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Now Hear This

A great majority of my books are available in audio form, but the Blades books have been conspicuous by their silence. Thanks to an initiative by Lorina Stephens, of Five River Publishing, this is about to change. Of course to read and record eight books will take time.  And lots more time to listen to, but I hope the results will begin to appear soon.  The campaign cannot end until 2020, when the ninth book, The Ethical Swordsman will be  published.    

Posted: August 18, 2018

August e-book Bargains

Aug 5: 4-book series "A Handful of Men" on for $2.99------- Aug 6: 4-book series "A Man of His Word" all US outlets for $2.99-------- Aug 17: 4-book series "The Seventh Sword" IN CANADA FOR $2.99------- Aug 18: Portal of a Thousand Worlds" US retailers for $1.99 THIS BOOK IS SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2018 ENDEAVOUR AWARD.

Posted: August 1, 2018

To Boldly Go...

I am most hugely happy to announce that BOTH the novels I submitted to the Endeavour Award have been short-listed. No writer has managed this before. The books, both published last year, are Ironfoot and Portal of a Thousand Worlds. The winner will not be announced until November 9th. By then I won’t have any finger nails left.

Posted: July 12, 2018

As Far as the Eye Can See

I wasn’t planning to announce this for a while (like maybe a year) but I have written another Blades book, The Ethical Swordsman, and sold it to Five Rivers Publishing, who put out my One Velvet Glove earlier this year. (That tells you that OVG sold well.) The bad news is that the new book is not scheduled for publication until 2020. 2019 is reserved for Pillar of Darkness. As I said, I wasn’t planning to mention it yet, but Five Rivers has issued an announcement bragging about it. Hang in there, please, friends.

Posted: June 23, 2018

Endangered Species

I always regret that my SF books are less popular than my Fantasy. SF actually takes more work to write! Personally, I believe that my output is equally readable in either genre. I am fortunate that every one of my published books is still available, but I fear that this situation is likely to change in the near future. E-books do have a slight maintenance cost, and contracts allow publishers to discontinue them when profits turn negative. Two books that I especially love and that I believe may be at risk are Pock’s World and Wildcatter. Both are SF, but if you are a fan of my writing, please do try these. I promise that you will meet some lovable characters (in hateful situations, of course).

Posted: May 21, 2018

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

  • Trial by Treason (Enchanter General #2)

    Trial by Treason (Enchanter General #2)

  • Ironfoot


  • Pillar of Darkness

    Pillar of Darkness

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

  • Portal of a Thousand Worlds

    Portal of a Thousand Worlds

Recent Science Fiction

  • Pock‘s World

    Pock‘s World

  • Wildcatter


  • Eocene Station

    Eocene Station

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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