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Frank Herbert
Frank Herbert was born in Tacoma, Washington and worked as a reporter and later editor of a number of West Coast newspapers before becoming a full-time writer. His first sci-fi story was published in 1952 but he achieved fame more than ten years later with the publication in Analog of Dune World... show more
Frank Herbert was born in Tacoma, Washington and worked as a reporter and later editor of a number of West Coast newspapers before becoming a full-time writer. His first sci-fi story was published in 1952 but he achieved fame more than ten years later with the publication in Analog of Dune World and The Prophet of Dune that were amalgamated in the novel Dune in 1965.
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Birth date: 08-10-1920
Died: 11-02-1986
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 3 months ago
A great book full of grand themes.Time has only made it grander in its vision. I mean, there was a time when Islam wasn't the great, dangerous "other" to Western eyes. Moderate Islam had an appeal to the west, for example, Goethe's west-eastern Divan. Dune stands in this tradition. It describes a wo...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it 9 months ago
I can honestly say that this will be the last book I read in the Dune series. I have been warned after the next one it just gets even more convoluted. That's a shame. I really loved the story-telling in the first book, but this one made barely any sense and there was very little dialogue. You just k...
N.A. Ratnayake
N.A. Ratnayake rated it 11 months ago
I've come to this book later than most, and I'm so glad I did. I'll start with the criticism. First let me acknowledge that, as a book published in 1965, Dune contains a few elements that are likely to be problematic to the modern reader. The world depicted (which is an active choice made by the aut...
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it 1 year ago
I make a lot of reading promises. You want me to read your favorite book? Sure, I'd love to. Let me add it to my list and I'll probably get around to it sometime in the next decade. I have the best intentions, but when it comes to books, I get easily distracted.Thus the promise I made to my brother-...
That's What I'm Talking About
That's What I'm Talking About rated it 1 year ago
I often say that Duke is one of the best books ever written, a "classic;" however, I hadn't read it in at least 15 years. Now that I'm such an audiobook fan, I wanted to revisit Dune to discover if I still enjoyed it. The answer is YES! The story of Paul Muad'Dib, the heir to the Atreides dukedom,...
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