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Ancient My Enemy

3.75 of 5 stars 3.75  ·  rating details  ·  163 ratings  ·  9 reviews
The award-winning and much honored Gordon R. Dickson, author of the best-selling DORSAI books and many other praiseworthy novels and scince fiction stories, has selected nine of his finest tales in this book.
Here are stories of interstellar exploration, of adventure at the dawn of star flight and at the ultimate end of star flight, of man versus machine, of man versus natu
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Paperback, 206 pages
Published July 1st 1980 by DAW (first published 1974)
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K. Axel
This is a review-in-progress and I will add short reviews of all the stories as I read them.

Ancient, My Enemy (45 pages) is the story of how humans have come to explore and prospect on other worlds. In this story we meet Kiew Archad, a prospector looking for gold and Willy Fairchild, a woman looking for knowledge and secrets of an ancient civilization. They clash with the Udbahr, a tribal people of cannibals surviving on a faraway planet. Here Kiev will find an Ancient Enemy who is looking for
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Steve Isaak
Overall review:

Excellent, memorable science fiction anthology - all of the nine stories in this collection are well-written, entertaining: worth owning, this.


Standout stories:

1.) "Ancient, My Enemy": A clan of mountain-ranging cannibals, led by a feud-minded chief (Hehog), track a group of prospectors back to civilization. Excellent, memorable tale that resonates on multiple levels with its timeless themes and troubling emotions.


2.) "Tiger Green": Intriguing story about a human crew that's trapp
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Matthew Dambro
Dickson was onr of the stars of the classical age of military SF. Brilliant stuff with a light touch.
Brian Smith
Really memorable sci-if short stories. "In the Bone" is a 5-star must read and the rest are between 3-4 stars. Only complaint is that some of the endings were either too obvious or too obscure at times.

Really enjoyed the writing as well, definitely will read more Dickson in the future!
Scott Dailey
I liked every story in this collection.
Peter
Short story collection - Ancient my enemy is quite good
Rachel
Jan 29, 2012 Rachel marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi, short-stories
Short Stories
Sphere, 1978. 253pp.
John
Grade B-. Short stories.
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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.

More about Gordon R. Dickson...
Dorsai! (Childe Cycle, #1) The Dragon and the George (Dragon Knight, #1) Tactics of Mistake (Childe Cycle, #4) Soldier, Ask Not (Childe Cycle, #3) The Dragon Knight (Dragon Knight #2)

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