Frank Herbert

Frank Herbert

By Timothy O'Reilly
Copyright © 1981 by Frederick Ungar Publishing Co., Inc. (Out of print.)


Index

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A[ Top ]
Absolutes, man's pursuit of, 7, 118, 123, 143--44, 145--46, 173, 174--75, 188--90
Adaptability of man, 2--6, 9, 15--16, 30--31, 36, 85, 100, 102, 113, 114, 115, 144, 190--91
Agamemnon, 158
Amazing Stories, 23
Analog, 152, 188
Antigone, 159
Army-McCarthy hearings, 35
"As Heaven Made Him," 130
Asimov, Isaac, 95
Foundation trilogy, 6, 86--89, 91, 92, 94, 95
Astounding, 21, 24, 90
Atreides, Paul (character), 184, 185--86, 189, 190
in Children of Dune, 1, 2, 4, 5, 159--74
in Dune, 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 44--84
passim, 87, 91, 92, 95, 96, 111, 112, 114, 119, 146, 160, 165, 173, 174, 188
in Dune Messiah, 1, 2, 4, 5, 150--59, 168, 173, 174, 188
hyperconsciousness of, 5--6, 62--65, 72--74, 76, 77--78
risk-taking and, 67--68, 70
"steps of the hero" common to, 80--81

B[ Top ]
Bateson's "double-hind'' theory of schizophrenia, 36
Blake, William, 71
Blassingame, Lurton, 17
Bluejacket's Manual, 21
Brave New World (Huxley), 14, 116, 118
Briareus, 6
Buddhism, 109
Zen, 109--10
Bureaucracy, failing of, 20--21, 114, 179--80
"Bureaucracy the Flail of Jehovah," 21
Burroughs, Edgar Rice, 53
"By the Bunk," 21

C[ Top ]
California Living magazine, 12
Campbell, Joseph, 81, 82, 90, 91, 152, 153, 154, 156, 157, 161, 175, 188
influence on myth structure of Dune trilogy, 167--68
Carlyle, Thomas, 57, 190
Carson, Rachel, 99
Carter, John, 53
"Carthage: Reflections of a Martian," 127--29
Cease Fire," 52--53
Childhood's End (Clarke), 6
Children of Dune, 84, 97, 121, 144, 149, 159--74
characterization in, 173
The Jesus Incident and, 178--79
as part of trilogy, 1, 4, 5, 9, 10, 187--90, 192
plot of, 162--66
see also Dune; Dune Messiah
Clement, Hal, 13
Colliers, 34
Cordon, Guy, 23

D[ Top ]
Delany, Samuel, 8, 9
Destination: Void, 85, 97, 100--14, 119, 120, 142, 143, 149, 176, 183, 190
allegory in, 107--9
plot of, 100--106, 108
point of view in, 121
themes of, 3,100, 106--9, 118, 124
Dodds, E. R., 159
"Do I Wake or Dream," 110
Dosadi Experiment, The 121, 179--80, 183--84, 185
plot of, 181--83
Dragon in the Sea, see Under Pressure
Dune, 1, 2, 9, 10, 12, 38--56, 99, 108, 118, 121, 130, 146, 157, 162, 165, 173, 174
Bene Gesserit in, 46--51 passim, 57, 58, 60--68, 71, 72, 73, 75, 76 religion of, 85--89, 91, 92, 94, 95
Butlerian Jibad in, 50, 57--59, 68, 70, 71, 72, 76, 82, 87, 95, 119
ending of, 150, 159
Fremen in, 41--43, 47, 48, 54, 57, 65, 68--72, 74, 76--79, 81, 85, 111
genetic theory of history in, 49, 71
hyperconsciousness in, 62--65, 72--74, 76, 77--78, 149
The Jesus incident and, 178--79
literary techniques used in, 54--56, 121, 173
opposition of aims of civilization and nature in, 50--51, 99, 119--20, 125
origins of, 13, 38--39, 97, 114
as part of trilogy, 1, 2, 4, 9, 10, 187--90, 192
role of the unconscious in, 46--47, 48, 49--50, 51, 60, 65--66, 74, 83, 87
science as religion in, 85--88, 94--96, 111
setting of, 39--41, 69--70
superhero mystique in, 3--5, 38, 43, 44--50, 57, 65, 80--82, 83--84
see also Children of Dune; Dune Messiah
Dune Messiah, 80, 84, 97, 121, 149, 150--59, 162, 167, 173, 174
The Jesus Incident and, 178--79 as part of trilogy, 1, 4, 5, 9, 10, 187--90, 192
plot of, 151--52, 153--56
see also Children of Dune; Dune Messiah

