Search Results: "Frank D. Drake"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 2, 1992

"I suspect that immortality may be quite common among extraterrestrials'') and a sense of cosmic awe. (Line art and photographs—not seen.)"
The answer is ``yes,'' says Drake (Astronomy/UC at Santa Cruz), founder of the modern search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI), in this likable autobiography told with the assistance of Sobel, former science editor for The New York Times. Read full book review >

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JOURNEY TO DELPHI by Frank D. Iannella
Released: Aug. 22, 2012

"Absorbing adventures in ancient Greece, full of betrayal, friendship, mysticism and science."
An entertaining debut historical novel that depicts tumultuous ancient Greece as seen through the eyes of a young, orphaned slave. Read full book review >

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Journey to Redemption by Frank D. Iannella
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2014

"An often satisfying conclusion to Damian's story, with much to engage lovers of ancient history."
Damian, a former slave in ancient Greece, learns the meaning of a prophecy in this final volume of the Delphi trilogy. Read full book review >

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DESTINY AT DELPHI by Frank D. Iannella
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 21, 2013

"A good second outing in this series, again bringing ancient Delphi to life."
In ancient Greece, former slave Damian wrestles with insecurity as he takes on an important role in Delphi. Read full book review >

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THE MAN IN THE WHITE SUIT by Nick Drake
Released: Feb. 21, 2000

"In all instances, Drake stresses the human qualities of his emigrants, their bravery in striking out anew, their transcendence, their refusal to be mere characters on 'petty tyranny's B-movie set.'"
This marks Nick Drake's first full-length collection and includes work from his previously published pamphlet of poems entitled Chocolate and Salt. 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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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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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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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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COME THE MORNING by Shannon Drake
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1999

"Drake makes no effort to expand the genre, but appends a chronology of Scottish history, an endnote lengthily praising her Scottish-American father, and the first chapter of her sequel, Conquer the Night, about another Graham generation. (Doubleday Book Club alternate selection)"
Hardcover debut by Drake, who also writes contemporary and historical romances as Heather Graham and Heather Graham Pozzessere. 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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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 >