Frank Herbert’s ‘Dune’ Took Inspiration From Florence, Oregon

You still have time to take part in the City Lights Cinemas and the Siuslaw Public Library District presentation of the “Frank Herbert Dune Celebration,” honoring the historical ties between the Florence dunes and the seminal science fiction classic that influenced a generation of books, music, and films.

In 1957, Herbert traveled to Florence, Oregon to write a magazine article on the Oregon Dunes. “…Sand dunes have been known to swallow whole cities, lakes, rivers, highways,” he wrote to his agent, fascinated by the struggle between nature and humanity. Continue reading... “Frank Herbert’s ‘Dune’ Took Inspiration From Florence, Oregon”