E[ Top ]
Einstein, Albert, 7, 123
"Encounter in a Lonely Place," 90
Esquire, 17
Euripides, 159
Eyes of Heisenberg, The, 85, 97, 116--27, 131, 140, 144
genetic engineering and uncertainty in, 116--20, 122--27, 149
multiple points of view in, 120
plot of, 116--18
themes of, 118, 120, 124

F[ Top ]
Foundation trilogy (Asimov), 6, 86--89, 91, 92, 94, 95
Frankenstein story, 110--11, 112
Freud, Sigmund, 19
Future Shock (Toffler), 139

G[ Top ]
Genetic variability and uncertainty, 120, 122--27, 166--68, 190--91
Glendale Star, 16
Godel's theorem, 7
Godmakers, The, 88, 96, 171
"Gone Dogs, The," 23
Green Brain, The, 85, 97--100, 118--19, 126
plot of, 97--99
point of view in, 121
themes of, 97, 99--100
Greenslaces, 100

H[ Top ]
Hamlet, 157
Hayakawa, S. I., 60
Heaven Makers, The, 127--30, 139
Hegel, Georg Wilhelm, 158, 159
Heidegger, Martin, 109, 140--41, 142
Heisenberg's "Uncertainty Principle," 7, 58, 76, 123
Helen of Troy, 158
Hellstrom's Hive, 121, 147--49, 190
plot of, 147--48
Herbert, Beverly Stuart, 17, 18
Herbert, Brian, 17
Herbert, Bruce, 17
Herbert, Frank:
accuracy of scientific background in works of, 34--35, 103--4
family and background of, 12, 14--15, 16, 17, 89--90, 113
fictional techniques of, 9--10, 54--56, 107--9, 140--41, 191
images, colors and smells, 9, 10, 55
point of view, 9--10, 32, 33, 63, 120--21, 173
twist endings, 20, 21, 24
general semantics and, 59--61, 180, 181, 185
hallucinogens and, 78--79, 82--83, 108
journalism career, 12--14, 16, 17, 18, 38, 39, 58, 130
psychic powers and, 90
and science fiction, 8, 14, 16, 19, 39
themes of:
bureaucratic failings, 20--21, 114, 179--80
control of nature, 50--51, 99, 100, 113, 119--20, 123--27, 143
genetic variability and uncertainty, 120, 122--27, 166--68, 190--91
hidden conditioning, 7, 20, 130--40, 161
human ability to consciously adapt, 2--6, 9, 15--16, 30--31,
36, 85, 100, 102, 113, 114, 115, 144, 190--91
hyperconsciousness, 5--6, 10, 11, 14, 62--65, 72--74, 76,
77--78, 106--10, 113, 114, 130, 142, 149
madness of excessive security, 31--32, 35
man's pursuit of absolutes, 7, 118, 123, 143--44, 145--46
multidimensional intelligence, 184--86
science used as religion, 85--88, 91--96, 99, 100, 111--13, 143
self-discovery, 23, 25, 31, 102, 106--107
superhero mystique, 2--5, 10, 14, 38, 43, 44--50, 57, 65, 80--82, 83--84, 85, 121, 150--75, 187--90
weaponry and warfare, 52--53
Herbert, Frank, Sr., 14, 21, 89
Herbert, Penny, 16
Hero, The (Raglan), 80
Heroes and Hero Worship, and the Heroic in History (Carlyle), 57
Hero with a Thousand Faces, The (Campbell), 81
Herrigel, Eugene, 91
Huxley, Aldous, 14, 116, 118, 122
Hyperconsciousness, 5--6, 10, 11, 14, 62--65, 72--74, 76, 77--78, 106--10, 113, 114, 130, 142, 149

