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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

Orphans (1)

No mother will ever admit to loving some of her children more than others, but she may admit that one or two have failed to live up to her expectations. The same is true of authors. I love my “The  Great Game” trilogy, but it never sold as well as I expected.  The world, the magic, and the characters are done as well as in my more successful series. The plot builds to a great climax in Book Three... but, alas... If you have enjoyed my other fantasy series but have never read this one, do give it a try, please. It begins here, with Past Imperative.

Posted: September 30, 2015

What's Next?

Since I have been asked, yes, I do hope to have more books published in future, but none are yet scheduled.  One is a SF standalone time-travel tale, Eocene Station, contracted to Five Rivers Publishing but not finalized, and there are a couple of fantasy works in the pipeline.  Don't be greedy!  I have had three books out this year: Irona 700The Eye of Strife,  and The Adventures of Ivor.  Gimme a break, guys.

Posted: September 9, 2015

Irona is here!

At long last, Irona 700 is out in print, and she is starting to get some pretty good reviews, too.

Posted: August 18, 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.

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

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 Science Fiction

  • Eocene Station

    Eocene Station

  • Pock‘s World

    Pock‘s World

  • Wildcatter



  • The Adventures of Ivor

    The Adventures of Ivor

  • The Runner and the Wizard

    The Runner and the Wizard

  • The Runner and the Saint

    The Runner and the Saint

  • The Runner and the Kelpie

    The Runner and the Kelpie

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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