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 Series (with Poul Anderson) Books

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

Publication Order of Childe Cycle Books

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

Publication Order of Under the Sea Books

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

Publication Order of Dilbia Books

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

Publication Order of Sea People Books

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

Publication Order of Dragon and the George Books

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

Publication Order of Jim Eckert Books

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

Publication Order of War and Honor Books

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

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

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

Publication Order of Collections

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

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

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


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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