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Frank Herbert

Frank Herbert (1920-86) was born in Tacoma, Washington and worked as a reporter and later editor of a number of West Coast newspapers before becoming a full-time writer. His first science fiction story was published in 1952 but he achieved fame more than ten years later with the publication in Analog Magazine of Dune World and The Prophet of Dune amalgamated into the Hugo and Nebula-winning novel Dune in 1965.