Herbert, Frank (Patrick)(1920–86) writer; born in Tacoma, Wash. He studied at the University of Washington (1946–47), and worked as a journalist. He became a full-time science fiction writer after the publication of his first novel, Dune (1965). He continued to write many other books while living in Townsend, Wash., and is considered a master of the genre.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.