Beginnings (collection)

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Cover of the first edition
Author Gordon R. Dickson
Country United States
Language English
Genre Science fiction short stories and poems
Publisher Baen Books
Publication date
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 282 pp
ISBN 0-671-65429-2
OCLC 18424965

Beginnings is a collection of science fiction stories and poems by Gordon R. Dickson. It was first published by Baen Books in 1988. Most of the stories originally appeared in the magazines Astounding, Future, Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Fantastic, Fantasy and Science Fiction, Galaxy Science Fiction, Fantastic Universe and Worlds of Tomorrow. The poems first appeared in The Final Encyclopedia.


  • Foreword
  • "The Brown Man"
  • "Danger—Human!"
  • "Cloak and Stagger"
  • "Three-Part Puzzle"
  • "Seats of Hell"
  • "Listen"
  • "Soldier, Ask Not"
  • "Strictly Confidential"
  • "Powerway Emergency"
  • "Idiot Solvant"
  • "On Messenger Mountain"
  • untitled poem