Date: 2017-09-17 03:58 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
The Bulgarian translation's book title was "Fannie Mae". I think the translator couldn't think of a translation for "Whipping Star". I can't either, to be honest, offhand.

Date: 2017-09-18 12:54 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] ba_munronoe
I am baffled by the possible link to the Federal National Mortgage Association. ( http://www.fanniemae.com )

Date: 2017-09-18 02:26 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Hah,I remember being amused by that (random similar-sounding things).

Date: 2017-09-18 02:39 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I'm quite sure that's deliberate.

Date: 2017-09-17 11:20 pm (UTC)
dwight_benjamin_thieme: My daughter Ellen in her debut as Rusty from Footloose (Default)
From: [personal profile] dwight_benjamin_thieme
What, no love for the other cover ;-) Or simply too NSFW?

Date: 2017-09-18 12:49 am (UTC)
dwight_benjamin_thieme: My daughter Ellen in her debut as Rusty from Footloose (Default)
From: [personal profile] dwight_benjamin_thieme
Ah, that would be This one, arguably more true to the book than the cover that ran with the review.

Date: 2017-09-18 10:32 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] maruad
There are several old covers for this book. The one I remember was black, white and red on a black background. I would link it but I have a clue how to do so properly.

Date: 2017-09-18 03:12 pm (UTC)
dwight_benjamin_thieme: My daughter Ellen in her debut as Rusty from Footloose (Default)
From: [personal profile] dwight_benjamin_thieme
True ... but the cover I linked to a) actually corresponds to some event/character in the book, and b) is every bit as heinous and offensive as the depiction of the characters in the book. At least, by 21 C standards. I think. Hope.

Date: 2017-09-18 10:10 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] refreshninja
The title sounds like an award given out for certain kinds of porn.

Date: 2017-09-18 03:47 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dionysus1999
I know I read this, but it's obvious my adolescent brain skipped right over the dominatrix aspect.

Date: 2017-09-19 12:40 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] beamjockey
Mine, too.

I read it at about the same age James read it. I hadn't remembered a damn thing about the plot, beyond what would fit in a cover blurb, except that the Bureau of Sabotage was a cool, if silly, idea.

Read a few more Herbert books: Recall Under Pressure as okay, Dune pretty good, Dune Messiah awful, Children of Dune okay, and Destination Void as just about The Worst SF Novel I've Read. Haven't picked up another Herbert for about forty years.

Date: 2017-09-18 10:17 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] ba_munronoe
Personally I think a private individual owning five hundred planets is by itself a sign that the government is being a wee bit too non-interventionist, but that's probably just my left-liberal craving for the gulag talking.
Edited Date: 2017-09-18 10:17 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-09-19 01:05 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
That also makes me wonder what proportion of those five hundred planets, and planets in general, are habitable. Owning 500 Kuipier belt planetoids is not as worrisome as owning that many Earthlike worlds.

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