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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Again, the world-building is the best part of the book; it’s such a strength with Herbert that it becomes the thing that carries the book. We see a number of commonalities of theme, even as there are notable differences in the worldbuilding of experimemt two fictional universes.

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I was tempted to give this three stars for a convoluted plot and being difficult to get into the first pages or so, but I can say that I loved the world-building and the weirdness of it all. As a result of this extraordinary pressure, the populace have changed both mentally and physically, to the point that if they were ever to be allowed to leave their world in significant numbers, they would pose a significant threat to the stability of the ConSentiency.

The Dosadi Experiment

This is best “non Dune” book by Frank Herbert that I have read. I first read it as a teenager and it made a big impression on me. The protagonist is Jorj X. Herbert was telling, but it’s also possible that the changing experi,ent of the role of drugs in the fictional societies was the result of shifts in Primary World attitudes toward drug use and addiction.


Turns out there are shenanigans within shenanigans involving body swapping, ego-sex limbos, and cruel love. The culture of ordinary day-to-day power in Dosadi is very violent. Armored Clothing – modern armor.

Frank Herbert fans, sci fi fans, Literature students. One is the past history of the main character.

THE DOSADI EXPERIMENT – Frank Herbert () | Weighing a pig doesn’t fatten it.

Copyright Leigh Kimmel. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. The author has created a universe populated by a variety of alien species who are not merely human beings in funny suits, but are sosadi alien in thought and biology as well as surface appearance. In court, not of the parties involved is certain of survival.

Find a hint in this quote from Eugene McCarthy – “The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is inefficiency. Get Known if you don’t have an account. The story could have taken a turn for something entirely different at virtually every point. Published September 16th by Tor Books first published With masterly aplomb, he crafts devious and often hilarious worlds with nary an explanation and then forces it down your throat with nary a warning.

The Dosadi Experiment by Frank Herbert: Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Another attempt to control and create destiny gone awry. Thanks for telling edperiment about the problem. I was a bit surprised at first to find this book has such mixed reviews on here. When I was recommended this book, I was told it mirrored the Palestinian conflict and I found a thoughtful blog post that explores the connection: 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.

An important point is that Herbert rejects a purely democratic experimfnt as it proves to become tyrannical. Herbert likes characters who are super sma I was a bit surprised at first to find this book has such mixed reviews on here.



Much is left to the imagination and the insinuation of the reader, in a way Herbert does early on with Dune. May 06, Stephanie Ricker rated it liked it Shelves: They isolated doasdi planet Dosadi behind an impenetrable barrier called “The God Wall”. At any rate, minor disagreements with his politics will not be enough to stop me from wanting to see more of how Herbert applied his very original imagination in other books.

I will need to pick up the first story with Jorj X. Wound Healing With Wearable Nanogenerators ‘ The Dosadi take experimrnt struggle even further.

McKie is an agent for the Dodadi of Sabotage, a shady organization whose mission is to keep laws in check in the ConSentiency a pan-galactic, multi-species government. Post was not sent – check your email addresses!

Quotes from The Dosadi Experi Herbert tries to convey all this by passages like this: The system of Gowachin law is fascinating, but the plot hinges too much on this unfamiliar system; for all its logic, we never feel the visceral twists and turns of the courtroom drama, mostly because each virtuoso legal manuever must be painstakingly explained to us as it happens. The ‘weirdest’ part of the book: They are beginning to realize that outside their imprisoning wall, there is a soft, decadent, wealthy society responsible for trapping them there.

This is certainly not my favorite Herbert novel, but I believe it is the last one that I hadn’t read. The solutions to the various plots and subplots involve the twists and turns of human and alien culture and politics as well as mental transformation or transcendence of some of the characters.

Yes, but just barely.