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Four to Dorsai! (Childe Cycle, #1-4)

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Omnibus containing:
Tactics of mistake
Soldier, ask not
Published by Science Fiction Book Club (first published 2002)
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Aug 07, 2014 Lesley rated it really liked it
This book is a collection of four of the Dorsai novellas, written across a fairly wide period of time. Therefore, it makes more sense to consider each novella independently, though the rating reflects the collection as a whole. (As a side note, the order in which they were written does not reflect the chronological order of the stories as they take place in the world.)

The first book, Necromancer, was my least favorite. I was on the verge of giving up the collection after reading it. While it sta
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Another of my favorite collections. Humanity has fractured into societies developed around intellectuals, religious sects, and the Dorsai, the mercenaries who find it difficult to remain the neutral hired hands. Much happens. They should be easily found at the library as individual books.
One of the greats of military science fiction and a compelling future development of the human race. This may be unlikely, but it makes an interesting and thought-provoking metaphor for the varied and sometimes contradictory elements in our own culture and in most individual personalities.
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The Dorsai are a planet where the people make their living as professional soldiers for hire in low tech conflicts. This collection contains the novels Necromancer, Tactics of Mistake, Dorsai, and Soldier Ask Not. This is a brilliant mixture of adventure, war, and political intrigue.
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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.

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