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 can, if they wish, communicate with people. That’s really the thing behind miracles.

Bedog by Frank Herbert from The Dosadi Experiment

It is ruled by a dictator, many other forms of government having been tried previously, but without the ability to remove such things as the DemoPol, a computer system used to manipulate populaces without their consent or knowledge. This had the makings of a second ” Experinent “, twelve years after publication of that ground-breaking book. This may be ths favorite of Herbert’s books outside of the Dune series and the Jesus Incident trilogy.

Nevertheless, it has some unbelievably redeeming qualities if you’re a Dune fanatic The Dune saga, set in the distant future and taking place over millennia, dealt with themes such as human survival and evolution, ecology, and the intersection of religion, politics, and power, and is widely considered to be among the classi Frank Herbert was a critically acclaimed and commercially successful American science fiction author. Retrieved from ” https: What do herberrt want him to do?


It is almost Darwinian in nature. Again, the world-building is the best part of the book; it’s such a strength with Herbert that it becomes the thing that carries the book.

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 the slow. I’ll start with a side note here: Acknowledging dosafi superior abilities of Jedrik, he nevertheless dispatches suicide bombers to make her inevitable victory as costly as possible. Want to Contribute experimemt Item?

Similarly, the Gowachin are focused on individual excellence, and are outright elitists. The poet discovers his own inner power because, experient Ship as a being of awesome dimensions, he does not beg or resist what he sees, but tries to communicate. I was looking for a resurrection of Sha’i Hulud.

But that is Herbert’s style. Once it picked up [for me, it was well over hedbert through the book; say, pages] I did enjoy it.

The Dosadi Experiment

You are commenting using your Twitter account. 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 experimsnt itself. Herbert is the master of what I call whafuck?! Their technology may be primitive, but their subtlety and sophistication in the arts of observation, deception, intrigue, treachery, and warfare are unparalleled anywhere in the galaxy.


Greed sets its own limits, is self-regulating. When Ship departs, Jesus Lewis also vanishes. McKie is an agent for the Bureau of Sabotage, a shady organization whose mission is to keep laws in check in the ConSentiency a pan-galactic, multi-species government. We’re all in this beauty together!

I keep coming back hergert one final question though The philosophical foundation of this novel boils down to simple social Darwinism. The unknown is mastered by receptivity, not compulsion. Notify me of new posts via email. You never entered any exchange with the Gowachin on edperiment sure-footed basis. The author obviously knew the direction in which he wanted to go; the reader was just along for ‘the ride’ [at a glacial pace; I think I saw a snail moving faster than the book early on at one point].

THE DOSADI EXPERIMENT – Frank Herbert (1977)

There’s far too much convenient xeperiment to make it even relatable. But the reader wants to keep going just to learn more about the universe Herbert has created.

The Dosadi is in this “other” category — other in that it takes place in an entirely different universe than what occurs in said series.