From author Frank Herbert, creator of the Dune series, comes this classic science fiction of THE DOSADI EXPERIMENT Beyond the God Wall Generations of a. Editorial Reviews. Review. For Dune. “A portrayal of an alien society more complete and The Dosadi Experiment (Tor Science Fiction) by [Herbert, Frank]. Bedog by Frank Herbert: A sentient creature designed to be a bed. (Text quote, book citation included.).

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They want a miracle! In this story, McKie is sent to the homeworld of the froglike Gowachin to investigate a possible violation that involves expeeriment a planet from interstellar travel and forcing its population to live under dpsadi conditions. Stay Indoors To Save Energy. Herbert was telling, but it’s also possible that the changing portrayal of the role of drugs in the fictional societies was the result of shifts in Primary World attitudes toward drug use and addiction.

Since BuSab’s job is to keep the chaos roiling, McKie is sent in to investigate. The Dosadi experiment serves two purposes: Even if The Dosadi Experiment were a novel by a complete unknown, it would be worthy of note.

What’s the deal with this planet Dosadi anyway? The not understanding and the feeling like a simpleton can get frustrating, and if your attention wanders for a moment, you can easily miss critical information.


But if you can treat the story like a puzzle that you slowly assemble, accepting that you won’t understand it until you’re finished and you may not fully understand it even thenthen it can be a rewarding project.

The philosophical foundation of this novel boils down to simple social Darwinism. As one of the Gowachin masterminds of the project put it, they’d created a monster they could no longer control.

I was a bit surprised at first to find this book has such mixed reviews on here.

In that instant, the Caleban contact caught him and he felt his body slip into the helpless communications trance. May 10, Amber Dunten rated it liked it Shelves: Jun 20, Bart rated it it was ok Shelves: Although the former is referenced through the latter, my understanding of the latter was not harmed in any way I can imagine. If you really encompassed it dozadi would destroy you.

This set an appropriately macro scale for the Byzantine plotting that followed, and suited the skill set of a science fiction author, a breed used to painting in broad strokes.

THE DOSADI EXPERIMENT – Frank Herbert (1977)

I loved Frank Herbert in middle school, and I hadn’t realized just how poor a writer he was. For example, the people set on Dosadi evolve to be both extremely perceptive and quick thinkers, as their violent living conditions are ruthless to the meek and the slow. Anonymous February 18, at Then there is the intriguing Gowachin legal system. The story could have taken a turn for something entirely different at virtually every point.

As a result, some of the set pieces and conversations require the reader’s full attention. Oct 12, Rob rated it it was amazing Shelves: The most obvious difference is of course the presence of alien sophants in the universe of Jorj X McKie, whereas the Dune universe was human-only.


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The story is far from predictable, and resolves each of the questions it raises neatly, without becoming contrived. They’re watching their feet: I’ve always loved the the weirdness of the Dune series, and Herbert kicks the weirdness into high gear with this one. If you take him as you find him his works are right up there. And as Captain Sparrow of Under Pressure, that man of faith whose name reflects the same biblical reference, noted:.

The same point is made in The Jesus Incident: Like Liked by 1 person.

Its inhabitants live in conditions of incredible overcrowding and brutal competition, where the slightest misstep, the least hint of weakness, can result in one’s betrayal and death.

The unknown is mastered by receptivity, not compulsion. On still deeper levels, asymptotically approaching but never reaching the infinity of the universe itself, consciousness approaches the appearance of unconsciousness as in the Sleeper experimeent The Dosadi Experimentbecause perceiver and perceived approach identity.