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Welcome, wandered, to Arrakis... desert planet... the only place where you can find huge sandworms passing the world in the endless sands... the bold fremen... and the legend of messiah, who will come and free them all. Join us in this epic adventure and discover the philosophy behind god emperor's vision and fremen's life. Dune world awaits you...

Frank Herbert was born in 1920 in Tacoma, Washington. During World War II, he served in the navy. He also attended the Washington University of Seattle. After the war, he worked as a photographer, television operator, newspaper editor, radio commentator, and reporter. He even worked as an oyster fisherman and survival instructor in the jungle. For ten years he was the editor of “Examiner”.

He’d been a writer since he was a kid, but he made his debut in 1945, writing the story for Esquire, and his sci-fi debut in 1952, when Starling Stories published the novel Looking for Something. . However, his publications in the science-fiction press were not very successful. It was only noticed in 1956 thanks to the novel “The Dragon in the Sea”. This is a fantastic science fictional story about the telepathic hunting on a maniacal saboteur inside an underwater vehicle. In book form, this novel has three titles: “The Dragon in the Sea”, “21th Century Sub and” Under Pressure “.



Another Herbert’s novel was “Dune”. It was initially printed in the journal Astounding Science Fiction (1963-65) and did not meet with great enthusiasm of readers. Released in book form in 1965, she was recognized by readers and critics who awarded her the Hugo and Nebula prizes. Encouraged by this, Herbert created a whole series of novels about Arrakis.



Other novels of Frank Herbert are: “Destination: Void” (1966), “The Eyes of Heisenberg” (1966), The Green Brain “(1966),” The Santaroga Barrier “(1968),” The Heaven Makers “(1968) “Whipping Star” (1970), The Godmakers (1972), Soul Catcher (1972), Helstrom’s Hive (1973), The Dosadi Experiment (1978), The Jesus Incident ( 1979), co-written with Bill Ransom, “Direct Descent” (1980), “The Lazarus Effect” (1983), also written with Ransom, Herbert’s earlier stories were collected in volumes: “The Worlds of Frank Herbert (1970),” The Book of Frank Herbert “(1973),” The Best of Frank Herbert “(1975).



Frank Herbert was the happy father of three children – a daughter and two sons. At the end of his life, he lived with his family in Port Townsend, Washington’s home state. He died on February 12 1986 in a hospital in Madison, following an unsuccessful cancer removal operation.

Frank Herbert’s word about Dune

… there was no room in my mind for concerns about the book’s success or failure. I was concerned only with the writing. Six years of research had preceded the day I sat down to put the story together, and the interweaving of the many plot layers I had planned required a degree of concentration I had never before experienced.



It was to be a story exploring the myth of the Messiah.



It was to produce another view of a human-occupied planet as an energy machine.



It was to penetrate the interlocked workings of politics and economics.



It was to be an examination of absolute prediction and its pitfalls.



It was to have an awareness drug in it and tell what could happen through dependence on such a substance.



Potable water was to be an ecological novel, then, with many overtones, as well as a story about people and their human concerns with human values, and I had to monitor each of these levels at every stage in the book.



There wasn’t room in my head to think about much else.



Following the first publication, reports from the publishers were slow and, as it turned out, inaccurate. The critics had panned it. More than twelve publishers had turned it down before publication. There was no advertising. Something was happening out there, though.



For two years, I was swamped with bookstore and reader complaints that they could not get the book. The Whole Earth Catalog praised it. I kept getting these telephone calls from people asking me if I was starting a cult.



The answer: “God no!”



What I’m describing is the slow realization of success. By the time the first three Dune books were completed, there was little doubt that this was a popular work? one of the most popular in history, I am told, with some ten million copies sold worldwide. Now the most common question people ask is: “What does this success mean to you?”



It surprises me. I didn’t expect failure either. It was work and I did it. Parts of Dune Messiah and Children of Dune were written before Dune was completed. They fleshed out more in the writing, but the essential story remained intact. I was a writer and I was writing. The success meant I could spend more time writing.



Looking back on it, I realize I did the right thing instinctively. You don’t write for success. That takes part of your attention away from the writing. If you’re really doing it, that’s all you’re doing: writing.



There’s an unwritten compact between you and the reader. If someone enters a bookstore and sets down hard-earned money (energy) for your book, you owe that person some entertainment and as much more as you can give.



That was really my intention all along.