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Oldtimer – 2009-09-28 7:05 PM

I’ve just finished reading the first “Dune”. It was overwhelming. Was Frank Herbert a psychiatrist?

I don’t believe he was trained as one, but he certainly was very interested in psychology, especially in human behavior and the motivation behind it and had studied the topic extensively. Among his many other interests such as language and politics and social studies, first and foremost, he was a keen observer of human behavior–in what people did, not what they said. In my humble opinion, he was close to being a genius overall, and definitely a genius in creating Dune.