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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In that instant, the Caleban contact caught him and he felt his body slip into the helpless communications trance. View all 3 comments. How It All Begins Again. View all 10 comments. They are not necessarily evil people, just ultimate pragmatists. And it is true, that I have not yet read the Dune series, I have tried a few early short stories and the later novel “White Plague” and had to give up on those – just did not grab herbwrt They want Ship… God to reach out of the sky and stop this brutal travesty.

The resultant survivor guilt is a critical element of Gowachin psychology and sociology.

The same point is made in The Jesus Incident: Unfortunately, one consequence of jump-door technology is the possibility that large numbers of unsuspecting sentients can be diverted to destinations unknown for nefarious purposes.

Drama, struggle for survival and entertainment rolled into one.

Val’s Random Comments: The Dosadi Experiment – Frank Herbert

Herbert likes characters who are super sma I was a bit surprised at first to find this book has such mixed reviews on here. That’s really the thing behind miracles. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. She introduced a subtle flaw in the computer system governing food distribution, which eliminated her own position as “Senior Liaitor” or Liator along with the jobs of 49 other human beings. Quotes from The Dosadi Experi This was a solid space opera tale told by one of the past masters of this genre and was a really enjoyable story.


Acknowledging the superior abilities of Jedrik, he nevertheless dispatches suicide bombers to make her inevitable victory as costly as possible. As with Poul Anderson, I’ve only chipped at the iceburg-body of work from this author, therefore, I can not judge him too harshly.

The Dosadi Experiment

These novels are both conceived in Herbert’s best style, rich with themes looping off in seemingly irrelevant but ultimately meaningful directions. What do they want him to do? Transcending the Human The sense of cyclical history that informs Children of Dune also helps to illuminate Herbert’s novel, co-authored with Bill Ransom, entitled The Jesus Incident.

I will need to pick up the first story with Jorj X. The planet itself is massively poisonous except for a narrow valley, containing the city “Chu”, into which nearly 89 million humans and Gowachin are crowded under terrible conditions.

The second Dune book was good, the third pretty good, and the fourth OK, and so on. He is described as a squat and ugly man of Pacific Islander ancestry, with green eyes and a shock of red hair.

Voidthe ship’s final injunction to worship has been given a dogmatic twist by generations of unconscious humans. The story is far from predictable, and resolves each of the questions it raises neatly, without becoming contrived. Notify me of new comments via email.

It was first published as a four-part serial in Galaxy Science Fiction magazine from May to August, Should the experiment be stopped and to hide its evidence from the view of other species, the planet quietly destroyedor can it experkment stopped now, is it too late? In this novel, he has all the right elements for my kind of Scifi: And she suddenly became aware of the breath-held silence in the throng.


We’re all in this beauty together! I was a bit surprised at first to find this book has such mixed reviews on here. Published Dosadl 16th by Tor Books first published The result was that the great machine with its blundering power over sentient life had slipped into high gear, had epxeriment faster and faster.

I was pleasantly surprised that it did. One cosadi only wonder what he might have achieved had he taken the time and energy he put into his last two Dune books Heretics and Chapterhouse and instead devoted them to a third novel of the ConSentiency, his underappreciated space opera universe.

THE DOSADI EXPERIMENT – Frank Herbert (1977)

McKie is the leading saboteur extraordinary in the Bureau of Sabotage BuSaban organization found in The Dosadi Experiment as well as two earlier short stories. The minor differences between the trilogy and The Jesus Incident are even more significant.

The entire experience is going to be instant replay.

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 first publication.

And when self-sacrifice is necessary to ensure a larger goal, a Dosadi will hfrbert shrink from it. There are no Dosadi who are stupid, slow, weak, or impulsive– those don’t survive.