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He graduated from the University of Iowa with a BA in History (with Honors) and Latin in 1967; he then started Duke Law School but was drafted after a year and a half. He spent two years in the Army, including most of 1970 as an enlisted interrogator with the 11th Armored Cavalry in Vietnam and Cambodia. He got back with no physical problems of any sort, but not in the best frame of mind. David finished law school and was hired as Assistant Town Attorney for the Town of Chapel Hill, NC.

David's first story sold when he was an undergraduate, but he didn't start writing seriously until he got back from 'Nam. Some of his fiction has used 'Nam directly; more of it, including the Hammer's Slammers series, has transmuted that war into a more SF context.

His first two books appeared in 1979. In 1980, he quit lawyering and got a part-time job driving a city bus so that he could spend more time writing. By 1981, he was able to write full time. Both his law license and his chaffeur's license are still valid.

Full name is David Allen Drake.

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Books (Sort by Title)[95 books listed]
 Belisarius VolumeYearRating
 An Oblique Approach with Eric Flintn/a19989/10
 In The Heart of Darkness with Eric Flintn/a19989/10
 Destiny's Shield with Eric Flintn/a19998/10
 Fortune's Stroke with Eric Flintn/a20008/10
 The Tide of Victory with Eric Flintn/a20018/10
 The Dance of Time with Eric Flintn/a20068/10

 Cat Warriors VolumeYearRating
 The Square Deal11992n/a

 Citizen VolumeYearRating
 Into the Maelstrom with John Lambsheadn/a20153/10

 Hammer's Slammers VolumeYearRating
 Cross the Starsn/a19848/10
 Counting the Costn/a19879/10
 Rolling Hotn/a19898/10
 The Warriorn/a19919/10
 The Sharp Endn/a19948/10
 At Any Pricen/a19959/10
 The Tank Lordsn/a19979/10
 Caught in the Crossfiren/a19986/10
 The Butcher's Billn/a19989/10
 Paying the Pipern/a20024/10
 Hammer's Slammers119799/10

 Misc VolumeYearRating
 The Dragon Lordn/a197910/10
 Time Safarin/a1982n/a
 From the Heart of Darknessn/a19839/10
 Birds of Preyn/a19849/10
 The Forlorn Hopen/a1984n/a
 Killer with Karl Edward Wagnern/a19856/10
 Lacey and His Friendsn/a19867/10
 Ranks of Bronzen/a19868/10
 The War Machine with Roger MacBride Allenn/a1989n/a
 Vettius and His Friendsn/a19898/10
 Surface Actionn/a19907/10
 The Enchanted Bunnyn/a1990n/a
 Old Nathann/a1991n/a
 The Junglen/a19929/10
 Igniting the Reachesn/a19948/10
 The Voyagen/a19948/10
 Enemy of My Enemy: Terra Nova I with Ben Ohlandern/a19958/10
 The Military Dimension: Mark IIn/a1995n/a
 Through the Beachn/a1995n/a
 All the Way to the Gallowsn/a19967/10
 Lest Darkness Fall - To Bring the Light with Sprague de Campn/a19969/10
 Righting the Reachesn/a1996n/a
 Total Warn/a1998n/a
 The Northworld Trilogyn/a19998/10
 Fortune's Stroken/a2000n/a
 Dogs of Warn/a20027/10
 Foreign Legionsn/a2002n/a
 Grimmer Than Helln/a2003n/a
 Seas of Venusn/a2004n/a
 The Reachesn/a2004n/a
 Into the Hinterlands with John Lambsheadn/a2011n/a

 Northworld VolumeYearRating

 Raj Whitehall VolumeYearRating
 The Heretic with Tony Danieln/a2013n/a

 RCN Series VolumeYearRating
 With the Lightnings119998/10
 Lt. Leary, Commanding220008/10
 The Far Side of the Stars32003n/a
 The Way to Glory42005n/a
 Some Golden Harbor52006n/a
 When the Tide Rises62008n/a
 In the Stormy Red Sky72009n/a
 What Distant Deeps82010n/a

 The Lord of the Isles VolumeYearRating
 Lord of the Isles119997/10
 Queen of Demons219998/10
 Servant of the Dragon with David G. Hartwell319998/10
 Mistress of the Catacombs420018/10
 Goddess of the Ice Realm520038/10
 Master of the Cauldron620047/10

 The Lord of the Isles: Crown of the Isles VolumeYearRating
 The Fortress of Glass12006n/a
 The Mirror of Worlds22007n/a
 The Gods Return32008n/a

 The Raj Whitehall Series VolumeYearRating
 Conqueror (Novels 3, 4 & 5) with S. M. Stirlingn/a20032/10
 Warlord (Novels 1 & 2)n/a2003n/a
 The Forge with S. M. Stirling1199310/10
 The Hammer with S. M. Stirling219928/10
 The Anvil with S. M. Stirling31998n/a
 The Steel with S. M. Stirling41993n/a
 The Sword with S. M. Stirling51992n/a
 The Chosen with S. M. Stirling61998n/a
 The Reformer with S. M. Stirling71999n/a
 The Tyrant with Eric Flint82003n/a

 The World of Crystal Walls VolumeYearRating
 The Sea Hagn/a1988n/a

 Thieves' World VolumeYearRating

 Tom Kelly VolumeYearRating
 Loose Cannonn/a2011n/a

 Worlds of Honor VolumeYearRating
 More Than Honor with David Weber219989/10
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