Gordon R. Dickson was a Canadian-American science fiction writer and 2000 Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame inductee. He is best known as the author of the Childe Cycle, Dragon Knight and Hoka series of books. During his career, he won three Hugo awards and one Nebula award.

Dickson was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and later moved to Minneapolis where he would attend the University of Minnestora. After college, he began writing which started his long and illustrious career. One unique claim to fame for Dickson is that he may be the inventor of the light saber from Star Wars. Dickson described an advanced alien weapon called “the rod” in his novel Wolfling and the description matches up with what we’ve seen in Star Wars very well. Dickson passed away in 2001 at the age of 77.

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

Publication Order of Childe Cycle Short Story Collections

The Dorsai Companion (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
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.com
Secret under Antarctica (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Secret Under the Caribbean (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Dilbia Books

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

Publication Order of Sea People Books

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

Publication Order of Dragon and the George Books

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

Publication Order of Jim Eckert Books

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

Publication Order of War and Honor Books

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

Publication Order of Combat Command Books

(with Troy Denning)

Combat Command: In the World of Robert A. Heinlein's Starship Troopers, Shines the Name (By: Mark Acres) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The omega rebellion (By: Troy Denning) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Combat Command in the World of Jerry E. Pournelle's Janissaries, Lord of Lances (By: Mark Acres) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dorsai's Command (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

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

Publication Order of Collections

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

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

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

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

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

Publication Order of Hoka Collections

(with Poul Anderson)

Hoka! Hoka! Hoka! (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Stellar Books

Stellar Short Novels (With: Andrew J. Offutt,Judy-Lynn del Rey,Shawn Oueinsteen) (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
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.com
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.com
Stellar #4 (By: Judy-Lynn del Rey) (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Stellar #5 (By: Judy-Lynn del Rey) (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Stellar #6 (By: Judy-Lynn del Rey) (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Stellar #7 (By: Terry Carr,Leanne Frahm,Judy-Lynn del Rey) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

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.com

Publication Order of Sianim Books

(with Patricia Briggs)

Masques (By: Patricia Briggs) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Steal the Dragon (By: Patricia Briggs) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
When Demons Walk (By: Patricia Briggs) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Wolfsbane (By: Patricia Briggs) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Chronological Order of Sianim Books

(with Patricia Briggs)

Masques (By: Patricia Briggs)(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Wolfsbane (By: Patricia Briggs)(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Steal the Dragon (By: Patricia Briggs)(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
When Demons Walk (By: Patricia Briggs)(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Anthologies

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

If You Like Gordon R. Dickson Books, You’ll Love…

Dorsai! is the first book in the Childe Cycle series. The book tells of Donal Graeme also known as Dorsai of the Dorsai. He is the final link in a long genetic train and is the ultimate soldier and a great space war strategist. The Dorsai were renowned through the galaxy as the finest soldiers ever born as they were trained from birth to fight and Donal is their leader. Their mission in the Childe Cycle is simple: unify the splintered worlds of Mankind.

The Dragon KNight series starts off with The Dragon and the George. The book follows Jim Eckert, a former human who is now a dragon. While he is turned dragon, Angie, his lover remained human and was taken prisoner by an evil dragon. Jim finds himself with a big problem and must head to the impenetrable Loathly Tower to try and rescue his beloved.

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