by Frank Herbert
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.