The Best of Frank Herbert 1952–1964Frank Herbert
science fiction, short stories
A collection of short stories. Edited by Angus Wells.
- Introduction by Frank Herbert
- Looking for Something? (1952)
- Nightmare Blues (1954)
- Dragon in the Sea (extract)(1956)
- Cease Fire (1958)
- Eggs and Ashes (1960)
- Mary Celeste Move (1964)
- Bibliography: The Science Fiction Books of Frank Herbert
Frank Herbert is one of the giants of science fiction, perhaps most famous for his all-time classic "Dune". He brings to his work, together with a vivid imagination, a fundamental optimism that makes him one of the most enjoyable writers in the genre. The development of his talent is demonstrated in this selection from his earlier writing.
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.