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. An experiment by two races human and one other who have put “volunteers” of their population on to a planet, quarantined it, and allowed the two populations struggle to find ex;eriment way under very tough survival conditions.

Where some are gripped and enthralled others might be frustrated by being made to work too hard. Published September 16th by Tor Books first published The Gowachin, a frog-like race of advanced ruthlessness, seem to have isolated a group of subjects on a mostly toxic planet, surrounded them with an impenetrable “”God Wall,”” and watched these dosai pigs develop the hideous cunning and brutality necessary for survival.

Their technology may experimenr primitive, but their subtlety and sophistication in the arts of observation, deception, intrigue, treachery, and warfare are unparalleled anywhere in the galaxy. Overall, I still enjoyed the book on this re-read; i. The Billion Light-Year Bookshelf.

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Aug 24, Stephen rated it really edperiment it Shelves: Though this seems familiar, the events of The Dosadi Experiment play out uniquely enough that Herbert’s style comes through yet not in a way that seems repetitive or overdone like my use of adjectives. They are beginning to realize that outside their imprisoning wall, there is a soft, decadent, wealthy society responsible for trapping them there.

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Sep 03, Michael Burnam-Fink rated it liked it Shelves: It has been years since I read “The Whipping Star”. Dosqdi like watching a dramatised wildlife documentary about the Serengetti. In tone, this story reminded me a lot of the later Dune books in so far as its focus on the psychological motivation 4.

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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. Jedrik is the leader of the resistance on the planet Dosadi.

They say aliteracy is on the rise these days. Get Known if you don’t have an account. Dosadi is an experimental planet, where individuals from different species are forced into a pressure-cooker environment that either kills them or radically expands their capacities it may remind you of Manhattan – it’s even surrounded by a poison river. In this story, McKie is sent to the homeworld of the froglike Gowachin to investigate a possible violation that involves isolating a planet from interstellar travel and forcing its population to live under brutal conditions.

The story could have taken a turn for something entirely different at virtually every point. If, on the other had, you thought God Emperor of Dune had way too much psychological babble about the “Golden Path” then this book might frustrate you. It’s a hard world and highly illegal in the ConSentiency.

An important part dosai this book is courtroom drama: Dune, rightly regarded as a classic, began as expeeriment exploration of the effect of trade I am perhaps too lenient on this book, else this review will serve as a confession that I am too stupid to grok the Dosadi mindset.

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They are both the ultimate bureaucrats and anti-bureaucrats. That gets exprriment to the million dollar question already: McKie is sent to Dosadi to investigate whether it was an illegal experiment.

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Herbert’s grasp of the ideas he wants to discuss is unrivaled in science fiction but the way he translates t The philosophical foundation of this novel boils down to simple social Darwinism. I read a review I liked and recalled the quality of his writing that I had enjoyed so much and thought it time to give him another try, this time away from Arrakis.

The whole thing feels like a cartoonish first draft of the ideas in God Emperor of Duneand let’s be real; if you’re reading this book, you’ve already read all of the Dune books, and even some of the KJA ones. 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.

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. 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 reflection of their ecology.