Brian Herbert, the son of Frank Herbert, is the author of twenty-five books. He has won literary honors and has been nominated for the highest awards in science fiction. In 2003, he published Dreamer of Dune, the Hugo Award–nominated biography of his father. His earlier novels include Timeweb; The Web and the Stars; Webdancers; Sidney's Comet; Sudanna, Sudanna; The Race for God; and Man of Two Worlds, coauthored with Frank Herbert. Since 1999, Brian has written nine Dune series novels with Kevin J. Anderson, all of which have been major international bestsellers. In 2004, Brian published The Forgotten Heroes, a powerful tribute to the U.S. Merchant Marine.