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David Drake

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David Drake

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Full Name: David Allen Drake
Born: September 24, 1945
Dubuque, Iowa, USA
Occupation: Writer
Nationality: American
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Biography

David Drake was born on September 24, 1945, in Dubuque, Iowa. In 1967 he graduated from the University of Iowa with a BA in History (with honors) and Latin; married his wife Jo (one son, Jonathan, born 1973); and entered Duke Law School. I was drafted out of law school and served in the army 1969-71, spending most of 1970 as an interrogator with the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, the Blackhorse, in Vietnam and Cambodia.

David returned, finished law school, and spent eight years as Assistant Town Attorney of Chapel Hill, NC. In 1980 he resigned and drove a city bus part-time for a year while he did more writing. Since 1981 he's been a fulltime freelance writer.

David sold his first story (a really bad Lovecraftian pastiche) to August Derleth of Arkham House in 1966 while he was an undergraduate. He continued to sell stories in law school, the army, and while working as an attorney. In 1979 his first book, the military SF collection Hammer's Slammers, and his first novel, The Dragon Lord (a swords and sorcery piece) were published.

In total David has written or co-written over 60 books; edited or co-edited about thirty; done plot outlines for another twenty-odd, the books themselves being written by another author. That does not count reissues, whether or not they're expanded, nor recompilations in these figures. David has sold more than a hundred stories.

David is probably best known for my military SF, but that's never been more than about a quarter of his output. While all his work has been in the fantasy/SF genre, within these bounds he's written about everything except for romance--humor, thriller, epic fantasy, S&S, military SF, space opera, historical (both fantasy and SF).

Bio and picture courtesy of the author. Visit David Drake online at http://david-drake.com/.


Works in the WWEnd Database

 Non Series Works

 (1996)
 (2017)
 (2007)
 (2005)
 (1991)
 (1989)
 (1989)
 (1984)
 (1983)
 
 

 Belisarius Series

 1. (1998)
 2. (1998)
 3. (1999)
 4. (2000)
 5. (2001)
 6. (2006)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 The Books of the Elements

 1. (2010)
 2. (2011)
 3. (2013)
 4. (2015)
 
 

 Crisis of Empire

 1. (1988)
 2. (1989)
 3. (1989)
 
 
 
 

 The Fleet

 1. (1988)
 2. (1988)
 3. (1989)
 4. (1990)
 5. (1990)
 6. (1991)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 The General

 1. (1991)
 2. (1992)
 3. (1993)
 4. (1993)
 5. (1995)
 6. (1996)
 7. (1999)
 8. (2002)
 9. (2013)
 10. (2014)

 Hammer's Slammers

 1. (1979)
 2. (1985)
 3. (1987)
 4. (1989)
 5. (1991)
 6. (1993)
 7. (2002)
 
 
 
 
 
 

 Hammer's Slammers Omnibus

 1. (1997)
 2. (1998)
 3. (1998)
 
 
 
 

 Lord of the Isles

 1. (1997)
 2. (1998)
 3. (1999)
 4. (2001)
 5. (2003)
 6. (2004)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 Lord of the Isles: The Crown of the Isles Trilogy

 1. (2006)
 2. (2007)
 3. (2008)
 
 
 
 

 RCN Series

 1. (1998)
 2. (2000)
 3. (2003)
 4. (2005)
 5. (2007)
 6. (2008)
 7. (2009)
 8. (2010)
 9. (2012)
 10. (2014)
 11. (2016)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 Reaches

 1. (1994)
 2. (1995)
 3. (1996)
 
 
 
 

 Seas of Venus

 1. (1990)
 2. (1991)
 
 
 
 
 
 

 Worlds of Honor

 1. (1998)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 Short Fiction


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