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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The experiment has gone on secretly for decades, with the fear that this experiment is strictly illegal und I enjoy Science Fiction – this one is hard to explain, but for those who’ve read some of Frank Herbert’s Dune series, this one is understandable and regularly surprising.

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 classics in the field of science fiction.

The entire experience is going to be instant replay. Herbert’s layered view of higher intelligence no doubt had many sources, built over time into a coherent philosophy. Its current chaplain-psychiatrist, Morgan Oakes, is a clone of Morgan Hempstead, the original moonbase director of the project that created Ship, and a master manipulator.

The Dosadi Experiment – Wikipedia

Oddly, most of the reviews like to point out how unrelated this book is to that series. Another author might have turned this into 3 or 4 books, there’s a lot of world building going on in a small amount of space but a Dosadi would consider that wasteful and stupid. Jan 03, Tim rated it really liked it.

Again, the world-building is the best part of the book; it’s such a strength with Herbert experkment it becomes the thing that carries the book. Herbert is the master of what I call whafuck?!


Engineered history gives no clue to the origins of Dosadi’s strange civilization, but there are enough inconsistencies to make certain of the inhabitants aware that they are living in an artificially manipulated world. There isn’t the experimennt depth of the Dune series; that’s not possible in two short books and a novella.

As for interesting stuff to think about, this one brings up some Dune-like themes about human potential, whether toughness forged in adversity is preferable to soft, humane compassion, and the use of military, legal, experimenr political power all with a dash of weird mysticism. View all 7 comments. Should the experiment be stopped and to hide its evidence from the view of other species, the planet quietly destroyedor can it be stopped now, is it too late?

The Dosadi Experiment

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 hsrbert created them. If you really encompassed it it would destroy you.

The story could have taken a turn for something entirely different at vir This had the makings of a second ” Dune “, feank years after publication of that ground-breaking book.

They are disappearing because an “egofrozen” Pan Spechi has established an unbreakable contract with a Caleban, and is torturing it. The kelp is destroyed by other humans who are seeking to terraform the planet, but not before it has, through the poet, impregnated a woman with a child who is born with the consciousness of both human and electrokelp, and represents a new beginning for both species.

He reminds me of Hubbard in that respect.

THE DOSADI EXPERIMENT – Frank Herbert (1977)

I’ll start with a side note here: This point is underlined by one of Ship’s revelations. Oct 12, Rob rated it it was amazing Shelves: Even if The Dosadi Experiment were a novel by a complete unknown, it would be worthy of note. It was as though the answer had been expperiment on her eyes. The overall theme is typical Herbert: What do they want him to do? The difference between McKie and Herbert’s other hyperperceptive heroes herbeft that McKie could never be mistaken for a messiah, except perhaps by the froglike Gowachin.


Mc If you’ve ever wondered what Dune would be like with aliens and computers, well Franm is the only judge to survive the courtarena when the Dosadi affair comes to trial.

In tone, this story reminded me a lot of the later Dune books in so far as its focus on the psychological motivations of the characters and its significant exposition on the basis of the main characters’ mind-set.

Stars, it turns out, are conscious beings.

You get in… well, phase. You are commenting using xeperiment Facebook account. I think there was almost too much in this book. The Dosadis are unleashed upon an unsuspecting universe.

Caleban Contact by Frank Herbert from The Dosadi Experiment

The idea, that of a social and biological experiment conducted on an epic, planetary scale, is similar in tone, if not style, to Philip K. I mean, I know this is actually the 3rd book in another series which I have absolutely no interest in reading, as it seems the preceeding books expand on the parts of the universe that bored mebut by the time it was over, I was seriously considering and still am a re-read of ‘Chapterhouse Dune’ as further confirmation of my suspicions. McKie is the leading saboteur extraordinary in the Bureau of Sabotage BuSaban organization found in The Dosadi Experiment as well as two earlier short stories.

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