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Alien Art
The human colonists want to sell the natural resources of their new world to gigantic intersteallar corporations: But it's charlie the otter's world too, and the only one he has. How can he and his human friends persuade the other colonists to preserve it?...
Dorsai Spirit
Tor, Jun 2002, 25.95, 430 pp. ISBN: 0312877641 “Dorsai”. Among the fourteen worlds, Dorsai provides one export that is in great demand. The planet consists of the best military mercenaries known in the cosmos. Donal Graeme is about to go off planet with abilities never seen before as humanity has taken a quantum leap up on the evolutionary path. This reviewer read “Dorsai” in the sixties and found it to be a fascinating tale. Though a powerf...
Home From The Shore
When the Sea-Born cadets walk out of space academy in protest, the stage is set for the long impending clash between the sea and land. Can these two races co-operate, or will they destroy each other first?...
Lost Dorsai
A pacifist from a strong warrior culture must reconcile his personal philosophy with the need to protect his freinds....

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Mission to Universe
Finally, humans have created a ship capable of interstellar travel- and the government buraucrats wont let it off of the ground! The captain runs out of patience and decides to take off anyway: and not come back until he has found a planet suitable for colonization....
Sleepwalkers' World
An astronaut returns to earth to find that all is not well, and struggles agains the forces that hold the population in a sleepwalkers world....
Tactics of Mistake
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The Dragon and the Fair Maid of Kent
The Dragon and the Fair Maid of Kent follows 20th century-born Jim Eckert's latest adventures in a magical version of 14th century England. In this latest installment of Dickson's Dragon Knight series, Jim must face one of the greatest threats of the Medieval world: the Great Plague, now being spread by an army of vengeful of goblins in league with Jim's old enemies, Agatha Falon and the Earl of Cumberland, who plan to kill King Edward and gain power ove...
The Dragon and the George
This is the first book in the Dragon Knight series. Jim Eckert is a graduate student and teaching assistant struggling to gain an instructor position at Riveroak College. When his fiancée, Angie, suddenly disappears during a graduate student's experiment, Jim goes after her and lands in an alternate world where magic exists. He discovers that Angie has been taken captive by a community of dragons, and that he himself is in the body of the dragon Gor...
The Dragon and the Gnarly King
This is the seventh book in the Dragon Knight series. The Earl of Cumberland convinces the King to raise taxes--something that many nobles are very unhappy about. One noble starts hiring knights to attack the Earl's property in revenge. Jim Eckert, the Dragon Knight, is dismayed when Sir Brian, his best friend, offers his services to this noble so that he can earn the eighty pounds his betrothed's father demands as a bride price. The Dragon Knight is ...

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The Dragon in Lyonesse
This is the eighth book in the Dragon Knight series. This installment of the Dragon Knight series sees Jim Eckert and his Companions teaming up with the legendary Knights of the Round Table to save the mythical land of Lyonesse from being conquered by Morgan le Faye and Jim's old adversary, the Earl of Cumberland. Jim Eckert, the Dragon Knight, learn that the mythical, undersea land of Lyonesse (book #7) is under attack by an army of surface-dwelle...
The Dragon Knight
Sir James Ecert, now Baron de Bois de Malencontri et Riveroak, woke one morning with the odd sensation that somthing was wrong. During the night he had been transformed into the shape of a dragon. Now Jim must embark on a new guest, to learn to control his magical abilities and truly become the Dragon Knight. And once the is done, he'll learn that life in the Middle Ages carries some responsibilities that he hadn't counted on especially when the heir to ...
The Dragon on the Border
In the third installment of the Dragon Knight series, Jim Eckert and his friends, Sir Brian and Master Archer Dafydd, journey to Northumbria to inform the de Mer family of the heroic death of Giles de Mer in France (book #2, The Dragon Knight). Before reaching the de Mer castle, Jim's group is attacked by the ghostly Hollow Men—dishonored spirits clothed in stolen armor. Jim, Brian, and Dafydd easily dispose of the ghosts, and arrive at the de Mer cast...
The Dragon, the Earl, and the Troll
This is the fifth book in the Dragon Knight series. Jim Eckert, the Dragon Knight, has absolutely no intention of attending the Earl of Somerset's infamous 12 days of Christmas celebration. But when the Mage Carolinus, tells him that the Dark Powers may cause trouble, Jim goes to find out what's happening. On the way to the Earl's castle, Jim and his party discover a group of fellow travelers slain and robbed by outlaws. The sole survivor of the ...
The Far Call
The first manned mission to Mars is beset by political friction and natural events....
Time Storm
A time storm strikes the Earth. The Earth remains, but different parts of the Earth are in different eras. Travel between the different zones is thought to be impossible. The main character, Marc Despard, resolves to fight the time storm. After some struggles, he assembles a small band of people, including one alien, to help him try to understand what has happened and to stop the time storm. He has 2 extraordinary relationships with a older teenaged...

Gordon R. Dickson novels

Wolf and Iron
After society crumbles, a naive academic is forced to cope with a dangerous new world. one of Dickson's finest....


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