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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Happy Birthday Frank Herbert

A few notes on Frank Herbert

Frank Herbert wrote Dune, my favorite novel of all time. 

He was born ninety-five years ago, on October 8, 1920.

His master creation, Dune, was published first in book form in 1965, which makes 2015 it's 50th Anniversary.

He wrote a number of novels, including five Dune sequels. Hollywood made two adaptations: a big screen movie, and a TV series based on the first three novels.

Since then, his son Brian and author Kevin J Anderson have cowritten sixteen further Dune novels, and still Dune fans hunger for more.

To me, his life story was at least as fascinating as his greatest novel. To read about his life, check out Dreamer Of Dune by his son Brian Herbert.

Some writers truly cast a long shadow. 

Dragon Dave

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