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David Drake (born September 24, 1945) is an author of science fiction and fantasy literature. A Vietnam War veteran who has worked as a lawyer, he is now one of the premier authors of the military science fiction subgenre.

Drake graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Iowa, majoring in history (with honors) and Latin. His studies at Duke University School of Law were interrupted for two years when he was drafted into the U.S. Army, where he served as an enlisted interrogator with the 11th Armored Cavalry in Vietnam and Cambodia. He now lives in Pittsboro, North Carolina.

His best-known non-collaborative work is the Hammer's Slammers series of military science fiction. His newer Republic of Cinnabar Navy (RCN) series are space operas inspired by the Aubrey—Maturin novels.[1]

In 1997, Drake began his largest fantasy series, Lord of the Isles, using elements of Sumerian religion and medieval technology. In 2007, Drake finished the series with its ninth volume.

In addition to his own works, he often provides both plotting and a military perspective to many collaborative writing projects, such as his contributions to the Heroes in Hell series. Earlier in his career, Drake worked in collaboration with some other authors by providing detailed plot outlines (5,000 to 15,000 words), after which they did "the real work of development in the outline into a novel." He doesn't "consider [his] involvement to be that of a real co-author."[2] His co-authors include Karl Edward Wagner, S.M. Stirling, and Eric Flint. With Wagner and Jim Groce, he was one of the founders of Carcosa, a small press.

Drake's plots often draw heavily on his extensive knowledge of history, literature, and mythology. Starting with Northworld in 1990,[3] he has generally explained the background to each book in an afterword or preface. Additionally, Drake's plots frequently center around a clash of political systems.

As John Clute concluded in the entry on Drake in the 1993 edition of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, "Today there seems very little to stop [Drake] from writing exactly what he wishes to write."

Some of Drake's works are available for free download in the Baen Free Library.

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Total Books: 382
Starliner
2017 - Starliner (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781481482509
ISBN-10: 1481482505
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Death's Bright Day
2017 - Death's Bright Day [RCN] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781481482608
ISBN-10: 1481482602
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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The Book
2017 - The Book (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781520662084
ISBN-10: 1520662084
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Mystery of the Ghost Ship of Windsor Island
2017 - The Mystery of the Ghost Ship of Windsor Island [The Orvie Mystery Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781520671192
ISBN-10: 1520671199
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction
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The Puzzling Code
2017 - The Puzzling Code [Adam Martin Mysteris] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781520671741
ISBN-10: 1520671741
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Mystery of Gallagher's Ghost
2017 - The Mystery of Gallagher's Ghost [The Orvie Mystery Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781520654003
ISBN-10: 1520654006
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction
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Mystery of the Vanished Parents
2017 - Mystery of the Vanished Parents (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781520660257
ISBN-10: 1520660251
Genre: Children's Books
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Tommy Powers and the Replicator of Rio Azul
2017 - Tommy Powers and the Replicator of Rio Azul [Tommy Powers Super Hero] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781520646046
ISBN-10: 1520646046
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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The Mystery of the Duke's Diamonds
2017 - The Mystery of the Duke's Diamonds [The Orvie Mystery Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781520652078
ISBN-10: 1520652070
Genre: Children's Books
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The Mystery of the Treasure on Doubloon Island
2017 - The Mystery of the Treasure on Doubloon Island [The Orvie Mysteries] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781520652542
ISBN-10: 1520652542
Genre: Children's Books
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The Boy Who Could See Into the Past
2017 - The Boy Who Could See Into the Past [The Orvie Mysteries] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781520627496
ISBN-10: 1520627491
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The Mystery of the Dissapearing Pine Trees Featuring Orvie the boy who could see into the past
2017 - The Mystery of the Dissapearing Pine Trees Featuring Orvie the Boy Who Could See Into the Past [The Orvie Mystery Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781520628271
ISBN-10: 1520628277
Genre: Children's Books
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Tommy Powers and the Sorcerer of Akmindo Teeki
2017 - Tommy Powers and the Sorcerer of Akmindo Teeki [Tommy Powers Super Hero] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781520628554
ISBN-10: 1520628552
Genres: Children's Books, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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The Boys' Great Adventure
2017 - The Boys' Great Adventure [Two Boys' Adventures in the Old West] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781520613871
ISBN-10: 1520613873
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The Pony Express Rides Again
2017 - The Pony Express Rides Again [The Doc and Johnny Old West Mysteries] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781520614946
ISBN-10: 1520614942
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Kidnapped
2017 - Kidnapped [Doc and Johnny's Old West Mysteries] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781520623818
ISBN-10: 152062381X
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Mystery of the Crimson Bandit
2017 - The Mystery of the Crimson Bandit [The Doc and Johnny Old West Mysteries] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781520625249
ISBN-10: 1520625243
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Baffling Stagecoach Robberies
2017 - The Baffling Stagecoach Robberies [The Doc and Johnny's Old West Mysteries] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781520626116
ISBN-10: 1520626118
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Impostors
2017 - Impostors [Jericho and Red Eagle: Two boys' adventures in the old west] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781520609751
ISBN-10: 1520609752
Genre: Children's Books
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Tommy Powers and the Mutant Stranger
2017 - Tommy Powers and the Mutant Stranger [Tommy Powers Superhero] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781520593111
ISBN-10: 1520593112
Genre: Children's Books
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Disaster at Disappearing Creek
2017 - Disaster at Disappearing Creek (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781520593180
ISBN-10: 152059318X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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2017 - Johnny's Secret [Doc and Johnny's Old West Mysteries] (Paperback)
2017 - The Red Bend Bank Robbery [Doc and Johnny's Old West Mysteries] (Paperback)
2017 - The Shadow Imp [Matt and Michael Snow Investigate:] (Paperback)
2017 - The Haunted House on Hawthorn Hill [Matt and Michael Snow Investigate:] (Paperback)
2017 - Jericho and Red Eagle Beginnings [Two Boys' Adventures in the Old West] (Paperback)
2017 - Kidd's Grand Adventure [Kidd's Grand Adventures] (Paperback)Paperback
2017 - Rabbles (Paperback)
2016 - Air and Darkness a Novel [The Books of the Elements] (Paperback)Hardcover
 
