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Ranking Author Frank Herbert’s Best Books (A Bibliography Countdown)

“What are Frank Herbert’s Best Books?” We looked at all of Herbert’s authored bibliography and ranked them against one another to answer that very question!

We took all of the books written by Frank Herbert and looked at their Goodreads, Amazon, and LibraryThing scores, ranking them against one another to see which books came out on top. The books are ranked in our list below based on which titles have the highest overall score between all 3 review sites in comparison with all of the other books by the same author. The process isn’t super scientific and in reality, most books aren’t “better” than other books as much as they are just different. That being said, we do enjoy seeing where our favorites landed, and if you aren’t familiar with the author at all, the rankings can help you see what books might be best to start with.

The full ranking chart is also included below the countdown on the bottom of the page.

Happy Scrolling!



The Top Book’s Of Frank Herbert




39 ) More Fantastic Stories

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 35
  • Amazon: 39
  • LibraryThing: 33


39 ) Try To Remember

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 35
  • Amazon: 39
  • LibraryThing: 33


39 ) New World or No World

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 35
  • Amazon: 39
  • LibraryThing: 33


38 ) Missing Link

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 35
  • Amazon: 37
  • LibraryThing: 33


37 ) The White Plague

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 35
  • Amazon: 27
  • LibraryThing: 33


36 ) The Green Brain

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 31
  • Amazon: 34
  • LibraryThing: 29


35 ) Operation Haystack

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 35
  • Amazon: 24
  • LibraryThing: 33


34 ) The Eyes of Heisenberg

	The Eyes of Heisenberg

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 28
  • Amazon: 34
  • LibraryThing: 27


33 ) Man of Two Worlds

	Man of Two Worlds

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 27
  • Amazon: 27
  • LibraryThing: 27


32 ) The Heaven Makers

	The Heaven Makers

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 28
  • Amazon: 22
  • LibraryThing: 25


31 ) Direct Descent

	Direct Descent

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 33
  • Amazon: 11
  • LibraryThing: 30


30 ) Destination: Void

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 20
  • Amazon: 24
  • LibraryThing: 26


29 ) The Worlds of Frank Herbert

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 19
  • Amazon: 34
  • LibraryThing: 15


28 ) The Godmakers

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 21
  • Amazon: 27
  • LibraryThing: 17


27 ) A Game of Authors

	A Game of Authors

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 32
  • Amazon: 1
  • LibraryThing: 31


26 ) Old Rambling House

	Old Rambling House

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 1
  • Amazon: 27
  • LibraryThing: 33


24 ) The Dragon in the Sea

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 25
  • Amazon: 14
  • LibraryThing: 21


24 ) The Book of Frank Herbert

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 26
  • Amazon: 10
  • LibraryThing: 24


21 ) The Lazarus Effect

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 9
  • Amazon: 33
  • LibraryThing: 14


21 ) The Ascension Factor

	The Ascension Factor

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 9
  • Amazon: 37
  • LibraryThing: 10


21 ) Unpublished Stories

	Unpublished Stories

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 23
  • Amazon: 1
  • LibraryThing: 32


19 ) The Notebooks of Frank Herbert’s Dune

	The Notebooks of Frank Herbert's Dune

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 3
  • Amazon: 27
  • LibraryThing: 23


19 ) Survival and the Atom

	Survival and the Atom

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 13
  • Amazon: 27
  • LibraryThing: 13


18 ) High-Opp

	High-Opp

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 30
  • Amazon: 4
  • LibraryThing: 15


16 ) Hellstrom’s Hive

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 15
  • Amazon: 11
  • LibraryThing: 22


16 ) Eye

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 15
  • Amazon: 14
  • LibraryThing: 19


13 ) Soul Catcher

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 14
  • Amazon: 14
  • LibraryThing: 19


13 ) Whipping Star

	Whipping Star

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 17
  • Amazon: 21
  • LibraryThing: 9


13 ) Angels’ Fall

	Angels' Fall

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 22
  • Amazon: 24
  • LibraryThing: 1


12 ) The Priests of Psi

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 24
  • Amazon: 4
  • LibraryThing: 18


10 ) Threshold

	Threshold

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 11
  • Amazon: 1
  • LibraryThing: 33


10 ) The Jesus Incident

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 12
  • Amazon: 22
  • LibraryThing: 11


8 ) The Santaroga Barrier

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 17
  • Amazon: 14
  • LibraryThing: 12


8 ) Children of Dune

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 35
  • Amazon: 4
  • LibraryThing: 4


7 ) A Thorn in the Bush

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 34
  • Amazon: 4
  • LibraryThing: 2


6 ) Heretics of Dune

	Heretics of Dune

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 6
  • Amazon: 14
  • LibraryThing: 6


5 ) Dune Messiah

	Dune Messiah

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 5
  • Amazon: 14
  • LibraryThing: 6


4 ) The Dosadi Experiment

	The Dosadi Experiment

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 8
  • Amazon: 13
  • LibraryThing: 3


3 ) Chapterhouse: Dune

	Chapterhouse: Dune

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 4
  • Amazon: 14
  • LibraryThing: 5


2 ) God Emperor of Dune

	God Emperor of Dune

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 7
  • Amazon: 4
  • LibraryThing: 8


1 ) Dune

	Dune

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 2
  • Amazon: 4
  • LibraryThing: 2


Frank Herbert’s Best Books



Frank Herbert Review Website Bibliography Rankings

BookGoodreadsAmazonLibraryThingOveral Rank
Dune 2 4 2 1
God Emperor of Dune 7 4 8 2
Chapterhouse: Dune 4 14 5 3
The Dosadi Experiment 8 13 3 4
Dune Messiah 5 14 6 5
Heretics of Dune 6 14 6 6
A Thorn in the Bush 34 4 2 7
The Santaroga Barrier 17 14 12 8
Children of Dune 35 4 4 8
Threshold 11 1 33 10
The Jesus Incident 12 22 11 10
The Priests of Psi 24 4 18 12
Soul Catcher 14 14 19 13
Whipping Star 17 21 9 13
Angels’ Fall 22 24 1 13
Hellstrom’s Hive 15 11 22 16
Eye 15 14 19 16
High-Opp 30 4 15 18
The Notebooks of Frank Herbert’s Dune 3 27 23 19
Survival and the Atom 13 27 13 19
The Lazarus Effect 9 33 14 21
The Ascension Factor 9 37 10 21
Unpublished Stories 23 1 32 21
The Dragon in the Sea 25 14 21 24
The Book of Frank Herbert 26 10 24 24
Old Rambling House 1 27 33 26
A Game of Authors 32 1 31 27
The Godmakers 21 27 17 28
The Worlds of Frank Herbert 19 34 15 29
Destination: Void 20 24 26 30
Direct Descent 33 11 30 31
The Heaven Makers 28 22 25 32
Man of Two Worlds 27 27 27 33
The Eyes of Heisenberg 28 34 27 34
Operation Haystack 35 24 33 35
The Green Brain 31 34 29 36
The White Plague 35 27 33 37
Missing Link 35 37 33 38
More Fantastic Stories 35 39 33 39
Try To Remember 35 39 33 39
New World or No World 35 39 33 39

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