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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Voidthe ship’s final injunction to worship has been given a dogmatic twist by generations of unconscious humans.

THE DOSADI EXPERIMENT – Frank Herbert (1977)

But I think that is the only meaningful scene in the story in which two women have any significant interaction. A form of telepathy based on the use of unimaginably enormous amounts of energy.

View all 7 comments. As McKie discovers in Whipping Starit can redeem even a being that at first he regarded almost as a god. The Pan Spechi are a “five gendered race which can mimic almost any other sentient form. If you need something hebert worship, then worship life—all life, every last crawling bit of it!

Ship has also awakened from hybernation Flattery, the doubter from the original voidship crew now renamed Thomasas “a special kind of demon, a goad. Oct 10, Conal rated it really liked it Shelves: A larger sensory system might approach a larger grasp of the object, a larger sense of its internal characteristics, as well as of its interrelationships with other objects and events.

He is best known for the novel Frakn and its five sequels. Man’s salvation by contact with an alien race ironically enough, with Ship hanging in the sky overhead has a deus ex machina quality. 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.


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What kind of god looks like that? Jedrik is the leader of the resistance on the planet Dosadi. The story could have taken a turn for something entirely different at vir This had the makings of a second ” Dune “, twelve years after publication of that ground-breaking book. Their technology may be primitive, but their subtlety and ddosadi in the arts of exprriment, deception, intrigue, treachery, and warfare are unparalleled anywhere in the galaxy.

As one of the Gowachin masterminds of the project put it, they’d created a monster they could no longer control.

McKie is assigned herbeet the case when the giant metal “beachballs,” the only means of communication with the Calebans, begin to disappear, followed by death or insanity for all those who had used jump-doors. To be more than human is to be, in the end, fully human.

Who wouldn’t want to take advantage of such abilities, if they could do so without having to personally survive the horrors of Dosadi? And what is a Saboteur Extraordinary? Any event has an infinite number of characteristics that can be abstracted from it; any sensory system a mix of neurology, language, and training abstracts a finite number, therefore experience is always less than the event that gave rise to it.

Similarly, contact with the electrokelp Avata The Jesus Incident has the effect on most humans of a powerful dissociative herbfrt. The logical conclusion of this process is that an infinite being, or Cod, is conterminous with the universe itself, and not with any of its parts. I recommend this book highly.

The influence of general semantics is particularly obvious in Whipping Star.

Review — The Dosadi Experiment by Frank Herbert

In the end, however, he only succeeds in providing a single target for the “ministrations” of the Bureau of Sabotage under its new leader, Jorj X.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. McKie has to understand first of all what the Calebans are and what their jumpdoors are, and then find out why the Caleban beachballs, and the jumpdoors they control, are disappearing. Transcending the Human The sense of cyclical history that informs Children of Dune also helps to illuminate Herbert’s novel, co-authored with Bill Ransom, entitled The Jesus Incident.

Without the Gowachin influence I doubt Dosadi would have developed in the way it has though. Ship is larger, immensely more powerful, but somehow hernert two can relate as equals.

Again, the world-building is the best part of the book; it’s such a strength with Herbert that it becomes the thing that carries the book. The purpose of the Dosadi experiment had to do with ego transfer between two beings. Views Read Herbeft View history. 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.

The Dosadi Experiment

I’m not sure that it matters with this book, but there were a few reveals in the denoument that I’m questioning. And he thought, as he often had, what an improbable name that was for a star entity. Home Glossary Timeline New. It has been a while since I read this book but what stayed with me of those scenes is how their legal system is basically a reflection of their ecology.

Here Herbert attempts to paint in subtler strokes, and he doesn’t succeed.