“There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.”
Frank Herbert(1920-1986 )
Curious facts about:
Well known as a short story writer and as a professional photographer, he studied such diverse subjects as undersea geology, marine architecture, navigation, semantics, psychology, jungle botany, and oriental religions.
During the Second World War he was an accredited photographer with the U.S. Navy, and he has also worked as a newspaperman, oyster-diver, judo instructor, TV cameraman, radio news commentator, jungle survival instructor, and lay analyst.
Herbert's first published SF work was in 1952 for Startling Stories entitled "Looking for Something." The major career break for Frank came after John Campbell serialized Dune in 1963-4 for the new Analog. Two more Dune books followed, Dune Messiah and Children of Dune creating a Dune Trilogy. Some years later, three more Dune books were added.
He and his wife had three children, one of whom, Brian Herbert, became a SF writer in his own right.