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Dreamer of Dune: The Biography of Frank Herbert (Tom Doherty Associates Book)

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Everyone knows Frank Herbert's Dune.

This amazing and complex epic, combining politics, religion, human evolution, and ecology, has captured the imagination of generations of readers. One of the most popular science fiction novels ever written, it has become a worldwide phenomenon, winning awards, selling millions of copies around the world. In the prophetic year of 1984, Dune was made into a motion picture directed by David Lynch, and it has recently been produced as a three-part miniseries on the Sci-Fi Channel. Though he is best remembered for Dune, Frank Herbert was the author of more than twenty books at the time of his tragic death in 1986, including such classic novels as The Green Brain, The Santaroga Barrier, The White Plague and Dosadi Experiment.

Brian Herbert, Frank Herbert's eldest son, tells the provocative story of his father's extraordinary life in this honest and loving chronicle. He has also brought to light all the events in Herbert's life that would find their way into speculative fiction's greatest epic.

From his early years in Tacoma, Washington, and his education at the University of Washington, Seattle, and in the Navy, through the years of trying his hand as a TV cameraman, radio commentator, reporter, and editor of several West Coast newspaper, to the difficult years of poverty while struggling to become a published writer, Herbert worked long and hard before finding success after the publication of Dune in 1965. Brian Herbert writes about these years with a truthful intensity that brings every facet of his father's brilliant, and sometimes troubled, genius to full light.

Insightful and provocative, containing family photos never published anywhere, this absorbing biography offers Brian Herbert' unique personal perspective on one of the most enigmatic and creative talents of our time.

 
Dreamer of Dune is a 2004 Hugo Award Nominee for Best Related Work.

Synopsis:

Frank Herbert's eldest son chronicles his father's extraordinary life with a truthful intensity that brings every facet of his father's brilliant, and sometimes troubled, genius to full light. Insightful and provocative and containing family photos, this biography offers a personal perspective on one of the most enigmatic and talented authors of our time.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 537-562) and index.

About the Author

Brian Herbert, the son of science fiction legend Frank Herbert, is a prolific and respected writer. His novels include Sidney's Comet, Prisoners of Arionn, Man of two Wolds (written with his father), Sudanna Sudanna, and a trilogy of Dune prequels written with Kevin J. Anderson. A new trilogy of prequels, also written with Kevin J. Anderson, has begun with Dune: The Butlerian Jihad published by Tor Books. Herbert has also edited The Songs of Muad'dib, the Notebooks of Frank Herbert's Dune, and created The Dune Concordance. Brian Herbert lives in Washington State.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780765306463
Subtitle:
The Biography of Frank Herbert
Author:
Herbert, Brian
Publisher:
Tor Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Dune
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Tom Doherty Associates Book
Series Volume:
546
Publication Date:
20040701
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Plus 8 page insert
Pages:
592
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.32 in

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