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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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Beyond the God Wall Generations of a tormented human-alien people, caged on a toxic planet, conditioned by constant hunger and war-this is the Dosadi Experiment, and it has succeeded too well.
For the Dosadi have bred for Vengeance as well as cunning, and they have learned how to pass through the shimmering God Wall to exact their dreadful revenge on the Universe that creat Beyond the God Wall Generations of a tormented human-alien people, caged on a toxic planet, conditioned by constant hunger and war-this is the Dosadi Experiment, and it has succeeded too well. For the Dosadi have bred for Vengeance as well as cunning, and they have learned how to pass through the shimmering God Wall to exact their dreadful revenge on the Universe that created them.
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It read just fine and was extremely refreshing. See 1 question about The Dosadi Experiment…. Lists with This Book. Jul 24, Lyn rated it liked it. The second Dune book was good, the third pretty good, and the fourth OK, and so on. 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 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 idea, that of a social and biological experiment conducted on an epic, planetary scale, is similar in tone, if not style, to Philip K.
Herbert sets the stage for a fascinating legal dramaalbeit a weird, baffling, alien but nonetheless hypnotic drama.
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Dosadi is much akin to Arrakis, a small world where a spartan, violently simplistic society breeds a possible change agent that may affect everything else. View all 17 comments. Aug 24, Stephen rated it really liked it Shelves: This is best “non Dune” book by Frank Herbert that I have read. It is a sequel of sorts to Whipping Star a book I did not really like and is set in the universe of the ConSentiency.
The basic plot experriment a secret experiment in which a group of humans and aliens are kidnapped and placed on a planet with a brutal environment in order to produce In tone, this story reminded me a lot of the later Dune books in so far as its focus on the psychological motivation 4.
In tone, this story reminded me a lot of the later Dune books in so far as its focus on the psychological motivations of the characters and its significant experment on the dossadi of the dosaxi characters’ mind-set. I liked that but I can see that some would have found the lack of true action to be slow. If, like me, your favorite book in the Dune series was God Emperor of Dunethen I think this book may be for you. If, on the other had, you thought God Emperor of Dune xosadi way too much psychological babble about the “Golden Path” then this book might frustrate you.
For me, I really liked it, and will probably re-read at some point because there is a lot to take in and digest on a single reading. View all 10 comments. Aug 02, Nomi rated it really liked it. I wanted to give this book a low rating because the first 70 pages are painfully boring and unintelligible Nevertheless, it has some experimdnt redeeming qualities if you’re a Dune fanatic I’d even go so far as to say that this is a must read for any serious Dune afficianados because the text provides one more point of entry into that univer I wanted to give this book a low rating because the first 70 pages are painfully boring and unintelligible I’d even go so far as to say that this is a must read for any serious Dune afficianados because the dosqdi provides one more point of entry into expetiment universe Actually, It’s mind-boggling to me that none of the other commenters have really experimeht on the fact that this book is so closely related to the Dune Saga.
Oddly, most of the reviews like to point out how unrelated this book is to that series. I mean, I know this is actually the 3rd book in another series which I have absolutely no interest in reading, as it seems the preceeding books expand on the experimetn of the universe that bored mebut by the time it was over, I was seriously considering and still am a re-read of ‘Chapterhouse Dune’ as further confirmation of my suspicions.
I keep coming back to one final question though Oct 12, Rob rated it it was amazing Shelves: It is a novel dosaadi summarizes many of the themes that can be found in his works but also highlights some of the problems with his writing. The lack of character development, the constantly changing viewpoints and the cognitive leaps that characterize the novel keep it from being a great work.
Herbert’s grasp of the ideas he wants to discuss is unrivaled in science fiction but the way he translates t 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. Personally, I can live with Herbert’s shortcomings as a writer though. I wouldn’t recommend anybody new to Herbert to start here, but if you like his style this is certainly a novel you’ll not want to miss.
Full Random Comments review Exleriment all 7 comments. This had the makings of a second ” Dune “, twelve years after publication of expwriment ground-breaking book. And all the elements are here: And, also in prime form, Herbert’s dramatic, impactful prose. And Herbert kept the suspense at a peak for much of the book.
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 story could have taken a turn for something entirely different at virtually every point. But the author had a specific conclusion in mind, and he tied every development of his narrative to that end. I thought this was the strongest part of Frank Herbert’s books, the sense that he has a fully conceptualized story and each chapter is an integral dosaddi block.
The Dosadi Experiment
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. As an example, the Dosadi city of Chu being likened to the Gaza strip. I was looking for a resurrection of Sha’i Hulud. Overall, I still enjoyed the book on odsadi re-read; i. Still worth 5 stars and another re-read in maybe 10 years.
Where I was not focused was in the front and end portions where Herbert tries to wordsmith through a simulated legal proceeding.
In this regard, TV’s Suits does much better. Dec 08, J. Herbert is the master of what I call whafuck?! 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.
It’s obvious that if you haven’t read the first book “Whipping Star” you will be largely lost reading “Dosadi”. But that doesn’t mean that you didn’t leave “Whipping Star” without a whafuck?! Since BuSab’s job is to keep the chaos roiling, McKie is sent in to investigate.
Turns out there are shenanigans within shenanigans involving body swapping, ego-sex limbos, and cruel love. Don’t worry if you don’t understand it, because you likely won’t and it is a testament to Herbert’s genius that he makes you not mind so much that as you’re squawking whafuck?! 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? Jun 20, Bart rated it it was ok Shelves: An important part of this book is courtroom drama: 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 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.
Herbert tries to convey all this by passages like this: They provide legal ways to kill any participants — judges, Legums, clients … But it must be done with exquisite legal epxeriment, with its justifications apparent to all observers, and with the most delicate timing. Or to use a review trope: But those of you thinking you might learn something about politics or power systems, look elsewhere.
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 sosadi slow.
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Similarly, the Gowachin are focused on individual excellence, and are outright elitists. The philosophical foundation of this novel boils down to simple social Darwinism. Read the full review on Weighing A Pig People who are curious about more of Frank Herbert; frogs, toads, and amphibians. I’ll start with a side note here: The cover of the edition I read had a synopsis that had only a slight similarity to the actual content of the book. So if you have some similar copy and are curious what’s inside, don’t read the book cover.
It’ll mislead you some. Although Frank Herbert is best known for his Dune series, he wrote other science fiction. The Dosadi is in this “other” category — other in that experijent takes place in an entirely different universe than what occur I’ll start with a side note here: The Dosadi is in this “other” category expreiment other in that it takes place expdriment an entirely different universe than what occurs in said series.