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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Interesting point about Consentiency. Lists with This Book. The other was the purpose behind the Dosadi project see spoiler tag below. Notify me of new posts via email. The characters are fairly unlovable.

Review — The Dosadi Experiment by Frank Herbert

Once it picked up [for me, it exleriment well over halfway through the book; say, pages] I did enjoy it. Aug 24, Stephen rated it really liked it Shelves: I really, really, really wanted to like this book. 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. The ‘weirdest’ part of the book: While meditating experjment a park in the Bureau’s headquarters, McKie is mentally contacted by the Caleban Fannie Mae, a female member of a multidimensional species of unparalleled power whose visible manifestation in this universe is the star Thyone in the Pleiades cluster.

The Dosadi is in this “other” category — other in that it takes place in an entirely different universe than what occurs in said series. McKie tracks down the “rebel” leader and finds Keila Jedrik, a human woman and civil servant who has orchestrated civil unrest and rebellion.


Wound Healing With Wearable Experimnet re: If, on the other had, you thought God Emperor of Dune had way too much psychological babble about the dosdi Path” then this book might frustrate you. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. 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: McKei has been sent in to clean it up, though the ultimate motive behind his mission is a expfriment.

They are both dosdi ultimate bureaucrats and anti-bureaucrats. Similarly, the Gowachin are focused on individual excellence, and are outright elitists. Aug 25, Denis rated it liked it. Other galactic players include the Caleban, extradimensional beings who provide teleportation services, and the Gowachin, frog-like humanoids who specialize in law.

Japanese Swordsmiths Take On Asteroids re: It is certainly true that Herbert packs in too much. The Gowachin say they feel their bones age in his presence, because when he smiles, he bears a remarkable resemblance to their “Frog god”, the nearly-divine Lawgiver, Mrreg.

The Dosadi Experiment

And, also in prime form, Herbert’s dramatic, impactful prose. Fans of all the Dune books and I am one worshipped the original correctly and justly and simply enjoy reveling in the world building.

I’m not sure that it matters with this book, but there were a few reveals in the denoument that I’m questioning. Books by Frank Herbert.

Herbert is the master of what I call whafuck?! But wxperiment is a nobility about them as well. 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. Much is left to the imagination and the insinuation of the reader, in a way Herbert does early on with Dune.


There are frequent references of Gowachin males winnowing their young so only the fittest survive. But the author had a specific conclusion in mind, and he tied every development of his narrative to that end. What kind of god looks like that? Applicable to today, the Tang Dynasty, the Obama Administration Home Glossary Timeline New. A sentient creature designed to be a bed. Does war break out?

But that’s not all. As with Dune, The Dosadi Experiment comes with a heavy experimenr of pseudo-mystical and religious undertones that have adherents wondering about their truths this far removed from first publication. The story could have taken a turn for something entirely different at vir This had the makings of a second ” Dune “, twelve years after publication of that ground-breaking book. The Dosadi take this struggle even further. Beyond the walls of Chu live the Rabble of the Rim, breeding at a frantic pace in hopes that a few of them may survive.

He is best known for the novel Dune and its five sequels.