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Dreamer of Dune

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Digital (deliver electronic) / ISBN-13: 9781399621953

Price: £25

ON SALE: 16th November 2023

Genre: Biography & True Stories / Biography: General / Biography: Literary

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Everyone knows Frank Herbert’s Dune.

This science fiction epic combines politics human evolution and ecology and has captured the imagination of generations of readers. It is one of the most popular science fiction novels ever written, has won awards, sold millions of copies around the world and spawned multiple motion-picture adaptations.

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, through his time at university and in the Navy, 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, this absorbing biography offers Brian Herbert’s unique personal perspective on one of the most enigmatic and creative talents of our time.

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A fascinating picture of this furiously energetic, driven, determined, sometimes childlike genius
Kirkus Reviews