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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.

Partial Bibliography   more

This author page uses material from the Wikipedia article "David Drake", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0
Total Books: 405
The Serpent
2021 - The Serpent [3 - Time of Heroes] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781982125578
ISBN-10: 1982125578
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Lest Darkness Fall  Timeless Tales Written in Tribute
2021 - Lest Darkness Fall Timeless Tales Written in Tribute (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781647100124
ISBN-10: 1647100127
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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To Clear Away the Shadows
2020 - To Clear Away the Shadows [13 - RCN] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781982124656
ISBN-10: 1982124652
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1

The Storm
2020 - The Storm [2 - Time of Heroes] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781982124380
ISBN-10: 1982124385
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

Though Hell Should Bar the Way
2019 - Though Hell Should Bar the Way [RCN, Bk 12] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781481484008
ISBN-10: 1481484001
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
 4

The Spark
2018 - The Spark (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781481483599
ISBN-10: 1481483595
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 3

In the Stormy Red Sky
2018 - In the Stormy Red Sky [The Republic of Cinnabar Navy series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781785652295
ISBN-10: 178565229X
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When the Tide Rises
2018 - When the Tide Rises [The Republic of Cinnabar Navy series #6] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781785652271
ISBN-10: 1785652273
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Lest Darkness Fall and Related Stories
2017 - Lest Darkness Fall and Related Stories (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781612422268
ISBN-10: 1612422268
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Some Golden Harbor
2017 - Some Golden Harbor [The Republic of Cinnabar Navy] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781785652257
ISBN-10: 1785652257
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The Secret Tree House Pact
2017 - The Secret Tree House Pact (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781522005421
ISBN-10: 1522005420
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction
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Starliner
2017 - Starliner (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781481482509
ISBN-10: 1481482505
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 1

Death's Bright Day
2017 - Death's Bright Day [RCN, Bk 11] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781481482608
ISBN-10: 1481482602
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 3

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)
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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2017 - The Boy Who Could See Into the Past [The Orvie Mysteries] (Paperback)
2017 - Tommy Powers and the Sorcerer of Akmindo Teeki [Tommy Powers Super Hero] (Paperback)
2017 - The Boys' Great Adventure [Two Boys' Adventures in the Old West] (Paperback)
2017 - The Pony Express Rides Again [The Doc and Johnny Old West Mysteries] (Paperback)
2017 - Kidnapped [Doc and Johnny's Old West Mysteries] (Paperback)
2017 - The Mystery of the Crimson Bandit [The Doc and Johnny Old West Mysteries] (Paperback)
2017 - The Baffling Stagecoach Robberies [The Doc and Johnny's Old West Mysteries] (Paperback)
2017 - Impostors [Jericho and Red Eagle: Two boys' adventures in the old west] (Paperback)
2017 - Tommy Powers and the Mutant Stranger [Tommy Powers Superhero] (Paperback)
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 - Secrets of the Hidden Valley [Sons of Inu] (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 - Tommy Powers and the Sage of the Calibrators [Tommy Powers Superhero] (Paperback)
2017 - Kidd's Grand Adventure [Kidd's Grand Adventures] (Paperback)
2017 - Rabbles (Paperback)
2016 - Air and Darkness [Books of the Elements, Bk 4] (Paperback)
 
2016 - Blood and War [Harriers] (Audio CD)
2016 - The Way to Glory [RCN] (Audio CD)
2016 - The Gods Return [The Crown of the Isles] (Audio CD)
2016 - At Any Price Rolling Hot [Hammer's Slammers] (Audio CD)
2016 - The Fortress of Glass [The Crown of the Isles] (Audio CD)
2016 - Goddess of the Ice Realm [Lord of the Isles] (Audio CD)Hardcover
2016 - The Mirror of Worlds [The Crown of the Isles] (Audio CD)
2016 - Out of the Waters [Books of the Elements] (Audio CD)
2016 - Into the Maelstrom [Citizen] (Paperback)Hardcover
2015 - The Hunter Returns [BAEN] (Paperback)
 
2015 - The Savior [General Drake] (Paperback)Hardcover
 
2015 - The Sea Without a Shore [Republic of Cinnabar Navy, Bk 10] (Paperback)
 
2014 - More Than Honor [Worlds of Honor] (Audio CD)Audio CD
2014 - Monsters of the Earth [The Books of the Elements] (Paperback)
 
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
2013 - Queen of Demons [Isles Series] (Audio CD)
2012 - Loose Cannon Skyripper / Fortress [Tom Kelly, Bks 1 & 2] (Paperback)
 
2012 - Out of the Waters [Book of Elements] (Paperback)
2011 - The Legions of Fire [Books of the Elements, Bk 1] (Paperback)
 
2010 - In the Stormy Red Sky [Lt. Leary, Bk 7] (Paperback)
2010 - Lost for Words Peter Fraser [English and Welsh Edition] (Hardcover)
2009 - Belisarius III the Flames of Sunset [Belisarius Series] (Hardcover)
 
2008 - The Gods Return [Crown of the Isles, Bk 3 - Lord of the Isles, Bk 9] (Hardcover)
2008 - Thunder at Dawn [Belisarius, Bk 1] (Hardcover)
2008 - Some Golden Harbor [Daniel Leary / RCN, Bk 5] (Paperback)
2007 - The Dance of Time [Belisarius] (Paperback)
 
