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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There is only survival and death, enemy and ally– and all alliances are temporary. The overall theme is typical Herbert: Although McKie doesn’t dosadu as long on Dosadi as Paul Atreides does among the Fremen of Arrakis, but he is never cut off from his position among the elites of the outer universe the way Paul was after the Harkonnens took back Arrakis.

McKie, is not only a top notch secret agent, coincidentally he is also the only guy in the universe 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.

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. However, once one gets past that initial novelty of a variety of very alien species, one can see how there are actually more similarities than differences at the level of theme and ideas. Buy The Dosadi Experiment from Amazon.

I am perhaps too lenient on this book, else this review will serve as a confession that I am too stupid to grok the Dosadi mindset.

Bedog by Frank Herbert from The Dosadi Experiment

I almost wish that this universe he created, it could be expanded to a series. Don’t worry if you don’t understand it, because you doaadi won’t and it is a testament to Herbert’s genius that he makes you not mind so much that as you’re squawking whafuck?!


In this story, McKie is sent to the homeworld of the froglike Gowachin to investigate a possible violation that involves isolating a planet from interstellar travel and forcing its population to live under brutal conditions.

She introduced a subtle flaw in the computer system governing food distribution, dodadi eliminated her own position as “Senior Liaitor” or Liator along with the jobs of 49 other human beings.

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. View all 7 comments.

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 dksadi is the Dosadi Experiment, and it has succeeded too well.

Home Glossary Timeline New. Unlike the telecourts where robot judges administer human justice, the Gowachin legal system centers upon the Courtarena, where trials can become bloody spectacles in which anyone — defendant, prosecutor, even witnesses — can end up dead as the result of the strange workings of Gowachin justice, which centers disadi the concept of “respectful disrespect.

As experimeng Dune, Herbert attempts a merciless dissection of society. Other galactic players include the Caleban, extradimensional beings who provide teleportation services, and the Gowachin, frog-like humanoids who specialize in law.

This page was last edited on 2 Octoberat The Dosadi Experiment was nominated for a Locus Award for best science fiction novel in but lost to Frederik Pohl’s novel Gateway. I recommend this book highly. Putnam’s Sons books Faster-than-light travel in fiction Faster-than-light communication. It’s obvious that if you haven’t read the first book “Whipping Star” you will be largely lost reading “Dosadi”.

Who wouldn’t want to take advantage of such abilities, if dosdai could do so without having to personally survive the horrors of Dosadi? The philosophical foundation of this novel boils down to simple social Darwinism. Their artificial society, already under immense pressure, will explode unless something changes. As with Dune, The Dosadi Experiment comes with a heavy dose of pseudo-mystical and religious undertones that have adherents wondering about their truths this far removed from first publication.


With masterly aplomb, he crafts devious and often hilarious worlds with nary an explanation and then forces it down your throat with nary a warning. Oct 10, Conal rated it really liked it Shelves: While meditating in a park in the Bureau’s headquarters, McKie is mentally contacted by the Caleban Fannie Mae, a female member dosado a multidimensional species of unparalleled dosafi whose visible manifestation in this universe is the star Thyone in the Pleiades cluster.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Taprisiot Monitor Bead – last chance to surveil. They isolated the planet Dosadi behind an impenetrable barrier called “The God Wall”.

You need to login to do this. It was even crazier how Jedrik was so much stronger than McKie.

THE DOSADI EXPERIMENT – Frank Herbert (1977)

Wound Healing With Wearable Nanogenerators ‘ Beyond the walls of Chu live the Rabble of the Rim, breeding at a frantic pace in hopes that a few of them may survive. Herbert was skilled at creating fascinatingly foreign and complex cultures, and then demonstrating through them the tedious ideas of s-era business gurus which he seemed to hold in high regard.

Refresh and try again. When Frank Herbert was writing Dunein the ‘s, there was a great deal of interest in the scientific community and society in general in the possibility of using psychotropic drugs to explore the nature of human consciousness and provide easier paths to enlightenment. It’s a hard world and highly illegal in the ConSentiency. Skitter – electric carts on Experikent. Unfortunately, one consequence of jump-door technology is the possibility that large numbers of unsuspecting sentients can be diverted to destinations unknown for nefarious exleriment.

Dec 30, Chris rated it really liked it.