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Gordon R. Dickson


Alien Art

Gordon R. Dickson

On the planet Arcadia, a young man and woman and a swamp otter join together to haul the otter's eleven hundred pound statue overland to meet the deadline of a prospective buyer from another planet.

Beginnings

Gordon R. Dickson

Everything has a beginning, a time of innocence when the world is newborn and no false steps have yet been made. When no good fight has yet been lost, and no good cause turned bad. Here in the latest in Baen's series of thematic collections are stories by one of science fiction's greatest stars.

Table of Contents:

  • Foreword - essay by Gordon R. Dickson
  • The Brown Man - (1984) - poem
  • Danger--Human! - (1957) - shortstory
  • Cloak and Stagger - (1957) - novelette
  • 3-Part Puzzle - (1962) - shortstory
  • The Seats of Hell - (1960) - novelette
  • Listen - (1952) - shortstory
  • Soldier, Ask Not - (1964) - novella
  • Strictly Confidential - (1956) - shortstory
  • Powerway Emergency! - (1972) - shortstory
  • Idiot Solvant - (1962) - shortstory
  • On Messenger Mountain - (1964) - novella
  • Untitled - (1984) - poem

Call Him Lord

Gordon R. Dickson

Nebula Award winning and Hugo Award nominated novelette. It originally appeaed in Analog Science Fiction -> Science Fact, May 1966. It can also be found in the anthologies Nebula Award Stories Two (1967), edited Brian W. Aldiss and Harry Harrison, Analog 6 (1968), edited by John W. Campbell, Jr., The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume III (1981), edtied by George W. Proctor and Arthur C. Clarke, and There Will Be War (1983), edited by John F. Carr and Jerry Pournelle. It is included in the collections The Book of Gordon Dickson (1973), Gordon R. Dickson's SF Best (1978), The Man from Earth (1983) and Ends (1988).

Computers Don't Argue

Gordon R. Dickson

Nebula Award nominated short story. It originally appeared in Analog Science Fiction - Science Fact, September 1965. It can also be found in the anthology Nebula Award Stories 1965 (1966), edited by Damon Knight, and the collection Ends (1988).

Ends

Gordon R. Dickson

Table of Contents

  • Foreword - (1988) - essay
  • Á Outrance - (1984) - poem
  • Computers Don't Argue - (1965) - shortstory
  • By New Hearth Fires - (1959) - shortstory
  • Ancient, My Enemy - (1969) - novelette
  • Turnabout - (1955) - novelette
  • An Honorable Death - (1961) - novelette
  • Lost Dorsai - (1980) - novella
  • Last Voyage - (1958) - shortstory
  • Call Him Lord - (1966) - novelette
  • And Then There Was Peace - (1962) - shortstory
  • Whatever Gods There Be - (1961) - shortstory
  • Minotaur - (1961) - shortstory
  • Enter a Pilgrim - (1974) - shortstory
  • Armageddon - (1984) - poem

Gremlins, Go Home!

Gordon R. Dickson
Ben Bova

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?

Hour of the Gremlins

Gordon R. Dickson
Ben Bova

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...

Table of Contents:

  • Gremlins Go Home - (1974) - novel by Gordon R. Dickson and Ben Bova
  • Hour of the Horde - (1970) - novel by Gordon R. Dickson
  • Wolfling - (1969) - novel by Gordon R. Dickson

Hour of the Horde

Gordon R. Dickson

Annihilating everything before it, a horde of monstrous space travellers were advancing through the stars. And Earth lay in their route. To defend their home planets, the worlds that lay in the path of the monsters created a super defence force, asking each planet to contribute one especially talented warrior to help turn the invaders away. Miles Vander was Earth's man, but when he arrived at the rendezvous point he found that he was included in the special task force of the less civilized defenders.

But in the contest of advanced nuclear weaponry and computer strategy, it turned out to be Vander's group that had the special independent qualities and the raw courage to meet the challenge most effectively.

Jean Duprès

Gordon R. Dickson

Hugo Award nominated short story. It originally appeared in the anthology Nova 1 (1970), edited by Harry Harrison. It is included in the collection Survival! (1984).

Lost Dorsai

Gordon R. Dickson

Hugo Award winning and Nebula Award nominated novella. It originally appeared in the anthology Destinies, February-March 1980, edited by Jim Baen. It can also be found in the anthology The Hugo Winners, Volume 5: (1980-82) (1986), edited by Isaac Asimov. It is included in the various incarnations of the collection Lost Dorsai (1980, 1984 and 1993 with varying tables of contents) and the collection Ends (1988).

Masters of Everon

Gordon R. Dickson

Masters of Everon, announces the brass plate on the door of the original Everon colonists' corporate headquarters. But somehow Everon resisted all their efforts; it was as if the planet itself fought against human efforts to establish a foothold. Some settlers want to return the favour, wrecking Everon's ecology in revenge, but Jef Roboni loves the great cat-like maolots of Everon, and the planet itself; he believes that settlers and planet can coexist.

Now time is running out - and even the hints that Jef has uncovered are not enough to prepare him for the incomprehensible strangeness and wonder of the true Masters of Everon.

