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The accumulated tales of Frank Herbert is the main whole selection of Herbert's brief fiction ever assembled-thirty-seven tales initially released among 1952 and 1979, plus one tale, "The Daddy Box," that hasn't ever been seemed before.

Frank Herbert, the New York Times bestselling writer of Dune, is likely one of the such a lot celebrated and commercially profitable technology fiction writers of all time. yet whereas most sensible recognized for originating the nature of Paul Atreides and the wasteland global of Arrakis, Herbert used to be additionally a prolific author of brief fiction. His tales have been released separately in different pulps and anthologies spanning many years, yet by no means accumulated. till now.

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