This celebrity goo was created by player Dan Donovan.
Scott Hardie provided the source image, gooed image, category, and difficulty, wrote the clue, and wrote the explanation.

publication date: Monday, August 13, 2001 (part of Round XIV)

category: Literature

clue: This guy's books about spice, worms, and a lot of sand became the best-selling science fiction series ever.

explanation: Herbert's most famous book was Dune, about two clans fighting for control of a desert planet that was home to a valuable spice, but also humongous sand worms. The success of the book led to a series of novels called The Dune Chronicles, which, at the time this goo went online, was the best-selling science fiction series of all time. more…

solved by: Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Mike Eberhart, David Mitzman, Aaron Fischer, Christine Marie Doiron, Kelly Lee, Kelly Stokes, Amir H. Sufyani, Jeff Flom, Brannan Conrad, Joel DeClue, and Greg Webster

trivia: This goo was part of Round Fourteen, in which each goo was selected by a player. This goo was chosen by Dan Donovan. Scott erred in thinking that few players would be able to recognize this goo.


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