Mission to Universe

Gordon R. Dickson

General Benjamin Shore was heading for the stars under forged orders - and in defiance of the commands of the President. He was leaving Earth in an untested ship with a crew chosen by neccesity and with nothing but faith to guide him. His only hope was to find habitable worlds in the unexplored reaches of space ahead.

Thus began Man's first mission to the uncharted universe.

Shore had no illusions. Before him lay danger, probable disappointment - even death. But nothing had prepared him for the nightmare he would have to face on the planet of the Gray-Furs... for the menace of the Golden People who had driven all other races from Galactic Center - or for what awaited him if he returned to the world he called home. Either way, the human race was doomed!

Mutants

Gordon R. Dickson

Gordon R. Dickson, winner of the Hugo and Nebula awards, author of the bestselling Dorsai novels, presents here eleven enthralling and thought-provoking variations on the human matrix. One is a mighty, dark and unconquerable warrior, another a child so far developed over present-day man there can be no understanding between him and us. A third has turned his back on land to answer the irresistible call of the unersea, a fourth is no longer human at all, but animal...

One of the giants of the science fiction field gives us MUTANTS, a provocative testament to one of the most limitless mysteries of the cosmos--the incredible mutability of man!

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction - essay
  • Warrior - (1965) - short story
  • Of the People - (1955) - short story
  • Danger--Human! - (1957) - short story
  • Rehabilitated - (1961) - short story
  • Listen - (1952) - short story
  • Roofs of Silver - (1962) - novelette
  • By New Hearth Fires - (1959) - short story
  • Idiot Solvant - (1962) - short story
  • The Immortal - (1965) - novelette
  • Miss Prinks - (1954) - short story
  • Home from the Shore - (1963) - novelette

Naked to the Stars

Gordon R. Dickson

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...

None But Man

Gordon R. Dickson

The Frontier Rebellion has long been won, thanks in part to the efforts of Culihan O'Rourke, the best hijacker the Rebels ever had. When he is greeted upon his return to Earth with beatings, torture, and interrogation, Cully learns the hard way of the ultimatum issued to Earth by the Moldaug: evacuate the Frontier or be destroyed.

On the Run

Gordon R. Dickson

Originally appeared in Ace Double D-164 under the title Mankind on the Run.

One day Kil Bruner was a solid Class A engineer in a society of World Police and citizen Files, jet-set migrants and status-ranking Stability keys. But the Police ordered Kil to forget about his missing wife Ellen - and that was a mistake.

Because Kil would move Heaven and Earth to find the woman he loved.

Even when the search leads to slums filled with blade-wielding thugs and criminal Ace Kings... to secret societies and vast, interlocked, warring conspiracies - each out to rule the Earth or destroy it. Even when the search costs Kil his freedom, his sanity, the core of his soul - and reality itself...

Because to find Ellen, Kil will have to move Heaven and Earth. Literally.

Planet Run

Gordon R. Dickson
Keith Laumer

The newly disvovered planet Corazon has just been opened to prospecters, and ruthless Senator Bartholomew wants only one man to stake a claim for him. but this man--veteran explorer Captain Henry--will have no part of the venture. As conqueror of several planets, and now 135 years old, he longs for retirement and relaxation. blackmailed, however, by the Senator, into rejuvenation treatments and committed to the new mission, hendry shrewdly devises his own scheme for revenge...

Pro

Gordon R. Dickson

The world designated 49381D is a small backwater planet inhabited by simple agrarians. The Galactic Expansion Service has an agent posted there to slowly bring the native species under the auspices of the Galactic community.

But the new Sector Chief, Harb Mallard, is a man of action. In less than two years he has attained his present rank and he is in a hurry to proceed even higher. With a display of false bravado backed up by hidden technological wonders, Harb Mallard infiltrates a warlike faction of the native population. He intends to rise swiftly to a position of power and then present the Galactic Expansion Service with a fully converted population in record time.
But what Harb doesn't know is enough to cost him his sanity. The ultimate lesson is learned too late, for the end is always a direct result of the means.

Sleepwalker's World

Gordon R. Dickson

Shafts driven deep into the Earth's hot core utilized that buried energy to run the world's power station. That broadcast energy alone kept the food factories running. Without those factories and that power, the hungry, overpopulated planet could not survive.

But the cost was high, for the power broadcasts had a terrifying side-effect. While they were on, the human race was unable to stay wake.

Among the rare few with immunity to the sleep compulsion was the astronaut Rafe Arnaul Harald, one of the six who had been training on the Moon for the first star voyage. But now, unless humanity could conquer the dark power that was using the sleep phenomenon to paralyze society, that flight might never be made.

To defeat the unknown masters of the sleeping world, Rafe had only the help of a crippled girl, a wolf with a very special ability, and the unique talents of his own mind and body.

Space Winners

Gordon R. Dickson

They were humanity's hope - the first young people selected to leave Earth for study in the Galactic Federation. But something went wrong in deep space. Terribly wrong.

Suddenly Jim Rawlins, Ellen Bouvier, Curt Harrington, and the squirrel-like Alien philosopher Peep were castaways, stranded on the quarantined planet of Quebahr - with no training, and little hope of rescue. Between them and the Federation's emergency beacon were primitive Mauregs, aggressive Walats, lizard-like Noifs - plus danger, conspiracy and the mystery of an impending high-tech war on a backward peaceful planet.

