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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They call it “nodal involvement”. I recommend this book highly. All the same, there is a strong parrallelism in the climactic scenes of both books, with Paul besting Feyd-Rautha in single combat and McKie entering the Gowachin Courtarena to settle the matter of Dosadi according to the peculiarities of Gowachin justice. In this novel, he has all the right elements for my kind of Scifi: Far from eliminating bureaucracy, the new system of government eliminated its only predator, inefficiency.

Once it picked up [for me, it was well over halfway through the book; say, pages] I did enjoy it. Leto, like Ship and Jesus Lewis, brings to actuality the latent potentials for both good and evil in a persistent human pattern of which, as we have seen, the belief in gods and messiahs is only one small part.


And all the elements are here: Ship is larger, immensely more powerful, but somehow the two can relate as equals.

It was a nice touch, I felt.

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 Legum who loses the argument in the Courtarena forfeits his life, as may both the innocent and the guilty.

Though the mix of different beings makes it baffling as a story: There are frequent references of Gowachin males winnowing their young so only the fittest survive. Stars, it turns out, are conscious beings. Mar 08, Aerin rated it it was ok Shelves: The Dosadi Experiment Cover of the first edition. Of all government agencies, BuSab is the most necessary target for sabotage. May 10, Amber Dunten rated it liked it Shelves: Broey the bad guy turned?

If you’ve ever wondered what Dune would be like with aliens and computers, well 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 Experiment

Published September 16th by Tor Books first published They’re watching their feet: Most importantly we have in both novels the theme of the population of an isolated planet with extreme conditions, such that high mortality rates lead to extraordinary physical and mental toughness combined with a burning desire for revenge upon a galaxy perceived as culpable for their situation, whether by direct oppression or merely the complicity of indifference.


And they have a plan to get out. One is the more or less objectivist-libertarian perspective that gives rise to BuSab in the first case, which also influences the gowachin legal system, in which wisdom is largely based on denial of equality and fairness.

When he reached Dosadi, it was all for naught. It was not God, not Life, not any particular species.

It did have some interesting concepts in it, and some that were familiar as well [because of having read the first four books of his Dune series]. It is the second ezperiment novel set in the ConSentiency universe established by Herbert in his novelette The Tactful Saboteur and continued in Whipping Star.

But that doesn’t mean that you didn’t leave “Whipping Star” without a whafuck?! Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Open Preview See a Problem? Okay, so life is hard.

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Of course, he’s still a much better writer than that! Kinda like watching a dramatised wildlife documentary about the Serengetti. You be the judge.