Frank Herbert (1920-86) was born in Tacoma, Washington and worked as a reporter and later editor of a number of West Coast newspapers before becoming a full-time writer. His first SF story was published in 1952 but he achieved fame more than ten years later with the publication in ANALOG of 'Dune World' and 'The Prophet of Dune' that were amalgamated in the novel DUNE in 1965.
Frank Herbert's classic SF tale of an insect menace threatening the USA
First published in 1973, Frank Herbert's vivid imagination and brilliant view of nature and ecology have never been more evident than in this classic of science fiction.
America is a police state, and it is about to be threatened by the most hellish enemy in the world: insects.
When the Agency discovered that Dr Hellstrom's Project 40 was a cover for a secret laboratory, a special team of agents was immediately dispatched to discover its true purpose and its weaknesses - it could not be allowed to continue. What they discovered was a nightmare more horrific and hideous than even their paranoid government minds could devise.
Frank Herbert's classic SF tale of an insect menace threatening the USA.... a glorious mix of actio and intruige ... a book that will leave you both thinking and talking about it for a long time after you've finished. Nine and a Half out of Tena pretty unique piece of fiction, powerful and reflective... 5/5