Frank Herbert

Frank Herbert (1920-1986), a Hugo and Nebula award winner and #1 New York Times bestselling novelist, was born in Tacoma, Washington, and worked for a number of West Coast newspapers as a reporter and subsequently as an editor before becoming a full-time writer. His first science fiction story was published in 1952, but it wasn't until the publication of Dune World and The Prophet of Dune in Analog that he became famous. In 1965, the stories were combined in the best-selling novel Dune.