Franklin Patrick Herbert Jr. (October 8, 1920 – February 11, 1986) was an American science fiction novelist who was best known for his 1965 novel entitled Dune and its five sequels.
He was born on October 8, 1920, in Tacoma, Washington to Frank Patrick Herbert Sr. and Eileen Herbert. Frank Herbert became fascinated with books and could read the newspaper before the age of five, given his excellent memory and the ability to learn things quickly. At the age of ten, he had a great interest in photography and bought a lot of cameras over the years. But because of a poor home environment, he ran away from home in 1938 to live with his aunt and uncle in Salem, Oregon and enrolled in a high school in the said area.Over the years, he became famous for his novels, like the Dune Saga, which was a revolutionary for the world of science fiction. Frank Herbert also wrote short stories and worked as a newspaper journalist, photographer, book reviewer, ecological consultant, and lecturer.