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Yes, I am still here!

I just had nothing much to report.  But now I can wish all you fans of my books (and anyone else glancing at this page) the very best and happiest celebration of the festival of your choice—from Janet and me, and also from Inos & Rap, Jja & Shonsu, Edward & Alice Exeter, Durendal, Aunt Kade, &&&. And also (latest but not least) Tempest Fugit & “Cannon” Ball.

Posted: December 22, 2016

Hot review!

Publishers Weekly has given a red-hot review to Portal of a Thousand Worlds, due out on St. Valentine's Day.  Read it here.

Posted: December 8, 2016

New Blades Book

I have just sold a new story about the King's Blades to Five Rivers Publishing.  Title is One Velvet Glove. Fans will recall that a Blade hero named Sir Spender turned up very early in Lord of the Fire Lands while returning the swords of two Blades who had died defending their ward in a faraway land.  He never reappeared and we never learned the details. But hang in there, and in a year or so all will be revealed!  I had great fun revisiting Chivial and all my first reader friends did too.  

Posted: September 21, 2016

Better Late Than Never

The first of two books about the Brothers Magnus, Speak to the Devil, was published in hardcover in 2010.  Although it received excellent reviews, the mass market paperback did not follow.  The e-book is available, and now I hear that the paperback is to be released on December 6th.  If you enjoy swords and sorcery, this is your chance to find out what happens when a family can field both.

Posted: July 31, 2016

A New Series!

I am very happy to announce that Night Shade Books will be publishing Ironfoot, the first volume of an historical fantasy series, The Enchanter General, set in Twelfth Century England, when Normans rule and Saxons are the underclass.  Durwin, a crippled Saxon lad, manages to cure an ancient enchantment, Spricest ðu, whose text has been corrupted.  It promptly prophecies murder in his future.  (And, as we all know, in fantasy, prophecies never lie.)

Posted: April 16, 2016

About Dave Duncan

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Originally from Scotland, Dave Duncan has lived all his adult life in Western Canada, having enjoyed a long career as a petroleum geologist before taking up writing. Since discovering that imaginary worlds are more satisfying than the real one, he has published more than fifty novels, mostly in the fantasy genre, but also science fiction, young adult, and historical. Thanks to the arrival of digital publishing, all of his books are now available in e-book and POD formats.

His most successful works have been fantasy series: “The Seventh Sword”, “A Man of His Word” and its sequel, “A Handful of Men”, and seven books about “The King’s Blades”

He and Janet have been married since 1959. They have one son and two daughters, who in turn are responsible for a spinoff series of four grandchildren. Dave now lives in Victoria, BC.

He is both a founder member and honorary lifetime member of SFCanada, and a member of the CSFFA Hall of Fame.

His agent is Richard Curtis at www.CurtisAgency.com.

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Dave Duncan Book Titles

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View all of Dave Duncan's titles arranged by series. Click on the book covers for more information about individual titles.

New & Forthcoming


  • Eocene Station

    Eocene Station

  • Portal of a Thousand Worlds

    Portal of a Thousand Worlds

  • Ironfoot

    Ironfoot

  • One Velvet Glove

    One Velvet Glove

The Seventh Sword


  • The Reluctant Swordsman

    The Reluctant Swordsman

  • The Coming of Wisdom

    The Coming of Wisdom

  • The Destiny of the Sword

    The Destiny of the Sword

  • The Death of Nnanji

    The Death of Nnanji

Recent Standalone Fantasy


  • Against the Light

    Against the Light

  • ILL Met In The Arena

    ILL Met In The Arena

  • Irona 700

    Irona 700

  • The Eye of Strife

    The Eye of Strife

Recent Science Fiction


  • Pock‘s World

    Pock‘s World

  • Wildcatter

    Wildcatter

A Man Of His Word


  • Magic Casement

    Magic Casement

  • Faery Lands Forlorn

    Faery Lands Forlorn

  • Perilous Seas

    Perilous Seas

  • Emperor and Clown

    Emperor and Clown

A Handful Of Men


  • The Cutting Edge

    The Cutting Edge

  • Upland Outlaws

    Upland Outlaws

  • The Stricken Field

    The Stricken Field

  • The Living God

    The Living God

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