The Human Edge

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The Human Edge
Human edge.jpg
Cover of the first edition
Author Gordon R. Dickson
Cover artist David B. Mattingly
Country United States
Language English
Genre Science fiction
Publisher Baen Books
Publication date
Media type Print (paperback)
Pages 406 pp
ISBN 0-7434-7174-1
OCLC 59286658
LC Class CPB Box no. 2303 vol. 9

The Human Edge is a collection of science fiction stories by Gordon R. Dickson. It was first published by Baen Books in 2003 and was edited by Hank Davis. Most of the stories originally appeared in the magazines Astounding, Analog Science Fiction and Fact, If, Fantasy and Science Fiction and Worlds of Tomorrow.


  • Introduction: The Dickson Edge, by Hank Davis
  • "Danger—Human"
  • "Sleight of Wit"
  • "In the Bone"
  • "3-Part Puzzle"
  • "An Ounce of Emotion"
  • "Brother Charlie"
  • "The Game of Five"
  • "Tiger Green"
  • "The Hard Way"
  • "Jackal’s Meal"
  • "On Messenger Mountain"
  • "The Catch"