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Frank Herbert Park in Tacoma

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Let's encourage Metro Parks Tacoma to consider naming the breakwater peninsula of Point Defiance (currently unnamed) after Frank Herbert.


Author Frank Herbert wrote Dune, one of the bestselling science fiction novels ever, as well as five sequels set in the world that book imagined. He won both the Nebula and the Hugo Awards – the two most prestigious awards in science fiction. NASA has officially approved the naming of geographic features on Saturn’s moon Titan after words coined by him.

He’s from Tacoma, but no one here seems to know it.

Frank Herbert was not only a creative visionary, he was also a committed environmentalist and cared deeply about the health of the Northwest. In Brian Herbert’s biography of his father, he writes that on the Puget Sound, “Frank Herbert developed a deep respect for the natural rhythms of nature. The ecology message, so prevalent in much of his writing, is one of his most important legacies.”

Now is a the time to honor this native son with a beautiful park named for him. The tourism slogan we currently use to promote Tacoma is “Where Art and Nature Meet.” That describes Frank Herbert to a T. It’s time to embrace the boy who swam the Narrows, who fished on Tacoma’s beaches, and who grew up to be one of the most influential science fiction authors of all time.

Show your love for Frank and his legacy and sign this petition!

More information about the breakwater peninsula:http://archive.metroparkstacoma.org/page.php?id=757

More information about Frank Herbert:
http://postdefiance.com/son-of-tacoma-father-of-dune/

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  • Jean-Claude Dupre
    Jean-Claude Dupre United States, Hurst
    Jun 20, 2014
    Jun 20, 2014
    This was a man who cared for his fellow Human being and about the human condition. A wonderfully sensitive and creative human being who through his work inspired millions around the world. His son has take up his banner now. Please help us honor this noble man Frank Herbert. A man who cared....
  • Jacob M. Lindsey
    Jacob M. Lindsey United States, Knoxville
    Jun 14, 2014
    Jun 14, 2014
    A stone-type memorial dedicated to Frank Herbert and his novels should be erected at the point too.
  • Tom O'Kelley
    Tom O'Kelley United States, Tacoma
    Jun 12, 2014
    Jun 12, 2014
    Considering Mr. Herbert's history in and around Tacoma, naming the park for him is the right and proper thing to do.
  • Kevin McKee
    Kevin McKee United States, Glen Burnie
    May 14, 2014
    May 14, 2014
    A pioneer of environmental ethics in
    this country. Overdue for more
    general, public recognition.
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