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David Drake

(David Allen Drake)
USA (1945 - )

David Drake, an attorney and veteran SF and fantasy author, lives near Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Hammer's SlammersThe Tank LordsCross the StarsAt Any Price
The Butcher's BillCounting the CostRolling HotThe Warrior
The Sharp EndThe VoyagePaying the PiperCaught in the Crossfire
The Complete Hammer's Slammers Vol. 1The Complete Hammer's Slammers Vol. 2The Complete Hammer's Slammers Vol. 3
Tom Kelly
1. Skyripper (1983)
2. Fortress (1987)
Loose Cannon (omnibus) (2011)
SkyripperFortressLoose Cannon
World of Crystal Walls
1. The Sea Hag (1988)
The Sea Hag
Men Hunting ThingsThings Hunting MenBluebloods
1. Northworld (1990)
2. Vengeance (1991)
3. Justice (1992)
Northworld Trilogy (omnibus) (1999)
NorthworldVengeanceJusticeNorthworld Trilogy
Surface ActionThe JungleSeas of VenusSeas of Venus, Second Edition
The ForgeThe HammerThe AnvilThe Steel
The SwordThe ChosenThe ReformerThe Tyrant
The HereticWarlordThe ConquerorHope Reborn
Blood and War
Igniting the ReachesThrough the BreachFireshipsThe Reaches
ARC Riders (with Janet Morris)
1. ARC Riders (1995)
2. The Fourth Rome (1996)
ARC RidersThe Fourth Rome
Lord of the IslesQueen of DemonsServant of the DragonMistress of the Catacombs
Goddess of the Ice RealmMaster of the Cauldron
An Oblique ApproachIn the Heart of DarknessDestiny's ShieldFortune's Stroke
The Tide of VictoryThe Dance of Time
With the LightningsLt. Leary, CommandingThe Far Side of The StarsThe Way to Glory
Some Golden HarborWhen the Tide RisesIn the Stormy Red SkyWhat Distant Deeps
The Road of DangerThe Sea Without a Shore
The Fortress of GlassThe Mirror of WorldsThe Gods Return
Thunder at DawnStorm at NoontideThe Flames of Sunset
The Legions of FireOut of the WatersMonsters of the Earth
Into the HinterlandsInto the Maelstrom
Series contributed to
Ranks of Bronze
Masters in HellExplorers in Hell
An Honorable DefenseCluster CommandThe War MachineCrown of Empire
The Far Stars War
The Square Deal
Hope RearmedHope RenewedThe SaviorHope Reformed
Anthology series
The FleetCounterattackBreakthroughSworn Allies
Total WarCrisis
Battlestation (with Bill Fawcett)
1. Battlestation (1992)
2. The Vanguard (1993)
BattlestationThe Vanguard
Anthologies edited
A Century of Horror 1970-1979: The Greatest Stories of the DecadeSpace GladiatorsA Separate Star: A Science Fiction Tribute to Rudyard KiplingSpace Infantry
The Eternal CitySpace DreadnoughtsArmageddonForeign Legions
Dogs of WarThe World Turned Upside DownBattlestations
Non fiction
Window of Opportunity: A Blueprint for the Future
Anthologies containing stories by David Drake
Savage Heroes: Tales of Magical FantasyFrights: New Stories of Suspense and Supernatural TerrorWhispersThe Rivals of Dracula
The Year's Best Horror Stories VIINew Tales of the Cthulhu MythosMachines That KillMercenaries of Tomorrow
A Century of Horror 1970-1979: The Greatest Stories of the DecadeWhispers VINew Destinies, Vol. VIIIVampires: The Greatest Stories
Horror Story Volume 3The Best of WhispersAlien Pregnant by ElvisCommando Brigade 3000
Forever After100 Vicious Little Vampire StoriesDragons: The Greatest Stories100 Twisted Little Tales of Torment
Catfantastic VDangerous VegetablesDrakas!
Short stories
The Butcher's Bill [short story]
Caught in the Crossfire [short story]
Cultural Conflict
Standing Down
Killer [short story] (1974) (with Karl Edward Wagner)
The Shortest Way (1974)
Under the Hammer (1974)
Awakening (1975)
The Barrow Troll (1975)World Fantasy (nominee)
But Loyal to His Own (1975)
Dragon's Teeth (1975)
Something Had to Be Done (1975)
Blood Debt (1976)
Children of the Forest (1976)
Firefight (1976)
The Hunting Ground (1976)
Smokie Joe (1977)
Best of Luck (1978)
Nemesis Place (1978)
The Red Leer (1979)
The Automatic Rifleman (1980)
Men Like Us (1980)
Than Curse the Darkness (1980)
The Dancer in the Flames (1982)
Out of Africa (1983)
The Fool (1987)
Rescue Mission (1988)
The End of the Hunt (1989)
Cannibal Plants From Heck (1994)
A Very Offensive Weapon (1995)
Dragon, the Book (1999)
The Tradesmen (2000)

