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by Gordon R. Dickson


In The Final Encyclopedia Gordon R. Dickson has brilliantly continued the classic future legend begun in Dorsai . That aside, I have long considered The Final Encyclopedia the pinnacle book of Dickson's Dorsai collection. It isn't an easy, quick read, though.

In The Final Encyclopedia Gordon R. Dickson has brilliantly continued the classic future legend begun in Dorsai! and the award-winning Soldier, Ask No. - -Anne McCaffrey. Gordon R. Dickson was the Hugo- and Nebula-winning author of many classics of fantasy and science fiction, most famously the Childe Cycle (also known as the Dorsai series). The earlier books were much less intellectually challenging than this one. They tend to be more about the external action, while this one has a strong internal focus.

The Final Encyclopedia, 2 of 2 book

The Final Encyclopedia, 2 of 2 book. In The Final Encyclopedia the human race is split into three Splinter cultures: the Friendlies, fanatic in their faith; the truth-seeking Exotics; and the warrior Dorsai. But now humanity is threatened by the power-hungry Others, whose triumph would end all human progress.

Gordon Dickson's The Final Encyclopedia is a fitting conclusion to a top-notch science fiction . Dickson's Dorsai novels rank among the great novels of Science-Fiction and 'The Final Encyclopedia' is no exception

Gordon Dickson's The Final Encyclopedia is a fitting conclusion to a top-notch science fiction series. He was raised by tutors representing the three cultural "splinters" from Dickson's future world - the military Dorsai, the fanatically religious Friendlies and the mystic Exotics. Dickson's Dorsai novels rank among the great novels of Science-Fiction and 'The Final Encyclopedia' is no exception. Indeed, 'Encyclopedia' is on par with other such epics of the genre as Frank Herbert's 'Dune' and Issac Asimov's 'Foundation.

The Childe Cycle, also known as the Dorsai series, is Gordon R. Dickson's future history of humankind and its ultimate destiny. Dicksons future history of humankind and its ultimate destiny. But now humanity is threatened by the power-hungry Others, whose triumph would end all human progress

Expands 1978's Gordon R. Dickson's SF Best. 1984 The Final Encyclopedia, sf novel, Ace (paperback) and Tor (hardcover). 1997 The Final Encyclopedia: Vol 2, Tor, Orb. 1998 The Dragon in Lyonesse, fantasy novel, Tor Books (hardcover).

Expands 1978's Gordon R. Act of Creation, (ss). Brother Charlie, (nv). 1984 Jamie the Red (with Roland Green), sword & sorcery fantasy novel, Ace (paperback). 1984 The Last Master, rewrite of 1973's The R-Master, Tor (paperback). 1985 Secrets of the Deep, omnibus of 3 young-adult sf novels, Critic's Choice (paperback). Secret Under the Sea, 1960 novel.

by Gordon R. Dickson. Published December 15, 1996 by Tor Books. Hal lay, his long body clad in a yellow Exotic robe, listening to the interweaving of the melody of birdsongs with the sound of a fountain beyond a screen of three-meter-tall, willow-like trees, to the left of the small, depressed sitting area, like a conversation pit, in which he was resting.

Gordon r. dickson series . SUMMARY: Sequel to The Final Encyclopedia and newest in Dickson's masterpiece, The Childe Cycle. dickson series: Childe Cycle. Disciplined by Friendlies, schooled by Exotics, Dahno builds an interplanetary network of half-breeds called "Others". But Dahno only wants wealth and power for himself, whereas his half-brother, Bleys, sees an opportunity to challenge the Dorsai for control of the Human Worlds.

The Final Encyclopedia, Gordon R. Dickson, 1st Ace Ed 1985 sci-fi classic HC-DJ.

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The Final Encyclopedia (1984). Danger-Human (1970) (as The Book of Gordon Dickson, 1973). The Star Road (1973).

Gordon Rupert Dickson. Dickson lecturing at Minicon in 1974. The Final Encyclopedia (1984). The Dorsai Companion (1986). The Chantry Guild (1988).

