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Lost Dorsai (Childe Cycle #6)

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There are many legends on the planet of the Dorsai, the breeding ground for heroes. Here are two of them.

Lost Dorsai: The New Dorsai Companion contains the Hugo Award winning novella, Lost Dorsai, and Dickson's classic short story "Warrior."

Plus, the New Dorsai Companion contains, for the first time ever, an all new Concordance of the Childe Cycle--a roadmap of Dickson's m
Paperback, 288 pages
Published June 15th 1993 by Tor Books (first published 1980)
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May 06, 2014 Olethros rated it liked it
-Instantes dentro de la serie.-

Género. Ciencia-Ficción.

Lo que nos cuenta. Una novela corta y dos relatos ambientados en el futuro propuesto por el autor y centrados en un grupo de humanos originarios del mismo planeta, los Dorsai, cuya vida está dirigida por el combate y la guerra, por lo que son excelentes soldados profesionales y mercenarios. Sexto libro del Ciclo Dorsai.

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Elijah Kinch Spector
Lost Dorsai was my random introduction to Gordon R. Dickson, and I'll be honest: I mostly bought it for the art. This edition features fifty illustrations by Fernando Fernández, who strikes me as something between Jim Starlin and Walt Simonson, indicative of so much '80s sci-fi imagery that I love. But I'm glad I read the book and didn't just skim the pictures because Dickson has a whole future history going on here that I'd never heard of before -- one that's more interested in sociological evo ...more
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Apr 08, 2015 John Loyd rated it it was amazing
Lost Dorsai (1980) 211 pages by Gordon R. Dickson

Actually about 130 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 of 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.

The title character of this story is Michael Sandoval, a Dorsai wh
Aug 07, 2009 Charles rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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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 140 and even then there was almost no action whatsoever. The ending was not bad but this really should have been an 8,000 word short story and not a novel. "Lost Dorsai" gains a solid 1 star from me.

However, the story "Warrior,
Apr 15, 2016 Kathi rated it it was ok
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A novella, a short story, and a companion/expanded glossary of the worlds, cultures, and people of the Childe Cycle to this point. Not sure it was all that necessary. Both the novella and the short story feature Ian and Kensie Graeme and are set earlier in time than the novels that precede this book.
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Oct 07, 2013 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.F. to read and this did win the Hugo
It was heavy on politics and tactical stuff and short on SF so it was a bit of a chore to slog through some of that...and there was a strange decision made early on that bugged me for most of the story. It finished strong though and after it was all said and done, I was happy I'd read it.

(I heard it was a shorter story originally an
Oct 23, 2014 Jim rated it liked it
This also contains two stories, although the title story is almost a full novel in itself. It was good. More insight into the Dorsai culture & that of Ceta. This takes place in the same time period as the first book, "Dorsai!" & some of the same characters; the twins, Amanda II & El Mann. The story is told from the last's POV.

The second story is about Ian. While short, it's great. We see how normal Terrans view the Dorsai. Lots of action.

On to the next book, The Final Encyclopedia.
Oct 08, 2013 Matt rated it liked it
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I was a bit surprised by the outcome. I suppose you know something is going to happen, it is the way all of the Childe Cycle has been. This book really doesn't let on to what might happen though. Also The Warrior was pretty good to, maybe better in that it was so short. It seems to touch on this identity of Dorsai duty.
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Mar 23, 2012 Steve Smy rated it it was amazing
A strong piece in the Dorsai mythos, though short. It contains much that describes the character of a true Dorsai. Important to it is the lack of prejudice. A pacifist is not excluded from being Dorsai, any who chooses some trade other than mercenary is still Dorsai. Written with Dickinson's usual display of talent.
Feb 07, 2009 Kar rated it it was amazing
actually i've read the whole childe cycle and it is a must read for military sci-fi buffs.
Dec 30, 2010 April rated it it was amazing
Lost Dorsai is beautifully written.
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book 6.
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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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Other Books in the Series

Childe Cycle (1 - 10 of 13 books)
  • Dorsai! (Childe Cycle, #1)
  • Necromancer (Childe Cycle, #2)
  • Soldier, Ask Not (Childe Cycle, #3)
  • Tactics of Mistake (Childe Cycle, #4)
  • Spirit of Dorsai (Childe Cycle, #5)
  • The Final Encyclopedia (Childe Cycle, #7)
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