Hairy Ticks of Dune

Home of the Orthodox Herbertarian Jihad

News & Site Updates: 2010

Ever wanted to learn the Fremen language? Well now you can!

A Fremen Conlang area has been added to the site. It is still under construction, but more will be added as time permits.

And A Mighty Marhaba to Visitors from Reddit!

This ole sietch has seen more traffic these last two days than in a long time! Welcome!

And also be sure to drop by the sietch of The Outcast and home of the Orthodox Herbertarians, Jacurutu.com!

Waiting for Ali bin Ghodhot...

Other than the news that Pierre Morel has now become the second director to jump ship on the ill-fated Paramount Dune remake, things have been kinda slow in the Dune world.

Dune Encyclopedia Subdomain

A placeholder version of the index of articles by contributor has been uploaded and will be filled in over the coming week. Also, updated information on the continuing effort to get the truth behind those Fremen lyrics of “Inama Nushif” and composer Brian Tyler’s apparent plagiarism of The Dune Encyclopedia.

“Great Stools” Predictions

The pages with predictions about the upcoming & planned McDune books in the Synopses section have been reorganized somewhat.

DUNE FAN FICTION CONTEST WINNERS!

Congratulations to Tleszer, Dante and Semuta, and Eyes High!

Further details and links to entries on the fanfic blog here!

DUNE FAN FICTION CONTEST!

Details here!

A VERY SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT coming tomorrow! Stay tuned!

This month: More predictions for the last two (remaining, but now scrapped?!) “Heroes” books AND the new “Great Schools” series! A new page comparing Frank Herbert’s “Fremen” language and its Modern Arabic sources has been added!

Coming this month! More predictions for the last two (remaining, but now scrapped?!) “Heroes” books AND the new “Great Schools” series! A new page comparing Frank Herbert’s “Fremen” language and its Modern Arabic sources! Fremen & Galach conlangs! More Dune & McDune book synopses!

Also, stay tuned for a VERY SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT at the end of the month!

Coming in May! A new page comparing Frank Herbert’s “Fremen” and Modern Arabic! Fremen & Galach conlangs! More Dune & McDune book synopses! More on The Dune Encyclopedia! And maybe an answer to the burning question: Why is Kevin J. Anderson so desperate for supporters that he invites possibly mentally unstable people to join his KJA Special Forces site?!


The recent hacker attack finally seems to have been contained and it should be safe to visit here again. Welcome back!


A preliminary test version of the Open Dunes Concordance is now online. Some of the entries have yet to be filled in, and there are a lot more that need to be added, and the text citations for the individual entries are not linked up yet, but work continues however slow the progress may seem.

This will not end up being just another simple repetition of the Terminology of the Imperium that you can see on some other sites.


The contact page has been updated to the new layout and relinked. I’m currently working on adding some new sections to the site, as well as filling in the Synopses & Reviews sections. The fan fiction blog has also been updated to the newest WordPress release and some glitches in the CSS layout ironed out.

A new section concerned with The Dune Encyclopedia has been added. I will gradually be expanding this over the coming days. And the RSS feed for the site is now active.