October 2009

New Forum Skinning

We've relaunched the Official Dune Novels forum with a new skin that matches the theme to the official website. We hope everyone enjoys the new look!

--Byron Merritt

Reissue of Spanish Dune Translation Coming Soon!

Spanish editions of Dune, Dune Messiah and Children of Dune are scheduled to be reissued in March. The books will be issued in Spain, but it shouldn’t be too difficult to secure a copy internationally.

Frank Herbert's Birthday

Today -- October 8th -- is Frank Herbert's birthday. Had the master storyteller still been alive, he would've been 89 years old today.

Frank was born in Tacoma, Washington and passed away on February 11, 1986 after losing his battle with pancreatic cancer.

DragonCon 2009

This year was the first time I attended DragonCon, and what an experience! The staff there really know what the phrase "southern hospitality" means. Everyone was kind, informative, and handled my questions perfectly. The great thing about this event was that there were tons of resources for fans and guests alike. Information booths, guest services, a flood of volunteers, all made this a really fun event. Next year, I hope to attend again and experience more of what this amazing Con has to offer.

--Byron Merritt, Grandson of Frank Herbert