If, like us, you’re currently struggling to process the fact that it’s already November, you could probably do with some distraction. May we recommend losing yourself in a good book? Perhaps something by an award-winning author equally at home with either SF or Fantasy?
Gordon R. Dickson is, of course, best-known for the Dorsai! series – a key progenitor of military science fiction and it’s these books we’d recommend starting with; and we think the best reading order is:
Or you could try The Dorsai! eBook Collection, which includes the first six Dorsai novels in publication order: Dorsai!, Necromancer, Soldier, Ask Not, The Tactics of Mistake, The Spirit of Dorsai and Lost Dorsai:
However, Dickson also received a World Fantasy Award nomination, and won the British Fantasy Award, for The Dragon and the George, a secondary world fantasy, which built into a nine book sequence over the next quarter of a century. So if space opera featuring top-of-the-range warriors isn’t your thing, maybe try some good honest fantasy fun:
In addition to the Dorsai! books – also known as the Childe Cycle – Dickson wrote over three dozen other SF novels (some in collaboration with fellow SF legends such as Poul Anderson and Harry Harrison); books like The Alien Way and Time Storm:
That should be enough to distract you.