2016 - The Gods Return [The Crown of the Isles] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover
2016 - Out of the Waters [Books of the Elements] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover
2016 - Into the Maelstrom [Citizen] (Paperback)Hardcover
 
2015 - Air and Darkness [The Books of the Elements] (Hardcover)Paperback
 
2015 - The Hunter Returns [BAEN] (Paperback)Paperback
 
2015 - The Savior [General Drake] (Paperback)Hardcover
 
2015 - The Sea Without a Shore [Republic of Cinnabar Navy, Bk 10] (Paperback)Hardcover
 
2014 - More Than Honor [Worlds of Honor] (Audio CD)Paperback, Audio CD
2014 - Monsters of the Earth [The Books of the Elements] (Paperback)Hardcover
 
2014 - Hope Reformed [General Drake] (Paperback)
 
2014 - Hope Renewed the Sword / the Chosen [General Raj Whitehall, Bks 5-6] (Paperback)
 
2014 - The Heretic [General Raj Whitehall, Bk 9] (Paperback)Hardcover
 
2014 - Hope Rearmed the Anvil / the Steel [General Raj Whitehall, Bks 3-4] (Paperback)
 
2013 - Hope Reborn the Forge / the Hammer [General Raj Whitehall, Bks 1-2] (Paperback)
 
2013 - The Road of Danger [Lt. Leary, Bk 9] (Paperback)Hardcover
2012 - Loose Cannon Skyripper / Fortress [Tom Kelly, Bks 1 & 2] (Paperback)Paperback
2012 - Out of the Waters [Book of Elements] (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
2011 - Out of the Waters [Books of the Elements, Bk 2] (Hardcover)Paperback, Audio CD
2011 - What Distant Deeps [Lt. Leary, Bk 8] (Paperback)Hardcover
2010 - In the Stormy Red Sky [Lt. Leary, Bk 7] (Paperback)Hardcover
2010 - Lost for Words Peter Fraser [English and Welsh Edition] (Hardcover)
2009 - Belisarius III the Flames of Sunset [Belisarius Series] (Hardcover)
 
2008 - Thunder at Dawn [Belisarius, Bk 1] (Hardcover)
2008 - Some Golden Harbor [Daniel Leary / RCN, Bk 5] (Paperback)Hardcover
2007 - The Dance of Time [Belisarius] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
 
2007 - The Way to Glory [Daniel Leary / RCN, Bk 4] (Paperback)Hardcover
2007 - The Fortress of Glass [Crown of the Isles, Bk 1] (Paperback)Hardcover
 
2006 - Master of the Cauldron [Lord of the Isles, Bk 6] (Paperback)Hardcover
2006 - Lord of the Isles [Lord of the Isles, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
2004 - The Far Side of the Stars [Lt. Leary, Bk 3] (Paperback)Hardcover
2004 - Goddess of the Ice Realm [Lord of the Isles, Bk 5] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
2004 - The Reaches [Reaches Trilogy, Omnibus edition] (Hardcover)
 
