"Without Change Something Sleeps Inside Us...The Sleeper Must Awaken." Frank Herbert, DUNE Author. Born Today
The critics did not like the 1984 David Lynch version of DUNE, but Frank Herbert did. The novel, a milestone in the science fiction genre, took six years to research and write. But if you go back to 1939, when he lied about his age to get his first newspaper job at the Glendale Star, and count all the stints in advertising and journalism that helped hone his craft, you could say it took 25 years to write. Born this day in 1920, Frank Herbert he found his purpose early and pursued it all his life. Here is a clip from a TV interview followed by several memorable scenes from Lynch's adaptation.
I like big books, and I cannot lie. My background includes talk radio, newspapers and TV news. I've hosted a morning-drive classical music program on the California coast and published nationally in Reader's Digest, the Christian Science Monitor, and Playboy. I've won awards for my journalism and my fiction. One of my essays even made it into an anthology for college English courses. For real? Yes, for real.
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