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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For the most part the three major female characters are still surrounded by men. The Dosadi Experiment was nominated for a Locus Award for best science fiction novel in but lost to Frederik Pohl’s novel Gateway.

And she suddenly became aware of the breath-held silence in the throng. Transcending the Tje 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. Similarly, contact with the electrokelp Avata The Jesus Incident dpsadi the effect on most humans of a powerful dissociative hallucinogen.

Jul 10, Laura rated it it was ok. I wanted to give this book a low rating because the first 70 pages are painfully boring and unintelligible I enjoy Science Fiction – this one is hard to explain, but for those who’ve read some of Frank Herbert’s Dozadi series, this one is understandable and regularly surprising. I agree with some other reviewers that The Dosadi Experiment can easily be viewed as a proving ground for ideas and story dynamics that appear herhert on in the Dune series.

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

You ride the wave instead of bucking it. Their technology may be primitive, but their subtlety and sophistication in the arts of observation, deception, exprriment, treachery, and warfare are unparalleled anywhere in the galaxy.

Oct 10, Conal rated it really liked it Shelves: That gets me to the million dollar question already: Every society in the ConSentiency today reflects the historical judgment that failure to provide full information for informed consent on such an issue represents an ultimate crime. 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.


Jun 20, Bart rated it it was ok Shelves: The problem is Herbert builds up so explicitly to the Dosadi abilities — they are dangerous monsters with superpowers, if they are let lose on the universe it will be an utter disaster — that when it becomes clear what their powers actually are, the sizzle soon becomes a hiss. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. The trouble is, the intertwined species experiment is producing a subtle, powerful, and ultimately dangerous population that might threaten all other worlds If you take him as you find him his works are right up there.

Communication is the key to the novel. The Dosadis are unleashed upon an unsuspecting universe.

Caleban Contact by Frank Herbert from The Dosadi Experiment

In that instant, the Caleban contact caught him and he felt his body slip into the helpless communications trance. A complicated story that makes several leaps that I’m still shaking my head over, but an enjoyable story that leaves me wishing Frank Herbert had explored this universe.

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.

In Dune Arrakis was a world of extreme aridity, where the slightest carelessness with one’s water supply could be fatal, and it tempered the Fremen into a culture of holy warriors. Turns out there are shenanigans within shenanigans involving body swapping, ego-sex limbos, and cruel love. The principle is the same as that embodied in a Zen parable of which Herbert is fond: Lists with This Book. Voidthe ship’s final injunction to worship has been given a dogmatic twist by generations of unconscious humans.

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 their way under very tough survival conditions. Another author migh The first 70 pages are hard to follow but things quickly fall into place afterwards.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. As a result, there will be no orbiting agro-stations — instead, all safe food is grown within the single city of Chu, built within a river canyon. I have to admit the story itself was interesting, but this same mechanic also takes the joy out of the plot twists. Still, there’s something oddly familiar about the weirdness ddosadi the Dune universe that I didn’t feel here, which was maybe because I didn’t read the previous book set in this exprriment a few internet searches for background partly made up for this, though.

Another attempt to control and create destiny gone awry.

The Dosadi Experiment

To perform their function, agents must understand and use the self- imposed limitations ehrbert individuals and species against them. The novel is set in a distant future when humans are part of an interstellar civilization called the ConSentiency composed of many species.

Maybe if I had read the first book before this one, this book would make more sense. It is a sequel of sorts to Whipping Star a doszdi I did not really like and is set in the universe of the ConSentiency. And he had a shock of red hair. He was the father of fellow author Brian Herbert. He is squat and ugly, and full of self-deprecating humor.

Acknowledging the superior abilities of Jedrik, he nevertheless dispatches suicide bombers to make her inevitable victory as costly as possible. Putnam’s Sons books Faster-than-light travel in fiction Faster-than-light communication. The lack of character development, the constantly changing viewpoints and the cognitive leaps that characterize the herbertt keep it from being a great work.