Lost Dorsai

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For the short story collection, see Lost Dorsai (collection).
Lost Dorsai
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First edition
Author Gordon R. Dickson
Cover artist Fernando Fernandez
Genre Science fiction novella
Publisher Ace Books
Publication date
1980
Pages 287
ISBN 0-441-49299-1

Lost Dorsai is a science fiction novella by Gordon R. Dickson. It won the Hugo Award for Best Novella in 1981 and was also nominated for the Nebula Award in 1980.

Plot summary[edit]

A few highly skilled mercenaries, the Dorsai, are stuck defending a powerless ruler whose army has revolted. To make matters worse, one of their members, the military band leader, refuses to kill. He finds a way to save his comrades, using the machismo permeating the culture of the world they are on, though the price is high.

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