“You see my kind of loyalty was loyalty to one’s country, not to its institutions or its office-holders. The country is the real thing, the substantial thing, the eternal thing; it is the thing to watch over, and care for, and be loyal to; institutions are extraneous.” ~ A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain
And he gave it for his opinion, “that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together.” ~ Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
In 2003 the Sci-Fi Channel made a miniseries called Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune. The miniseries is actually an adaptation of both Dune Messiah and Children of Dune.
The book was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1977. It lost to Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang by Kate Wilhelm.
The one-eyed view of our universe says you must not look far afield for problems. Such problems may never arrive. Instead, tend to the wolf within your fences. The packs ranging outside may not even exist. ~ Children of Dune by Frank Herbert
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Men must want to do things of their own innermost drives. People, not commercial organizations or chains of command, are what make great civilizations work. Every civilization depends upon the quality of the individuals it produces. If you over-organize humans, over-legalize them, suppress their urge to greatness — they cannot work and their civilization collapses. ~ Children of Dune by Frank Herbert
“A sermon is not to tell you what you are, but what you ought to be, and a novel should tell you not what you are to get, but what you’d like to get.” ~ The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope
Your man with a thin skin, a vehement ambition, a scrupulous conscience, and a sanguine desire for rapid improvement, is never a happy, and seldom a fortunate politician. ~ The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope
The wild rains of the day are abated; the great single cloud disparts and rolls away from heaven, not passing and leaving a sea all sapphire, but tossed buoyant before a continued, long-sounding, high-rushing moonlight tempest. The moon reigns glorious, glad of the gale, as glad as if she gave herself to his fierce caress with love. ~ Shirley by Charlotte Bronte
“Your father, Jo. He never loses patience, never doubts or complains, but always hopes, and works and waits so cheerfully that one is ashamed to do otherwise before him.” ~ Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
They came to her, naturally, since she was a woman, all day long with this and that; one wanting this, another that; the children were growing up; she often felt she was nothing but a sponge sopped full of human emotions. ~ To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
For it is the mind which creates the world about us, and, even though we stand side by side in the same meadow, my eyes will never see what is beheld by yours, my heart will never stir to the emotions with which yours is touched. ~ The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing
Some fans of the first novel, Dune, were surprised by Dune Messiah. Dune contains a lot of action and adventure. Dune Messiah deals more with political intrigue and internal character development.
I interviewed a fan of Dune for this blog post. He said this about Dune Messiah. “I read that Frank Herbert was suspicious of charismatic leaders and thought they were dangerous. So in Dune Messiah he tore down Paul, the hero of Dune . . . I loved Dune, but didn’t get through Dune Messiah the first time. I read it years later and liked it more, but Dune is still my favorite of the series.”
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“A man’s fate is his own temper; and according to that will be his opinion as to the particular manner in which the course of events is regulated. A consistent man believes in Destiny, a capricious man in Chance.” ~ Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli
Think you of the fact that a deaf person cannot hear. Then, what deafness may we not all possess? What senses do we lack that we cannot see and cannot hear another world all around us? ~ Dune by Frank Herbert
Come what may, I am bound to think that all things are ordered for the best; though when the good is a furlong off, and we with our beetle eyes can only see three inches, it takes some confidence in general principles to pull us through. ~ The Stark Munro Letters by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Dune, by Frank Herbert, was published in 1965. It’s the first installment of the Dune saga, and is frequently cited as the best-selling science fiction novel of all time.
There are six novels in the Dune Series by Frank Herbert:
- Dune – Published in 1965
- Dune Messiah – Originally serialized in the Galaxy magazine in 1969
- Children of Dune – Published in 1976, it became the first hardcover best-seller in the science fiction genre
- God Emperor of Dune – Published in 1981
- Heretics of Dune – Published in 1984
- Chapterhouse: Dune – Publisher in 1985
Frank Herbert died in 1986. At the time of his death he’d been planning to write a seventh novel in the Dune series. Two decades later, Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson published two sequels. Hunters of Dune came out in 2006 and Sandworms of Dune was published in 2007. These two books were based in part on Frank Herbert’s notes for the seventh Dune novel.
Frank Herbert’s full name was Frank Patrick Herbert, Jr. He was born on October 8, 1920 in Tacoma, Washington. He’s best known for his novel Dune. Before he became a popular author he worked as a newspaper journalist, photographer, short story writer, book reviewer, ecological consultant and lecturer. He died on February 11, 1986.
To learn more about Frank Herbert, and there’s tons more to know, check out Dreamer of Dune: The Biography of Frank Herbert. The book is written by Herbert’s son, Brian. If you’re a fan of Dune you’re sure to love it. You’ll also enjoy the book if you’re an aspiring writer or someone trying to make a new start in life. Frank Herbert didn’t always have an easy road to travel. What he had was intellect, a strong work ethic, a unique vision and that made for one extraordinary life. I loved this book and highly recommend it.
A fan of Dune said to me about this book, “The way that Brian presented his father, warts and all, reminded me of Dune Messiah. Not that Brian was tearing down his father, but he presented both the good and bad about him. I think that Frank Herbert wouldn’t have had it any other way.”
I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain. ~ Dune by Frank Herbert
Novels in the Dune Series by Frank Herbert:
- Dune Messiah
- Children of Dune
- God Emperor of Dune
- Heretics of Dune
- Chapterhouse: Dune
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Sometimes I wonder if our memories are as good as we think they are and if the whole past wasn’t once entirely different from anything we remember, and we’ve forgotten that we forgot. ~ The Big Time by Fritz Leiber
I remembered that the real world was wide, and that a varied field of hopes and fears, of sensations and excitements, awaited those who had courage to go forth into its expanse, to seek real knowledge of life amidst its perils. ~ Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte