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Frank Herbert                                                                       
Born October 8, 1920                                                               
Tacoma, Washington                                                                 
Died February 11, 1986 (aged 65)                                                   
Madison, Wisconsin                                                                 
Occupation Novelist                                                                 
Nationality United States                                                           
Writing period 1945-1986                                                           
Genres Science fiction                                                             
Literary movement New Wave                                                         
Debut works "Survival of the Cunning", Esquire, March 1945                         
The Dragon in the Sea, 1955                                                         
Franklin Patrick Herbert, Jr. (October 8, 1920 - February 11, 1986) was a           
critically acclaimed and commercially successful American science fiction author.   
He is best known for the novel Dune and its five sequels. The Dune saga, set in     
the distant future and taking place over millennia, dealt with themes such as       
human survival and evolution, ecology, and the intersection of religion,           
politics and power, and is widely considered to be among the classics in the       
field of science fiction.