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12 Quotations from Frank Herbert

aircar n. 1970 F. Herbert in Worlds of If Science Fiction Jan. 16/1 ‘Why didn’t you bring us by aircar?’ ‘People here on Cordiality are used to seeing me in a groundcar unless I'm on official business and require speed.’
atomics n. 2 1964 F. Herbert Dune World in Astounding Science Fiction Jan. 72 Outside of atomics, I know of no explosive powerful enough to destroy an entire worm. They're incredibly tough.
cyborg n. 1966 F. Herbert Eyes of Heisenberg in Galaxy Magazine Aug. 143/1 From the shoulders down, where Glisson’s arms had been, now dangled only the empty linkages for Cyborg prosthetic attachments.
cyborg v. 1985 F. Herbert Chapterhouse: Dune 238 Where did mechanical additions to human flesh become dominant? When was the Cyborg no longer human? Temptations intensified—‘Just this one little adjustment.’ And so easy to adjust until the potpourri-human became unquestioningly obedient. But…Clairby? Conditions of extremis said, ‘Cyborg him!’
groundcar n. 1970 F. Herbert in Worlds of If Science Fiction Jan. 16/1 ‘Why didn’t you bring us by aircar?’ ‘People here on Cordiality are used to seeing me in a groundcar unless I'm on official business and require speed.’
planet-buster n. 1959 F. Herbert Missing Link in Astounding Science Fiction Feb. 105/2 We're going to take up a tight orbit. Out beyond us will be five transports full of I-A marines and a class IX Monitor with one planet-buster. You're calling the shots, God help you!
plasteel n. 1955 F. Herbert Under Pressure in Astounding Science Fiction Nov. 57/2 What we need is a dielectric as tough as plasteel.
plasteel n. 1965 F. Herbert in Analog Science Fiction/Fact Apr. 111/1 The shafts were about a meter and a half long with glistening plasteel hoods at one end, roughened at the other end for a firm grip.
shield n. 1963 F. Herbert Dune World in Analog Science Fact–Science Fiction Dec. 33/2 He pulled a shield belt from the table, buckled it fast around his waist.
shield n. 1963 F. Herbert Dune World in Analog Science Fact—Science Fiction Dec. 33/2 ‘One must always remember that the shield turns the fast blow and admits the slow kindjal!’ Paul snapped up the rapier, feinted fast and whipped it back in a slow thrust timed precisely to enter a shield’s mindless defenses.
stunner n. 1965 F. Herbert in Analog Science Fact—Science Fiction Jan. 24/2 In the flashing instant Hawat had time to see they were Sardaukar, hard faces set in battle frenzy, that they were unshielded and each carried a knife in one hand, a stunner in the other.
unsuited adv. 1966 F. Herbert Destination: Void 137 Goodness and mercy? That was anything which preserved the hope that you could one day walk unsuited beneath an open sky.