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by David Gerrold


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Chess with a dragon is one of the faster reading books I have seen. This is a really enjoyable, very good book.

Chess with a dragon is one of the faster reading books I have seen. Although it may look like 150 or so pages, the large number of chapters, and layout at the chapters makes the actual length more like 100 pages. Short is not bad. The title "Chess with a Dragon" does not refer to an actual game; rather, at the point where the good guys are in the worst possible shape, one of them has to, hrmm, "negotiate", with an alien creature from a race called the Dragons. Without spoiling the book: The story takes place in the far future.

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Author David Gerrold. Books by David Gerrold: A Covenant of Justice. 7/10 7. 9, 10. Chess With a Dragon. The Man Who Folded Himself.

He looked old. Not like the Old Man. But like an old man. For the first time, Yake began to feel sorry for the strain he must be putting on his boss ression

He looked old. For the first time, Yake began to feel sorry for the strain he must be putting on his boss ression. He laid the folder on his desk without looking at it. Is everything all right, sir?. As well as can be expected, I suppose, the Ambassador said. I haven’t been sleeping well, Yake. He massaged the knuckles of his hand as if merely to move caused him pain

Items related to Chess With a Dragon (Millennium Series). This playful, intricate game of survival, told from the points of view of several different races, is one of Gerrold's best books.

Items related to Chess With a Dragon (Millennium Series). David Gerrold Chess With a Dragon (Millennium Series). ISBN 13: 9780802766885. Chess With a Dragon (Millennium Series). Its touch of the macabre spices his light, inventive story.

Chess With A Dragon book. David Gerrold is best known for two things. Being the writer of the ST:TOS episode The Trouble with Tribbles and his unfinished War against the Chtorr

Chess With A Dragon book. Humanity tries to escape enslavement by intergalactic aliens. Being the writer of the ST:TOS episode The Trouble with Tribbles and his unfinished War against the Chtorr. What a lot of people don't know is that before his recent lack of production he completed the Voyages of the Star Wolf trilogy which is very good. So, I'm not surprised that a novel that probably couldn't be published today was extremely entertaining and not insulting to my intelligence.

David Gerrold burst onto the science fiction scene in the late sixties with more Hugo and Nebula nominations than any other writer .

David Gerrold burst onto the science fiction scene in the late sixties with more Hugo and Nebula nominations than any other writer had ever received at the beginning of his career. His first collection of stories, With a Finger in My I, showcased his remarkable range. The jewel in that collection was In the Deadlands," a bizarre and disturbing journey into a landscape of madness-not so much a story as a sculpture made of words.

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Part of the series Millennium. This science fiction book deals with the struggle for supremacy between the grotesque creatures on an alien planet. To decide on which group will win a game of chess occurs. David Gerrold has been nominated three times for the Hugo and Nebula awards for his novels.

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Comments: (7)

Rexfire
This book built an intriguing web of diplomatic enigmas that the heroes had to navigate. I was really looking forward to how the solution would be developed and play out, but the resolution seemed abrupt, anticlimatic and inadequate. There was room for development of the characters and their relationships that was never explored. One of the central themes involved aliens negotiating "rights" to use other species for incubating parasitic eggs and larvae, or as food. There was never any explanation of why farm animals would have substituted just fine for the expressed purposes, why it had to be a sentient species.
Adokelv
Old but still good. well written story about being careful making deals
fire dancer
This one MAKES you think.

Indeed, as soon as I finished it, I stated right over again!

Ya gotta love ones like that!
Akta
I wrote a longish review of the 1987 (vs 1988) illustrated version of this book elsewhere on Amazon. As far as I know the text is the same. Not sure about the illustrations, but since none of the other reviews here mention them I'm thinking they are different versions. The illustrated had 207 pages, another person's review for this version mentioned 150.

In regards to the story and such: I enjoyed reading it, and if there were any additional books set in that universe I would read them. Especially longer format ones.

I recommend the story in whatever format.
Granijurus
And the question is:
"Why should you never play chess with a dragon?"
In the distant future, man isn't a whole lot smarter than he is today. We join the great horde in the galaxy thinking that everything is for free. When the bill comes due, it's a shocker.
But we find out quickly through our cast that the whole things a rigged game being played with loaded dice; con artists abound; and talk is definitely not cheap.
This book is a fast but delightful read. The alien cultures are neatly delivered with insight into their way of doing things. And philanthopists they're not.
I strongly recommend "Chess With a Dragon" especially if you have a sense of humor.
Kirimath
Chess with a dragon is one of the faster reading books I have seen. Although it may look like 150 or so pages, the large number of chapters, and layout at the chapters makes the actual length more like 100 pages.
Short is not bad. This is a really enjoyable, very good book.
The title "Chess with a Dragon" does not refer to an actual game; rather, at the point where the good guys are in the worst possible shape, one of them has to, hrmm, "negotiate", with an alien creature from a race called the Dragons.
Without spoiling the book: The story takes place in the far future. Man has found the stars, or been found by them; man has been introduced into the galactic society, that revolves around the galactic library, an information storehouse that races can "borrow" information from (running up an information debt), or repay by adding new information to.
As the story opens, mankind is informed that the credit limit has been reached, and it is time to make payment plans. Of course, the race that has purchased the information debt wants one type of collection plan, that isn't necessarily favorable to mankind's future existance.
Nakora
A great one evening novel. It's short , fun and furrhy. The idea is we are duped into a bad deal and we find out how to get out. Li
LOve jake, the plots loose the jokes bad and the whole thing fun.
Very well written and engaging. Illustrates the type of creative problem solving and "out of the box" thinking so important to succeeding in our society.
Chess with a Dragon (Millennium) download epub
Literature & Fiction
Author: David Gerrold
ISBN: 0091737664
Category: Children's Books
Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Hutchinson (November 3, 1988)
Pages: 144 pages