"Does it open a new horizon for my thinking? Does it lead me to think new kinds of thoughts, that I would not otherwise perhaps have thought at all? These qualities are what [make] science fiction ...unique."
The city of Chu, which was the only city on all of Dosadi, was surrounded by rivers that were probably poisonous, like all of the natural life on the planet. The planet itself was surrounded by what amounted to an energy field, to keep the people of the planet from leaving. This theme is picked up in the idea of an energy field that kept carrion-eating birds confined to a desired space.
This theme is picked up in the idea of an energy field that kept carrion-eating birds confined to a desired space.
The Dosadi Experiment is a novel that frequently uses the notion of controls to keep people in a space (either physical or psychological). Author Frank Herbert artfully uses technology that mirrors his concerns as a novelist.
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