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Onward, Drake!
by Mark L. Van Name


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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.

David Drake has left an indelible mark on the science fiction and fantasy genres. Now, top authors in the science fiction and fantasy field pay tribute to the man and his work in this all-new collection of stories and essays.

Best-selling author David Drake has been creating topnotch military science fiction, space opera, and fantasy novels and stories for decades. In this all-original collection that appears as Drake is a Special Guest of the 2015 World Fantasy Convention, a stellar line-up of writers pays tribute to Drake 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 s 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

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781476780962
  • ISBN-10: 147678096X
  • Publisher: Baen
  • Publish Date: October 2015
  • Page Count: 288
  • Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.2 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Fiction > Science Fiction - General
Books > Fiction > Science Fiction - Collections & Anthologies
Books > Fiction > Science Fiction - Military

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-10-26
  • Reviewer: Staff

This diverse Festschrift for legendary SF author David Drake runs the gamut from lighthearted, humorous pieces to touching tributes, focusing largely on his military service. The book includes two stories by Drake, which act as perfect bookends for everything in between. The opener, "The Great Wizard, Cabbage," is a playful, light story of a boy in the wrong place at the right time; the book culminates in "Save What You Can," a much darker, action-packed story linked with the Hammer's Slammers series. Other works of particular note include "The Village of Yesteryear" by Sarah Van Name, which seamlessly blends the author's recollections of Drake from her childhood with a story about the ways that adults can seem slightly larger than life; Sarah A. Hoyt's slightly tongue-in-cheek "A Cog in Time," a tribute to Drake's shepherding of young authors; and editor Van Name's story about a Vietnam veteran and his memories, "All That's Left," which strikes a somberly beautiful chord. Each story pays tribute to some aspect of Drake or his work, celebrating the life and contributions of one of the field's masters. (Oct.)

 
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