Gordon R. Dickson Books In Order

Hoka Books In Publication Order

  1. Earthman’s Burden (1957)
  2. Star Prince Charlie (1975)
  3. Hoka! (1983)
  4. Hokas Pokas! (2000)

Childe Cycle Books In Publication Order

  1. Dorsai! / The Genetic General (1960)
  2. Necromancer / No Room for Man (1962)
  3. Soldier, Ask Not (1964)
  4. Tactics Of Mistake (1971)
  5. Spirit of Dorsai (1979)
  6. Lost Dorsai (1980)
  7. The Final Encyclopedia (1984)
  8. The Chantry Guild (1988)
  9. Young Bleys (1991)
  10. Other (1994)
  11. Antagonist (With: David W. Wixon) (2007)

Childe Cycle Short Story Collections In Publication Order

  1. The Dorsai Companion (1986)

Under the Sea Books In Publication Order

  1. Secret Under the Sea (1960)
  2. Secret under Antarctica (1963)
  3. Secret Under the Caribbean (1964)

Dilbia Books In Publication Order

  1. Spacial Delivery (1960)
  2. Space Paw (1969)
  3. The Right to Arm Bears (2000)

Sea People Books In Publication Order

  1. The Space Swimmers (1967)
  2. Home from the Shore (1978)

Dragon and the George Books In Publication Order

  1. The Dragon and the George (1976)
  2. The Dragon Knight (1990)
  3. The Dragon at War (1992)
  4. The Dragon on the Border (1992)
  5. The Dragon, the Earl, and the Troll (1994)
  6. The Dragon and The Djinn (1996)
  7. The Dragon & the Gnarly King (1997)
  8. The Dragon in Lyonesse (1998)
  9. The Dragon and the Fair Maid of Kent (2000)

Jim Eckert Books In Publication Order

  1. Beyond the Dar Al-Harb (1985)

War and Honor Books In Publication Order

  1. The Harriers/Of War and Honor (With: Chelsea Quinn Yarbro) (1991)
  2. Blood and War (With: Chelsea Quinn Yarbro,Christopher Stasheff) (1993)

Combat Command Books In Publication Order

  1. Combat Command: In the World of Robert A. Heinlein’s Starship Troopers, Shines the Name (By:Mark Acres) (1987)
  2. The omega rebellion (By:Troy Denning) (1987)
  3. Combat Command in the World of Jerry E. Pournelle’s Janissaries, Lord of Lances (By:Mark Acres) (1988)
  4. Dorsai’s Command (1989)

The Good Stuff Books In Publication Order

  1. The Good Old Stuff (1998)
  2. The Good Stuff (2013)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. Alien from Arcturus aka Arcturus Landing (1956)
  2. Mankind on the Run aka On the Run (1956)
  3. Time to Teleport (1960)
  4. Naked to the Stars (1961)
  5. Delusion World (1961)
  6. Mission to Universe (1965)
  7. The Alien Way (1965)
  8. Space Winners (1965)
  9. Wolfling (1969)
  10. None but Man (1969)
  11. Mutants (1970)
  12. Hour of the Horde (1970)
  13. Sleepwalker’s World (1971)
  14. The Outposter (1971)
  15. The Pritcher Mass (1972)
  16. Alien Art (1973)
  17. The R-Master (1973)
  18. The Last Master (1973)
  19. Ancient, My Enemy (1974)
  20. Gremlins Go Home (With: Ben Bova) (1974)
  21. The Lifeship / Lifeboat (With: Harry Harrison) (1975)
  22. Time Storm (1977)
  23. The Far Call (1978)
  24. Pro (1978)
  25. Masters of Everon (1979)
  26. The Man from Earth (1983)
  27. Jamie the Red (1984)
  28. Survival (1984)
  29. Secrets of the Deep (1985)
  30. Steel Brother (1985)
  31. The Forever Man (1986)
  32. The Last Dream (1986)
  33. Mindspan (1986)
  34. Way of the Pilgrim (1987)
  35. The Earth Lords (1988)
  36. Wolf and Iron (1990)
  37. The Magnificent Wilf (1995)

