Oct 8, 2009

[Birthdays] Happy Birthday Frank Herbert!

Frank Herbert (science fiction writer) at Octo...Image via Wikipedia

October 8 is many things, but for fans of The Dune Saga, today happens to be the birthday of the creator of this rich and compelling universe, Frank Herbert. He died back in 1986, which many felt was too soon given he left all of us fans on what was essentially a cliffhanger with the end of Chapterhouse: Dune. Still, it was a pretty good ride and the 6 core Dune books remain an amazing gift to he world of science fiction.

The Dune books changed my life and really influenced many different aspects of my personality. My writing style was somewhat influenced by him and my taste in science fiction was also defined by his world-building books. It's a shame he left us so soon.

Happy Birthday, Frank Herbert! You are certainly missed.

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