page book, which makes this endeavor much less intimidating than some other inspirational internet book clubs.
Reading’s going to be about 8 pages a day, which works out to roughly 56 pages a week for nine weeks. This does include the appendices, but the glossary you’ll want to reference as you read.
If you don’t have a copy of the book, there are several cheap places to look: Your local library should have a copy. Your local library bookstore, used bookseller or thrift store might even have a copy or two, as this book has been around for a while. Besides that, there’s always the chain bookstores or the internet. (that’s an amazon affiliate link–if you buy from there, I might get a nickel or something)
So check out the #Dunecember hashtag, and ask someone on there about access to the Dunecember Wave. If there’s enough demand, we’ll put up a forum here and start some serious discussions.
Please tweet using the hashtag, vote on Google Wave, or comment on this post if you’re reading along!
THE SPICE MUST FLOW