World Fantasy Best Short story nominee (1976) : The Barrow Troll

David Drake recommends
Cyberstealth (1989)
(Cyberstealth, book 1)
Shariann Lewitt
"Vivid glimpses of high-tech hardware, and the black paranoid universe of a military at war."
Legion of the Damned
Legion of the Damned (1993)
(Legion of the Damned, book 1)
William C Dietz
"A tough, moving novel of future warfare."
Child of the Eagle
Child of the Eagle (1996)
Esther Friesner
"A remarkable and remarkably good book."
The Seer King
The Seer King (1997)
(Seer King, book 1)
Chris Bunch
"A vast and intricate tapestry woven by a writer who knows both history and war."
The Sum of All Men
The Sum of All Men (1998)
(Runelords, book 1)
David Farland
"In The Runelords David Farland has created a vivid, detailed, different world that becomes perfectly believable. The characters are real, the action fast, and the sum a brilliant and engrossing novel."
The Outlanders
The Outlanders (1998)
(LonTobyn, book 2)
David B Coe
"The Outlanders is an unusual, excellent novel of triumph and redemption. Very well done."
A Cavern of Black Ice
A Cavern of Black Ice (1999)
(Sword of Shadows, book 1)
J V Jones
"A Cavern Of Black Ice has vivid action, real characters, and a richly detailed setting. It's a splendid achievement."
Illumination (2001)
(Eiden Myr, book 1)
Terry McGarry
"Illumination is unique, a fantasy as richly complex as the sutures of an ammonite's shell. Quite marvelous!"
Gods in Darkness: The Complete Novels of Kane
Gods in Darkness: The Complete Novels of Kane (2002)
Karl Edward Wagner
"These are the novels that returned heroic fantasy to the vitality it had when Robert E. Howard committed suicide."
Gods of Fire and Thunder
Gods of Fire and Thunder (2002)
(Books of the Gods, book 5)
Fred Saberhagen
"Fred Saberhagen again shows his remarkable talent for being exotic, exciting, and comfortable all in the same work."
Seeds of Betrayal
Seeds of Betrayal (2003)
(Winds of the Forelands, book 2)
David B Coe
"War and politics, love and magic, all drawn in detail against a vividly imagined feudal background. A complex and excellent book."
Kop (2007)
(Kop, book 1)
Warren Hammond
"Kop is about as good as noir crime gets since Dashiel Hammett stopped writing. Yes I know what I just said."
Elom (2008)
William H Drinkard
"Engaging characters in a story told with the feel of a myth passed down by word of mouth."
Servant (2009)
(Dark God, book 1)
John D Brown
"A complex, powerful story of a youth trying to learn who he is and what he is, with no allies he can trust in a world stalked by a monster. A book that copies nothing I have read before and which goes its own way brilliantly."
The Desert of Souls
The Desert of Souls (2011)
(Dabir and Asim, book 1)
Howard Andrew Jones
"An Arabian Nights adventure as written by Robert E Howard. It is exciting, inventive, and most of all fun."
The View from the Imperium
The View from the Imperium (2011)
(Imperium , book 1)
Jody Lynn Nye
"An unusual story well-told, with characters it's a real pleasure to spend time with."
Southern Gods
Southern Gods (2011)
John Hornor Jacobs
"Southern Gods is scary, smart, and effective both as Lovecraftian fiction and as a Southern Regional novel set in 1951."
Homeworld (2013)
(Homeworld, book 1)
Eric S Brown and Tony Faville
"A detailed, action-filled look at war's sacrifices at the sharp end and at war's pointless cynicism at the level of grand strategy."

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