"Herbert may be one of our major prophets."-The Berkeley Barb
"Herbert is one of the most thought-provoking writers of our time; by focusing on an 'alien' culture, he makes us examine what the true definition of 'human' is."-The Pacific Sun
"Herbert does more than carry events forward: he deals with the consequences of events, the implications of decisions."-St. Louis Post-Dispatch
About the Author
Frank Herbert was born in Tacoma, Washington, and educated at the University of Washington, Seattle. He worked a wide variety of jobs--including TV cameraman, radio commentator, oyster diver, jungle survival instructor, lay analyst, creative writing teacher, reporter and editor of several West Coast newspapers--before becoming a full-time writer. He died in 1986.
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