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DAVID ALLEN DRAKE


David Drake(U.S.A., 9/24/1945- )

I was born on September 24, 1945, in Dubuque, Iowa. In 1967 I graduated from the University of Iowa with a BA in History (with honors) and Latin; married my wife Jo (one son, Jonathan, born 1973); and entered Duke Law School. I was drafted out of law school and served in the army 1969-71, spending most of 1970 as an interrogator with the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, the Blackhorse, in Vietnam and Cambodia.

I returned, finished law school, and spent eight years as Assistant Town Attorney of Chapel Hill, NC. In 1980 I resigned and drove a city bus part-time for a year while I did more writing. Since 1981 I've been a fulltime freelance writer.

I sold my first story (a really bad Lovecraftian pastiche) to August Derleth of Arkham House in 1966 while I was an undergraduate. I continued to sell stories in law school, the army, and while working as an attorney. In 1979 my first book, the military SF collection Hammer's Slammers, and my first novel, The Dragon Lord (a swords and sorcery piece) were published.
David Drake (You can find out more at his website listed below.)

Best known for his science fiction classic, Hammer's Slammers - the meanest, toughest bunch of mercenaries who ever killed for a dollar, or wrecked a world for pay - Drake is a veteran of the only independent armored regiment assigned to Vietnam. He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

More info: http://david-drake.com/

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Last Revised: November 2005.