Frank Herbert





Frank Herbert


Born
in Tacoma, Washington, The United States
October 08, 1920

Died
February 11, 1986

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Frank Herbert was a critically acclaimed and commercially successful American science fiction author.

He is best known for the novel Dune and its five sequels. The Dune saga, set in the distant future and taking place over millennia, dealt with themes such as human survival and evolution, ecology, and the intersection of religion, politics, and power, and is widely considered to be among the classics in the field of science fiction.

He was the father of fellow author Brian Herbert.

Average rating: 4.05 · 835,360 ratings · 18,368 reviews · 138 distinct works · Similar authors
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“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”
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“Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.”
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Polls

2016 1st Quarter Long Read

1872, Middlemarch by George Eliot, 904 pages
 
  25 votes, 16.4%

 
  19 votes, 12.5%

1853, Bleak House by Charles Dickens, 1017 pages
 
  19 votes, 12.5%

1869, The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 667 pages
 
  15 votes, 9.9%

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  15 votes, 9.9%

1870, Demons by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 733 pages
 
  8 votes, 5.3%

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  7 votes, 4.6%

 
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  2 votes, 1.3%

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