Without warning, the future of the two worlds - Earth and Quebahr - depended on three young humans' ability to adapt and survive.

The Alien Way

Gordon R. Dickson

In 2007 A.D. (a 2007 with huge interstellar spaceships and some highly fanciful technology) humanity discovers Ruml people. The extremely intelligent and technologically adept Ruml (think humanoid bears) had previously come into contact with six other planets and "colonized" them. From the human perspective the Ruml appear violent and animalistic.

On a patrol a Ruml named Kator discovers a human space wreck decked "bait" -- an virus impregnated earthworm. The virus allows Jason Barchar, a zoologist, to enter Kator's mind and see what he sees and feel what he feels.

The Cloak and the Staff

Gordon R. Dickson

Hugo Award winning novelette. It originally appeared in Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact, August 1980. The story can also be found in the anthologies Day of the Tyrant (1985) edited John F. Carr and J. E. Pournelle and The Hugo Winners, Volume 5: (1980-82) (1986), edited by Isaac Asimov.

The Earth Lords

Gordon R. Dickson

A hidden labyrinth beneath the Canadian wilderness where dwarfish Lords and Ladies ride humans like horses - and plot the final downfall of mankind. Bart Dybig is a "Steed", but one gifted with mental and physical abilities unsuspected by those who have enslaved him. Soon, he vows, he will surprise the Lords and escape to the world above - if there's a world to go back to.

For the Earth Lords are building a doomsday device of unimaginable power to completely destroy mankind. Only Bart and his strange heritage can stop them.

The Far Call

Gordon R. Dickson

Jens Wylie would never leave Earth, but his heart was with the brave men and women of the first Mars Expedition, enchanted by the siren song of the stars. As U.S. Undersecretary of Space, he thought he could share some small part of that bold adventure. But as the mission progressed, Jens saw the sure signs of imminent disaster, a mission failure that could bring Earth's Space program to a halt. He knew that he must risk his future, and maybe even his life, to keep humanity on the road to the stars-the only question was whether he had the courage to do it.

The Forever Man

Gordon R. Dickson

The ancient starship La Chasse Gallerie is found drifting perilously in space. Despite heavy damage from alien Laagi warships, incredibly the ship is till intact and the voice of its pilot, Raoul Penard, comes through loud and clear.

But Petard died over one hundred years ago.

On Earth, frantic investigation reveals that Petard may be dead but his mind is very much alive, merged with the ship itself. The staggering potential of this evolutionary breakthrough compels the scientists to embark on a technological journey of astonishing discovery.

The Lifeship

Gordon R. Dickson
Harry Harrison

Trapped in the confines of their fragile lifeship, a tiny band of aliens and humans faces the awesome challenge of survival after the mysterious explosion of a giant spaceship.

Giles Steel, a member of Earth's master race, assumes responsibility for erupting tempers, the dwindling food supply... and the saboteur whose ugly work has already begun!

The Magnificent Wilf

Gordon R. Dickson

When Earth is contacted by galactic civilization, our heroic couplet - diplomat Tom Parent, and his linguist wife, Lucy - prove themselves to be just the pair to tour the galaxy representing Earth and learning the whys and wherefores of galactic civilization. There's only one tiny catch to this grand tour - on Tom and Lucy's performance hinges our acceptance by the rest of the galaxy as a civilized world rather than as ward of some more "advanced" species. (You don't want Earth to become a Galactic ward.).

The Pritcher Mass

Gordon R. Dickson

The only hope for mankind's survival after the contamination of the Earth lay in the Pritcher Mass, a psychic forcefield construction out beyond the orbit of Pluto. Created by the efforts of individuals with extraordinary paranormal powers, the Mass was designed to search the universe for a new habitable planet.

Chaz Sant knew he had the kind of special ability to contribute effectively to the building of the Mass, but somehow the qualifying tests were stacked against him. Then he learned that he had become the special target of an insidious organization that fattened on the fears of the last cities of the world. His confrontation with this organization, their real motives and his unexpected reactions, were to touch off the final showdown for mankind's last enterprise.

The R-Master

Gordon R. Dickson

The earth has become a veritable Utopia...

By the middle of the twenty-first century the World Economic Council supplies the basic needs of every individual. And for those people who want to increase their personal value and effectiveness in society, there is Reninase-47, an intelligence-stimulating drug. In rare cases, however, R-47 does massive damage to the mind; in even fewer cases it creates a supergenius--an "R-Master."

None of this interests Etter Ho, who clings fiercely to his independence, to his right simply to wander the oceans in his sloop Sarah--until his brother Wally takes R-47 and becomes a statistic on the negative side of the ledger. Now Wally's body lies encased in a cryogenic capsule, his life processes suspended. Etter, as an ordinary citizen, cannot afford the medical procedure which might revive his brother.

As a step toward obtaining the status required to help Wally, Etter takes R-47 himself--freakishly emerging as an R-Master. It is a position of apparently unrestricted privilege, but when he asks to contact other R-Masters, the only one who will speak to him is an old man named Malone, a recluse with the cryptic word MOGOW scrawled across his door.

Through contact with Malone, Etter begins to realize that the World Economic Council has created, not a Utopia, but a perpetual prison for mankind. His investigation of this prison brings discovery of what really crippled Wally's mind--and the price Etter himself must pay to reclaim man's future.

