Search Results: "David Drake"


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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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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 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 >

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 >