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Frank Herbert was an American science fiction writer, best known for the classic novel Dune and its five sequels.
Having cut his teeth writing for various newspapers and magazines, Herbert’s first science fiction story Looking for Something was published in a 1952 edition of Startling Stories magazine. 1965’s Dune, which became the biggest selling science fiction novel of all time, was born out of an article about the Oregon Dunes that Herbert was commissioned to write.
A complex interstellar epic, Dune is frequently rated as the ultimate example of the science fiction genre. Herbert wrote five sequels between 1969 and 1985. After his death in 1986, his son Brian and the science fiction author Kevin J. Anderson penned numerous prequels set in the Dune universe.
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One of the pivotal works of literary science fiction, Frank Herbert’s sand-blasted epic details the internecine battles for control of the desert planet Arrakis and the precious resource of spice, which is contained there. Sweeping, engaging and utterly unique, Dune fully deserves its monolithic reputation.
The Dune Series in Order
Other Books by Frank Herbert
Dune Books by Brian Herbert & Kevin J Anderson
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