- Author:Gordon R. Dickson
- Publisher:DAW; Other Printing edition (November 18, 1975)
- Subcategory:Science Fiction
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Mark Torre's theory is that it will show us the back of our heads-some hidden part of the basic Earth human soul and being that those of the younger worlds have lost, or are not able to know.
Mark Torre's theory is that it will show us the back of our heads-some hidden part of the basic Earth human soul and being that those of the younger worlds have lost, or are not able to know. But see for yourself.
Soldier, Ask Not is a science fiction novel by American writer Gordon R. Dickson, published in 1967 by Dell Publishing company. It is also the title of a short story, appeared in the October, 1964 issue of Galaxy Science Fiction magazine. The shorter work constitutes about one third of the novel.
Nor is it the story of any small anger. For like Achilles, I am a man of Earth. That does not impress you? Not in these days when the sons of the younger worlds are taller, stronger, more skilled and clever than we of the Old World? Then, how little you know Earth, and the sons of Earth. Leave your younger worlds and come back to the Mother Planet, once, and touch her. She is still here and still the same.
Though Gordon R. Dickson's "Soldier, Ask Not (Childe Cycle Book 3)" intertwines nicely with some of the events portrayed in the first book of the series ("Dorsai! (Childe Cycle Book 1)"), it suffers from two fairly big faults. First, the main character is a jerk. Second, there are too many words. IOW, there's an awful lot of the main character's (who I do not like at all) "reasoning" and thoughts cluttering up the landscape: it's a much slower book than the previous two books. Dickson's "Soldier, Ask Not (Childe Cycle Book 3)" intertwines nicely with some of the events . In Dickson's hypothetical future (the "Childe Cycle") humanity has "splintered" into various Splinter Cultures in which various human traits have reached extremes. The Dorsai world breeds the best professional soldiers, the so-called Friendly Worlds breed people of religious faith, the Exotic Worlds are masters of the psychological sciences, and there are others.
Soldier, Ask Not. 280 printed pages. The black-clad mercenaries of the Friendly planets fought where their employer and their God dictated.
A naturalized American who was born in Canada in 1923, Gordon Rupert Dickson is a popular science fiction writer
A naturalized American who was born in Canada in 1923, Gordon Rupert Dickson is a popular science fiction writer. Dickson graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1948 and made his home in Minneapolis. Among his many novels, especially notable is Soldier, Ask Not, which won the Hugo Award in 1965.
Science Fiction & Fantasy Books. Though not particularly lengthy, the book often seems much longer. Part of this comes from Tam’s narrative voice going on for pages at a time, doing more telling than showing. This telling often happens in extended interior monologues, and a reader might think these would decrease in frequency as he or she gets farther into the book. Unfortunately, they do not, and the rhythm of the narrative seems staccato. This stuttering pace also contributes to the delay in getting at the main thrust of the narrative.
Soldier, ask not. by. Gordon R. Dickson. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.