Frank Herbert


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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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Average rating: 4.1 · 1,244,349 ratings · 33,916 reviews · 299 distinct worksSimilar authors
Dune (Dune, #1)

4.23 avg rating — 730,902 ratings — published 1965 — 348 editions
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Dune Messiah (Dune Chronicl...

3.89 avg rating — 127,626 ratings — published 1969 — 190 editions
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Children of Dune (Dune Chro...

3.93 avg rating — 103,484 ratings — published 1976 — 150 editions
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The Great Dune Trilogy

4.36 avg rating — 56,296 ratings — published 1979 — 27 editions
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God Emperor of Dune (Dune C...

3.85 avg rating — 65,601 ratings — published 1981 — 125 editions
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Heretics of Dune (Dune Chro...

3.86 avg rating — 53,383 ratings — published 1984 — 108 editions
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Chapterhouse: Dune (Dune Ch...

3.91 avg rating — 45,388 ratings — published 1985 — 4 editions
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The Dosadi Experiment (ConS...

3.81 avg rating — 6,819 ratings — published 1977 — 44 editions
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The Road to Dune

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3.88 avg rating — 5,220 ratings — published 2005 — 23 editions
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The White Plague

3.69 avg rating — 5,740 ratings — published 1982 — 36 editions
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Dune Dune Messiah Children of Dune God Emperor of Dune Heretics of Dune Chapterhouse: Dune
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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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