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Born in Tacoma Washington in 1920 Frank Herbert grew up to become a famous writer He began his career as a journalist reporting information about World War 2 and he also served in the Navy for a time Frank studied at the University of Washington in Seattle where he worked as reporter and editor on the West Coast papers In 1965 his writing took a turn when he published Dune his 1965 epic masterpiece that astounded readers for many years He had many other books but none where as publicized as Dune Many of his earlier works included THE DRAGON OF THE SEA HELLSTORMS HIVE and THE DOSADI EXPERIMENT just to name a few When Dune launched he stopped writing anything else that didnt have to do with Dune He started concentrating on the Dune series and years later the Dune series began Beginning with GOD-EMPEROR OF DUNE in 1981 and ending with THE WORLDS BEYOND DUNE Frank Herbert died on February 12 1986 due to complications of cancer The plot of Dune is easy to understand if you take the time and think about what he is trying to get though to you Duke Leto Atreides has agreed to move his entire family and his rule to a different planet Planet Caladan the Dukes old planet was a paradise full of water and land like our earth Planet Arrakis or Dune is a vast desert but it is the only place to find spice mlange Spice mlange and addictive drug witch gives the user a limited ability to look into the future plus it prolongs human life For this reason the Imperium and the Great Houses fight for control of the planet Letos wife Jessica is described as a witch in the whole book Her teachers the Fremen has taught her to use the voice The voice can be used to control other people or animals no one can help but do what
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