Note: The Tor edition is most likely expanded from the original publication.

The Star Road

Gordon R. Dickson

Table of Contents:

  • Whatever Gods There Be - (1961)
  • Hilifter - (1963)
  • Building on the Line - (1968)
  • The Christmas Present - (1958)
  • 3-Part Puzzle - (1962)
  • On Messenger Mountain - (1964)
  • The Catch - (1959)
  • Jackal's Meal - (1969)
  • The Mousetrap - (1952)

Time Storm

Gordon R. Dickson

It is tomorrow. The lines of time change ravage the earth. Where they pass, water and earth are transformed into past and future, wreaking havoc, destruction, and annihilation with never-before-experienced natural disasters. Mankind is all but extinguished, only a handful of survivors remain.

Marc Despard is a man who will not---cannot---yield. Fury locks him into a private war with the universe as he finds himself committed to his own destruction as his only way to victory. He comes to a lonely discovery of self that teaches humbleness, wisdom and, finally, the courage to let himself be loved.

The Girl is a victim of the Time Storm. She has been wounded so deeply that at first nothing will make her speak, but in the end, she chooses to send what is essentially herself beyond the limits of the universe, to bring Despard the understanding that will set him free.

The leopard is untrained and deadly, the insane victim of Time gone mad---who loves Despard and the Girl with an unjudging love that transcends space and time. Finally, he reaches out from beyond death itself to touch those two who mean more to his wild and savage soul than all that ever was or will be. You will never forget them.

Wolf and Iron

Gordon R. Dickson

After the collapse of civilization, when the social fabric of America has come apart in bloody rags, when every man's hand is raised against another, and only the strong survive. "Jeebee" Walther was a scientist, a student of human behavior, who saw the Collapse of the world economy coming, but could do nothing to stop it. Now he must make his way across a violent and lawless America, in search of a refuge where he can keep the spark of knowledge alive in the coming Dark Age. He could never make it on his own, but he has found a companion who can teach him how to survive on instinct and will. Jeebee has been adopted by a great Gray Wolf.

Wolfling

Gordon R. Dickson

A hundred years in our future, the first expedition from Earth reaches Alpha Centauri only to discover a vast human empire, long-established and sternly ruled by the aristocratic High-born. In a stroke Earth becomes merely another primitive outpost, its people dubbed "wolflings" by the rulers of the Throne World. Painstakingly chosen and meticulously trained, Jim Keil was sent merely to observe conditions on the Throne World.

Alien from Arcturus / Atom Curtain

Ace Double D-Series: Book 139

Gordon R. Dickson

Alien from Arcturus

Ever since Earth's first starship crept out on sub-light drive a hundred years ago and was met by an emissary of the Galactic Federation, man has lived as a prisoner in the solar system. The Federation decreed that unless man could demonstrate his technological maturity and leave the solar system via a faster-than-light drive, he would not leave it at all.

All Earth knows the test that man must pass to win Galactic Citizenship and the freedom of the stars; the FTL Drive is every physicist's top priority. But what they cannot know is that they work against both an alien time-limit and human sabotage--and time is running out. Unless John Parent's star-drive project is successful, mankind will remain trapped in the solar system, forever...

Atom Curtain

He broke the barrier to a continent in exile. For two hundred and seventy years America had been totally cut off from the rest of the world by an impenetrable wall of raging atomic fury. To the frightened countries of the Old World, what had once been the greatest of all powers was now the most fearful of all mysteries. No man ached to know what lay behind that frightful barrier more than Emmett O'Hara, restless air-sentinel of the International Patrol--whose American ancestors had been stranded in Britain the day the Atom Curtain was raised. Then, on December 20, in the year 2230, while on routine patrol, O'Hara did the impossible. He broke through the barrier--and lived!

The Crossroads of Time / Mankind on the Run

Ace Double D-Series: Book 164

Gordon R. Dickson
Andre Norton

The Crossroads of Time

Anothe instalment of Blake Walker's adventures on alternate Earths. Blake, a 1950s citizen of our own Earth is accidentally caught up in the chase for a telepathic psychopath who is looking for an alternate Earth to rule.

Mankind on the Run

Kil and Ellen Bruner were Class-A citizens, labelled as privileged and stable by the Key that every man, woman and child wore in the well-ordered world created after the Lucky War. Then Ellen vanished, and suddenly all Kil's privilege isn't enough to bring her back to him. The layers of intrigue he is able to unwrap show him only the beginning of a great plot against established society--a plot that somehow involves Ellen.

For the first time he feels doors closing around him, hears the official silence of the World Police, feels the great weight of authority's disapproval, and learns what it means to be a man alone. His desperate search for his wife will cost him everything he thought he believed in as he digs ever deeper into the ugly reality behind the façade of his world's peace and security, and finds himself at last.

The Genetic General / Time to Teleport

Ace Double D-Series: Book 449

Gordon R. Dickson

THE GENETIC GENERAL

Title variant of Dorsai!

Donal Graeme was from The Dorsai, a small planet whose major export was well-trained, fearless military mercenaries. On the day he reached adulthood, he was ready to go out among the star systems and make his name. He paused for a moment, pondering the strange, indefinable force that seemed to drive him to his unknown destiny.

