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Tor Books by Frank Herbert. Herbert is one of the most thought-provoking writers of our time; by focusing on ‘alien’ culture, he makes us examine what the true definition of ‘human’ is. -The Pacific Sun. We will not allow them to leave, Aritch said.

The Dosadi Experiment is a 1977 science fiction novel by American writer Frank Herbert. It is the second full-length novel set in the ConSentiency universe established by Herbert in his novelette The Tactful Saboteur and continued in Whipping Star

The Dosadi Experiment is a 1977 science fiction novel by American writer Frank Herbert. It is the second full-length novel set in the ConSentiency universe established by Herbert in his novelette The Tactful Saboteur and continued in Whipping Star. It was first published as a four-part serial in Galaxy Science Fiction magazine from May to August, 1977. The novel is set in a distant future when humans are part of an interstellar civilization called the ConSentiency composed of many species

The Dosadi Experiment book. Frank Herbert’s Dune was a masterpiece, not just of the genre but of literature, it was and remains an amazing achievement

The Dosadi Experiment book. Beyond the God WallGenerations of a tormented human-alien. Frank Herbert’s Dune was a masterpiece, not just of the genre but of literature, it was and remains an amazing achievement. 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. And so I come to Frank Herbert’s 1977 novel The Dosadi Experiment.

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Frank Herbert was phenomenal and we lost him all too soon. The Dosadi Experiment is a classic example of the work and imagination of Frank Herbert. He presents amazing characters- some that couldn't be more alien to us, yet the stories teach us profound lessons about ourselves.

From author Frank Herbert, creator of the Dune series, comes this classic science fiction of a sadistic experiment created by a interstellar civilization. THE DOSADI EXPERIMENTBeyond the God WallGenerations 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. Tom Doherty Associates, 16 сент.

The Dosadi Experiment Frank Herbert 1969 In memory of Babe because she knew how to enjoy life. Both the "Shadow Government" and some among the Gowachin people saw what is obvious today: that instantaneous travel across unlimited space involved powers which might isolate subject populations in gross numbers.

It reduces all (manipulators and manipulated alike) to a deadly mass effect. exposed as a lie by many species but never with more telling effect than by the Gowachin on Dosadi. Here, they showed us the Walden Fallacy in ultimate foolishness, explaining: Given any species which reproduces by genetic mingling such that every individual is a unique specimen, all attempts to impose a decision matrix based on assumed uniform behavior will prove lethal.

Sent to the planet Dosadi to investigate the vicious, fearsome human and Gowachin societies there, prior to their destruction, Jorj X. McKie is captured by a ruthless woman whose plan to escape Dosadi involves her changing bodies with McKie
Gnng
This is one of my favourite Frank Herbert novels. It tells the story of BuSab agent Jorj X. McKie who is an agent extraordinaire and called upon to deal with the most difficult tasks. In this book the Gowachin (frog people) have been running an experiment on humans and gowachin by isolating the two populations on a dangerous world under extreme population densities and then seeing what would happen. The experiment has taken place on the hidden world of Dosadi which is protected by a Caleban. This cruel experiment is about to be revealed to the wider galaxy and the Gowachin want McKie to fix the problem.
To this end McKie is sent to Dosadi where he has to struggle to survive and free the population. There are dark secrets to be revealed and McKie has to eventually try the founders of the experiment in Gowachin court. It's just as well that McKie is a lawyer in this most extraordinary court system and that he begins to suspect that his life has been manipulated so that he was created to do just this job.
The book maintains an excellent pace. The complexity of the plot is well managed. The characters are compelling and Herbert maintains the tension and excitement throughout McKie's journey. It might help to have read "Whipping Star" first but it's not obligatory and wouldn't spoil your enjoyment of a marvelous piece of work. For me this is Herbert's finest piece of work and it is to be read and reread to eek out all of its secrets. Absolute classic.
Heri
So first the Kindle version of this book has NO chapter marks so the entire book is "chapter 1" which considering this is from a major publisher and is a book by one of the best SciFi authors of all time is nothing short of a tragedy. At least I didn't find stupid OCR bugs/typos, etc. That said, I didn't knock off any stars for this failing.

