Who is Frank Herbert?
Frank Herbert (1920-1986) was a highly influential American science fiction author renowned for his visionary works, with his magnum opus being the epic “Dune.” Born in Tacoma, Washington, on October 8, 1920, Herbert’s childhood was marked by his fascination with nature and the written word, inspiring a lifelong love for storytelling and ecological themes.
Born on October 8, 1920 in Tacoma, Washington, U.S.
Died on February 11, 1986 (aged 65) in Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.
Herbert’s first science fiction story, “Looking for Something”, was published in the April 1952 issue of Startling Stories. Three more of his stories appeared in 1954 issues of Astounding Science Fiction and Amazing Stories. His career as a novelist began in 1955 with the serial publication of Under Pressure in Astounding from November 1955; afterward it was issued as a book by Doubleday titled The Dragon in the Sea.
The Dragon in the Sea
Published by Tor Books
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Dune won the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1965 and shared the Hugo Award in 1966 with …And Call Me Conrad by Roger Zelazny.
I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.
― Frank Herbert, Dune
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