In December of 1999 I initiated this page to keep a list of un-answered questions I've asked, where the answer were not obvious to me, but perhaps keeping the questions would be useful.

If you know the answers, please let me know (via email to <jhawk@MIT.EDU>).


  1. How do you pronounce the names and places in Frank Herbert's Dune?.
    I checked the various Dune novels as well as Willis E. McNelly's The dune encylopedia, and Clute & Nichols' The encyclopedia of science fiction, all to no avail. Of course, this question was spurred on by reading Dune: house atreides...