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Subject: Writer Frank Herbert was born 100 years ago today (died 1986)


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Best known for "Dune"
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Date Posted: Thursday, October 08, 01:46:01pm
In reply to: Other birthdays, Oct. 8- 's message, "Singer Fred Cash of The Impressions is 80 today" on Thursday, October 08, 01:40:19pm

Franklin Patrick Herbert Jr. (October 8, 1920 February 11, 1986) was an American science-fiction author best known for the 1965 novel Dune and its five sequels. Though he became famous for his novels, he also wrote short stories and worked as a newspaper journalist, photographer, book reviewer, ecological consultant, and lecturer.

The Dune saga, set in the distant future, and taking place over millennia, explores complex themes, such as the long-term survival of the human species, human evolution, planetary science and ecology, and the intersection of religion, politics, economics and power in a future where humanity has long since developed interstellar travel and settled many thousands of worlds. Dune is the best-selling science fiction novel of all time, and the whole series is widely considered to be among the classics of the genre.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Herbert

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