The Best of Gordon R. Dickson, Vol. 1
by Gordon R Dickson
Edited by Hank Davis
Cover Artist: Adam Burn
Review by Sam Lubell
Baen Trade Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781476782171
Date: 04 April 2017 List Price $16.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK
Product Description: The best of the best from a legendary master of science fiction, the first of two volumes. The Best of Gordon R. Dickson, Volume I gathers together fourteen stories, predominantly from the first half of legendary science fiction and fantasy writer Gordon R. Dickson's career, ranging from the early 1950s through the 1960s, including tales dragons, dolphins, aliens, werewolves, mutants and humans trying to make sense of an infinitely bewildering universe. A maiden aunt is suddenly given superpowers. An alien who looks like a large, sentient rabbit makes an ominous announcement which makes no sense from behind an impenetrable force shield. Humans besieged by an alien enemy refuse, against all reason, to give up fighting. And much more, in stories running the gamut from exciting adventure to stark tragedy to hysterical comedy. Plus the never before published "Love Story", written for Harlan Ellison's legendary, but never published anthology, The Last Dangerous Visions. And stay tuned for The Best of Gordon R. Dickson, Volume II with another generous display of Dickson's virtuosity, covering his brilliant career from 1970s to the century's end.