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Gordon R. Dickson Books In Order

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Publication Order of Hoka Books

with Poul Anderson

Publication Order of Childe Cycle Books

with David W. Wixon
Dorsai! / The Genetic General (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
Necromancer / No Room for Man (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
Soldier, Ask Not (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tactics Of Mistake (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spirit of Dorsai (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lost Dorsai (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Final Encyclopedia (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Chantry Guild (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Young Bleys (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Other (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Antagonist (With: David W. Wixon) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Childe Cycle Short Story Collections

The Dorsai Companion (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dorsai Companion has two books from the above series then a new short story.

Publication Order of Under the Sea Books

Secret Under the Sea (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
Secret under Antarctica (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
Secret Under the Caribbean (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dilbia Books

Spacial Delivery (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
Space Paw (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Right to Arm Bears (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Sea People Books

The Space Swimmers (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
Home from the Shore (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dragon and the George Books

The Dragon and the George (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dragon Knight (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dragon on the Border (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dragon at War (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dragon, the Earl, and the Troll (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dragon and The Djinn (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dragon & the Gnarly King (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dragon in Lyonesse (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dragon and the Fair Maid of Kent (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Jim Eckert Books

Beyond the Dar Al-Harb (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of War and Honor Books

The Harriers / Of War and Honor (With: Chelsea Quinn Yarbro) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood and War (With: Chelsea Quinn Yarbro,Christopher Stasheff) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Combat Command Books

The Cold Cash War (By: Robert Lynn Asprin) (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cut by Emerald (By: Dana Kramer) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shines the Name (By: Mark Acres) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Omega Rebellion (By: Troy Denning) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Legion At War (By: J. Andrew Keith) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Slammers Down! (By: Todd Johnson) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Black Road War (By: Neil Randall) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lord of Lances (By: Mark Acres) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dorsai's Command (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cold Cash Warrior (By: Bill Fawcett,Robert Lynn Asprin) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Alien from Arcturus / Arcturus Landing (1956)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mankind on the Run / On the Run (1956)Description / Buy at Amazon
Time to Teleport (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
Naked to the Stars (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
Delusion World (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mission to Universe (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Alien Way (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
Space Winners (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wolfling (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
None but Man (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mutants (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hour of the Horde (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sleepwalker's World (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Outposter (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pritcher Mass (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alien Art (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
The R-Master (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Master (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ancient, My Enemy (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gremlins Go Home (With: Ben Bova) (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lifeship / Lifeboat (With: Harry Harrison) (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Time Storm (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Far Call (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pro (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Masters of Everon (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man from Earth (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jamie the Red (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Survival (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Secrets of the Deep (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Steel Brother (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Forever Man (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Dream (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mindspan (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Way of the Pilgrim (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Earth Lords (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wolf and Iron (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Magnificent Wilf (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Collections

Time Grabber (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
Analog 1 (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
Planet Run (By: Keith Laumer) (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of Gordon Dickson (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
Danger-human (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Star Road (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Iron Years (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Not Human (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Forward (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Invaders (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man the Worlds Rejected (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Stranger (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Bone (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Guided Tour (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beginnings (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ends (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bootcamp 3000 (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hour of the Gremlins (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Human Edge (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

No Shield from the Dead (1953)Description / Buy at Amazon
It Hardly Seems Fair (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Green Guide: Mushrooms and Toadstools (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Hoka Collections

with Poul Anderson
Hoka! Hoka! Hoka! (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Stellar Books

Stellar Short Novels (With: Andrew J. Offutt,Judy-Lynn del Rey,Shawn Oueinsteen) (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stellar #2 (By: Isaac Asimov,Larry Niven,Howard Waldrop,Clifford D. Simak,Jack C. Haldeman II,Steven Utley,Hal Clement,James White,Richard S. Simak,Judy-Lynn del Rey,Patrick G. Conner) (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stellar #3 (By: Jack L. Chalker,Clifford D. Simak,Gene DeWeese,Jeffrey M. Wallman,Charles W. Runyon,Mildred Downey Broxon,Henry Melton,Judy-Lynn del Rey,Arsen Darney,B. Lee Cooper,Larry S. Haverkos,Steve Utley,Bill Starr) (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stellar #4 (By: Judy-Lynn del Rey) (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stellar #5 (By: Judy-Lynn del Rey) (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stellar #6 (By: Judy-Lynn del Rey) (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stellar #7 (By: Terry Carr,Leanne Frahm,Judy-Lynn del Rey) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of War and Honor Books

with Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Christopher Stasheff
Blood and War (With: Chelsea Quinn Yarbro,Christopher Stasheff) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Space Service(1953)Description / Buy at Amazon
Star Science Fiction Stories No. 6(1953)Description / Buy at Amazon
Analog 3(1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
Analog Science Fiction and Fact, 1965 July(1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
Analog Science Fiction and Fact, December 1965(1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact, March 1969(1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Analog 6(1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Analog Science Fiction and Fact, January 1971(1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Analog Science Fiction And Fact, May 1971(1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Analog Science Fiction and Fact, June 1971(1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Day the Sun Stood Still(1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
The John W. Campbell Memorial Anthology / Astounding(1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wondermakers 2(1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Science Fiction Today and Tomorrow: A Discursive Symposium(1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alpha 6(1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beyond Tomorrow(1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nebula Awards 12(1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nebula Winners No. 12: Sfwa's Choices for the Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year(1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rod Serling's Other Worlds(1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Weekend Book of Science Fiction(1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Science Fiction A to Z(1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Robert Adams' Book of Soldiers(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Separate Star: A Tribute to Rudyard Kipling(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christmas on Ganymede and Other Stories(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dragons(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Good Old Stuff(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Robert Silverberg Presents the Great Science Fiction Stories (1964)(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The World Turned Upside Down(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Already Among Us(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Good Stuff(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anthropomorphic Aliens(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Amazing Stories, Volume 87(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Gordon R. Dickson was a Canadian author who was as influential to the science fiction genre as the likes of Heinlein. In fact, it is difficult to say which of these two authors influenced the other. But no one can deny the fact that, by the time he died in 2001, Dickson had created an immovable literary legacy.