So I came into this without reading "Whipping Star" before it. No real problems following along, understanding the characters or the universe, but the writing can be quite dense at times (much like Dune). Overall, the story is interesting and in typical Frank Herbert fashion, he digs into a lot of philosophical questions about society and government. The main character is interesting and well developed, but you wouldn't confuse him with another Muad'Dib even though they share a similar story arch. Like Dune, the universe and secondary characters are relatively well developed. I'd argue the Dune universe is more flushed out, but it's also a 6 (not 8!) book series.

The thing which really bothered me however was how often Herbert ended up "telling" rather then "showing" in order to explain something that happened in the story. This is always a risk when you go deep into foreign cultures which have rules so different from our own, but Herbert is a master storyteller and I've seen him do better (ex: Fremen culture and the Bene Gesserit). And it's not just one or two scenes, but rather almost every time our protagonist (who is a human) is talking to anyone else. To make matters worse, this flaw was turned up to 11 during the dramatic final scene where the main character (who is playing a "defense" lawyer) is making these tactical and strategic moves to box in the prosecution during the trial. This pattern of "so and so says X" and then Herbert having to explicitly explain to the reader why this was important prevents me from even considering this a 5 star book. Maybe if Herbert had watched more Perry Mason he would of done better? :)

That said, if you enjoyed Dune, then you'll almost certainly enjoy The Dosdi Experiment. There are definitely fewer characters with crazy names which can be difficult for some readers. That said, there are numerous points throughout the book where the writing does present challenges if you're trying to read while dealing with background distractions. I found myself re-reading a some passages 2 or 3 times to make sure I really got it because occasionally the writing was so dense and not always clear. Dune was also a times a dense/difficult read, but this seemed a little different. And like Dune, the "fake" quotes preceding each chapter were some of the most highlighted passages in the book.

I also got the strong feeling that Herbert was playing with some ideas in this book which ended up becoming Dune which provides the aware reader some "ah ha!" moments when you make the connection. In that way, it's another layer which to analyze this book seeing the similarities in the characters and universe. For example...

[LIGHT SPOILERS]

... you have the Dosadi who are confined to their world, to allow the Gowachins a longer then normal lifespan- much like how the Fremen are limited to Dune and the spice has geriatric properties. How are they forced on their own planet? Why via a contract with the Calebans- much like how the Spacing Guild controlled who was allowed to enter/leave Arrakis. The Dosadi themselves have a unique culture thanks to their environment- much like the Fremen culture is defined by the desert. There are other characters with multi-faceted eyes, just like a ghola would have. In both, the savior of this isolated world is someone from another world.
Vetitc
If you are a Frank Herbert fan and you haven't read this book then you are missing out in a major way! If you study any kind of sociology or psychology and you haven't read this book then you are doing yourself a disservice. And finally, if you are a science fiction fan and you haven't read this book- or any Frank Herbert (because I can;t imagine you would read something like Dune and then NOT try to find everything he wrote) then where the heck have you been?

Frank Herbert was phenomenal and we lost him all too soon. The Dosadi Experiment is a classic example of the work and imagination of Frank Herbert. He presents amazing characters- some that couldn't be more alien to us, yet the stories teach us profound lessons about ourselves. Pick this up. Read it several times. You'll get more out of it every single time.
KiddenDan
Imagine a universe where you could travel anywhere just by opening a doorway.

Imagine if those doorways were created, on demand, by sentient beings.

Imagine if those sentient being were represented by yellow-giant stars.

Imagine if one of those were hiding a secret experiment?

Most of the story follows one person's attempt to break free from the experiment, and another person's attempt to find and break into the same. The story covers their worlds, and the politics surrounding them, both in known and secret organizations.

There's no "Dune" feel to this, but some of the struggles parallel from a high-enough view.

The author is a bit wordy, but it works fairly well as an audiobook.
interactive man
Frank Herbert wrote books when they started off slow and built up to a peak near the end. Modern writers have to start with a bang to keep readers interested,then build the story to a peak somewhere near the end.
Knowing about the slow start may help keep you going and not miss out on a great story. Enjoy!
The Dosadi Experiment ebook
Author:
Frank Herbert
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Genre Fiction
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Publisher:
Berkley Putnam; 1st edition (April 1977)
Pages:
336 pages
Rating:
4.6
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