Frank Herbert:
Science Fiction Technology and Ideas
Frank Herbert (1920-1986) was born in Tacoma, Washington. He worked in many fields before becoming a writer; TV cameraman, radio news commentator, oyster diver, judo instructor and newspaperman. His towering novel Dune won the Hugo and Nebula awards.
Invention/Technology Source Work (Publication Date)

Taprisiot Monitor Bead - last chance to surveil

The Dosadi Experiment (1977)

'Thopter - wing-beat plane

Dune (1965)

Thumper - rhythmic vibration

Dune (1965)

Tleilaxu Eyes (Metal Eyes) - insectile mechanical eyes

Dune Messiah (1969)

Tracked Vehicle - better than Hummer

The Dosadi Experiment (1977)

Transmit-Paper - first use of this idea

The Godmakers (1972)

Transmitter Eyes

The Dosadi Experiment (1977)

Uniflesh - skin for every occasion

The Dosadi Experiment (1977)


Dune (1965)

Vortal Tube

Whipping Star (1969)


Dune (1965)

Water Repellent Surface - non-wetting surface

Dune (1965)


Dune (1965)

Windtrap - pure water source

Dune (1965)

Zoo Fences - made of acid

The Dosadi Experiment (1977)

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