The Dosadi Experiment Book Summary and Study Guide

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In the far future the galactic federation discovers an experiment in forced evolution on the planet Dosadi. The froglike Gowachin have created the ultimate survival of the fittest environment, and now the experiment is almost out of control. The Dosadian populace are now so tough and so resourceful that they are capable of breaking out of their brutal prison planet and overrunning the galaxy. The themes of ecology, forced breeding, the emotions of survival, the boundaries of the legal and the moral, the closed versus open society, are typically Frank Herbert and very twenty-first century. A better work than 'The Green Brain' and an interesting adjunct to 'Dune', this is a story with raw energy, vivid, and with much to offer.
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Plot & Themes

FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Explore:    -   colonizing/homesteading another planet    -   stranded on alien planet, fighting aliens to survive Repressive society story    -   Yes Repressive because:    -   controls your sex    -   strict rationing of freedoms/goods Kind of alteration:    -   Alien mind control Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Cultural problems, alien culture    -   Yes Who's a slave/repressed?    -   humans are slaves of other humans    -   aliens are slaves

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   champion of justice Age:    -   40's-50's


Terrain    -   Desert    -   Planet surface, need spacesuit    -   Domed/Underground City A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   unfriendly aliens    -   big overbuilt futuristic city    -   very controlled society Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   a moderate amount of scientific explanation How much dialogue?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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