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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Since BuSab’s job is to keep the chaos roiling, McKie is sent in to investigate. I have to admit the story itself was interesting, but this same mechanic also takes the joy out of the plot twists. On still deeper levels, asymptotically approaching but never reaching the infinity of the universe itself, consciousness approaches the appearance of unconsciousness as in the Sleeper of The Dosadi Experimentbecause perceiver and perceived approach identity.

It’s not so much that this book was bad, as that it was incredibly boring. Given the intricacy of his imagined society in this novel and its prequel Whipping Star, it is in many ways a shame that Frank Herbert never wrote any other stories of Jorj X.

If you take him as you find him his works are right up there. I agree that the book should have been a bit longer, the court scene was a bit rushed.

Bedog by Frank Herbert from The Dosadi Experiment

You are commenting using your WordPress. The whole thing feels like a cartoonish first draft of the ideas in God Emperor of Duneand let’s be real; if you’re reading this book, you’ve already read all of the Dune books, and even some of the KJA ones.


Despite every effort of a nearly omniscient being, they persist in misunderstanding both its nature and their own. I wanted to give this book a low rating because the first 70 pages are painfully boring and unintelligible I really, really, really wanted to like this book. Like Whipping StarExleriment Dosadi Experiment is about transcending the human in order to understand alien differences.

I wish Herbert had lived long enough to do more with this universe.

Grow Structures Upon Planetfall – Myco-Architecture ‘They’ll also start pulling in gases and liquids from the local atmosphere When McKie is sent to Dosadi by the Gowachin they hope to lure him away from his investigation on behalf of BuSabKeila Jedrik, Warlord of Chu and the ultimate product of Dosadi breeding, accepts his coming with glee. You never entered any exchange with the Gowachin on a sure-footed basis.

The cover of the edition I read had a synopsis that had only a slight similarity to the actual content of the book. You get in… well, phase.

Therefore, though it may be true that on some deep level, “the universe has no center capable of noticing us,” and that even a being “aware of the fall of every sparrow” might not be concerned about it, there is compassion and love in the universe, human love. Published by Berkley Putnam in Additional resources – This particular star had a great deal of affection heebert McKie, because he had saved her some years earlier.

The plot is confusing, and some of the assumptions don’t seem sensical. 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. View all 7 comments.

Dosadi is a crazy place: You go from relative expetiment immediately into ‘war’ [but there is not that much description of the fighting, which is fine]. And they are masters at controlling their own emotions and expressions. View all 3 comments.


But that doesn’t mean that you didn’t leave “Whipping Star” without a experimenh Grow Structures Upon Planetfall – Myco-Architecture ‘They’ll also start pulling in gases and liquids from the local atmosphere I feel bad giving such a classic sci-fi writer such a low rating, but this book had some issues.

THE DOSADI EXPERIMENT – Frank Herbert () | Weighing a pig doesn’t fatten it.

Still worth 5 stars and another re-read in maybe 10 years. I’ll start with a side note here: One is the more or less objectivist-libertarian perspective that gives rise to BuSab in the first case, which also influences the gowachin legal system, in which wisdom is largely based on denial of equality and fairness.

The culture of ordinary day-to-day power in Dosadi is very violent. Obviously similar to the chairdog – the ultimate ergonomic chaira large flat surface provided both warmth and a tactile response to movement.

The Dosadi Experiment

The unknown is mastered by receptivity, not compulsion. I was pleasantly surprised that it did. As McKie discovers in Whipping Hheit can redeem even a being that at first he regarded almost as a god.

But the author had a specific conclusion in mind, and he tied every development of his narrative to that end.

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