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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Graluz – breeding pond for frog people. 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.

Among other tools, addictive psychotropes are used for handling power among hierarchies in organisations. But that is Herbert’s style.

One, the Taprisiotsprovide instant mind-to-mind communication between two sentient minds anywhere in the universe, and the Caleban provide “jump-doors” which allow instantaneous travel between any two points in the universe. McKie, who belongs to the Bureau of Sabotage, an agency intended to moderate the totalitarian tendencies of the ConSentiency, the galactic government.

The book itself revolves around a planet, “Dosadi” where some Humans and Gowachin a frog-like alien species are trapped in some sort of grand experiment.

I feel bad giving such a classic sci-fi writer such a low rating, but this book had some issues. Even if The Dosadi Experiment were a novel by a complete unknown, it would be worthy of note. The protagonist is Jorj X. Oddly, most of the reviews like to point out how unrelated this book is to that series.

THE DOSADI EXPERIMENT – Frank Herbert (1977)

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. Stay Indoors To Save Energy. When I was recommended this book, I was told it mirrored the Palestinian conflict and I found a thoughtful blog post that explores the connection: The Gowachin say they feel their bones age in his presence, because when he smiles, he bears a remarkable resemblance to their “Frog god”, the nearly-divine Lawgiver, Mrreg.


It’s especially apparent in this and Whipping Star. For me, I really liked it, and will probably re-read at some point because there is a lot to take in and digest on a single reading. In court, not of the parties involved is certain of survival. This is best “non Dune” book by Frank Herbert that I have read. Anonymous February 18, at McKie is sent to the Gowachin homeworld at first to get to the bottom of this.

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 of itself.

Some of them are interesting, and some of them are bland and chewy. No Dosadi would waste energy on useless self-indulgent frivolities like self-pity, jealousy, or vengeance.

Recommended for any fans of space opera especially if you enjoyed Dune!! Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. He is described as a squat and ugly man of Pacific Islander ancestry, with green eyes and a shock of red hair.

Bedog by Frank Herbert from The Dosadi Experiment

There are no Dosadi who are stupid, slow, weak, or impulsive– those don’t survive. 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 dsadi legal system with intricate, changing rules and high stakes, the courtroom being an arena.

All the same, there is a strong parrallelism in the climactic scenes of both books, with Paul besting Feyd-Rautha in single combat and McKie entering the Gowachin Courtarena to settle the matter of Dosadi according to the peculiarities of Gowachin justice.

I loved Frank Herbert experikent middle school, sxperiment I hadn’t realized just how poor a writer he was. McKie tracks down the “rebel” leader and finds Keila Jedrik, a human woman and civil servant who has orchestrated civil unrest and rebellion. Oct 10, Conal rated it really liked it Shelves: Sxperiment may not have been physically stronger than McKie, per se, but in every other way that counts she was McKie’s superior.

Beyond the God Wall Generations 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.


A “God Wall” keeps them in and everyone else out.

If they could get out, such people could seize power in the outer world with the ease of taking candy from a baby. 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 expsriment a snail moving faster than the book early on at one point].

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

Find new authors and technologies – Shop for yourself, your library and your lab. 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.

I have no idea what’s going on, and I feel like a total simpleton in this world. Herbert sets the stage for a fascinating legal dramaalbeit a weird, baffling, alien but nonetheless hypnotic drama.


The many plots strongly reminded me of Dunebut I thought Herbert did a much better job in Dune than he did with this book. However, in less than a single week Dowadi Jedrik appraised him as “more Dosadi than Dosadi.

I did not quite ‘get’ the concept of how it all worked. This site uses cookies. It’s obvious that if you haven’t read the first book “Whipping Star” you will be largely lost reading “Dosadi”. The Experimejt take this struggle even further. Uniflesh – skin for every occasion. There’s far expediment much convenient mind-melding to make it even relatable. If exepriment take him as you find him his works are right up there.

The not understanding and the feeling like a simpleton can get frustrating, and if your attention wanders for a moment, you can easily miss critical information. Yes, but just barely. A complicated story that makes several leaps that I’m still shaking my head over, but an enjoyable story that leaves me wishing Frank Herbert had explored this universe.

Aug 25, Denis rated it liked it.