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News & Updates


Teaser now on view

It's a long time since I posted anything, and an even longer time until the book appears, but I have put up the opening chapter of Eocene Station for your  edification and tantalization.  (You will be pleased to hear, though, that none of these gruesome characters feature in the rest of the story.)

Posted: February 6, 2016

Audio versions

Almost all my books have been issued as audio downloads by Audible (a subsidiary of Amazon).  A dozen or so of these of these are going to be released as CDs in May, 2016.  This does not mean that the download version had been withdrawn; you can still buy those.  

Posted: December 23, 2015

And Another...

I rarely write a book straight through from start to finish; after a month or two I’ll put it away and work on something else.  As an extreme example of this, a story I began ten years ago, almost to the day, has now been accepted for publication by Open Road Media. Portal of a Thousand Worlds was inspired by the history of Nineteenth Century China.  It is also the longest book I have written since The Cursed.  So 2016 will see two new Dave Duncan books.

Posted: December 6, 2015

New Book Scheduled!

I am very happy to announce that Fire Rivers will be publishing my next book, Eocene Station, on July 1, 2016.  Yes, it's a time travel, but it lets me show off a little geology, left over from my first career.

Posted: November 15, 2015


I am very happy to report that I have been honored by induction into the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame.  Although I have given up attending cons, I suspended that resolution long enough to drop in on V-Con 40 yesterday and receive a commemorative plaque from Clint Budd, Chair of the CFSSA Hall of Fame jury. (I also had a great time meeting many long-time friends there.)  

Posted: October 5, 2015

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

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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