Collections In Publication Order

  1. Time Grabber (1952)
  2. Analog 1 (1964)
  3. Planet Run (1967)
  4. The Book of Gordon Dickson (1970)
  5. Danger-human (1970)
  6. The Star Road (1973)
  7. In Iron Years (1980)
  8. Love Not Human (1981)
  9. Forward (1985)
  10. Invaders (1985)
  11. The Man the Worlds Rejected (1986)
  12. The Stranger (1987)
  13. In the Bone (1987)
  14. Guided Tour (1988)
  15. Beginnings (1988)
  16. Ends (1988)
  17. Bootcamp 3000 (1992)
  18. Hour of the Gremlins (2002)
  19. The Human Edge (2003)

Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order

  1. No Shield from the Dead (1953)
  2. It Hardly Seems Fair (2011)

Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order

  1. Green Guide: Mushrooms and Toadstools (1992)

Hoka Collections In Publication Order

  1. Hoka! Hoka! Hoka! (1983)

War and Honor Books In Publication Order

  1. Blood and War (With: Chelsea Quinn Yarbro,Christopher Stasheff) (1993)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. The Day the Sun Stood Still (1972)
  2. Wondermakers 2 (1974)
  3. Alpha 6 (1976)
  4. Beyond Tomorrow (1976)
  5. Nebula Awards 12 (1978)
  6. Nebula Winners No. 12: Sfwa’s Choices for the Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year (1978)
  7. Robert Adams’ Book of Soldiers (1988)
  8. Dragons (1997)
  9. Robert Silverberg Presents the Great Science Fiction Stories (1964) (2001)

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Dilbia Book Covers

Sea People Book Covers

Dragon and the George Book Covers

Jim Eckert Book Covers

War and Honor Book Covers

Combat Command Book Covers

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Gordon R. Dickson Books Overview

Dorsai! / The Genetic General

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…

Necromancer / No Room for Man

Life on Earth is good. Disease is checked, hunger ended, and war and suffering abolished, with liberty and justice and a high standard of living for all. But Paul Formain, a strangely gifted young engineer, doesn’t believe a word of it. So he comes to Walter Blunt’s Chantry Guild, whose motto is ‘Destruct!’ and whose stated goal is the end of civilization. There are Alternate Laws at work in the world, says the Chantry Guild; Walter Blunt has pledged his life to them, and to the principle of destruction as a positive force. Even more disturbingly, the Alternate Laws appear to work. After centuries of hope and progress, and the triumph of science, something strange is happening to mankind. And whatever it is, it’s going to be big.

Soldier, Ask Not

On the sixteen colonized worlds, mankind had changed, evolved into something that was slightly more than human…
and slightly less. Men of War on the Dorsai worlds, men of Faith on the Friendly Worlds of Harmony and Association, men of Science, the Exotics of Kultis and Mara, and the Splinter cultures which had produced even stranger new talents. Those who knew said it was the Dorsai who supplied soldiers to the sixteen worlds. The Friendlies supplied cannon fodder, common soldiers who could be relied on to obey orders at all times. But even cannon fodder can sometimes produce genius. Jamethon Black is a true soldier, and a true man of faith. Now he must face a deadly enemy an enemy whose defeat will forever separate Black from the only woman he has ever loved.

Tactics Of Mistake

It’s obvious that Cletus Graeme limping, mild mannered scholarly doesn’t belong on a battling field, but instead at a desk working on his fourth book on battle strategy and tactics. But Bakhalla has more battlefields than libraries, and Graeme sees his small force of Dorsai soldiers of fortune as the perfect opportunity to test his theories. But if his theories or his belief in the Dorsai lead him astray, he’s a dead man.

Spirit of Dorsai

Feared and respected as the most effective soldiers humanity has ever known, the Dorsai find their reputation at risk when an invader attacks their planet, inhabited only by the Dorsai women who are left behind to defend it. AB.

Lost Dorsai

There are many legends on the planet of the Dorsai, the breeding ground for heroes. Here are two of them. Lost Dorsai: The New Dorsai Companion contains the Hugo Award winning novella, Lost Dorsai, and Dickson’s classic short story ‘Warrior.’Plus, the New Dorsai Companion contains, for the first time ever, an all new Concordance of the Childe Cycle a roadmap of Dickson’s massive and brilliant creation. The Concordance will let you know not only in which books or stories a person or place is mentioned, but will give you a brief history or biography that explains their significance in the Cycle. It’s a Who’s Who of the future and no science fiction reader should be without it.

