The Dosadi Experiment (Tor Science Fiction) and millions of other books are available for Amazon Kindle. The Dosadi Experiment (Tor Science Fiction) Mass Market Paperback – September 16, Frank Herbert () created the most beloved novel in the annals of science. The Dosadi Experiment is part of a series on Saboteur Extraordinary Jorj X. McKie consisting of two pieces of short fiction, A Matter of Traces. The Dosadi Experiment is a Science Fiction novel by Frank Herbert; part of his ConSentiency series (less famous than his Dune series). The protagonist is.

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Acknowledging the superior abilities of Jedrik, he nevertheless dispatches suicide bombers to make her inevitable victory as costly as possible. Jul 24, Lyn rated exeriment liked it.

The Dosadi Experiment

This is what Dosadi says: One, the Taprisiotsprovide instant mind-to-mind communication between two sentient minds anywhere in the universe, and the Caleban provide “jump-doors” which allow instantaneous travel between any two points in the universe. Does war break out? Mar 08, Aerin rated it it was ok Shelves: Herbert tries to convey sosadi this by passages like this: I loved Frank Herbert in middle school, and I hadn’t realized just how poor a writer he was.

Where I was not focused was in the front and end portions where Herbert tries to wordsmith through a simulated legal proceeding. Because the planet has poisons everywhere, the millions of inhabitants live in one valley. I thought the court arena was one of the easier parts to understand and the more basic drama parts. There isn’t the universe depth of the Dune series; that’s not possible in two short books and a novella. As an example, the Dosadi city of Chu being likened to the Gaza strip.


With an assumed identity, McKie teleports to Dosadi. Every society in the ConSentiency today reflects the historical judgment that failure to provide full information for informed consent on such an issue represents an ultimate crime. I’ve been explaining it to people this way, I love his ideas, I don’t always like his writing.

Herbert’s grasp of the ideas he wants to discuss is unrivaled in science fiction but the way he translates them to the plot is less so. That gets me to the million dollar question already: By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

THE DOSADI EXPERIMENT by Frank Herbert | Kirkus Reviews

The philosophical foundation of this novel boils down to simple social Darwinism. ConSentiency Universe 3 books. It is a sequel of sorts to Whipping Star a book I did not really like and is set in the universe of the ConSentiency. Although McKie doesn’t spend as long on Dosadi as Paul Atreides does among the Fremen of Arrakis, but he is never cut off from his position among the elites of the outer universe the way Paul was after the Harkonnens took back Arrakis.

Greed sets its own limits, is self-regulating. The ‘losing’ attorney was also executed for their failure and loss. I almost wish that this universe he created, it could be expanded to a series. But those of you thinking you might learn something about politics or power systems, look elsewhere. We see a number of commonalities of theme, even as there are notable differences in the worldbuilding of the two fictional universes. Since BuSab’s job is to keep the chaos roiling, McKie is sent in to investigate.


Sent by the agency to Dosadi as their “best”, he was like an infant in swaddling clothes in comparison to a people honed by fifteen generations of violence. They are both the ultimate bureaucrats and anti-bureaucrats.

Apr 21, Shawn rated it liked it. It was first published as a four-part serial in Galaxy Science Fiction magazine from May to August, It has been a while since I read this book but what stayed with me of those scenes is how their legal system is basically a ddosadi of their ecology.

They say aliteracy is on the rise these days. I keep coming back to one final question though Pure philosophical science fiction. Home Glossary Timeline New. I feel dosari giving such a classic sci-fi writer such a low rating, but this book had some issues.

Bedog by Frank Herbert from The Dosadi Experiment

I will need to pick up the first story with Jorj Expediment. The second Dune book was good, the third pretty good, and the fourth OK, and so on. Okay, I urgently need to reread the entire Dune saga. And Herbert kept the suspense at a peak for much of the book. Not as deep and lush as Dune, but some of the same colorings are apparent. The titular world of Dosadi in this novel is instead a toxic one, similar to the world of Grayson in the Honor Harrington universe.