Tag Archives: Vietnam War

Newsletter #100

NEWSLETTER #100: November 9, 2017 Dear People, This is late because I’m just back from World Fantasy Con. I think it was the 43d WFC, and I was at the first one. (More proof if such were needed that I’m … Continue reading

Posted in Newsletters | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Newsletter #100

Newsletter #82

Newsletter 82: September 2, 2014 Dear People, I finished! I finished Air and Darkness! Free at last! Well, it certainly felt like that. This one was slower going than most. I continued to get daily wordage, but it wasn’t as … Continue reading

Posted in Newsletters | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Newsletter #82

Newsletter #68

NEWSLETTER 68: May 15, 2012 Dear People, The third of the Books of the Elements fantasy series for Tor, DEMONS FROM THE EARTH (or another title that has Earth, and probably Demons, in it somewhere), is chunking along happily. More … Continue reading

Posted in Newsletters | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Newsletter #68

Dave, Fall 1973

Posted in Photos | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Dave, Fall 1973

Newsletter #63

NEWSLETTER 63: July 4, 2011 Dear People, I have written a(nother) novel! The Road of Danger, the latest RCN (Leary/Mundy) space opera went off to Baen Books at 124,889 words. For the moment it feels good, but I’ll shortly start … Continue reading

Posted in Newsletters | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Newsletter #63

Newsletter #57

Dear People, The most exciting news this time has very little to do with me. I am therefore turning the stage over to my webmaster, Karen Zimmerman: The new web site is up at http://david-drake.com.  Our very simple original web … Continue reading

Posted in Newsletters | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Newsletter #57

A Belated Thank-You

Dave’s Introduction to a volume of August Derleth short stories titled That is Not Dead: Black Magic and Occult Stories, volume 3 of 4 being produced by The August Derleth Society in conjunction with Arkham House Publishers, February 2009. A … Continue reading

Posted in Essays | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on A Belated Thank-You

Newsletter #54

Dear People, Quite a lot has been happening. First and foremost in my mind, I turned in WHAT DISTANT DEEPS, the latest RCN (Leary/Mundy) space opera, to Baen Books the day after I got back from World Fantasy Con. I’d … Continue reading

Posted in Newsletters | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Newsletter #54

Newsletter #53

Dear People, WHAT DISTANT DEEPS, the next RCN (Leary/Mundy) space opera, isn’t quite finished. It’s coming along fine and I’ve got well over 100K words in draft–but it just flat isn’t done. I’ll be a lot happier when it’s finished. … Continue reading

Posted in Newsletters | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Newsletter #53

Newsletter #52

Dear People, In the most recent newsletter I said that I’d just started the rough draft of the next RCN space opera, WHAT DISTANT DEEPS. I now have a hair under 60K in draft. As usual, I’m very depressed about … Continue reading

Posted in Newsletters | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Newsletter #52

Vietnam

We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he today that sheds his blood with me Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile, This day shall gentle his condition. And gentlemen in England now abed Shall … Continue reading

Posted in Essays, Vietnam | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Vietnam

Five Firebases

Dave’s original introduction to the Hammer’s Slammers Role-Playing game rules for Mongoose. The version as printed drops the title and was edited for length. FIVE FIREBASES I was very pleased when I got the materials for the Hammer’s Slammers role-playing … Continue reading

Posted in Essays, Hammer's Slammers | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Five Firebases

Newsletter #49

Dear People, Well, I haven’t completed the rough draft of THE LEGIONS OF FIRE, the start of my new fantasy series for Tor, but I’m close. And I’m darned consistent: two months ago I had about 60K; now I’ve got … Continue reading

Posted in Newsletters | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Newsletter #49

Newsletter #43

Dear People, For a moment I thought was going to start somewhere else, but no: the big news this time is still that I’ve finished the plot for the next RCN (Leary/Mundy) space opera and expect to begin writing very … Continue reading

Posted in Newsletters | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Newsletter #43

The Sharp End

THE SHARP END is a book many people tell me is one of their favorites; they’re generally surprised to learn I don’t have a high opinion of it myself. I’ve given various reasons for my ill feelings, all of them … Continue reading

Posted in Hammer's Slammers | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on The Sharp End

Grimmer Than Hell

COMING HOME BY THE LONG WAY A few years ago I collected my humorous stories in All the Way to the Gallows.” In my introduction I admitted that I wasn’t best known for writing humor. This is what I’m best … Continue reading

Posted in Essays, More Books | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Grimmer Than Hell

Redliners

A 20th anniversary edition of REDLINERS is out from Baen July 2016 with a new introduction. Redliners is possibly the best thing I’ve written. It’s certainly the most important thing, both to me personally and to the audience I particularly … Continue reading

Posted in More Books | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Redliners

Rolling Hot

ROLLING HOT–the title is from military aviation, meaning the aircraft is moving to the attack with ordnance ready to fire–is based very loosely on Tet of ’68. That’s an event I’m glad to have missed, but a number of the … Continue reading

Posted in Hammer's Slammers | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Rolling Hot