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Frank Herbert's Legacy

10/05/2015 - 7:00pm

Join us for a roundtable panel discussion with local thinkers, fans, and personalities exploring Frank Herbert’s history in Tacoma and beyond, and the literary and environmental impact of his work and vision. Panelists include: Katy Evans (Post Defiance, Grand Cinema), Brett Rogers (University of Puget Sound), Steve Niva (Evergreen State College), and Erik Hanberg (author of The Lattice Trilogy). This year is the 50th anniversary of the publication of Dune and would have been Tacoma native Frank Herbert's 95th birthday!

Attending this event, you will be entered to win the stunning, illustrated 50th anniversary limited edition of Dune, published and graciously donated by The Folio Society. Check out our other Frank Herbert events, Dune Film Showing and Stillsuit Cocktails.

Brett M. Rogers is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Puget Sound. He is co-editor of Classical Traditions in Science Fiction and a forthcoming volume Classical Traditions in Modern Fantasy, and co-organized the “Once and Future Antiquity” conference at Puget Sound earlier this year. He’s recently been dabbling in Dune, having recently completed a forthcoming essay, "“NOW HARKONNEN SHALL KILL HARKONNEN”: AESCHYLUS, DYNASTIC VIOLENCE, AND TWOFOLD TRAGEDIES IN FRANK HERBERT’S DUNE", for a volume on Receptions of Aeschylus. He is particularly interested in the ways science fiction and fantasy writers engage directly – or, more often, indirectly– with Greco-Roman antiquity, which makes him particularly annoying to talk to during movies and at bars.
Event address: 
King's Books
218 St Helens Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402
Dune Cover Image
ISBN: 9780441172719
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Published: Ace - September 1st, 1990

Dune Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101658055
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Published: Ace - August 25th, 2003