Now, after six years of desperate exploits, Donal once again felt that hidden power that no living being could explain.

Time had run out! The great far-flung worlds of Man had played their planetary politics and now their two warring camps wer on the eve of a fantastic final reckoning. Suddenly, now, Donal knew his destiny; that he was the one man among the stars in a position to stop the mechanism behind this suicidal struggle. To do it, he had to tackle the impossible and conquer the invincible!

TIME TO TELEPORT

They called their secret society, simply, *Members of the Human Race,* but the majority of humanity preferred to call them *The Inhumans.* That's because it was generally believed that they were a vicious masked gang of mutators, vivisectionists, and monster-makers.

In fact, it had gotten to the point where the world government, that amazing non-national association of services which had abolished war, was about to outlaw and destroy them. If the government acted-and its spokesman, Anthony Sellars, was ready to-it might be the first armed conflict in nearly a century. But it would be scarcely more than a police action: the entire "respectable" world against a hideout bunch of crackpots.

Except, as Sellars was to find out, how do you go about collaring people who can walk through walls?

Delusion World / Spacial Delivery

Ace Double F-Series: Book 119

Gordon R. Dickson

Delusion World

There had to be a reason why that isolated human colony had been able to survive right in the heart of the stars held by mankind's implacable enemies. But nobody had been able to get to the quaintly named Dunroamin to find out.

If they had a secret defense, it could be the answer to a hundred planets' prayers. And feliz Gebrod realized as he came in for a crash landing that he'd know the secret soonenr than he'd expected.

Except that what he encountered was a life-and-death riddle that had nothing to do with stellar defense. It was this: how can two mutually irreconcilable Uropias occupy the same space at the same time?

Spacial Delivery

In the good old days when you were dispatched to rescue a maiden distressed by monsters, they usually gave you a suit of armor and a mighty steed.

Well, times have changed: John Tardy didn't volunteer to do battle for maiden fair; he didn't know about the battle until he was in it. And no suit of armor either on Dilbia, it's bare hands even when your opponent has the size, strength and temperament of a hungry Kodiak bear.

John Tardy, a very competent Earthman, figured all that could have been worked out, if only he could have arrived at the fight aboard a magnificent charger, or on his own two feet, or any way other than Spacial Delivery.

Time to Teleport / Delusion World

Ace Double Numbered Series

Gordon R. Dickson

Time to Teleport

They called their secret society Members of the Human Race, but the majority of humanity preferred to call them "the Inhumans." That's because it was generally believed that they were a vicious masked gang of vivisectionists, mutators, and monster-makers.

Delusion World

There had to be a reason why that isolated human colony had been able to survive mankind's implacable enemies. But nobody had been able to get to the quaintly named Dunroamin to find out.

If they had a secret defence, it could be the answer to a hundred planets' prayers. And Feliz Gebrod realized as he came in for a crash landing that he'd know the secret sooner than he'd expected.

Except that what he encountered was a life-and-death riddle that had nothing to do with stellar defence. It was this: how can two mutually irreconcilable Utopias occupy the same space at the same time?

Alien Art / Arcturus Landing

Ace Double Numbered Series: Book 1685

Gordon R. Dickson

Alien Art

On the planet Arcadia, a young man and woman and a swamp otter join together to haul the otter's eleven hundred pound statue overland to meet the deadline of a prospective buyer from another planet.

Arcturus Landing

Quarantine...Ever since Earth's first starship crept out on sublight drive a hundred years ago and was met by an emissary of the Galactic Federation, man has lived as a prisoner in the solar system. The Federation decreed that unless man could demonstrate his technological maturity and leave the solar system via a faster-than-light drive, he would not leave it at all. All Earth knows the test that man must pass to win Galactic Citizenship and the freedom of the stars; the FTL drive is every physicist's top priority. But what they cannot know is that they work against both an alien time-limit and human sabotage - and time is running out. Unless John Parent's star-drive project is successful, mankind will remain trapped in the solar system, forever...

Five Fates

Afterlife of Bailey

Keith Laumer
Poul Anderson
Harlan Ellison
Frank Herbert
Gordon R. Dickson

One of the most bizarre and original fictional concepts ever attempted, this book is a remarkable tour de force for a quintet of today's top writers of speculative fiction. From a common story- hook--Bailey's death at the Euthanasia Center--each author was commissioned to extrapolate his own individual vision of Bailey's fate. No two even remotely resemble one another, and with consummate individuality each of the stories validates beyond doubt the incredible fertility of both the science fiction genre and its singular practitioners.

Table of Contents:

  • The Fatal Fulfillment - (1970) - novella by Poul Anderson
  • Murder Will In - (1970) - novelette by Frank Herbert
  • Maverick - (1970) - novella by Gordon R. Dickson
  • The Region Between - (1970) - novella by Harlan Ellison
  • Of Death What Dreams - (1970) - novelette by Keith Laumer

Soldier, Ask Not

Childe Cycle

Gordon R. Dickson

Hugo Award winning story. It originally appeared in Galaxy Magazine, October 1964. The story can also be found in the anthologies The Hugo Winners, Volume 2: (1963-70) (1971), edited by Isaac Asimov and Robert Silverberg Presents the Great SF Stories: 1964 (2002), edited by Robert Silverberg and Martin H. Greenberg. It is included in the collection Beginnings (1988) and was expanded to the full novel Soldier, Ask Not (1967).

