by Gordon R. Dickson
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Dorsai! by 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.

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ISBN-13: 9781627934831
Publisher: Start Science Fiction
Publication date: 10/15/2013
Series: Childe Cycle Series , #1
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 115
Sales rank: 27,211
File size: 283 KB

About the Author

Gordon Rupert Dickson was an American science fiction author. He was born in Canada, then moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota as a teenager. He is probably most famous for his Childe Cycle and the Dragon Knight series. He won three Hugo awards and one Nebula award.

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Dorsai 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is of the sub genre of Science Fiction called Military SciFi. It introduces us to a future in which there are 14 worlds inhabited by humanity in sort of a defacto segregation of idealists who leave Earth to settle new worlds with people of their own fanatic beliefs (they are the Exotics of Mara and Kultis; the Friendlies of Harmony and Association; the Dorsai; the people of Dunnin's World; the miners of Coby...etc). In so doing, they do not recreate the home world Earth, but instead they cling to new rules of commerce, politics, social and religious beliefs. People of the Dorsai are the pivotal characters of an ongoing human evolution that will eventually lead the human race to superbeings in the same way that Earthman evolved from Lucy to sapient homosapiens. In this novel we begin our journey into The Childe Cycle by meeting Donal Graeme. It is through his life experiences that we engage in this new universe and meet for the first time The Dorsai.
DebbyJ More than 1 year ago
Not really impressed.  Compared to the other past great science fiction writers, this book was a let down.
Anonymous 7 months ago
I have never been disappointed by a Dickson story and this is no exception. His writing is crisp and fast paced.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its execution can be awkward or overwritten in parts, but the framework is a brilliant examination of the real life of a fictional prophet, beyond his contemporaries and beyond even the author. Dickson does a good job of capturing the essence of a transcendant life with this book.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
After reading this book, you will gain a great appreciation for this poem: 'These, in the days when heaven was falling, \ the hour when earth's foundations fled, \ followed their mercenary calling \ and took their wages and are dead. \\ Their shoulders held the sky suspended; \ they stood, and earth's foundations stay; \ when God abandoned, these defended, \ and saved the sum of things for pay.' ********** A masterpeice!**********