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David Drake and Baen Publisher Toni Weisskopf discuss The Spark. Drake’s novel is a science fiction, far-future take on the Arthurian mythos. In the interview, Drake says he considers The Spark one of the best books he’s ever written, and … Continue reading
What are you working on now? I am writing the sequel to The Spark. I’ve rejected a couple working titles and don’t have a current one, but the book itself is going pretty well.
BFRH 2017 06 23: David Drake discusses Starliner, his science fiction novel that’s now reissued in trade paperback with an excellent new cover by Dominic Harmon. Drake talks about the genesis of the book, discusses the characters and plot, and … Continue reading
My wife Jo and I went to the Catskills for our 50th anniversary. I’m much taken by art of the Hudson River School. This was a chance to explore the settings that provided not only subjects for painters but the … Continue reading
A new adventure with Daniel Leary and Adele Mundy from the viewpoint of a new member of the team, due out from Baen April 2018. Roy Olfetrie planned to be an officer in the Republic of Cinnabar Navy, but when … Continue reading
Amores II:20 You don’t need to watch your wife, fool. That just plays into my hands and makes me want her the more. Whatever is permitted becomes unattractive. What isn’t permitted burns even hotter. Love becomes cold if another permits … Continue reading
A new stand-alone novel released by Baen November 2017. In the time of the Ancients the universe was united, but even what still survives is shattered into enclaves–some tiny, some ruined, some wild. Into the gaps between settlements, and onto … Continue reading
Walter Day has created a David Drake trading card for his collection at http://thewalterdaycollection.com/collection/gallery/category/science-fiction
2017 update: Baen brought out my 1992 Starliner as a trade paperback with a new cover by Dominic Harman. This was a book I wrote for myself–it was one of my frequent attempts to get noticed as something besides a … Continue reading
Dave, upon arrival in Venice for the trip to Greece, May 21, 2016: And a happy, but worn out Dave, ready for the flight home, June 4, 2016: See his trip report at http://david-drake.com/greece-2016/
The Ohio Statehouse is one of America’s finest examples of Greek Revival architecture and is one of the oldest working statehouses in the United States. The Ohio Statehouse was completed in 1861 after 22 years of construction. From the nearly … Continue reading
The Topiary Garden is a living recreation of Georges Seurat’s famous post-Impressionist painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of LaGrande Jatte.
BFRH 2016 10 07: David Drake on the new young adult edition of Patriots; and David Drake’s The Sea Without a Shore Part 19 David Drake discusses the young adult edition of his science fiction novel Patriots. And more from … Continue reading
BFRH 2016 08 26: David Drake on Redliners 20th Anniversary Edition; and David Drake’s The Sea Without a Shore Part 13 David Drake discusses Redliners 20th Anniversary Edition. Redliners is considered by most to be a military science fiction classic … Continue reading
Amores II:19 You direct your song to angry Achilles, Macer, and don arms in your opening verse with the leaders combined at Troy. For my own part, I slip into the ignoble shadows of Venus; delicate Cupid shatters my intentions … Continue reading
A Dane named Martin Juergensen asked to reprint on his website my 1975 report on the first World Fantasy Con, and then asked me some follow-up questions on it. This was unexpected, but it was fun to revisit that time. … Continue reading
Baen Free Radio Hour Name: BFRH 2016 06 03: David Drake on Death’s Bright Day; and David Drake’s The Sea Without a Shore Part 1 Description: David Drake discusses Death’s Bright Day, the latest entry in his RCN science fiction … Continue reading
Amores II:18 If any of you think it’s disgraceful that a man be the slave of a woman, then you can just call me a disgrace. I’m willing to be dishonored so long as Venus, who holds Paphos and wave-washed … Continue reading
Dave, with his Christmas gift from Baen publisher Toni Weisskopf.
Hammer’s Slammers The Hammer’s Slammers series of Military SF stories and novels focus on a mercenary armored regiment in the 30th century. I based the fiction on my experience in 1970 with the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment in Viet-Nam and … Continue reading
From the 2015 World Fantasy Con, Saratoga Springs NY
This is the Steve Hickman cover painting for DEATH’S BRIGHT DAY, the 11th RCN space opera. I’ve really liked the feel of Steve’s work for this series, and I particularly like this one. I’m very fortunate in my cover art. … Continue reading
The Amores are three volumes of lyric poems, focused primarily on the poet’s relationship with his mistress Corinna.
Air and Darkness is the fourth and final book in the Books of the Elements Series. It will be available November 2015 from Tor. The setting of this novel and of the series, The Books of the Elements, is the … Continue reading
Onward, Drake! Baen Books published a tribute book in conjunction with World Fantasy Con in November 2015, where Dave, who turned 70 that year, was a Special Guest. There are stories and essays from John Lambshead, Cecelia Holland, Barry Malzberg, … Continue reading