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The Dune Chronicles
by Frank Herbert

Author, Frank Herbert

Frank Herbert
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A stunning blend of science fact and fiction, environmentalism, and politics, Dune won the first Nebula Award, shared the Hugo Award, and formed the basis of what is undoubtedly the grandest epic in science fiction... Frank Herbert's death in 1986 was a tragic loss, yet the astounding legacy of his visionary fiction will live forever...

One of science fiction's greatest creators, Frank Herbert was born in Tacoma, Washington, and educated at the University of Washington, Seattle. He worked a wide variety of jobs - including TV cameraman, radio commentator, oyster diver, jungle survival instructor, lay analyst, creative writing teacher, reporter and editor for several West Coast newspapers - before becoming a full-time writer. In 1952, Herbert began publishing science fiction, with "looking for Something?" in Startling Stories. But his true emergence as a writer of major stature did not occur until 1965, with the publication of Dune.