The Childe Cycle, also known as the Dorsai series, is Gordon R. Dickson's future history of humankind and its ultimate destiny. Now one of its central novels return to print in a two-volume corrected edition.In The Final Encyclopedia the human race is split into three Splinter cultures: the Friendlies, fanatic in their faith; the truth-seeking Exotics; and the warrior Dorsai. But now humanity is threatened by the power-hungry Others, whose triumph would end all human progress.Raised to a destiny as humanity's champion, Hal Mayne must journey deep within his soul to gather the strength he needs to face his ultimate opponent: Bleys Ahrens, the shadowy, powerful leader of the Others. On Hal's success depends nothing less than the future of the human race...A towering landmark of future history, The Final Encyclopedia is a novel every SF fan needs to own.
Prince Persie
This review is for the kindle edition only!! Dickson was a great author, and the Childe Cycle was his masterpiece. The Final Encyclopedia was the climax of that cycle.

But it didn't end where this bastardized ebook ends. Only one half of the book is included. Worse, there doesn't appear to be any kindle version of the rest of the book. This was a rather large paperback (~700 pages) when printed. I had hoped to replace it with this ebook, but that's not possible as it stands. Amazon should update this ebook to include the remainder of the book.
Mardin
If you are familiar with Dickson's "Childe Cycle" novels, this will be a worthy addition. It also works as a stand-alone story, but not quite as well. There are numerous incursions into the protagonist's mind and mind-set, sometimes quite convoluted, which is the only reason I did not give it higher marks, because these excursions are not always germane to the story or the character(s), are are even sometimes quite tiresome. Dickson died before he could complete his series, but you can probably imagine what would have taken place in his final novel if you have read most of the other ones. It is what we used to call "hard" science fiction, so if you are looking for a fantasy story, look elsewhere. If you have read any of the other "Childe Cycle" novels, you also enjoy this one.
Onoxyleili
I really wanted to like this book. It is Gordon R. Dickson, which would normally be a good recommendation. And I did like it, for about the first two thirds of the book. Then it took a weird turn into internal introspection, philosophizing and rabbit trails of thought which don't gel together. I slogged through it in the hopes that somehow everything would come together, but it never did. I ended up feeling that the book had been written by two different people with two different skill sets and two separate visions of where the story was going. Perhaps some judicious application of an editing pen might have saved it for me, but unfortunately that didn't happen. Try as I might, I couldn't even finish reading it, giving up about two chapters from the end. I gave it two stars on the basis of the first two thirds and Dickson's name.
Sermak Light
The story starts well enough, but in the middle there is a really long and rather tortuous wandering about to justify the hero's ability to spontaneously reincarnate, and why he and Bleys Ahrens can't kill each other, and a lot of other things. I sort of lost track, and the whole part about convincing two otherwise very prosperous cultures to sacrifice it all for some rather nebulous goal of the full spectrum folks was not believable. I originally read this in my teens, and it didn't work then either, but I thought now that I am wiser, or at least older, it might make more sense. It didn't. I am no longer motivated to read the rest of the series.
Llbery
Of the books in this series that I have read thus far, this one is by far the hardest to stick to. There are certainly some parts that have rousing interest and adventure, but the rest falls off in overly-wordy and metaphysical wanderings. While the end theme is to build toward a future of change, the author drags it out to the point of losing his reading audience. I will continue reading the series, but I issue a caution to other readers....It is easy to lose focus when the "wanderings" begin.
Ce
Of all the Childe Cycle this is the slowest read. So many ideas competing for attention. I hope you have read most of the chronologically-previous books before tackling this one because you need them to set you up for this one.
Tygolar
Good story, but it's dragged out to at least one more book. I liked the earlier novels in the Childe Cycle better, more to the point in each book without cliffhangers.
I have read this book 4 times now as well as the Childe Cycle Series....it never gets old. The first time I read this series I was in my twenties. You cannot beat Gordon R. Dickson....Loved all of his works.
The Final Encyclopedia, Volume Two of Two (Sf Series , Vol 2) ebook
Author:
Gordon R. Dickson
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