Gordon R. Dickson is a child of Alberta. That is where he was born in the early 1920s. The family eventually moved to America, the result of Dickson’s father passing on. That was in the mid-1930s. Like most young men, Gordon couldn’t avoid being pulled into World War II. Though, he did not serve in the military for long.

And when he finally returned to civilian life, the first thing the author did was to get himself a degree in Creative Writing. Those years were of great benefit to Dickson who got to meet and study with people like Poul Anderson and Sinclair Lewis.

In fact, it could be argued that Anderson helped give Dickson’s career a boost. The pair wrote a story together that was published in ‘Fantastic Story Quarterly’ in 1950. Dickson’s fans would have to wait another six years before ‘Alien from Arcturus’, his first novel, was published. The novel set the tone for the author’s future works which were all relatively serious and often featured warm and kind aliens with sage-like personalities.

Dickson and Anderson proceeded to collaborate on numerous occasions. And fans of both authors will tell you that their styles tend to mirror one another in some places, especially when it comes to their choice of characters and locations. They also enjoy exploring the nature of humanity, this along with attempting to predict the trajectory the human race will follow as they eventually take to the stars and explore space.

Even with his penchant for dissecting the nature of man, though, Gordon R. Dickson’s science fiction was far more commercial and straightforward than the works of his peers in the genre.

As such, the author did not have to work quite as hard to elicit popularity. The most expansive of the author’s works is the Childe Cycle which Dickson himself called his life’s work.

The series, which blends mysticism with science fiction, follows the exploits of a series of latent supermen who realize that they have the power to direct the course of history. It earned the author as many fans as it did critics.

When Dickson wasn’t writing, he was out making a name for himself in the science fiction community via the many appearances he made at conventions. Dickson wasn’t just popular among science fiction readers. The SF Social circles also loved him because he was always an entertaining speaker who did not require much coercing to pull his guitar out and play onlookers an
exciting tune.

During his healthier years, Gordon R. Dickson could be found all over the place in North America so long as there was a science fiction convention of significance going on.

The author wasn’t always fortunate in the health department. Even as a child, Dickson suffered from asthma. And when he died in 2001, the cause was reported to be severe asthma.

In life, the illness couldn’t keep Dickson down. The author has such an extensive bibliography because he made an effort to produce at least one book a year. And even during the final years of his life when he was too ill to leave his house, the author never stopped churning out books.

For his literary efforts, Dickson was awarded with numerous prizes including a Hugo and a Nebula accolade.


In 1976, Gordon R. Dickson wrote a series of lighthearted fantasy novels the first book of which was loosely adapted into ‘The Flight of Dragons’, a 1982 animated movie.

A Seattle film director (Jesse Stipek) acquired the rights to make a live-action adaptation of the animated movie in 2013.


Donal Graeme is Dorsai and that makes him far greater than the average man, as all Dorsai are. There is no race among the 14 worlds of humanity that is quite as feared and respected as the Dorsai, beings with incredible strength that desire independence above all else.

But even among the Dorsai, Donal Graeme is something special. And with his talents, once he takes his first steps into the stars,
everything will change.

Dorsai is the first book in the Childe Cycle series. The book takes place in a universe where different worlds are designed to produce people who are equipped for one particular job or role.

As a result, civilization survives through these various planets working together and battering to ensure that each World receives the skilled manpower it requires to achieve its goals.

The hero, Donal Graeme, hails from a planet whose people live to fight. Donal has a great future and this book explores his rise through the ranks to become a powerful military leader.

Dorsai is often described as less of a novel and more of a collection of episodes designed to show just how great a commander Donal can be. Not all those episodes connect seamlessly.

+The George

Jim Eckert wasn’t a dragon, and he did not plan to become one. But that is exactly what happened. It all began when Eckert set out on a quest to rescue his betrothed. The journey took him through an astral projection machine into a world where a person could become a dragon.

Though, it isn’t really accurate to say that Eckert is a dragon. He is merely locked in the body of one, a talking dragon called
Gorbash. And, unfortunately, Angie, his betrothed is still very much human, or rather a George, as the dragons call the humans in this world.

When an evil dragon takes Angie captive, Eckert must come to terms with his new body and go after her.

This is the first novel in the Dragon Knight series. The book tells the story of a young and bright university graduate whose experiments with astral projection end in chaos. His girlfriend is cast off into a different dimension. That drives Eckert to repeat the experiment so that he can follow her.

But the rescue attempt ends with Eckert waking up in the body of a talking dragon. Now Eckert must acclimate to his new situation. Life as a dragon is unlike anything he has ever known, mostly because of the many powers Eckert now has. He begins to explore his new world. He also makes a few new friends who come in handy when his girlfriend is kidnapped and he must lead the charge to rescue her.

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