When Frank Herbert Saw “Star Wars”

The author of “Dune” tried to decide if he’d been ripped off

Frank Herbert in 1982 (publicity photo; colorized)

OnOn May 25, 1977, Star Wars was released to worldwide acclaim, going on to become one of the most successful movies in history. Frank Herbert, the author of Dune, the Science Fiction novel, found his son Brian telling him on the phone:

“You’d better see it. The similarities are…

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