David Drake
David Drake is an American author of science fiction and fantasy novels. He is the author of the Hammer’s Slammers, Lord of the Isles and Lt. Leary series as well as the creator of the Raj Whitehall and Belisarius series. David graduated from the University of Iowa with honours. He then began attending the Duke University School of Law before being drafted to the U.S. Army and heading to Vietnam and Cambodia. David lives in Pittsboro, North Carolina.

David Drake became a published novelist in 1979 when he published both Hammer’s Slammers and the standalone novel The Dragon Lord. Below is a list of David Drake’s books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Hammer’s Slammers Collections


Hammer's Slammers(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
At Any Price(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Counting the Cost(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rolling Hot(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Warrior(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sharp End(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Paying the Piper(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Complete Hammer's Slammers, Vol. 1(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Complete Hammer's Slammers, Vol. 2(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Complete Hammer's Slammers, Vol. 3(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Hammerverse Books


The Forlorn Hope(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cross the Stars(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Voyage(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Tom Kelly Books


Skyripper(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fortress(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Ranks Of Bronze Books


Ranks of Bronze(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Heroes In Hell Books


Masters in Hell(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Explorers in Hell(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of World Of Crystal Walls Books


The Sea Hag(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Starhunters Books


Men Hunting Things(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Things Hunting Men(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bluebloods(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Thieves’ World Books


Dagger(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Crisis Of Empire Books


An Honorable Defense(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cluster Command(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The War Machine(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crown of Empire(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Northworld Books


Northworld(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vengeance(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Justice(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Seas Of Venus Books


Surface Action(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Jungle(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Raj Whitehall Books


The Forge(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hammer(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Anvil(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Steel(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sword(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Chosen(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Reformer(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Tyrant(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Heretic(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Car Warriors Books


The Square Deal(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of War and Honor Books


Blood and War(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Reaches Books


Igniting the Reaches(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Through the Breach(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fireships(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of ARC Riders Books


ARC Riders(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fourth Rome(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Lord Of The Isles Books


Lord of the Isles(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Queen of Demons(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Servant of the Dragon(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mistress of the Catacombs(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Goddess of the Ice Realm(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Master of the Cauldron(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Belisarius Books


An Oblique Approach(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In the Heart of Darkness(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Destiny's Shield(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fortune's Stroke(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Tide of Victory(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dance of Time(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Lt. Leary Books


With the Lightnings(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lt. Leary, Commanding(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Far Side of the Stars(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Way to Glory(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Some Golden Harbor(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
When the Tide Rises(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In the Stormy Red Sky(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
What Distant Deeps(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Road of Danger(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sea Without a Shore(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Crown Of The Isles Books


The Fortress of Glass(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mirror of Worlds(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gods Return(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Books Of The Elements Books


The Legions of Fire(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Out of the Waters(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Monsters of the Earth(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Air and Darkness(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Citizen Books


Into the Hinterlands(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Into the Maelstrom(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


The Dragon Lord(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Birds of Prey(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Killer(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Active Measures(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Strangers and Lovers(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bridgehead(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lacey and His Friends(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kill Ratio(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vettius and His Friends(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Undesired Princess and the Enchanted Bunny(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hunter Returns(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Old Nathan(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Starliner(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tyrannosaur(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Enemy of My Enemy(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Patriots(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Redliners(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Other Times Than Peace(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Time Safari(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
From the Heart of Darkness(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Military Dimension(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Military Dimension Mark II(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
All the Way to the Gallows(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Warmasters(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Grimmer Than Hell(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mountain Magic(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Balefires(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lest Darkness Fall and Related Stories(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Night & Demons(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dinosaurs and a Dirigible(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Fleet Anthologies


The Fleet(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Counterattack(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Breakthrough(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sworn Allies(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Total War(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crisis(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Battlestation Anthologies


Battlestation(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Vanguard(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies


A Century of Horror, 1970-1979: The Greatest Stories of the Decade(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Space Gladiators(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Separate Star: A Science Fiction Tribute to Rudyard Kipling(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Heads to the Storm(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Space Infantry(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Eternal City(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Space Dreadnoughts(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Far Stars War(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Armageddon(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Foreign Legions(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dogs of War(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World Turned Upside Down(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


Window of Opportunity: A Blueprint for the Future(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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Notes: The Raj Whitehall/General novels The Forge, The Hammer, The Anvil, The Steel, The Sword, The Chosen and The Reformer were co-authored by S.M. Stirling. The Tyrant was co-authored with Eric Flint. The Heretic was co-authored by Tony Daniel.

Blood and War was written with Christopher Stasheff and Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, and created by Gordon R. Dickson. The ARC Riders series and the novels Active Measures, Kill Ratio, Target and Explorers in Hell were co-authored by Janet Morris. The Belisarius series was co-authored with Eric Flint. The Citizen series is co-authored by John Lambshead.

Killer was co-authored by Karl Edward Wagner. The Undesired Princess and the Enchanted Bunny was co-authored by L. Sprague de Camp. The Hunter Returns was co-authored by Jim Kjelgaard. Enemy of My Enemy was co-authored by Ben Ohlander. Masters in Hell was written with C.J. Cherryh, Bill Kerby and Janet Morris. Window of Opportunity: A Blueprint for the Future was written by Newt Gingrich and Marianne Gingrich.

The Warmasters also has stories by Eric Flint and David Weber. Mountain Magic also has stories by Eric Flint, Henry Kuttner and Ryk E. Spoor. Lest Darkness Fall & Related Stories also has stories by L. Sprague de Camp, Frederik Pohl and S.M. Stirling.

An Honorable Defense was co-authored by Thomas T. Thomas. Cluster Command was written with William C. Dietz (as W.C. Dietz). The War Machine was co-authored by Roger MacBride Allen. Crown of Empire was co-authored by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro.

The Fleet anthology series, Battlestation anthology series and the anthology The Far Stars War were edited with Bill Fawcett. A Century of Horror, 1970-1979 was edited with Martin H. Greenberg. Space Gladiators, Space Infantry and Space Dreadnoughts were edited with Martin H. Greenberg and Charles G. Waugh. A Separate Star and Heads to the Storm were edited with Sandra Miesel. Armageddon was edited with Billie Sue Mosiman. Foreign Legions was edited with Eric Flint and David Weber. The World Turned Upside Down was edited with Jim Baen and Eric Flint.

David Drake Synopsis: In Lacey and His Friends by David Drake, 21st century cop Jed Lacey lives in a world where camera watch citizens’ every move. They watch them as they walk or sleep, searching for any possible crime. If a crime is suspected, it’s Lacey’s turn to go to work.

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