Spacial Delivery

Dilbia: Book 1

Gordon R. Dickson

Originally appeared in Ace Double F-119 in 1961.

In the good old days when you were dispatched to rescue a maiden distressed by monsters, they usually gave you a suit of armor and a mighty steed.

Well, times have changed: John Tardy didn't volunteer to do battle for maiden fair; he didn't know about the battle until he was in it. And no suit of armor either on Dilbia, it's bare hands even when your opponent has the size, strength and temperament of a hungry Kodiak bear.

John Tardy, a very competent Earthman, figured all that could have been worked out, if only he could have arrived at the fight aboard a magnificent charger, or on his own two feet, or any way other than Spacial Delivery.

Spacepaw

Dilbia: Book 2

Gordon R. Dickson

Bill Waltham has a sneaking suspicion that a few important details were purposely withheld from him when he receives his assignment to the planet Dilbia. At first, the project - to teach the planet's bear-like inhabitants basic agricultural skills - seems a straightforward, though boring, undertaking for a young engineer on the rise.

But Bill immediately senses a very keen hostility from the Dilbians toward interfering humans. And in trying to solve a major crisis on the planet, he finds himself involved in a knock-down, drag-out brawl that has all the undertones of a David-and-Goliath battle revisited.

Earthman's Burden

Hoka: Book 1

Poul Anderson
Gordon R. Dickson

It could almost have been Earth - or so thought Ensign Alexander Braithwaite Jones, who crash-landed on the planet Taka, 500 light-years from the Solar System. Then he met the Hokas, a race of teddy-bear-like aliens, with the astounding ability to transform outdated Earth stories into riotous real life adventures.
From the guns and slang of an Old West saloon to a hair-raising drug bust in Victorian England led to the by a button-nosed, pipe-puffing Hokan Sherlock Holmes, the Hokas demand that Alex Jones live it all along with them.
Suddenly his ordinary military career is changed into a crazy world of intergalactic adventure, as he tries, without much success, to bring his furry, alien charges along the road to civilization, sanity, and a m ore respectable social rating in the Interbeing League.

Table of Content:

The Sherrif of Canyon Gulch
Don Jones
In Hoka Signo Vinces
The Adventure of the Misplaced Hound
Yo Ho Hoka!
The Tiddleywink Warriors
Incredibly Secret

Star Prince Charlie

Hoka: Book 2

Gordon R. Dickson
Poul Anderson

Charlie Stuart, young scion of the Scottish royal family, long nourished a secret desire for adventure - an escape from his dreary books, his sheltered life. When his father realized that, for Charlie to grow into the full Stuart heritage he must face the rigors of the real world, the young man's dreams had a chance of coming true.
But Charlie's private fantasies had never included Talyina, a planet 200 light-years from earth and ruled by a ruthless usurper. And he had never envisioned himself as a galactic savior. Yet, young Charlie, late the classroom dreamer, suddenly found himself the only man in the galaxy capable of averting inter-planetary war!

Hoka!

Hoka: Book 3

Poul Anderson
Gordon R. Dickson

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.

Table of Contents:

  • Prologue - (1983) - essay by Poul Anderson and Gordon R. Dickson
  • Joy in Mudville - (1955) - novelette by Poul Anderson and Gordon R. Dickson
  • Undiplomatic Immunity - (1957) - novelette by Poul Anderson and Gordon R. Dickson
  • Full Pack (Hokas Wild) - (1957) - novelette by Poul Anderson and Gordon R. Dickson
  • "The Bear that Walks Like a Man": An Ursanoid Stereotype in Early Interbeing Era Poplular Culture by S*ndr* M**s*| - shortstory by Poul Anderson and Gordon R. Dickson
  • The Napoleon Crime - (1983) - novella by Poul Anderson and Gordon R. Dickson

Hoka! Hoka! Hoka!

Hoka: Book 4

Gordon R. Dickson
Poul Anderson

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.

Table of Contents:

  • Prologue - shortstory by Gordon R. Dickson and Poul Anderson
  • The Sheriff of Canyon Gulch - (1951) - novelette by Poul Anderson and Gordon R. Dickson
  • Interlude I - shortstory by Gordon R. Dickson and Poul Anderson
  • Don Jones - (1957) - novelette by Poul Anderson and Gordon R. Dickson
  • Interlude II - shortstory by Poul Anderson and Gordon R. Dickson
  • In Hoka Signo Vinces - (1953) - novelette by Poul Anderson and Gordon R. Dickson
  • Interlude III - shortstory by Poul Anderson and Gordon R. Dickson
  • The Adventure of the Misplaced Hound - (1953) - novelette by Poul Anderson and Gordon R. Dickson
  • Interlude IV - shortstory by Poul Anderson and Gordon R. Dickson
  • Yo Ho Hoka! - (1955) - novelette by Poul Anderson and Gordon R. Dickson
  • Interlude V - shortstory by Poul Anderson and Gordon R. Dickson
  • The Tiddlywink Warriors - (1955) - novelette by Poul Anderson and Gordon R. Dickson
  • Interlude VI - shortstory by Poul Anderson and Gordon R. Dickson
  • Joy in Mudville - (1955) - novelette by Poul Anderson and Gordon R. Dickson
  • Undiplomatic Immunity - (1957) - novelette by Poul Anderson and Gordon R. Dickson
  • Mysterious Message - (1957) - shortstory by Poul Anderson and Gordon R. Dickson

Hokas Pokas!

