History Creator / FrankHerbert

15th Jun '17 3:04:27 PM Farnham
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* {{Gendercide}}: In ''The White Plague'', a molecular biologist driven mad by the death of his wife creates a virus that targets women.

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* {{Gendercide}}: In ''The White Plague'', a molecular biologist driven mad by the death of his wife family creates a virus that targets women.
7th Jun '17 12:59:41 AM PaulA
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* ToughActToFollow: [[invoked]] Although most of his books are considered great, none of them ever achieved the acclaim that the original ''Dune'' did.
7th Jun '17 12:15:26 AM PaulA
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* {{Pheremones}}: ''Hellstrom's Hive''. Key workers in the Hive can release pheromones that affect the emotions of other members of the Hive, as well as human intruders.

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* {{Pheremones}}: {{Pheromones}}: ''Hellstrom's Hive''. Key workers in the Hive can release pheromones that affect the emotions of other members of the Hive, as well as human intruders.
7th Jun '17 12:14:28 AM PaulA
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* AndIMustScream: ''The Heaven Makers'' features the Chem, an immortal and near-invulnerable race. Because of these two traits, the only punishment the Chem can inflict on a Chem criminal (no matter what the crime) is to isolate them from the rest of the Universe, with full life-support. How often this has been done, and what tends to happen to such (although it's said that their near-invulnerability gives them immunity to mental health problems as well as physical ones -- although boredom is a constant threat, and [[spoiler:by an effort they can commit suicide]]), is not revealed.


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* BizarreSexualDimorphism: The insect-like society depicted in ''Hellstrom's Hive'' has females who are little more than breeding machine.


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* TheComputerIsYourFriend: ''Destination: Void'' and its sequels.


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* HumanityCameFromSpace: The punchline of "Occupation Force" is that the aliens who just landed in Washington DC are just checking up on a colony they founded... roughly seven thousand years ago.


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* NervesOfSteel: In ''The White Plague'', a character takes great pain and care to describe the titular illness in its every gory, incurable, detail, knowing that no one trying to cure the white plague can possibly do so. The reason this character has such intimate knowledge of the plagues effects is because she's dying of it.
* NWordPrivileges: In ''The Santaroga Barrier'', there's a black guy who's in a relationship with a white girl and is called a "damn nigger" by her father. He claims it was done in an affectionate way and wasn't worse for him than someone using the words "blondie" or "redhead", but adds that you may have to be black to understand this reasoning. (The story is set in a kinda utopian community, which is also a TownWithADarkSecret.)
* {{Pheremones}}: ''Hellstrom's Hive''. Key workers in the Hive can release pheromones that affect the emotions of other members of the Hive, as well as human intruders.


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* SubStory: ''The Dragon in the Sea'' (AKA ''Under Pressure'') depicts tense underwater combat TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture between nuclear submarines. Despite being published in 1956 it has survived the ravages of ScienceMarchesOn and {{Zeerust}} remarkable well.


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* TouchedByVorlons: In "The Featherbedders" it's a reason why telepathic Slorin only rely on [[{{Metamorphosis}} polymorphing]] to infiltrate societies they are parasiting upon.
--> [[JediMindTrick A nudge from the Slorin mind-cloud]] helped, of course, but this carried its own perils. The nudged mind sometimes developed powers of its own -- with terrifying results.
** And then the creatures parasiting on ''their'' civilization need to take care...
--> Next time you find a blob of something jes' lyin' in a field, you leave it alone, hear? [...] It was you made him so dang strong, pokin' him that way. Slorin aren't all that strong 'less'n you ignite'em, hear?


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* UnderTheSea: ''The Dragon in the Sea''


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* WhatWeNowKnowToBeTrue: ''The Dragon in the Sea'' was set on a futuristic submarine where ''vacuum tubes'' were a plot element. A named but unspecified 'effect' was used to justify their not having been replace by transistors.
6th Jun '17 11:30:20 PM PaulA
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* TheWormThatWalks: In ''The Green Brain'', humanity has reduced nature to just a few zones in the Brazilian rainforest. Nature fights back by evolving a race of bugs that can, in large quantities, imitate human beings. The story opens with one such Worm That Walks managing to con its way past the border guards so that it can enter and attempt to infest a clean zone.
28th Jan '16 3:51:57 PM nombretomado
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Frank Herbert (1920-1985) is a ScienceFiction writer, best known for his ''Franchise/{{Dune}}'' series, which won the first ever NebulaAward for Best Novel in 1965. He wrote a great deal more than that.

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Frank Herbert (1920-1985) is a ScienceFiction writer, best known for his ''Franchise/{{Dune}}'' series, which won the first ever NebulaAward UsefulNotes/NebulaAward for Best Novel in 1965. He wrote a great deal more than that.
24th Jan '16 10:45:39 AM aye_amber
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* WetwareCPU: In ''Destination:Void'', the Voidships are also guided by an OMC - Organic Mental Core (Herbert did despise euphemisms for crimes against humanity, but he could churn them out with the best of them).

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* WetwareCPU: In ''Destination:Void'', ''Destination:Void,'' the Voidships are also guided by an OMC - Organic Mental Core (Herbert did despise euphemisms for crimes against humanity, but he could churn them out with the best of them).
20th Feb '15 12:18:27 AM JasonJD48
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20th Feb '15 12:17:14 AM JasonJD48
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