Search Results: "David Drake"


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THE WARMASTERS by David Weber
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2001

Military science fiction in three novellas from Drake, Weber, and Flint with characters or plotlines from the authors' well-known multivolume series. 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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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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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 >

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THE SHARP END by David Drake
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Agreeable slam-bang action for series fans, and certainly much more convincingly constructed than either The Jungle (1991) or Fortress (1987)."
Another of Drake's military sf yarns about Hammer's Slammers, the expert mercenary troops of planet Nieuw Friesland. Read full book review >

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THE JUNGLE by David Drake
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 24, 1991

A sequel, Drake (Fortress, 1986) carefully explains, to the late (and lamentably unregarded) Henry Kuttner's long story ``Clash by Night,'' reproduced here, in which Earth has been destroyed and humanity lives in ``Keeps'' beneath the oceans of a terraformed Venus. Read full book review >

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THE FORTRESS OF GLASS by David Drake
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 18, 2006

"A bit trite, but the temporal displacement of Prince Garric adds a new wrinkle to the story."
First book in an epic trilogy, set in the same world as The Lord of the Isles series (Master of the Cauldron, not reviewed, etc.). Read full book review >

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THROUGH THE BREACH by David Drake
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 1995

"For the rest, Drake did the hard work of invention in volume #1, and this installment just coasts along on battles, heroics, and ideology."
Sequel to Drake's excellent hard-nosed space swashbuckler Igniting the Reaches (1994). Read full book review >

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THE LEGIONS OF FIRE by David Drake
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2010

"Hard to see how this sloppy, unambitious nonsense could pry its target audience away from their game consoles."
Drake (In the Stormy Red Sky, 2009, etc.) embarks on a new four-volume fantasy cycle whose setting is early Imperial Rome, although, to avoid comparisons with historical fantasy, Drake changes the city's name to Carce. Read full book review >

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PARIS AT WAR by David Drake
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 16, 2015

"Students of French and World War II history will enjoy and learn from this well-written book."
The plight of ordinary Parisians during World War II. Read full book review >

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THE TIDE OF VICTORY by Eric Flint
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2001

"Turbid dialogue, flavorless descriptive passages, and characters so obvious and numerous that it's almost a relief when the bombs and bullets blow them away."
By far the weakest and gassiest installment of this sixth-century alternate history series in which two entities from the far future attempt to rewrite the past by introducing new technology, glimpses of possible futures, and a quote or two from Dr. Johnson. Read full book review >

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THE TYRANT by Eric Flint
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"Fans will be pleased."
A sequel to The Reformer (not reviewed) by polycollaborative Drake and Steve Stirling. Read full book review >