Synopses & Reviews
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 fromthe first half of legendary science fiction and fantasy writer Gordon R. Dickson s career, rangingfrom 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 issuddenly given superpowers. An alien who looks like a large, sentient rabbit makes ominousannouncement which make no sense from behind an impenetrable force shield. Humans besiegedby an alien enemy refuse, against all reason, to give up fighting. And much more, in storiesrunning the gamut from exciting adventure to stark tragedy to hysterical comedy. Plus the neverbefore published Love Story, written for Harlan Ellison s legendary, but never publishedanthology, The Last Dangerous Visions. And stay tuned forThe Best of Gordon R. Dickson, Volume II, with another generous display of Dickson s virtuosity, covering his brilliant careerfrom 1970s to the century s end.
"Dickson is among the best storytellers we have ever had...one of the finest makers that our field has ever known." Poul Anderson
Dickson is one of SF s standard-bearers. Publishers Weekly
The grandest saga in the history of science fiction. Ben Bova on Dickson s Dorsai stories"