Frank Herbert: The Works [NOOK Book]

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As the author of the world-famous Dune series, as well as of numerous other science fiction novels, Frank Herbert (1920-1986) has long been regarded as one of the most acclaimed masters of the genre.

Frank Herbert: The Works is a comprehensive critical biography of the literary achievements – and sometimes stupendous disappointments – which comprise the literary legacy of this colossal figure who so long dominated the science fiction stage. ...
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Frank Herbert: The Works

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Overview

As the author of the world-famous Dune series, as well as of numerous other science fiction novels, Frank Herbert (1920-1986) has long been regarded as one of the most acclaimed masters of the genre.

Frank Herbert: The Works is a comprehensive critical biography of the literary achievements – and sometimes stupendous disappointments – which comprise the literary legacy of this colossal figure who so long dominated the science fiction stage. For the first time Herbert's most famous works, including Dune, Dune Messiah, Children of Dune, God Emperor of Dune, Whipping Star, Destination: Void and The Santaroga Barrier, are considered chronologically in conjunction with his short stories and other writings. A new understanding of the deeper significances of his most well-known works emerges from the context of his lesser fiction and non-fiction, as well as from consideration of the times and places in which he worked. Answers to innumerable questions which Herbert's legions of fans have been pondering for decades are offered here, along with extensive supporting arguments and documentation. What emerges is a new synthesis and appreciation for the expansive mind of a truly original American writer and artist.

Among the problems tackled in this volume are these: How was Herbert influenced by the 1960s counterculture in San Francisco? How did he assemble the disparate pieces that synergized into Dune? What are some of the technical shortcomings of Dune? How did Herbert begin to model an extended spectrum of consciousness within his other novels, including Destination: Void and The Santaroga Barrier? Was Herbert at heart a scientist or a mystic? How prescient was he concerning the modern threat of terrorism? How did Herbert envision the interface between spacetime, energy, matter, and the mind? Did he see government as a dangerous, power- and control-seeking force determined to keep people down, or as an inevitable emergent property of social interaction that expresses a collective subconscious will? How might Frank Herbert have written the last volume of his Dune series had he lived?
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014404518
  • Publisher: Bob Bogle
  • Publication date: 5/9/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Bob R Bogle has been a cell biologist, a phycologist (Spirogyra, Procloron), an oceanographer (light- and scanning electron-microscopy, photography, Antarctic diatoms, Eucampia), a clinical chemist (robot repairman), a histocompatability technologist (the Frankenstein business, epitope investigator at large), a reluctant hematologist (counting to 100 repeatedly, robot repairman), a microbiologist (normal flora detective, antibiotic resistance, vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus, virology, genomics, bioweaponry, West Nile Virus), a transfusion medicine technologist, a father (sub-roles too numerous to itemize), an appreciator of psychedelic and impressionist art, a Dylanologist, an aficionado of Frank Herbert, Ernest Hemingway, Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, Thomas Pynchon and James Joyce, and a life-long writer. Most of his professional training was at the University of Arizona in Tucson. He is presently blogging compulsively about his most recent novel, Memphis Blues Again (American South, the blues, jazz, the Civil War, Civil Rights, New Orleans, Savannah, the Mississippi River basin, etc.) at brbogle.blogspot.com.
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