The Final Encyclopedia

The Childe Cycle, also known as the Dorsai series, is Gordon R. Dickson’s future history of humankind and its ultimate destiny. Now one of its central novels return to print in a two volume corrected edition. In The Final Encyclopedia the human race is split into three Splinter cultures: the Friendlies, fanatic in their faith; the truth seeking Exotics; and the warrior Dorsai. But now humanity is threatened by the power hungry Others, whose triumph would end all human progress. Raised to a destiny as humanity’s champion, Hal Mayne must journey deep within his soul to gather the strength he needs to face his ultimate opponent: Bleys Ahrens, the shadowy, powerful leader of the Others. On Hal’s success depends nothing less than the future of the human race…
A towering landmark of future history, The Final Encyclopedia is a novel every SF fan needs to own.

Young Bleys

In the sequel to The Final Encyclopedia, Bleys Ahrens, raised alone by his unhappy Exotic mother and cast out from society, finds his niche in life with Dahno, his half brother. PW.


Bleys Ahrens is now a political power on the planet Association, home of the Friendlies. His people his Others, not Dorsai or Friendly or Exotic, but hybrids are in place on all the new worlds, and are ready to take his message to the greater human public. But within his inner circle is Henry McLean, Soldier of God, and a True Faith Holder. Henry fears for the soul of his nephew Bleys, and while he guards, he also watches, and judges. And beyond Bleys Ahrens’ control is Hal Mayne: the one man in all the human worlds who might successfully challenge Bleys in his bid for power. For Hal Mayne is the true culmination of the Cycle’s grand design. Bleys would give anything to convert Hal Mayne to his cause or failing that, to destroy him.

Antagonist (With: David W. Wixon)

Gordon R. Dickson’s Childe Cycle of novels depicting the future of the human race has been one of the grand epics of science fiction. At the time of his death in 2001, Dickson was writing Antagonist, the tale of Bleys Ahrens turn toward darkness. Now Dickson s assistant David W. Wixon has brilliantly finished the long awaited book, working from Dickson s copious notes. Antagonist is a fitting capstone to one of the most ambitious series in SF history.

The Childe Cycle is the story of a new human evolution: the development of a real, hardwired sense of responsibility shared by all human beings. Donal Graeme was a Dorsai, a mercenary soldier, and also a mutant gifted with insight into the path forward for the human race. Through his gifts Donal would come to bend time and live three lifetimes and, in the process, run into problems he had not expected: first, his own flaws, and second, the existence of another mutant, Bleys Ahrens.

Following Young Bleys and Other, Antagonist advances the story of the formidably powerful Bleys Ahrens. Bleys is a man with a clear vision of the struggle in which he s involved but an increasingly deficient sense of human values. He and his organization, the Others, are tracking down an elusive interplanetary opposition. Meanwhile, Bleys’ own intricate conspiracies and devisings, and his quest for power, which began with the best of motives, have become something darker and fiercer.

He’s committed to his plans. They may bring about the advent of Ho*mo superior. And they may destroy the human race.

The Dragon and the George

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.

The Dragon Knight

In the sequel to The Dragon and the George, Sir James Eckert is transformed back into the shape of a dragon. Now he must learn to control his magical abilities and truly become The Dragon Knight which carries some responsibilities he hadn’t counted on. ‘Lives up to its predecessor…
.’ Library Journal. HC: Tor.

The Dragon at War

As France prepares for war against England, Jim Eckert, the Dragon Knight a twentieth century college professor transported to an alternate medieval England discovers that he is all that stands between England and utter destruction.

The Dragon on the Border

Sir James, the Dragon Knight, faces his most terrifying challenge in the nearly indestructible Hollow Men, spirits of the dead who reside in empty suits of armor. LJ.

