Noooooo...! I hear you scream. Not another Herbert!
Frank Herbert, author of the Dune series, The Dosadi Experiment, The White Plague and The Jesus Incident.
James Herbert, author of mainly horror fiction, Rats, The Fog, Lair, Sepulchre, The Secret of Crickley Hall to name but a few.
...and now there's moi¿ Not that I'm ranking myself alongside either of those most exalted luminaries of the literary world. And no...there's no relation with either (unfortunately). Having said that, I'd like to think that one day my name 'just might' be worthy of being mentioned when people talk about the contribution that the Herbert name brought to the field of literary genre fiction.