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News & Updates


Good news

I was very happy to learn last night that my 2015 novel, Irona 700, is a finalist for the 2016 Endeavour Award.  (To be awarded at Portland's Orycon in November.)  This is the fifth time that one of my books had been shortlisted, so I am not holding my breath, but fingers will be crossed.

Posted: July 2, 2016

An Eocene Teaser

Eocene_Station_Map-colour-1000w   Here is a handy guide to Eocene Station, although you won't be able to visit until October 1st.  

Posted: June 27, 2016

Time Travel on Hold

I heard today that release of Eocene Station has been put off until October 1st.  Time flies like a banana.

Posted: May 4, 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

Covers Galore

Many of my books were among the first to be digitized, back in 2000 or so.  In those days the e-book revolution was a new and risky venture--few people had e-readers, the equipment was primitive by today's standards, and the publishers worked to a very tight budget.  Cover art was especially bad, snatched from public-domain lists.  Since then the error-rich  texts have been upgraded, but some of the artwork still left much to be desired.  Open Road Integrated Media, which now owns rights to 30+ of my books, has contracted new artwork for almost all of these.    Not all of them are up on Amazon and other outlets yet, but here they are, 28 of them, all at once.  (I think my favorite is down in the bottom row, A Rose-Red City, which was my first published book.)

Posted: March 13, 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.


  • Eocene Station

    Eocene Station

  • Portal of a Thousand Worlds

    Portal of a Thousand Worlds

  • Ironfoot


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


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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