Frank Herbert, by Tim O'Reilly

Frank Herbert

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

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Index

A B C D E F G H J K L M N O P R S T U W Y Z

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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