2003 - Paying the Piper [Hammer's Slammers, Bk 7] (Paperback)Hardcover
2003 - Goddess of the Ice Realm [Lord of the Isles, Bk 5 - Audio Cassette - Abridged] (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover
2003 - The Reformer [General Raj Whitehall, Bk 7] (Paperback)Hardcover
2003 - The Tyrant [General Raj Whitehall, Bk 8] (Paperback)Hardcover
2003 - Conqueror the Anvil / the Steel / the Sword [General Raj Whitehall, Bks 3-5] (Hardcover)
2003 - Warlord the Forge / the Hammer [General Raj Whitehall, Bks 1-2] (Hardcover)
2002 - Killer (Paperback)Paperback
2002 - The Tide of VIctory [Belisarius, Bk 5] (Paperback)Hardcover
2002 - Foreign Legions [Earth Legions, Bk 2] (Paperback)Hardcover
2002 - Mistress of the Catacombs [Lord of the Isles, Book 4] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2002 - Paying the Piper [Drake, David.] (Hardcover)Paperback
2002 - Intellectuals and Politics in Post-war France [French Politics, Society and Culture] (Hardcover)
2001 - Mistress of the Catacombs [Lord of the Isles, Book 4] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2001 - Ranks of Bronze [Earth Legions, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback
2001 - Fortune's Stroke [Belisarius, Bk 4] (Paperback)Hardcover
2001 - Lt Leary Commanding Rcs Princess Cecile [Daniel Leary / RCN, Bk 2] (Paperback)Hardcover
2000 - Servant of the Dragon [Lord of the Isles, Bk 3] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
1999 - Servant of the Dragon [Lord of the Isles, Bk 3] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
1999 - With the Lightnings [Lt. Leary, Bk 1] (Paperback)Hardcover
1999 - Cross the Stars [Hammer's Slammers] (Paperback)Paperback
1999 - Queen of Demons [Lord of the Isles, Book 2] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
1998 - Lord of the Isles [Lord of the Isles, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
1998 - Queen of Demons Edition [Lord of the Isles, 2 - Bookcassetter] (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
1998 - An Oblique Approach [Belisarius, Bk 1] (Paperback)
1998 - Caught in the Crossfire [Hammer's Slammers, Omnibus] (Paperback)
1998 - More Than Honor [Worlds of Honor, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Audio CD
1997 - The Tank Lords [Hammer's Slammers, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback
1997 - Lord of the Isles Edition [Lord of the Isles, 1 - Bookcassetter] (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
1997 - Lord of the Isles [Lord of the Isles] (Hardcover)Paperback, Audio Cassette
1997 - Fireships [Reaches, Bk 3] (Paperback)Hardcover
1997 - Free Lancers [Alien Stars, Bk 4] (Paperback)
1996 - The Fourth Rome [ARC Riders, Bk 2] (Paperback)
1996 - The Chosen [General Raj Whitehall, Bk 6] (Paperback)
1996 - Through the Breach [Reaches, Bk 2] (Paperback)Hardcover
1995 - The Sword [General Raj Whitehall, Bk 5] (Paperback)Paperback
1995 - Arc Riders [Arc Riders, Bk 1] (Paperback)
1995 - Igniting the Reaches [Reaches, Bk 1] (Paperback)Hardcover
1994 - The Sharp End [Hammer's Slammers, Bk 7] (Paperback)Hardcover
1994 - The Forge [General Raj Whitehall, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback
1993 - The Sharp End [Hammer's Slammers, Bk 7] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1993 - The Steel [General Raj Whitehall, Bk 4] (Paperback)
1993 - The Hammer [General Raj Whitehall, Bk 2] (Paperback)Paperback
1993 - The Anvil [General Raj Whitehall, Bk 3] (Paperback)
1992 - Battlestation [Battlestation, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback
1992 - Justice [Northworld, 3] (Paperback)
1992 - The Hammer [General Raj Whitehall, Bk 2] (Paperback)Paperback
1991 - The Warrior [Hammer's Slammers Series, No 6] (Paperback)
1991 - Vengeance [Northworld, No. 2] (Paperback)
1991 - Crisis [Fleet, Bk 6] (Paperback)Paperback
1990 - Rolling Hot [Hammer's Slammers] (Paperback)Paperback
1990 - Total War [Fleet, Bk 5] (Paperback)
1990 - Northworld [Northworld, Bk 1] (Paperback)
1990 - Bluebloods [Starhunters, Vol 3] (Paperback)
1989 - Breakthrough [Fleet, Bk 3] (Paperback)
1989 - The War Machine [Crisis of Empire, Bk 3] (Paperback)
1989 - Rolling Hot [Hammers Slammers, No 4] (Paperback)Paperback
1989 - Hammer's Slammers [Hammer's Slammers, No 1 - Expanded Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
1989 - Explorers in Hell [Heroes in Hell, Bk 11] (Paperback)
1989 - Target (Paperback)Paperback
1989 - Target (Paperback)Paperback
1989 - Cluster Command [Crisis of Empire, Bk 2] (Paperback)
1988 - An Honorable Defense [Crisis of Empire Bk 1] (Paperback)
1988 - Men Hunting Things [Starhunters Series, No 1] (Paperback)Paperback
1988 - Dagger [Thieves World Novel, No 5] (Paperback)
1987 - Hammer's Slammers [Hammer's Slammers, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback
1987 - Cthulhu (Paperback)
1987 - Fortress (Other)Paperback
1985 - At Any Price [Hammer's Slammers, Bk 3] (Paperback)Paperback
1984 - Cross the Stars [Hammer's Slammers, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback
1984 - Hammer's Slammers [Hammer's Slammers, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback
1979 - Hammer's Slammers [Hammer's Slammers, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback
The Voyage [Hammer Universe] (Paperback)Hardcover
The Square Deal [Car Warriors, No 1] (Paperback)Paperback
Sartre [Life&Times] (Paperback)