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Frank (Patrick) Herbert (1920-1986) American science fiction writer
Frank Herbert became famous with his ecological science fiction novel Dune, set in a world of giant sandworms. The epic adventure won the first Nebula for Best Novel, shared the Hugo, and gained a cult status among science fiction readers. Herbert's bestseller was followed by five sequels. Often Herbert's stories dealt with great cycles of development, environmental as well as cultural.

Frank Patrick Herbert was born in Tacoma, Washington, in 1920, and had wide-ranging interests. He attended the University of Washington for a year in 1946 before becoming a reporter. He worked as a reporter and editor of various west coast newspapers from 1939 to 1969. However, with the success of Dune in 1965, he was able devote his attention to his novel writing, but he did continue to lecture and act as a social and ecological consultant.

A strong believer in self-reliance and ecological harmony, Herbert generated his own energy on his small farm with solar heating, methane gas from chicken dung, and wind power (from an improved windmill design for which he was awarded a U.S. patent). Herbert wove many of his ecological ideas into all his novels. Throughout his work Herbert provides his readers with complex adventure plots and probing questions about the cosmos, human nature, and society.
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Works by Frank Herbert

  • The Dragon in the Sea (1956) - originally serialized in Amazing Science Fiction as Under Pressure
  • The Green Brain (1966) - originally serialized in Amazing Stories
  • Destination: Void (1966) - originally serialized in Galaxy
  • The Eyes of Heisenberg (1966) - originally serialized in Galaxy
  • The Heaven Makers (1968) - originally serialized in Amazing Stories
  • The Santaroga Barrier (1968) - originally serialized in Amazing Stories
  • Whipping Star (1970) - originally serialized in If
  • The God Makers (1971)
  • Hellstrom's Hive (1973) - based on the film The Hellstrom Chronicle; originally serialized in Galaxy as Project 40
  • The Dosadi Experiment (1977) - sequel to Whipping Star
  • The Jesus Incident (1979) with Bill Ransom
  • Direct Descent(1930)
  • The White Plague (1982)
  • The Lazarus Effect (1983) with Bill Ransom
  • Worlds beyond Dune: The Best of Frank Herbert (1987) - contains The Jesus Incident, Whipping Star, Destination: Void, The God Makers, and The Dosadi Experiment
  • Man of Two Worlds (1987) with son, Brian Herbert
  • The Ascension Factor (1989) with Bill Ransom
  • Dune (1965) - originally serialized in Analog
  • Dune Messiah (1970) - originally serialized in Galaxy
  • Children of Dune (1976)
  • The Illustrated Dune (1978)
  • The Great Dune Trilogy (1979) - contains Dune, Dune Messiah, and Children of Dune
  • God Emperor of Dune (1981) - excerpt appeared in Playboy
  • Heretics of Dune (1984)
  • Chapterhouse: Dune (1985)
  • The Worlds of Frank Herbert (1970)
  • The Book of Frank Herbert (1972)
  • The Best of Frank Herbert (1974)
  • The Priests of Psi, and Other Stories (1980)
  • Eye (1985), edited by Byron Preiss
  • Soul Catcher (1972) fiction
  • Threshold: The Blue Angels Experience (1973) - nonfiction
  • Sandworms of Dune (1978) - recording
  • The Truths of Dune (1979) - recording
  • The Battles of Dune (1979) - recording
  • Without Me You're Nothing: The Essential Guide to Home Computers (1981) - nonfiction, with Max Barnard
  • The Dune Encyclopedia (1984) - edited by Willis E. McNelly
  • The Maker of Dune (1987) - edited by Timothy O'Reilly
  • The Songs of Muad'Dib: The Poetry of Frank Herbert (1992) - edited by Brian Herbert
Further Readings About FRANK HERBERT:
  • Herbert, Brian, (2003). Dreamer of Dune: The Biography of Frank Herbert
  • McNelly, Willis E., (1984). The Dune Encyclopedia
  • Miller, David M., (1980). Frank Herbert
  • O'Reilly, Timothy, (1981). Frank Herbert

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