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Dave Duncan, 85, was a popular novelist who dreamed up fantastical worlds

Dave Duncan was 53 years old when his first novel was published, yet he went on to author more than 60 books and left more than a dozen unpublished manuscripts in various stages of completion when he died on Oct. 29 at age 85.

One of Canada’s most prolific fantasy and science fiction writers, Mr. Duncan wrote many popular series, including The Seventh Sword, The King’s Blades and The Great Game. He also experimented with other genres, including historical fantasy and young adult fiction... Read more

Posted: November 26, 2018

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Obituary For Dave Duncan

Noted Science Fiction and Fantasy writer Dave Duncan, died peacefully on October 29, 2018 in Victoria, BC. surrounded by his family. He will be sadly missed by his wife Janet, his son Nick Duncan(Jay), his daughters Jennifer Press (Richard) and Judy Duncan (Don McIntosh), his brother Michael Duncan, and his grandchildren Kevin, Jessica, Brendan and Sam... Read More

Posted: November 26, 2018

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"The Years of Longdirk" Series-- Addition

The three books in the series (Demon Sword, Demon Rider, & Demon Knight) never quite completed the story. There should have been a Book Four. I have added a brief PS to the third book explaining this omission, and how I think the saga would have ended. If you already own an e-book copy, this update is now available free of charge from your supplier. If you buy the paperback in future, it will be included. (Thanks to the cooperation of my current publisher, Open Road Integrated Media.) If you already own a paper book, you can view a copy of the postscript here.

Posted: September 6, 2018

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Pillar of Darkness

Only four months until Pillar of Darkness will be released, so I have posted the first chapter here.

Posted: August 24, 2018

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Another book to look forward to

This blog must be the skinniest since Kilroy, whom most of you won't remember.  To liven it up a little, I've added news of another book in the mill: Pillar of Darkness.

Posted: April 20, 2018

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Ironfoot Sequel

I have posted the opening chapter of Trial by Treason , to be published by Night Shade Books in October 2018. (Call me a sadist--see if I care!)

Posted: February 12, 2018

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