J[ Top ]
Jaspers, Karl, 140, 142--45, 159, 161
Jesus Incident, The (Herbert and Ransom), 176--79, 184, 186
Jung, Carl, 19, 36, 79, 81, 108

K[ Top ]
Kakuan, 110
Kaufman, Walter, 158
Kierkegaard, Soren, 55
Korzybski, Alfred, 59--60

L[ Top ]
Lawrence, T. E., 43
Library of Congress, 23, 34
"Listening to the Left Hand" 141
"Looking for Something," 19--20, 130
Lord, Albert, 80, 81

M[ Top ]
McNelly, Willis, 80
"Matter of Traces, A," 179
Menelaus, 158
"Missing Link," 90
More Than Human (Sturgeon), 6

N[ Top ]
Nature, man's attempt to control, 50--51, 99, 100, 113, 119--20, 123--27, 143
Nautilus, 34
Newton, Sir Isaac, 123
1984 (Orwell), 14, 116, 118, 125

O[ Top ]
"Occupation Force," 23--24
Oedipus, 157, 158, 161
"Operation Haystack," 90
"Operation Syndrome," 21--23, 90, 112
Oregon Journal, 16
Oregon Statesman, 16
Orwell, George, 14, 116, 118, 125

P[ Top ]
"Packrat Planet," 23
Philosophy of the Right, The (Hegel), 158
Piaget, Jean, 140
Pound, Ezra, 2, 21
"Priests of Psi, The," 90, 91--96, 99, 118, 148, 158, 168
Princess of Mars, A (Burroughs), 53

R[ Top ]
Raglan, Lord, 80--81
Ransom, Bill, The Jesus Incident, 176--79
"Rat Race," 23
Religion, see Science as religion
Russia, 114

S[ Top ]
San Francisco Examiner, 12, 13, 58
Santaroga Barrier, The, 97, 130--47
hidden conditioning explored in, 130--40
Karl Jaspers and, 140, 142--45
puns and allusions in, 140--41
Santa Rosa, California, 130, 139, 140
Santa Rosa Press-Democrat, 18
"Science Fiction and a World in Crisis" 139
Science as religion, 85--88, 91--96, 99, 100, 111--13
Sears, Paul B., 55
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 12, 17
Seattle Star, 18
'Seed Stock," 190--91
Semantics, 59--61, 180, 181, 185
Silent Spring (Carson), 99
Skinner, B. F., 131, 145
"Skylark," 112
Slattery, Irene, 18--19, 33, 109, 112, 130
Slattery, Ralph, 18--19, 32, 33, 109, 112, 130, 140
Smith, E. E., 112
Sophocles, 159
Soul Catcher, 121
Startling Stories, 19
Stranger in a Strange Land (Heinlein), 6
Superhero mystique, 2-5, 10, 14, 38, 43, 44--50, 57, 65, 80--82, 83--84, 85, 121, 150--75, 187--90
"Survival of the Cunning," 17

T[ Top ]
Tacoma Times, 18
"Tactful Saboteur, The," 179, 180
Telemachus, 80
"Ten Bulls," 110
Toffler, Alvin, 139

U[ Top ]
Under Pressure, 3, 13, 24--37, 38, 40, 63, 66, 88, 92, 108, 112, 114, 121, 130, 186
plot of, 24--32
point of view in, 121
as psychological novel, 25--32, 33, 34, 36, 37, 40
point of view in, 121
themes of, 31--32, 35, 85, 111, 143
"Undersea Riches for Everybody," 34

W[ Top ]
Walden Two (Skinner), 131, 145
Whipping Star (Herbert), 121, 179--81, 183, 184, 186, 191
plot of, 180--81

Y[ Top ]
"You Take the High Road," 90

Z[ Top ]
Zen, 19, 60, 93, 96, 186
Zen Buddhism, 109--10

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