2007 - The Way to Glory [Republic of Cinnabar Navy, Bk 4] (Paperback)
2006 - Master of the Cauldron [Lord of the Isles, Bk 6] (Paperback)
2006 - Lord of the Isles [Lord of the Isles, Bk 1] (Paperback)
2004 - The Far Side of the Stars [Lt. Leary, Bk 3] (Paperback)
2004 - The Reaches [Reaches Trilogy, Omnibus edition] (Hardcover)
2003 - Paying the Piper [Hammer's Slammers, Bk 7] (Paperback)
2003 - Goddess of the Ice Realm [Lord of the Isles, Bk 5 - Audio Cassette - Abridged] (Audio Cassette)
2003 - The Reformer [General Raj Whitehall, Bk 7] (Paperback)
2003 - The Tyrant [General Raj Whitehall, Bk 8] (Paperback)
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)
2002 - The Tide of VIctory [Belisarius, Bk 5] (Paperback)
2002 - Foreign Legions [Earth Legions, Bk 2] (Paperback)
 
2002 - Mistress of the Catacombs [Lord of the Isles, Book 4] (Paperback)
2002 - Paying the Piper [Drake, David.] (Hardcover)
2002 - Mistress of the Catacombs [Lord of the Isles, Bk 4] (Paperback)
2002 - Intellectuals and Politics in Postwar France [French Politics, Society and Culture] (Hardcover)
2001 - Ranks of Bronze [Earth Legions, Bk 1] (Paperback)
2001 - Fortune's Stroke [Belisarius, Bk 4] (Paperback)
2000 - Servant of the Dragon [Lord of the Isles, Bk 3] (Paperback)
2000 - Destiny's Shield [Belisarius, Bk 3] (Paperback)
1999 - Servant of the Dragon [Lord of the Isles, Bk 3] (Hardcover)
1999 - With the Lightnings [Republic of Cinnabar Navy, Bk 1] (Paperback)
1999 - Cross the Stars [Hammer's Slammers] (Paperback)
1999 - Queen of Demons [Lord of the Isles, Book 2] (Paperback)
1998 - Lord of the Isles [Lord of the Isles, Bk 1] (Paperback)
1998 - Queen of Demons Edition [Lord of the Isles, 2 - Bookcassetter] (Audio Cassette)
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)
1997 - The Tank Lords [Hammer's Slammers, Bk 1] (Paperback)
1997 - Lord of the Isles Edition [Bookcassetter] (Audio Cassette)
1997 - Lord of the Isles Edition [Lord of the Isles, 1 - Bookcassetter] (Audio Cassette)
1997 - Lord of the Isles [Lord of the Isles] (Hardcover)
1997 - Fireships [Reaches, Bk 3] (Paperback)
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)
1995 - The Sword [General Raj Whitehall, Bk 5] (Paperback)
1995 - Arc Riders [Arc Riders, Bk 1] (Paperback)
1995 - Igniting the Reaches [Reaches, Bk 1] (Paperback)
1995 - The Sword [General Raj Whitehall, Bk 5] (Paperback)
1994 - The Sharp End [Hammer's Slammers, Bk 7] (Paperback)
1994 - The Forge [General Raj Whitehall, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback
1993 - The Sharp End [Hammer's Slammers, Bk 7] (Hardcover)
1993 - The Steel [General Raj Whitehall, Bk 4] (Paperback)
1993 - The Hammer [General Raj Whitehall, Bk 2] (Paperback)
1993 - The Anvil [General Raj Whitehall, Bk 3] (Paperback)
1992 - Battlestation [Battlestation, Bk 1] (Paperback)
1992 - Justice [Northworld, 3] (Paperback)
1991 - The Warrior [Hammer's Slammers Series, No 6] (Paperback)
1991 - Vengeance [Northworld, No. 2] (Paperback)
1991 - The Forge [General Raj Whitehall, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback
1990 - Rolling Hot [Hammer's Slammers] (Paperback)
1990 - Northworld [Northworld, Bk 1] (Paperback)
1990 - Bluebloods [Starhunters, Vol 3] (Paperback)
1989 - The War Machine [Crisis of Empire, Bk 3] (Paperback)
1989 - Rolling Hot [Hammers Slammers, No 4] (Paperback)
1989 - Hammer's Slammers [Hammer's Slammers, No 1 - Expanded Edition] (Paperback)
1989 - Target (Paperback)
1989 - Explorers in Hell [Heroes in Hell, Bk 11] (Paperback)
1989 - Target (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)
1988 - Dagger [Thieves World Novel, No 5] (Paperback)
1988 - Fortress [Tom Kelly, Bk 2] (Paperback)
1987 - Hammer's Slammers [Hammer's Slammers, Bk 1] (Paperback)
1987 - Fortress (Other)
1985 - At Any Price [Hammer's Slammers, Bk 3] (Paperback)
1984 - Cross the Stars [Hammer's Slammers, Bk 1] (Paperback)
1984 - Hammer's Slammers [Hammer's Slammers, Bk 1] (Paperback)
1979 - Hammer's Slammers [Hammer's Slammers, Bk 1] (Paperback)
The Voyage [Hammer Universe] (Paperback)
The Square Deal [Car Warriors, No 1] (Paperback)
Sartre [Life&Times] (Paperback)
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