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)

Courtarena - trial by fire

The Tactful Saboteur (1964)

Crechepod - full life support

The Godmakers (1972)

Crysknife - knife from a sandworm's tooth

Dune (1965)

Cutteray - mining laser

Dune (1965)

Daily Schedule (DS) - intelligent day planner

The Dosadi Experiment (1977)

Datacase - a status-thin briefcase for electronics

Heretics of Dune (1984)

Dew Gatherers

Dune (1965)

Dictatel

God Emperor of Dune (1981)

Dispensing Tooth - remember the tooth!

Dune (1965)

Distrans - talk to the animals

Dune (1965)

Doorseal - retain moisture

Dune (1965)

Ego-Likeness - a true portrait

Dune (1965)

Face Dancer

Dune Messiah (1969)

Factory Crawler (or Harvester Crawler) - sift the sands of Arrakis

Dune (1965)

Fanmetal - build temporary shelters

Dune (1965)

Fencing Mirror - fencing instructor

Dune (1965)

Filament Paper Book - small for space travel

Dune (1965)

Filmbook

Dune (1965)

Filt-Plug - lose no moisture

Dune (1965)

Float-home - living houseboat

Whipping Star (1969)

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