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Pacifism will always be a powerful moral force, even – perhaps especially – to the Dorsai. For those of this planet of warriors born and bred are not as other men;. 1 reference. imported from Wikimedia project · English Wikipedia · title. Lost Dorsai (English). 0 references. genre · science fiction literature. 0 references. novella. Lost Dorsai [Gordon R. Dickson, Kevin T. Collins] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Pacifism will always be a powerful moral force, even.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Lost Dorsai by Gordon R. There are many legends on the planet of the Dorsai, the breeding ground for heroes. Here are two of them. 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.
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Lists with This Book. Okay I have been meaning to read more Gordon Dickson’s books for some time, I cannot remember the reason but I remember reading Wolf and Iron only to find that there was a massive 20 pages missing the number was actually a reprint of a previous chapter and it took me years to find another copy and finish reading it.
However since then I had come across a science fiction reference book which had a number of epic storylines listed in it – from Foundation to Dune and the Dorsai series was one of Okay I have been meaning to read more Gordon Dickson’s books for some time, I cannot remember the reason but I remember reading Wolf and Iron only to find that there was a massive 20 pages missing the number was actually a reprint of a previous chapter and it took me years to find another copy and finish reading it.
However since then I had come across a science fiction reference book which had a number of epic storylines listed in it – from Foundation to Dune and the Dorsai series was one of them.
I will admit that I am intrigued by the idea that evolution and intentional selection will result in the human race evolving in to different groups not necessarily due to purely environmental influences. In this case you have different worlds developing different personalities and characteristics dependent on their role in society but I digress. This book is a slim chapter in the saga however I didnt realise there was in fact a number of stories in there.
If you are looking for epic space battles look else where you have an exploration of the mentality of the Dorsai mercenary and how other perceive them. This is hardly a surprise considering Gordon Dickson’s past however that is a story in itself and worthy of book all of itself. Sadly I didnt realise this book was so far placed within the series – I guess I need to check what the running or is and go digging through my collection. Jan 12, prcardi rated it it was ok Shelves: Unlike that fifth in the series, this sixth in the series is not entirely Dorsai works or entirely complete.
I was disappointed with these two because they were so much like the last. They don’t mov Storyline: They don’t move the series forward or reach out to anything new. Both new additions in this collection are enlargements on past minor events from earlier in the series. Not exactly a parallel tale but a zooming in on a detail or mention that readers encountered earlier. As for ideas, Dickson dogsai with the romanticized notion of human generally military potential.
Dickson does this well, and I like it. He also did it well and I liked it the losg five times he has done it in the series.
I’m ready to move on to more on the interstellar economics, other splinter races, and evolutionary implications. He’s intimated that all these are important features of his world, and they interest me, but he keeps replaying the man of war theme without building on any of the others. Even more bothersome were the last two components of this collection.
The first was an odd mini-biography by Sandra Miesel and the second was an excerpt from the then-forthcoming Final Encyclopedia. I wasn’t the least bit interested in either of these. The biography was too short to do any justice to Dickson and too long to wander as it did.
Lost Dorsai (short story collection) – Wikipedia
Fans must have liked receiving a preview of the Dlrsai Encyclopedia inbut I’d rather just wait until I get around to reading it now in Miesel’s mini-biography oost between adoring fan, name-dropper, and unfocused book dogsai.
Her portrayal of Dickson did make me think that it would have been great to have been going to science fiction conventions during his heyday, but her “insights” into him and her “critiques” of his overall bibliography revealed very little. The worst of it loet the adulation of Dickson’s research habits, inquisitive demeanor, and ambitions to greatness. None of those qualities were evident losr “Lost Dorsai” and “Warrior.
The mini-biography mostly seemed like filler – as if someone told her they needed x number of pages to thicken this publication, and she padded the installment appropriately. Nov 07, Mitchell rated it liked it Shelves: Definitely not a favorite.
And mostly because I’m tired of Ian. And Ian and Kensie. The short story about Ian confronting the not-mobster on Earth actually wasn’t all bad. As much as I’m tired dorrsai Ian, I still liked the tone of the story, I just thought the outcome didn’t make sense. As for the novella of the first story, it just dragged on and I didn’t care all that much. Again I liked pieces of the story and there were interesting possibilities.
As for the essay on Dickson, it was nice to see a Definitely not a favorite. As for the essay on Dickson, it was nice to see a reminder of what he had apparently intended to do with the Childe cycle. But I didn’t like the style of the essay, it was too pat and easy.
It mostly seemed surface. And yet generally I lodt liked the book. Just not as much as I wanted to. May 06, Olethros rated it liked it. Lo que nos cuenta. Sexto libro del Ciclo Dorsai.
Sep 11, Erik Wennermark rated it really liked it. Really tight political, strategy, anthropology sci-fi novella.
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I was coming into this not having read any of the other stories in the cycle as well los enjoyed being dumped into the world. Dec 30, Wilson E.
This book consists of two novellas, the first being the Hugo Award-winning novella, “Lost Dorsai”, and then the classic short story “Warrior. Mar 15, Gabriel Clarke rated it it was ok Shelves: Sep 17, Ismael Julio rated it liked it.
Apr 08, John Loyd rated it it was amazing. Lost Dorsai pages by Gordon R. Dickson Actually about pages because of all the illustrations.
I think Lost Dorsai was included in the Dorsai companion. It felt very familiar–I’m pretty sure this is a re-read. It is part dorssi the Childe Cycle. Humanity has expanded from Earth and founded some splinter cultures among the 13 inhabited worlds. The Exotics, the Friendlys and the Dorsai.
The latter being a military culture.
He ended up on the planet Ceta, in the miltary, but as the regiment’s band leader. He was the lost Dorsai.
The man who knew only the military, but didn’t want to fight. The story takes place on the the world of Ceta, where the Dorsai Ian and Kensie Graeme have taken a contract.
Dickson uses the culture of Ceta and the particular niche of Michael to weave an interesting story. I think the Childe Cycle is my favorite series of all time, maybe the Miles Vorkosigan books overtook it.
These I would recommend reading in close to publication order. Contains a relatively short novel, “Lost Dorsai,” a short story, “Warrior,” and an essay on Dickson’s work by Sandra Miesel. I thought “Lost Dorsai” was by far the weakest book I’ve ever read by Dickson, whose writing I normally like. Virtually nothing happened until page and even then there was almost no action whatsoever.
The ending was not bad but this really should have been an 8, word short story and not a novel. However, the story “Warrior, Contains a relatively short novel, “Lost Dorsai,” a short story, “Warrior,” and an essay on Dickson’s work by Sandra Miesel. However, the story “Warrior,” was quite good and redeems the work a bit. There are also some very neat illustrations, and the article on Dickson is informative even if it doesn’t particularly show him in a good light from my dorsaii.
Overall, I was quite disappointed. If this was the first Dickson work I’d read I wouldn’t have read any more. Oct 02, Norman Felchle rated it liked it. I’ll admit I bought this for the incredible Fernando Fernandez illustrations, but, one day I was looking for some S.