No longer Charles Hobuhet, imitation white man. He was Katsuk, the center, the core from which all perception radiates. And his victim was David Marshall, 13-year-old son of an Undersecretary of State – an innocent from the modern white world chosen for an ancient sacrifice of vengeance.
Franklin Patrick Herbert, Jr. (1920–1986) was a critically acclaimed and commercially successful American science fiction author. Though also a short story author, he is best known for his novels, most notably Dune and its five sequels. The Dune saga, set in the distant future and taking place over millennia, deals with themes such as human survival and evolution, ecology, and the intersection of religion, politics and power. Dune itself is the "best-selling science fiction novel of all time," and the series is widely considered to be among the classics in the genre.