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)

Palm Lock - uses more than a fingerprint

Dune (1965)

Paracompass - detects local magnetic anomalies

Dune (1965)

Personality Simulator - game your office politics

The Dosadi Experiment (1977)

Plasteel - tough metal for tough times

Dune (1965)

Poison Snooper - be careful, my Duke

Dune (1965)

Polawindow - change lighting instantly

The Godmakers (1972)

Procreative Stump

Hellstrom's Hive (1972)

Pseudoflesh - key to boneless meat

Whipping Star (1969)


Heretics of Dune (1984)


Dune (1965)

Remote-Cast Snooper

Dune (1965)

Residual Poison

Dune (1965)

Ridulian Crystal Sheets

God Emperor of Dune (1981)

Rotating House - turn the salon

The Godmakers (1972)

Sandsnork - breathe under sand

Dune (1965)

Sandtrout Glove

Children of Dune (1976)

Sapho Juice - juice of Mentats

Dune (1965)

Selectacol - automating interior design

The Godmakers (1972)

Semuta - eerie music

Dune (1965)


Dune (1965)

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