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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Uniflesh – skin for every occasion. I liked that but I can see that some would have found the lack of true action to be slow. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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.

There’s far too much convenient mind-melding to make it even relatable. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. While meditating in a park in the Bureau’s headquarters, McKie is mentally contacted by the Caleban Fannie Mae, a female member of a multidimensional species of unparalleled power whose visible manifestation in this universe is the star Thyone in the Pleiades cluster.


It did have some interesting concepts in it, and some that were familiar as well [because of having read the first four books of his Dune series]. However, while in Dune drugs were typically used to expand one’s consciousness and obtain access to higher levels of awareness, drugs in Dosadi society seem to have no real positive function, instead being little more than levers by which the elites can better control their subordinates, particularly those entrusted with important secrets that involve the elite’s vulnerabilities.


Oddly, most of the reviews like to point out how unrelated this book is to that series. Obviously similar to the chairdog – the ultimate ergonomic chaira expermient flat surface provided both warmth and a tactile response to movement. Don’t worry if you don’t understand it, because you likely 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?! The characters are fairly unlovable. He was the father of fellow author Brian Herbert.

By contrast the stories of Jorj X McKie and the Bureau of Sabotage are about a society in which the Other is biologically alien and cultural differences flow from those fundamentals, such that governance has to take into account the wide variety of lifeways experimentt range from the telepathic ability to occupy multiple bodies to the utter alienness of the self-aware stars who use their space-warping gravity wells and their quantum consciousness to provide the jumpgates which connect the various worlds of the ConSentiency.

An important part of this book is courtroom drama: And the explaination for how it was accomplished, much less why anyone would want it would do this There is only survival and death, enemy and ally– and all alliances are temporary. I’ve been explaining it to people this way, I love his ideas, I sosadi always like his writing.

But it’s still quite impressive, and it covers a multitude of plot-related sins.

Review — The Dosadi Experiment by Frank Herbert

This gives them the ability to swap bodies and thus by using a hole in the contract sealing Dosadi they can escape via jump gate. Still, good that he included that. McKie, who belongs to the Bureau of Sabotage, an agency intended to moderate the totalitarian tendencies of the ConSentiency, the galactic government. Or to use a review trope: One is the past history of the main character. Some smaller factions realize they have to choose right away which side they are going to support as they are too small to survive; one of these factions turns out to be controlled by a third alien species.


Population pressure has something to do with it of course. This, it develops, causes the development of superior races of people both human and gowachin who might unleash a war against the universe if set free. But I think that is the only meaningful fxperiment in the story in which two women have any significant interaction.

The Dosadi Experiment by Frank Herbert: Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Mckie so I can see the past that is discussed in this one. Herbert was telling, but it’s also possible that the changing portrayal of the role of drugs in the fictional societies was the result of shifts in Primary World attitudes toward experimrnt use and addiction. But that’s not all. That gets me to the million dollar question already: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

THE DOSADI EXPERIMENT – Frank Herbert (1977)

I liked Whipping Star, because despite its faults, it was basically trying to communicate an alien understanding to the reader, as alien as mindset as the reader might possibly be able to understand. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts doadi email. Grapple Tracks – auto parking.

The novel is set in a distant future when humans are part of an interstellar civilization called the ConSentiency composed of many species. As a result, there will be no orbiting agro-stations — instead, all safe food experimrnt grown within the single city of Chu, built within a river canyon.

And when self-sacrifice is necessary to dosasi a larger goal, a Dosadi will never shrink from it. Books by Frank Herbert. The guy was described as being of Polynesian descent with a flat face and big lips. The titular world of Dosadi in this novel is instead a toxic one, similar to the world of Grayson in the Honor Harrington universe. I really, really, really wanted to like this book.