Hoka: Book 5

Poul Anderson
Gordon R. Dickson

If a human thinks he's Napoleon, it's time to get out a straitjacket. But when a Hoka thinks he's Napoleon, you'd better believe it! Just remember that with Hokas, reality is merely optional....

Table of Contents:

  • Full Pack (Hokas Wild) - (1957) - novelette by Poul Anderson and Gordon R. Dickson
  • The Napoleon Crime - (1983) - novella by Poul Anderson and Gordon R. Dickson
  • Star Prince Charlie - (1975) - novel by Poul Anderson and Gordon R. Dickson

Nebula Winners Twelve

Nebula Awards: Book 12

Gordon R. Dickson

Table of Contents:

The Outposter

Outposter: Book 2

Gordon R. Dickson

Trapped... The Outposters, a token band of specially trained experts, were given the task of guiding the exiled colonists in their harsh new environment and protecting them from the treachery of the enemy Meda V'Dans.

But the problems seemed insurmountable. For Earth was indifferent to her superfluous population and supply lines ran thin. The colonists were considered disposable "garbage."

But one young Outposter, Mark Ten Roos, had an old score to settle with the Meda V'Dans. Years ago they had killed his parents and now they had crippled his adopted father.

His plan was a daring challenge to the system. But could he change the odds...?

The Space Swimmers

Sea People: Book 1

Gordon R. Dickson

Patrick Joya lifted his head to scan the southern sky and saw a dark bluish shape flicker against the clouds. Growing larger and larger the object undulated like a wide piece of cloth carried along a moving current of water. He could hear the babble of voices around him swelling to a mounting groan of panic. The sound went racing like a cresting wave back toward the Terminal where the thousands there would be lifting their gaze skyward. Another Space Swimmer, Pat thought with sinking heart. It seemed as if it intended to swallow up the sky - for the brightness of day had blackened into night.

Home from the Shore

Sea People: Book 2

Gordon R. Dickson

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?

Way of the Pilgrim

Shane Evert: Book 1

Gordon R. Dickson

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 Best of Gordon R. Dickson: Volume 1

The Best of Gordon R. Dickson: Book 1

Gordon R. Dickson

The best of the best from a legendary master of science fiction, the first of two volumes.

The Best of Gordon R. Dickson, Volume I, gathers together fourteen stories, predominantly from the first half of legendary science fiction and fantasy writer Gordon R. Dickson's career, ranging from the early 1950s through the 1960s, including tales dragons, dolphins, aliens, werewolves, mutants and humans trying to make sense of an infinitely bewildering universe. A maiden aunt is suddenly given superpowers. An alien who looks like a large, sentient rabbit makes ominous announcement which make no sense from behind an impenetrable force shield. Humans besieged by an alien enemy refuse, against all reason, to give up fighting. And much more, in stories running the gamut from exciting adventure to stark tragedy to hysterical comedy. Plus the never before published "Love Story," written for Harlan Ellison's legendary, but never published anthology, The Last Dangerous Visions. And stay tuned for The Best of Gordon R. Dickson, Volume II, with another generous display of Dickson's virtuosity, covering his brilliant career from 1970s to the century's end.

The Final Encyclopedia

The Dorsai / Childe Cycle

Gordon R. Dickson

This is the original version of The Final Encyclopedia, which was later republished in greatly expanded and revised versions in The Final Encyclopedia Volumes 1 and 2.

The Childe Cycle, also known as the Dorsai series, is Gordon R. Dickson's future history of humankind and its ultimate destiny.

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.

Hal Mayne is an orphan who was raised by three tutors: an Exotic, a Friendly, and a Dorsai. He is the only human capable of uniting humanity against the Others. But only if he is willing to accept his terrifying destiny... as savior of mankind.

Dorsai!

The Dorsai / Childe Cycle: Book 1

Gordon R. Dickson

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

The Dorsai / Childe Cycle: Book 2

Gordon R. Dickson

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

The Dorsai / Childe Cycle: Book 3

Gordon R. Dickson

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

The Dorsai / Childe Cycle: Book 4

Gordon R. Dickson

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.

The Spirit of Dorsai

The Dorsai / Childe Cycle: Book 5

Gordon R. Dickson

The Dorsai are the finest soldiers ever trained to fight and win against all odds. The Spirit of Dorsai is an illumination of the heart and soul of the planet Dorsai and its people, showing with epic clarity and unforgettable vision how why the Dorsai fight and live. It tells of the beginning when the first Dorsai was former by mercenaries willing to fight other's battles to buy freedom for their own homes. It tells how even children and old men fought for the dream of Dorsai. From the mouth of Amanda Morgan, direct descendant of two illustrious women who bore her name, the full story is told in all its splendour.

Lost Dorsai (collection)

The Dorsai / Childe Cycle: Book 6

Gordon R. Dickson

There are many legends on the planet of the Dorsai, the breeding ground for heroes. Here are two of them.

The Final Encyclopedia: Vol 1

The Dorsai / Childe Cycle: Book 7

Gordon R. Dickson

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.

