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Bible verse - Isaiah Isa.7:18-19; quote by Frank Herbert

Isaiah Isa.7:18-19 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.
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Press Democrat

Former Press Democrat reporter Frank Herbert wrote ‘Dune’ in 1965

Years before Frank Herbert wrote “Dune,” the popular sci-fi thriller recently adapted for the big screen a second time, he was a Press Democrat reporter with a flair for the dramatic. A Washington state native, Herbert was hired in 1949 as a reporter for The Press Democrat when he was...

Sharon Duncan Brewster on ‘Dune,’ Frank Herbert, and the Way He Wrote Powerful Women

With director Denis Villeneuve's Dune now playing around the world and streaming for free on HBO Max, I recently got to speak with Sharon Duncan Brewster about making the incredible movie. As most of you know, Dune is based on the hugely influential sci-fi novel of the same name by Frank Herbert. In the film, we follow Timothée Chalamet's Paul Atreides, whose family inherits custody over the planet Arrakis (or the titular "Dune"), an unforgiving desert world that also hosts the only source of something known as melange, or "spice," the most valuable material in the known universe. Meanwhile, a plot is brewing against the Atreides from a rival family known as the Harkonnens, and the fate of Dune is eventually at stake, but Paul himself might be at the center of a long-foretold prophecy even he doesn't understand yet. The film also stars Oscar Isaac as Paul's father Duke Leto Atreides, Zendaya as Chani, Rebecca Ferguson as Paul's mother Lady Jessica, Josh Brolin as Gurney Halleck, Stellan Skarsgård as Baron Vladimir Harkonnen, Dave Bautista as Glossu 'Beast' Rabban, Charlotte Rampling as Bene Gesserit Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam, Javier Bardem as Stilgar, and Sharon Duncan-Brewster as Dr. Liet Kynes.
Village Voice

56 Years Later, Frank Herbert Finally Gets His Du(n)e

A tyrannical galactic emperor ruthlessly rules the universe. On a desert planet, the father of a teenage boy is brutally murdered. A member of an ancient order utilizes mind control abilities to protect and mentor the boy in the hopes that he’s the “chosen one.” Sound familiar?. For decades, the...

Sci-Fi Author Frank Herbert Lived in This Potrero Hill House When He Wrote ‘Dune’

For $1.6 million, you can own the house where Frank Herbert wrote the 1965 novel Dune, which has yet another Hollywood remake of it opening today. Fun Fact: Science fiction author Frank Herbert was a nighttime editor at the San Francisco Examiner when he wrote Dune, which would become the best-selling science fiction novel of all time. According to an SFGate writeup from last month, Herbert’s son Brian quotes his father in his biography Dreamer of Dune saying, “By writing in the mornings, I gave my best energies to myself,” and that “The Ex got the rest.”
News 8 KFMB

What 'Dune' Author Frank Herbert Said About the 1984 David Lynch Adaptation (Flashback)

Dune, the new star-studded epic from Denis Villeneuve, is getting positive reviews and praise for its visual interpretation of Frank Herbert's science fiction classic. Before the author died from cancer in 1986 at age 65, Herbert revealed that he was very pro-adaptations, including David Lynch’s translation starring Kyle MacLachlan as the book’s hero, Paul Atreides.

Oscar Isaac and Rebecca Ferguson on ‘Dune’, How Frank Herbert Was Ahead of His Time, and Why They Love Denis Villeneuve

With director Denis Villeneuve's Dune now playing in select countries around the world and opening in North America this weekend, I recently got to speak with Oscar Isaac and Rebecca Ferguson about making the incredible movie. During the interview, Isaac and Ferguson talked about how author Frank Herbert was ahead of his time, the things they kept wanting to tell their friends and family about the film, why they loved working with Villeneuve, what people would be surprised to learn about the making of Dune, and more.
Sacramento Bee

Frank Herbert wrote ‘Dune’ in this California estate listed for $1.6 million

The beautiful Bay Area home where famous science fiction writer Frank Herbert wrote his 1965 novel “Dune” has landed on the California real estate market for $1.59 million. The two-bedroom, one-bathroom home, which sits on Mississippi Street in San Francisco, comes with a wide variety of features, including some unforgettable...