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Promotion: Portal of a Thousand Worlds

My latest novel Portal will be featured in The Portalist's weekly deals newsletter on February 25th.  All US outlets will have it priced at $1.99 for that day only.  It's a meaty book, so this is a very good price per word!

Posted: February 13, 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

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

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

  • Eocene Station

    Eocene Station

  • Portal of a Thousand Worlds

    Portal of a Thousand Worlds

  • Ironfoot


  • One Velvet Glove

    One Velvet Glove

The Seventh Sword

  • The Death of Nnanji

    The Death of Nnanji

  • The Reluctant Swordsman

    The Reluctant Swordsman

  • The Coming of Wisdom

    The Coming of Wisdom

  • The Destiny of the Sword

    The Destiny of the Sword

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


A Man Of His Word

  • Emperor and Clown

    Emperor and Clown

  • Magic Casement

    Magic Casement

  • Faery Lands Forlorn

    Faery Lands Forlorn

  • Perilous Seas

    Perilous Seas

A Handful Of Men

  • The Living God

    The Living God

  • The Cutting Edge

    The Cutting Edge

  • Upland Outlaws

    Upland Outlaws

  • The Stricken Field

    The Stricken Field

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