Hal Mayne is an orphan who was raised by three tutors: an Exotic, a Friendly, and a Dorsai. He is the only human capable of uniting humanity against the Others. But only if he is willing to accept his terrifying destiny... as savior of mankind.

A towering landmark of future history, The Final Encyclopedia is a novel every SF fan needs to own.

The Final Encyclopedia: Vol 2

The Dorsai / Childe Cycle: Book 8

Gordon R. Dickson

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.

Hal Mayne is an orphan who was raised by three tutors: an Exotic, a Friendly, and a Dorsai. He is the only human capable of uniting humanity against the Others. But only if he is willing to accept his terrifying destiny... as savior of mankind.

A towering landmark of future history, The Final Encyclopedia is a novel every SF fan needs to own.

The Chantry Guild

The Dorsai / Childe Cycle: Book 9

Gordon R. Dickson

Dorsai Amanda Morgan has made it to earth with disturbing news--the Younger Worlds intend to attack Earth, unless she and mysterious Chantry Guild can prevent it.

Young Bleys

The Dorsai / Childe Cycle: Book 10

Gordon R. Dickson

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.

Other

The Dorsai / Childe Cycle: Book 11

Gordon R. Dickson

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

The Dorsai / Childe Cycle: Book 12

Gordon R. Dickson
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 Homo superior. And they may destroy the human race.

The Dragon and the George

The Dragon Knight: Book 1

Gordon R. Dickson

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

The Dragon Knight: Book 2

Gordon R. Dickson

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.

The Dragon on the Border

The Dragon Knight: Book 3

Gordon R. Dickson

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.

The Dragon at War

The Dragon Knight: Book 4

Gordon R. Dickson

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 the Earl and the Troll

The Dragon Knight: Book 5

Gordon R. Dickson

In the middle of the Earl of Somerset's lavish Christmas feast, the fortress is attacked by an army of land-hungry trolls and a band of traitors, and brave Dragon Knight Sir James undertakes a mission that no one can win.

The Dragon and the Djinn

The Dragon Knight: Book 6

Gordon R. Dickson

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 and the Gnarly King

The Dragon Knight: Book 7

Gordon R. Dickson

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 in Lyonesse

The Dragon Knight: Book 8

Gordon R. Dickson

After their final battle, legend tells us, Arthur and his knights went to Lyonesse, the land under the sea. Now Lyonesse is threatened by a resurgence of the Dark Powers, those mindless malevolent forces that struggle to stop the course of History.

And Jim Eckert--the Dragon Knight--and his friends are called upon to stop them.

Arthur and his knights are proud, too; too proud to easily accept help from Jim Eckert and his allies. But they will have help--from Jim in his dragon form, from knight-in-armor Sir Brian Neville-Smyth, from the brilliant archer Dafydd ap Hywel, and from one small hobgoblin.

The result is a wild ride: Arthurian fantasy adventure as only Gordon R. Dickson could tell it.

The Dragon and the Fair Maid of Kent

The Dragon Knight: Book 9

Gordon R. Dickson

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!

Jamie the Red

Thieves' World

Gordon R. Dickson
Roland J. Green

What's a father to do with a son like Jamie? Good-hearted, hot-blooded, quick to make both friends and enemies, he is too much of a firebrand to stay at home. The King's heart almost broke when he banished his favorite son, but Jamie the Red's adventures were only beginning!

Tor Double #31: Naked to the Stars / The Alien Way

Tor Double: Book 31

Gordon R. Dickson

Naked to the Stars:

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:

One man is mentally linked to an alien who is spearheading an invasion of Earth; a group of soldiers fight to win new space for Earth; and a small group of men fight against a machine that controls all life.

Secret Under the Sea

Underseas: Book 1

Gordon R. Dickson

Dive into adventure in the last unknown territory on Earth - the sea. Join Robby Hoenig and a cast of characters as unusual as any ever met on a distant planet...

In the first Robby Hoenig adventure, Secret Under the Sea, an aquatic visitor from another world is threatened by a criminal gang...

Gordon R. Dickson's Robby Hoenig adventures are timeless young adult stories in the tradition of Arthur C. Clarke's Dolphin Island.

Secret Under Antarctica

Underseas: Book 2

Gordon R. Dickson

Dive into adventure in the last unknown territory on Earth - the sea. Join Robby Hoenig and a cast of characters as unusual as any ever met on a distant planet...

In the second Robby Hoenig adventure, Secret Under Antarctica, a scientific expedition becomes a race to stop a terrorist plot for world-wide disaster, buried beneath the ice of the South Pole...

Gordon R. Dickson's Robby Hoenig adventures are timeless young adult stories in the tradition of Arthur C. Clarke's Dolphin Island.

Secret Under the Caribbean

Underseas: Book 3

Gordon R. Dickson

Dive into adventure in the last unknown territory on Earth - the sea. Join Robby Hoenig and a cast of characters as unusual as any ever met on a distant planet...

In the third Robby Hoenig adventure, Secret Under the Caribbean, the key to a baffling puzzle - and the truth about a mysterious monster - are locked inside a sunken Spanish ship...

Gordon R. Dickson's Robby Hoenig adventures are timeless young adult stories in the tradition of Arthur C. Clarke's Dolphin Island.

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