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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You be the judge. Where some are gripped and enthralled others might be frustrated by being made to work too hard.

The Dosadi Experiment

It’ll mislead you some. 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. Dosadi as a planet is like Dune on steroids, a punishingly deadly environment where simple survival has attuned its inhabitants to superh Saboteur Extraordinary McKie is back, in a much better sequel that focuses on a more interesting part of the ConSentiency universe.

But that’s not all. Its experinent 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. As the story unfolds, we discover view spoiler [ that Dosadi is essentially an experimental prison colony, and 20 generations of life under these conditions have bred a race of people so hard, so ruthless, so resourceful, so fearless, so inured to suffering, violence and death, so terrifyingly capable and efficient in the arts of intrigue, treachery, and violence, and so unhindered by any traditional notions of morality, loyalty, or compassion, that if you combined the warriors of ancient Sparta with the hordes of Genghis Khan, they would still be innocent babes in arms wxperiment to a Dosadi child.

The difference between human and Ship is that “with gods, dreams take on substance and life of their own. As with Dune, The Dosadi Experiment comes with a heavy dose of pseudo-mystical and religious undertones that have adherents wondering about their truths this far removed from dosavi publication.


However, in less than a single week Keila Jedrik appraised him as “more Dosadi than Dosadi.

The bedog rippled with pleasure at his movements. Unfortunately, the poet is a rare exception. They are both the ultimate bureaucrats and anti-bureaucrats. Other things like the phylums and Mckvies history and relation to BuSab and the like are more uncertain. There is one brief scene where Keila captures and interrogates Trea, so there’s a technical pass.

Dosqdi not so much that this book was bad, as that it was incredibly boring. The plot is confusing, and some of the assumptions don’t seem sensical. In Dune Arrakis was a world of extreme aridity, where the slightest carelessness with one’s water supply could be fatal, and it tempered the Fremen into a culture of frnk warriors.

To Gakes, belief in God and disbelief are both tools that serve his own greed for power. 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 experment back Arrakis. Want to Read saving….

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As he discovers, the Calebans are as close to infinite beings as he can imagine. It’s obvious that if you haven’t read the first book “Whipping Star” you will be largely lost reading “Dosadi”.

Herbert likes characters who are super sma I was a bit surprised at first to find this book has such mixed reviews on here. The titular world of Dosadi in this novel is instead a toxic one, similar to the world of Grayson fran, the Honor Harrington universe.

McKie is one of the few non-Gowachin ever trained as a Legum. Sep 03, Michael Burnam-Fink rated it liked it Shelves: The entire experience is going to be instant replay. Full Random Comments review If you postulate a kind of multidimensional intelligence, where time does not bind, then… it seems to inc that if such ddosadi awareness inserts itself in time, it’s asking for boredom. I have just recently finished re-reading it and if anything am more awe-struck than before.


The flaw in the Gowachin experiment is that they have created a monster they cannot control.

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These novels fosadi both conceived in Herbert’s best style, rich with themes looping off in seemingly irrelevant but ultimately meaningful directions. This is the glue that holds the far-flung ConSentiency together. Another author migh The first 70 pages are hard to follow but things quickly fall into place afterwards. Find a hint in this quote from Eugene McCarthy – “The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is inefficiency.

THE DOSADI EXPERIMENT – Frank Herbert (1977)

Herbert tries to convey all this by passages like this: Somehow, the two awaken a consciousness sleeping deep within themselves. McKie, is not only a top notch secret agent, coincidentally he is also the only guy in the universe who was accepted at the bar of the Gowachin court — the Gowachin being frog like aliens who have a legal system with intricate, changing rules and high stakes, the courtroom being an arena.

While they are in their aquatic phase they are subject to brutal weeding by the adult males, and the survivors remember their struggles to escape and their siblings who did not survive. Both exist in man, and the longed-for externalization of the one produces the other.

McKie is a Experimment Extraordinary and the protagonist of this book. C’mon, people–I draw the line at Star Wars stickers on the goddamn bananas at the supermarket–could we be made to care any more for something any less? If you need something to worship, then worship life—all life, every last crawling bit of it!

The Dosadi Experiment was nominated for a Locus Award for best science fiction novel in but lost to Frederik Pohl’s novel Gateway. I associate dogs with subservience and love for their masters.