Frank Herbert

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Birthday
8, 1920
Birthplace
Tacoma, WA
Death Date
Feb 11, 1986 (65)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
8, 1920
Birthplace
Tacoma, WA
Death Date
Feb 11, 1986 (65)

About

One of the best-selling science fiction writers of all time, he is famous for his Dune saga. He is often classified as a writer in the New Wave literary movement.

Before Fame

He served in the U.S. Navy and worked as a photographer for six months during World War II. He briefly attended the University of Washington before beginning work for the Oregon Statesman and the Seattle Star.

Trivia

His Dune books are notable for their unique blend of themes and subjects; the works directly or indirectly discuss geology, philosophy, psychology, politics, and religion.

Family Life

He married Beverly Ann Stuart in 1946. He and Stuart became parents to two sons, including author Brian Herbert.

Associated With

David Lynch directed the 1984 film adaptation of Herbert's famous Dune saga.