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Frank Herbert, Brian Herbert, and Kevin J. Anderson

Herbert's change in fortune was shadowed by tragedy. In 1974, Beverly underwent an operation for cancer. She lived ten more years, but her health was adversely affected by the surgery. During this period, Herbert was the featured speaker at the Octocon II science fiction convention at the El Rancho Tropicana in Santa Rosa, California in October 1978; in 1979, he met anthropologist James Funaro with whom he conceived the . Beverly Herbert died on February 7, 1984, the same year that was published; in his afterword to 1985's , Frank Herbert wrote a eulogy for her.

Frank Herbert was born on October 8, 1920, in , to Frank Patrick Herbert, Sr. and Eileen (McCarthy) Herbert. Because of a poor home environment, he ran away from home in 1938 to live with an aunt and uncle in . He enrolled in high school at Salem High School (now ), where he graduated the next year. In 1939 he lied about his age to get his first newspaper job at the . Herbert then returned to Salem in 1940 where he worked for the newspaper (now ) in a variety of positions, including photographer.

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Frank Herbert used his science fiction novels to explore complex ideas involving philosophy, religion, psychology, politics and ecology, which have caused many of his readers to take an interest in these areas. The underlying thrust of his work was a fascination with the question of human survival and evolution. Herbert has attracted a sometimes fanatical fan base, many of whom have tried to read everything he wrote, fiction or non-fiction, and see Herbert as something of an authority on the subject matters of his books. Indeed, such was the devotion of some of his readers that Herbert was at times asked if he was founding a , something he was very much against.

Frank Herbert was born on October 8, 1920, in , to Frank Patrick Herbert, Sr. and Eileen (McCarthy) Herbert. Because of a poor home environment, he ran away from home in 1938 to live with an aunt and uncle in . He enrolled in high school at Salem High School (now ), where he graduated the next year. In 1939 he lied about his age to get his first newspaper job at the . Herbert then returned to Salem in 1940 where he worked for the newspaper (now ) in a variety of positions, including photographer.