Who Is Frank Herbert's Dune?

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"Dune", it is a highly acclaimed novel, won the first Nebula Award for Best Novel, the Hugo Award in 1966, and is named as the highest selling science fiction novel of all time. The books are set over twenty thousand years in the future and were inspired by the author of the series, Frank Herbert, moving to Florence, Oregon where he was able to see the Oregon Dunes. The first "Dune" novel started out as two pieces that Analog magazine published between 1963 and 1965. The two stories paid tribute to his new love of ecology. Herbert reworked the book, added to it, and handed it around to twenty publishers to take a look at it; all of them turned it down. It was not until Chilton Books accepted it and published it; this is a company that is best known for publishing auto repair manuals.

Frank Herbert would die before finishing the series. His son, Brian Herbert, and another author named Kevin J. Anderson added to the series, writing several more novels that are prequels to Frank's original novel; they have also written other novels that make the series longer and two novels that finish Frank's original series. All three authors have written both novels and stories for the series. "Dune" by Frank Herbert was the first book in the "Dune" saga. 21,000 years in the future, humanity has moved out to many planets deemed able to support human life.
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Twelve years after the first "Dune" novel, Paul "Muad'Dib" Atreides is now Emperor, the most powerful Emperor (he is also messiah). He has created a religious power that not even he can put a stop to. Even though this group has killed over sixty billion people, Paul has a vision that this may not be the worst fate that humanity could have faced. It is with this that he tries to take his empire on a different course, one that does not lead to destruction or stagnation; he also gives his empire a ruler and serves as the focal point as the Fremen
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