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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Because the planet has poisons everywhere, the millions of inhabitants live in one valley. 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. McKie, is not only a top notch secret agent, coincidentally he is also the only guy in the dodadi 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.

The other was the purpose behind the Dosadi project see spoiler tag below. Mc If you’ve ever wondered what Dune would be like with aliens and computers, well Much is left to the imagination and the insinuation of the reader, in a way Herbert does early on with Dune.


It sucks the joy out of the reading. I’m not sure that it matters with this book, but there were a few reveals in the denoument that I’m questioning. He is the only judge to survive the courtarena when the Dosadi affair comes to trial. McKie, who belongs to the Bureau of Sabotage, an agency intended to moderate the totalitarian tendencies of the ConSentiency, the galactic government.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: The planet of Dosadi exepriment been locked away for generations, an experiment in applied social science that has gone tremendously wrong. The not understanding and the feeling like a simpleton can get frustrating, and if your attention wanders for a moment, you can easily miss critical information. Jun 07, Yorgos rated it really liked it. Sep 03, Michael Burnam-Fink rated it liked it Shelves: Books by Frank Herbert.

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

The Dosadi Experiment

I have no idea what’s going on, and I feel like a total simpleton in this world. Expsriment most obvious difference is of course the presence of alien sophants in the universe of Jorj X McKie, whereas the Dune universe was human-only.

There isn’t the universe depth of the Dune series; that’s not possible in two short books and a novella. The story could have taken a turn for something entirely different at virtually every point.

THE DOSADI EXPERIMENT – Frank Herbert () | Weighing a pig doesn’t fatten it.

As in Dune, Herbert attempts a merciless dissection of society. Perhaps if I read it again, I’ll have a better perspective about it.

Paperbackpages. What kind of god looks like that? An important point is that Herbert rejects a purely democratic system as it proves to become tyrannical. Furthermore, he makes that difference central to the story, delving into an alien legal system that can seem like the adversarial system has gone mad and been turned into a parody of itself.


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Looking forward to your review: Other books in the series. It’s not so much that this book was bad, as that it was incredibly boring. This is best “non Dune” book by Frank Herbert that I have read. Even if The Dosadi Experiment were a novel by a complete unknown, it would be worthy of note.

Japanese Swordsmiths Take On Asteroids re: I have to admit the story itself was interesting, but this same mechanic also takes the joy out of the plot twists. To ask other readers questions about The Dosadi Experimentplease sign up. Daily Schedule DS – intelligent day planner. I liked that but I can see that some would have found the lack of true action to be slow. This page was last edited on 2 Octoberat Jul 10, Laura rated it it was ok.

The author has created a universe populated by a variety of alien species who are not merely human beings in funny suits, but are truly alien in thought and biology as well as surface appearance. In this regard, TV’s Suits does much better.

Which drove me nuts.