The Dragon and The Djinn

Gordon R. Dickson continues his acclaimed saga of a twentieth century American transformed into a Dragon Knight and transported into a fantastic medieval adventure! The Dragon Knight’s journey to the Holy Land is supposed to be a simple quest…
but pirates, sea giants, and the legendary Djinn threaten to make his voyage the most dangerous odyssey known to man and dragon.

The Dragon & the Gnarly King

As a young mathematician, Jim Eckert was transported to a parallel medieval world where he found he had the ability to transform himself into a large but none too bright dragon named Gorbash. Long since settled, Jim now the Baron de Bois de Malencontri et Riveroak must once again assume the form of the Dragon Knight to save the enchanted realm.

The Dragon and the Fair Maid of Kent

Jim Eckert, the Dragon Knight, must now confront the three disasters that lie in wait for any visitor to the English Middle Ages: war, plague, and Plantagenets. The plagues is caused by a covert invasion of shape shanging goblins with plague tipped spears that seek to take over the world. Meanwhile, Eckert’s castle is invaded by Plantagenets: Edward III, his son Edward the Black Prince, and Joan, the Fair Maid of Kent. Against the background of a full scale human versus goblin war, these worthies move in a swirl of intrigue and dynastic tension. And, as usual, it’s up to the Jim Eckert, in all his scaly glory, to make sure good triumphs in the end!

The Good Old Stuff

Adventure stories have been one of the mainstays of science fiction since its earliest days, and this terrific anthology assembles sixteen of the greatest ever written. Included here are stories from a stellar array of talents: Brian W. Aldiss, Poul Anderson, Leigh Brackett, L. Sprague de Camp, Gordon R. Dickson, C.M. Kornbluth, Ursula K. Le Guin, Fritz Leiber, Murray Leinster, H. Beam Piper, James H. Schmitz, Cordwainer Smith, James Tiptree, Jr., Jack Vance, A.E. van Vogt, and Roger Zelazny. These stories were all written in the heyday of adventure SF, from 1940 through the 1960s, and they first appeared in such magazines as Astounding Galaxy, Future Fiction, and Startling Stories. Many have not been in print for years. All of them retain the breathtaking sense of wonder that is science fiction’s feature characteristic. From the seas of Venus to the farthest reaches of space, these stories will take you places you’ve never dreamed before!

The Good Stuff

Burn the murderess! So begins Jean Plaidy’s The Captive Queen of Scots, the epic tale of the Scottish Queen Mary Stuart, cousin to Queen Elizabeth of England. After her husband, Lord Darnley, is murdered, suspicion falls on Mary and her lover, the Earl of Bothwell. A Catholic in a land of stern Protestants, Mary finds herself in the middle of a revolt, as her bloodthirsty subjects call for her arrest and execution. In disgrace, she flees her Scottish persecutors for England, where she appeals to Queen Elizabeth for mercy, but to no avail. Throughout Mary s long years as the Queen s prisoner, she conceives many bold plans for revenge and escaping to freedom but the gallows of Fotheringhay Castle loom…
Set against royal pageantry, religious strife, and bloody uprising and filled with conspiracies, passion, heartbreak, and fascinating historical detail The Captive Queen of Scots is an unforgettable, page turning tale of the intense rivalry between two powerful women of noble blood.

Naked to the Stars

A Nebula Award winning Author During an action on the third planet from Arcturus, soldier Cal Truent woke up in the hospital with a sixteen hour hole in his memory. No one knows what it is that Cal has forgotten, but his superiors can’t take the chance that it might be something deadly to his fellow soldiers and to Earth. Somehow Cal means to seek out whatever it is that his mind is resisting…

The Alien Way

The Ruml were highly intelligent creatures. They had an elaborate civilisation, advanced technology and a strict moral social code moral according to their values They had already over run six worlds, exterminated the native life and colonised the planets But an ordinary citizen of Earth, Jason Barchar, was able to penetrate the mind, think the thoughts, see the sights, feel the sensations of one of the Ruml. And on Jason depended the fate of the world for the Ruml were preparing to invade Earth


OWN THIS RARE, UNREAD, 28 YEAR OLD COLLECTIBLE: ‘Wolfling,’ by Gordon R. Dickson c1980 New Dell Edition. Human Pet. To The High Born, The Aristocray Of The Empire, With 10,000 Decades Of Civilization Behind Them, Earthmen Were Mere ‘Wolflings,’ Human Curiosities. Jim Keil Amused And Intrigued Them, So He Was Brought To The Throne World To Perform, Like a Trained Animal, His Simple Tricks. But The Empire Had Ruled Too Long And Too Comfortably. Jim Keil Had Sharp Eyes For The Signs Of Decay And Inertia That Pervaded The Throne World. The Time Would Come When The High Born Would Learn That Their Pet Had Dangerous Claws.

