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What are you working on now? I am writing THOUGH HELL SHOULD BAR THE WAY, a different RCN space opera.
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
An RCN short story currently available free from Baen at http://www.baen.com/cadet_cruise
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
When Tony Daniel, Baen editor, requested Dave to read a martial poem for the Baen Free Radio Hour podcast, Dave took it literally and recorded a poem by Marcus Valerius Martialis. He read the original Latin poem (Book 4 #18) … Continue reading
Dave’s novels and anthologies (first editions) in alphabetical order: ACTIVE MEASURES (with Janet Morris) (Baen/1985) AIR AND DARKNESS The Books of the Elements (Tor/2015) Dave’s comments ALL THE WAY TO THE GALLOWS (Baen/1996) Dave’s Comments ARC RIDERS (with Janet Morris) (Warner/1995) … Continue reading
Happy Holidays From Bucolic Chatham County From Dave
There are frequent requests for a copy of one of Dave’s plot outlines. Here’s a pdf copy of his plot outline for What Distant Deeps: Plot Outline.
Sulmo, a third portion of the Paelignian countryside, holds a piece of my heart. It’s a small region but fed by sweet waters. Even when the sun draws near in summer and cracks the Earth, and fierce Sirius, Icarus’ dog, … Continue reading