Search Results: "David Drake"


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DAVID by Mary Hoffman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Nonfiction masquerading as a novel and failing as either sort of narrative. (character list, historical note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
The author of the Stravaganaza series reveals the muse behind Michelangelo's David. Read full book review >

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FRANCIS DRAKE by John Cummins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 1996

"A scholarly but basically laudatory picture, nicely timed for the fourth centenary of Drake's death next year."
A graphic account of the man who, among other swashbuckling exploits, was the first to sail around the world and was largely responsible for saving England from invasion by the Spanish Armada. Read full book review >

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MONSTERS OF THE EARTH by David Drake
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A treat for series regulars which, while independently intelligible, will encourage newcomers to return to the inaugural volume."
Third installment in Drake's new four-volume fantasy cycle (Out of the Waters, 2011, etc.) whose milieu is Carce, a fictionalized early Imperial Rome. Read full book review >

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SERVANT OF THE DRAGON by David Drake
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Well up to previous standards; should please the faithful."
Third entry in Drake's fantasy series (Lord of the Isles, 1997; Queen of Demons, 1998). Read full book review >

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WITH THE LIGHTNINGS by David Drake
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 1998

"After a sluggish start—the schmoozing and politicking quickly grow tedious—the yarn unfolds into an authentically taut and exciting tussle, courtesy of Drake's unflinching portrayal of battle's downside and his eye for telling detail."
More military science fiction from one of the leading exponents (Patriots, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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PATRIOTS by David Drake
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Absorbing, effective future history securely placed in context, much less violent and bloody than Drake's usual fare: Should appeal well beyond the usual shoot-'em-up-crowd."
Another of Drake's imaginative and worthwhile reworkings of historical incidents as far-future science fiction (Fireships, p. 568, etc.), this one based on the exploits of Ethan Allen in pre- Revolutionary Vermont. Read full book review >

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FIRESHIPS by David Drake
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1996

"A two-dimensional shoot-'em-up, the weakest and least inventive entry so far in a fading series."
Third of Drake's far-future space swashbucklers (Through the Breach, 1995, etc.) inspired by the Elizabethan Age of Discovery. Read full book review >

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IGNITING THE REACHES by David Drake
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 1994

"Drake does a convincing job of constructing a 16th-century- style scenario without resorting to hoary and false naval metaphors; the upshot is a violent, hard-nosed swashbuckler, set forth with discernment and skill."
Drake (The Jungle, 1991, etc.), a leading purveyor of military science fiction, offers a trade war/piracy/post-Imperial adventure inspired by the Elizabethan Age of Discovery. Read full book review >

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QUEEN OF DEMONS by David Drake
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Overall, more shapely than the inaugural volume, and beguilingly set forth—but of genuine originality, of concept or execution, there is none."
Part two of Drake's fantasy magnum opus (Lord of the Isles, 1997). Read full book review >

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AIR AND DARKNESS by David Drake
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Should satisfy series regulars. Just about."
Final installment of the four-volume fantasy cycle (Monsters of the Earth, 2013, etc.) featuring another existential threat to Carce, Drake's analogue of Rome circa 30 C.E.Read full book review >

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OUT OF THE WATERS by David Drake
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2011

"A much-improved effort, not overly formulaic, with characters recognizable as people rather than online avatars."
Second installment in Drake's new four-volume fantasy cycle (The Legions of Fire, 2010, etc.) set in early Imperial Rome or, as the author terms it, Carce. Read full book review >

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THE VOYAGE by David Drake
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"Should be a hit with the explode-a-mob audience."
A reworking of the story of Jason and the Argonauts' expedition to recover the Golden Fleece: from the author of many military sf outings (The Sharp End, p. 1170, etc.). Read full book review >