Sleepwalker’s World

With most of the world wrapped in a hypnotic deep sleep, Rafe Harald arrives from the moon to find a friend and is shadowed by agents of the failing world government and a mysterious figure known as the Old Man.

Gremlins Go Home (With: Ben Bova)

Comic sci fi novel, illustrated by Kelly Freas. ‘Several hundred years ago a band of explorers were marooned on Planet Earth. Alas, the Little People are not strong on gadgetry, and they have had to while away the centuries of their youth, living for the day when they could get off this god forsaken mudball, this most benighted, desolate and boring! planetary slum in the Known Universe. At last, the time has come. All they need now is a human a young one will do to help them hijack a Shuttle to take them to where their rescue awaits. And that shouldn’t be too hard, for what All American boy could resist giving a hand to a friendly leprechaun?’

Time Storm

Accompanied by a leopard and a nearly autistic young woman, Marc Despard sets out to locate his wife, who, along with the rest of humanity, was swept away by a Time Storm. AB. PW.

The Far Call

Science fiction by a master. Hugo Award Honorable Mention. First paperback edition.


What do you do when you’re being misunderstood by an alien race whose weapons are meaner than yours? If diplomacy fails, then good old human cunning is the only alternative.

Way of the Pilgrim

Shane, a gifted linguist, has spent his life learning the language of the old and powerful alien race that has conquered Earth. He has learned it so well that the interstellar masters, old hands at enslaving planets, regard him as a valuable servant. But Shane has a secret. One day, in a rebellious moment, he invented The Pilgrim: a mysterious figure who incites rebellion and vanishes unseen, leaving a distinctive icon behind him. Now the human underground is preparing to rebel. Shane knows how hopeless their rebellion will be. He knows, as well, that he will be unable to keep himself from taking part.

The Magnificent Wilf

Earth has been contacted by galactic civilization, and Tom and his wife, Lucy, seem to be the perfect candidates to tour the galaxy as Earth’s representatives and learn the ways of the galaxy, but on their performance hinges Earth’s relations with other civilizations. AB.

Hour of the Gremlins

Hour Of The Horde by Gordon R. Dickson: The voracious and merciless Horde roved the galaxies, stripping whole star systems of all life. As they advance on the Milky Way, a galaxy wide force is hastily arrayed to stop them. But Miles Vander, the warrior sent by Earth to join the defence, must first convince his alien crewmembers that he is just as good a soldier as they. Wolfing by Gordon R. Dickson: Earth was only a primitive outpost, its people dubbed primitive ‘wolfings’ by the rulers of the galactis empire. Jim Kell was sent to the High Born rulers’ Throne World, with orders only to observe until he cast away his orders from Earth and proved himself a Wolfling indeed. Gremlins Go Home by Gordon R. Dickson and Ben Bova: Suppose that elves, gremlins, and leprechauns are really tiny aliens marooned on Earth for hundreds of years. They want to go home, and human technology finally can make it possible it they can get aboard NASA’s Mars rocket and hijack it! Pity the poor human who has to help them with the big heist…

Hoka! Hoka! Hoka!

One Hoka is a threat to human sanity. Two Hokas are a menace to civilization. And three Hokas…
Heaven help the galaxy, in this hilarious science fiction adventure from two of the best writers in the genre.

Robert Silverberg Presents the Great Science Fiction Stories (1964)

A anthology of the best short Science Fiction published in 1964. Selected by Robert Silverberg and Martin H. Greenberg. Some of the stories included are: ‘The Last Lonely Man’ by John Brunner, ‘Outward Bound’ by Norman Spinrad, ‘The Master Key’ by Poul Anderson, and The Dowry of Angyar’ by Ursula K. Le Guin.

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