Talk:Frank Herbert

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SF Hall of Fame induction[edit]

Kevin Anderson spoke at the 2006 induction of Herbert into the SF Hall of Fame and presented the award to Brian Herbert. I have added KJA's report, with text of the speech to External links.

Regarding claims about the The New York Times Best Seller list, I have referenced the same item. I don't know the truth about Children of Dune as NYTBS, nor specifically what Anderson meant to claim. Was it (the first SF novel) ranked number one on the (adult) hardcover fiction list? --P64 (talk) 23:47, 18 July 2011 (UTC)

Children of Dune. Please reply at Talk: Children of Dune#NYT Best Seller.
2006 SFHOF. We give three sources on the 2006 inductions in this biography--my past work that I do not plan to change here.(current version, References 28–29)
The official 2006 March 15 press release announcing that year's class is now the source cited in our SFHOF article: "Presenting the 2006 Hall of Fame Inductees"
--P64 (talk) 16:12, 6 April 2013 (UTC)

Unflattering Article Image[edit]

I know this may not be very important, but I believe the profile image for this article is unflattering. Not only are there higher-quality, better-looking images available to use, but it appears to me that the image is too small as well. Seeing how I'm new to editing Wikipedia, I don't want to add any image myself that may violate a copyright or policy. I do, however, know of many images that would definitely do Frank Herbert justice, a number of which can easily be found by simply searching for his name in Google Images. I'm willing to throw up one myself if I was certain it was appropriate, but I simply do not know enough about the policies and legal considerations of Wikipedia or the process of adequately accomplishing such a task.

Nokkenbuer (talk) 00:54, 4 April 2013 (UTC)


I Agree with the above user, is there anyway we can get a better image? the one there now makes Mr. Herbert look like a bum.

Ranger1991 (talk) 19:34, 20 April 2014 (UTC)

Park[edit]

A park in Tacoma, Washington may be named after Herbert: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2013/06/19/2645714/frank-herbert-makes-sense-for.html --Gwern (contribs) 16:27 24 June 2013 (GMT)

Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Novels#Task Force: Dune[edit]

I've suggested a task force at the Novels Wikiproject to cover the Dune universe. Please stop by if you think it a good idea or have any thoughts. --S.G.(GH) ping! 14:46, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

Influences/influenced[edit]

{{Infobox writer}} no longer supports the fields influences and influenced. Its template documentation now instructs (twice): "No longer supported. Please move cited/citable instances into prose." [not done]

Here are the current parameter values (cut and paste except format; especially, the names were displayed one on each line):

See Talk: Ray Bradbury#Influences/influenced for some more explanation with cross-references.

  1. ^ a b Herbert, Brian. (2003) Dreamer of Dune : The Biography of Frank Herbert. New York: Tor Books, 2003, (p. 24) ISBN 978-0-7653-0647-0
  2. ^ "The Red Order in my 'Braided Pat' books owes a certain debt to the Bene Gesserit sisterhood". Chris Wooding, "Introduction" to Dune, Gollancz, 2011, (p v). ISBN 0575116781 .

--P64 (talk) 17:05, 23 July 2014 (UTC)