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April Promotions

April is to be a huge promotion month for my books.  AMAZON will feature about TWO DOZEN of my titles at discount prices, most of them at $0.99, for the whole month.   On the 6th, the ever-popular The Reluctant Swordsman will be on sale at all US retailers for $1.99. On the 2nd, my first novel, A Rose-Red City will be featured at that price, and on the 10th it will be the turn of my latest, Portal of a Thousand Worlds. Enjoy this bonanza while it lasts!  

Posted: March 31, 2017

Maps: Portal and others

If you purchased Portal of a Thousand Worlds  in any form of e-book you will receive within a few days a notice of a corrected free download, which will include the map that was accidentally omitted. If you bought a paper copy, that correction isn't possible.  However, the map of the Good Land has now been added to the Maps page of this website.  If you right-clink on the map you want and then left-click on "copy Image", you can post it to any file you want and print it out. It's not a perfect solution, but it is the best we could manage.

Posted: March 11, 2017


Tor and ORIM are holding a sweepstake to give away two tablets “loaded” with high-quality F&SF.  There’s one of my own titles in there, so I believe!  Closing date is the end of March.  Read about it here: My Pock’s World is currently featured at $1.99 at all US outlets for the month of March. Portal of a Thousand Worlds will be featured at $1.99 at all US outlets on 3/30/17.

Posted: March 7, 2017

YES, there is a map!

Only a couple of weeks after PORTAL OF A THOUSAND WORLDS was released did I get to see a copy, and only now am I free to do something about the problem.  Why ORIM chose to publish this great, complicated tale without a map escapes me completely.  I am truly sorry that so many of my fans have already had to struggle through the book without its aid.  They are selling cars without the steering wheels. I hope to have a downloadable version available by tomorrow.  

Posted: March 7, 2017

Hail St Valentine!

At long last, my Portal of a Thousand Worlds is to be released on February 14.Duncan_Portal 85 130 76 DPII began this book in 2006, so it took me about as long to write as J R R Tolkien needed to complete Lord of the Rings.  I make no further comparisons, but both Booklist and Publishers Weekly have reviewed Portal very positively.  Read more here.

Posted: February 10, 2017

About Dave Duncan


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


Dave Duncan Book Titles


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

New & Forthcoming

  • Portal of a Thousand Worlds

    Portal of a Thousand Worlds

  • Ironfoot


  • One Velvet Glove

    One Velvet Glove

The Seventh Sword

  • The Destiny of the Sword

    The Destiny of the Sword

  • The Death of Nnanji

    The Death of Nnanji

  • The Reluctant Swordsman

    The Reluctant Swordsman

  • The Coming of Wisdom

    The Coming of Wisdom

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


  • Eocene Station

    Eocene Station

A Man Of His Word

  • Faery Lands Forlorn

    Faery Lands Forlorn

  • Perilous Seas

    Perilous Seas

  • Emperor and Clown

    Emperor and Clown

  • Magic Casement

    Magic Casement

A Handful Of Men

  • Upland Outlaws

    Upland Outlaws

  • The Stricken Field

    The Stricken Field

  • The Living God

    The Living God

  • The Cutting Edge

    The Cutting Edge

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