Tactics of Mistake

Gordon R. Dickson
science fiction > military science fiction
Tactics of Mistake (Childe Cycle #4) - Gordon R. Dickson5.92

The two superpowers of future Earth had learned to fight their wars among the colonized planets rather than on the home world – and if they could do it with paid mercenaries, so much the better. The best were the men of the Dorsai, soldiers born and bred, who commanded the greatest military respect.

But in the battle going on on Kultis, something extra was involved. A very personal contest between the brash theoretical tactician, Cletus Grahame, for the Western Alliance, and his challenge to the most ambitious statesman of the Eastern Coalition. Grahame was no Dorsai, but he did have a set of untested theories, a style of physical wizardry, and what he called the "tactics of mistake."

And the novel of how Grahame risked his life, the fate of three worlds, and ultimately the whole of the Dorsai to find out whether a mistake was not a mistake, is one of the most, consistently exciting science fiction novels of the year.

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Release date: 1971
Genres: science fictionmilitary science fiction
Average rating: 5.92/10
Total ratings: 23
Updated: August 23, 2021

Childe Cycle :: Series

Childe Cycle is also known as Dorsai series.
The Dorsai Companion
Dorsai Spirit
Dorsai! (Childe Cycle #1)6.52
Necromancer (Childe Cycle #2)6.34
Soldier, Ask Not (Childe Cycle #3)5.46
Tactics of Mistake (Childe Cycle #4)5.92
The Spirit of Dorsai (Childe Cycle #5)
Lost Dorsai (Childe Cycle #6)
The Final Encyclopedia (Childe Cycle #7)
The Chantry Guild (Childe Cycle #8)
Young Bleys (Childe Cycle #9)
Other (Childe Cycle #10)
Antagonist (Childe Cycle #11)

Reviews

10/10 |
March 06, 2014
I consider this a must read for any fan of science fiction. Ron Restorff