Search Results: "David Drake"


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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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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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MISTRESS OF THE CATACOMBS by David Drake
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Drake's many fans doubtless will look eastward for the sunrise of volume five."
Volume four in Drake's generic fantasy on future wizardry (Lord of the Isles, Queen of Demons, and 1999's Servant of the Dragon), which fast approaches the length of In Search of Lost Time while presenting somewhat more of a struggle for adults to read. Read full book review >

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LT. LEARY COMMANDING by David Drake
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2000

"As always with Drake, you take the politicking along with the action, though the proportions vary from yarn to yarn."
Military science-fiction specialist Drake continues the series he began with With the Lightnings (1998). 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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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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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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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 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 >