Onward, Drake!

Onward, Drake!

Paperback - 2015
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TOP AUTHORS PAY TRIBUTE TO A MASTER. David Drake has left an indelible mark on the science fiction and fantasy genres. He is considered the Grand Master of Military Science Fiction. Now, top authors in the field pay tribute to the man and his work in this all-new collection of stories and essays. Contains two new stories by David Drake, including the first new Hammer's Slammers story in a decdade!

David Drake has left an indelible mark on the science fiction and fantasy genres. In this all-original collection,  a stellar line-up of writers pays tribute to him with stories as broad in range as his own fiction. Each one comes with an illuminating afterword explaining the connection of the story to Drake and his work.  

In Eric Flint's "A Flat Affect," a king is no match for a pair of storytellers.

Gene Wolfe takes us to a strange and wondrous future in "Incubator."

Larry Correia examines what it's like to face Hammer's Slammers from "The Losing Side."

S.M. Stirling offers an insider's view of "Working with Dave, or, Inmates in Bellevue."

Mur Lafferty shows what happens when a fairy visitor receives an unexpected welcome in "The Crate Warrior, the Doppelganger, and the Idea Woman."

The book also features two new pieces from Drake himself: "The Great Wizard, Cabbage," a comic historical fantasy, and "Save What You Can,"  the first new Hammer's Slammers story in nearly a decade!   

With more stories from editor Mark L. Van Name, Cecelia Holland, T.C. McCarthy, Barry N. Malzberg, Sarah Hoyt, Tony Daniel, John Lambshead, Hank Davis, Eric S. Brown, and Sarah Van Name, as well as appreciations from Baen Publisher Toni Weisskopf and Tor founder and Publisher Tom Doherty,  Onward, Drake!  is a collection that fans of Drake's fiction--and anyone who enjoys a good story--will not want to miss!

About  Onward, Drake! :
"[R]uns the gamut from light-hearted, humorous pieces to touching tributes to the work's star, focusing largely on his military service . . . Each story in the work pays tribute to some aspect of Drake and each tribute celebrates the life and contributions of one of the field's masters."-- Publishers Weekly

Praise for the work of David Drake:
"[P]rose as cold and hard as the metal alloy of a tank . . . rivals Crane and Remarque . . . "-- Chicago Sun-Times

"Drake couldn't write a bad action scene at gunpoint."-- Booklist

"[R]ousing old-fashioned space opera."-- Publishers Weekly

"The fun is in the telling, and Mr. Drake has a strong voice. I want more!"-- Philadelphia Weekly Press

"[S]pace opera is alive and well. This series is getting better as the author goes along . . . character development combined with first-rate action and memorable world designs."-- SFReader.com
Publisher: Riverdale, NY : Baen Publishing Enterprises, c2015
ISBN: 9781476781969
Branch Call Number: PB SCFI DRA
Characteristics: 383 pages ; 17 cm


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neko Dec 09, 2015

This collection of stories inspired by Drake and added to by the man himself speak volumes for the diversity of his craft as a writer and his choice to be better than he knows. Onward indeed!


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