Frank Herbert

American writer

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.

Frank Herbert
Frank Herbert, 1984, age 63
Frank Herbert, 1984, age 63
BornFranklin Patrick Herbert Jr.[1]
(1920-10-08)October 8, 1920
Tacoma, Washington, U.S.
DiedFebruary 11, 1986(1986-02-11) (aged 65)
Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.
OccupationNovelist
NationalityAmerican
Alma materUniversity of Washington (no degree)
Period1945–1986
GenreScience fiction
Literary movementNew Wave
Spouse
  • Flora Parkinson
    (m. 1940; div. 1945)
  • Beverly Ann Stuart
    (m. 1946; death 1984)
  • Theresa Shackleford (m. 1985)
Children3

Herbert died of a pulmonary embolism while recovering from pancreatic cancer surgery on February 11, 1986.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Herbert, Frank (September 1990). Google Books – Dune. ISBN 9780881036367. Retrieved January 21, 2018. Frank Herbert was born Franklin Patrick Herbert Jr. in Tacoma, Washington on October 8, 1920.

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