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Gordon R. Dickson Books In Order

Publication Order of Hoka Series (with Poul Anderson) Books

Earthman's Burden (1957) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Star Prince Charlie (1975) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hoka! Hoka! Hoka! (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hoka! (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hokas Pokas (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Childe Cycle Books

Dorsai! aka The Genetic General (1959) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Necromancer aka No Room for Man (1962) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Soldier, Ask Not (1967) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tactics of Mistake (1971) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lost Dorsai (1978) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Spirit of Dorsai (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Final Encyclopedia (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Chantry Guild (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Young Bleys (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Other (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Antagonist (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Under the Sea Books

Secret Under the Sea (1960) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secret Under Antarctica (1963) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secret Under the Caribbean (1964) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dilbia Books

Spacial Delivery (1961) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spacepaw (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Right to Arm Bears (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Sea People Books

The Space Swimmers (1967) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Home from the Shore (1978) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dragon and the George Books

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

Publication Order of Jim Eckert Books

Beyond the Dar al-Harb (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of War and Honor Books

The Harriers (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood and War (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Alien from Arcturus aka Arcturus Landing (1956) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mankind on the Run aka On the Run (1956) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Time to Teleport (1960) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Delusion World (1961) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Naked to the Stars (1961) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Alien Way (1965) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mission to Universe (1965) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Space Winners (1965) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
None But Man (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wolfling (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hour of the Horde (1970) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sleepwalker's World (1971) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Outposter (1972) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pritcher Mass (1972) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The R-Master (1973) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alien Art (1973) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gremlins, Go Home! (1974) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lifeship aka Lifeboat (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Time Storm (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Far Call (1978) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pro (1978) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Masters of Everon (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man from Earth (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Master (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jamie the Red (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secrets of the Deep (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Steel Brother (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dorsai Companion (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Forever Man (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Way of the Pilgrim (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Earth Lords (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wolf and Iron (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Magnificent Wilf (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Collections

Planet Run (1967) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Danger - Human aka The Book of Gordon R. Dickson (1970) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Day the Sun Stood Still (1972) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Star Road (1973) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mutants (1974) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ancient, My Enemy (1974) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the Bone (1978) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gordon R. Dickson's SF Best (1978) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Iron Years (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Not Human (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dickson! (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Survival! (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Forward! (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Invaders! (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Dream (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mindspan (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man the Worlds Rejected (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stranger (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Guided Tour (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beginnings (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ends (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Human Edge (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Time Grabber (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best of Gordon R. Dickson, Volume 1 (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

It Hardly Seems Fair (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Shield from the Dead (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Idiot Solvant (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Question (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

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.

+Biography

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.

+Adaptations

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.

+Dorsai

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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