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.

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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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1954, Lord of the Flies by William Golding, 182 pages
 
  25 votes, 17.2%

1932, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, 232 pages
 
  25 votes, 17.2%

 
  20 votes, 13.8%

 
  17 votes, 11.7%

1965, Dune by Frank Herbert, 604 pages
 
  15 votes, 10.3%

1814, Mansfield Park by Jane Austen, 507 pages
 
  14 votes, 9.7%

 
  8 votes, 5.5%

 
  6 votes, 4.1%

 
  6 votes, 4.1%

1951, The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk, 560 pages
 
  3 votes, 2.1%

 
  3 votes, 2.1%

1985, Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry, 945 pages
 
  3 votes, 2.1%

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