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Frank Herbert

Frank Patrick Herbert (October 8, 1920 - February 11, 1986), American science fiction author.

He was born in Tacoma, Washington, and was proud of his Welsh ancestry.

Herbert is best known for the Dune series of novels which deal with themes such as human survival and evolution, ecology, the intersection of religion and politics, and power. The film of the novel Dune, made by David Lynch, whilst severely flawed, remains a classic of the genre. Dune was later made into a 260 minutes TV mini-series by the Sci-Fi Channel.

A large number of Herbert's works feature mind-altering chemicals, such as the Spice in Dune.

He died in Madison, Wisconsin.


Note: Books set in the same fictional universe are grouped together.

Dune series:

Pan-sentiency series: Destination: Void universe: Other:

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