Expatriate Gordon R. Dickson was born
November 1, 1923 in Edmonton Alberta and
moved to the U.S. at the age of 13. He passed away January 31st 2001.
Dickson's first story was a collaboration with Poul Anderson called
"Trespass!", published in Fantastic
Story Quarterly in 1950 and his first novel was Alien from
Arcturus published in 1956. In the span of his career he published over
100 short stories and 55 novels. Dickson's most noted works were a series of
novels known as the "Childe Cycle" or "Dorsai" series.
He won numerous awards for his work including 3 Hugo
Awards for the novels Soldier, Ask Not in 1965, Lost Dorsai in 1981 and for the short story, The Cloak and the Staff in 1981. He also won a
Nebula Award in 1966 for the novelette Call Him Lord.
Look for Gordon R. Dickson's omnibus edition of his
first two Dorsai Novels (Dorsai & Spirit of Dorsai),
"Some people like my advice so much that they frame it upon the
wall instead of using it." Gordon R. Dickson
Dragon Knight Site
The Dorsai Irregulars
booklist at Baen
SFWA Memorial page
Dragon In Lionesse