Dorsai! by Gordon R. Dickson
Dickson's Childe Cycle future history series is one of SF's most venerable, and is considered to be the most influential body of work in the sub-genre of military SF, whose most enthusiastic practitioners today include such familiar names as David Drake, David Weber, Rick Shelley, John Steakley, Simon R. Green, S.M. Stirling, John Ringo and many more. Yet this antique first novel in the cycle is a badly dated affair t... Read More
Gordon R. Dickson(1923-2001)
Gordon R. Dickson was born in Canada and moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota when he was a teenager. He wrote mostly science fiction. He won three Hugo awards, a Nebula, and a British Fantasy Society award. Here’s an obituary for Mr Dickson.
The Childe Cycle — (1960-2007) Dorsai! was also published as The Genetic General. Necromancer was also published as No Room for Man. Publisher: Throughout the Fourteen Worlds of humanity, no race is as feared and respected as the Dorsai. The ultimate warriors, they are known for their deadly rages, unbreakable honor, and fierce independence. No man rules the Dorsai, but their mastery of the art of war has made them the most valuable mercenaries in the known universe. Donal Graeme is Dorsai, taller and harder than any ordinary man. But he is different as well, with talents that maze even his fellow Dorsai. And once he ventures out into the stars, the future will never be the same…
Dorsai! by Gordon R. Dickson
The Dragon Series — (1976-2000) Publisher: Through no fault of his own, the once human Jim Eckert had become a dragon. Unfortunately, his beloved Angie had remained human. But in this magical land anything could happen. To make matter worse, Angie had been taken prisoner by an evil dragon and was held captive in the impenetrable Loathly Tower. So in this land where humans were edible and beasts were magical — where spells worked and logic didn’t — Jim Eckert had a big, strange problem.
Under the Sea — (1960-1964) Publisher: Dive into adventure in the last unknown territory on Earth – the sea. Join Robby Hoenig and a cast of characters as unusual as any ever met on a distant planet. Children’s Sci-fiction set in 2013, where a boy lives in an Underwater Research Station with his scientist parents, and something is wrong with the dolphin.
Dilbia — (1961-2000) Publisher: In the good old days they gave you a suit of armor and a mighty steed to rescue a maiden in distress. But John Tardy didn’t know about this battle until he was in it. No suit of armor, no magnificent charger. He’d have been happy just to arrive on his own two feet, or any way other than as a package labeled “Spacial Delivery.”
Sea People — (1967-1978) Publisher: Patrick Joya lifted his head to scan the southern sky and saw a dark bluish shape flicker against the clouds. Growing larger and larger the object undulated like a wide piece of cloth carried along a moving current of water. He could hear the babble of voices around him swelling to a mounting groan of panic. The sound went racing like a cresting wave back toward the Terminal where the thousands there would be lifting their gaze skyward. Another Space Swimmer, Pat thought with sinking heart. It seemed as if it intended to swallow up the sky — for the brightness of day had blackened into night.
Beyond the Dar Al-Harb — (1985) Publisher: Tor paperback original, 1985. Collection of three novellas, one original, “Beyond the Dar al-Harb” [Jamie the Red / Thieves' World], and two others; “On Messenger Mountain” (1964) and “Things Which Are Caesar’s” (1972).
Hoka — (1957-1983) Poul Anderson and Gordon R. Dickson. Publisher: The adventures of the Galaxy’s Zaniest Creatures… The incredible Hokas!