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SIGNED LIMITED LEATHER BOUND EDITION. David Drake has left an indelible mark on the science fiction and fantasy genres. He is considered the Grand Master of Military Science Fiction. Now, top authors in the field pay tribute to the man and his work in this all-new collection of stories and essays. This edition, signed by David Drake, will be limited to 1,000 SIGNED LIMITED LEATHER BOUND EDITION. David Drake has left an indelible mark on the science fiction and fantasy genres. He is considered the Grand Master of Military Science Fiction. Now, top authors in the field pay tribute to the man and his work in this all-new collection of stories and essays. This edition, signed by David Drake, will be limited to 1,000 copies and is sure to sell out fast. An instant collector's item. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION David Drake has left an indelible mark on the science fiction and fantasy genres. Now, top authors in the science fiction and fantasy field pay tribute to the man and his work in this all-new collection of stories and essays. Best-selling author David Drake has been creating topnotch military science fiction, space opera, and fantasy novels and stories for decades. In this all-original collection that appears as Drake is a Special Guest of the 2015 World Fantasy Convention, a stellar line-up of writers pays tribute to Drake with stories as broad in range as his own fiction. Each one comes with an illuminating afterword explaining the connection of the story to Drake and his work.   In Eric Flint’s “A Flat Affect” a king is no match for a pair of storytellers Gene Wolfe takes us to a strange and wondrous future in “Incubator” Larry Correia examines what it’s like to face Hammer’s Slammers from “The Losing Side” S.M. Stirling offers an insider’s view of “Working with Dave, or, Inmates in Bellevue” Mur Lafferty shows what happens when a fairy visitor receives an unexpected welcome in “The Crate Warrior, the Doppelganger, and the Idea Woman” The book also features two new pieces from Drake himself: “The Great Wizard, Cabbage,” a comic historical fantasy, and “Save What You Can,” the first new Hammer’s Slammers story in nearly a decade!   With more stories from editor Mark L. Van Name, Cecelia Holland, T.C. McCarthy, Barry N. Malzberg, Sarah Hoyt, Tony Daniel, John Lambshead, Hank Davis, Eric S. Brown, and Sarah Van Name, as well as appreciations from Baen Publisher Toni Weisskopf and Tor founder and Publisher Tom Doherty, Onward, Drake! is a collection that fans of Drake’s fiction—and anyone who enjoys a good story—will not want to miss! Praise for the work of David Drake: “[P]rose as cold and hard s the metal alloy of a tank…rivals Crane and Remarque…” –Chicago Sun-Times “Drake couldn’t write a bad action scene at gunpoint.” –Booklist “[R]ousing old-fashioned space opera.” –Publishers Weekly “The fun is in the telling, and Mr. Drake has a strong voice. I want more!” –Philadelphia Weekly Press “[S]pace opera is alive and well. This series is getting better as the author goes along…character development combined with first-rate action and memorable world designs.” –SFReader.com


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SIGNED LIMITED LEATHER BOUND EDITION. David Drake has left an indelible mark on the science fiction and fantasy genres. He is considered the Grand Master of Military Science Fiction. Now, top authors in the field pay tribute to the man and his work in this all-new collection of stories and essays. This edition, signed by David Drake, will be limited to 1,000 SIGNED LIMITED LEATHER BOUND EDITION. David Drake has left an indelible mark on the science fiction and fantasy genres. He is considered the Grand Master of Military Science Fiction. Now, top authors in the field pay tribute to the man and his work in this all-new collection of stories and essays. This edition, signed by David Drake, will be limited to 1,000 copies and is sure to sell out fast. An instant collector's item. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION David Drake has left an indelible mark on the science fiction and fantasy genres. Now, top authors in the science fiction and fantasy field pay tribute to the man and his work in this all-new collection of stories and essays. Best-selling author David Drake has been creating topnotch military science fiction, space opera, and fantasy novels and stories for decades. In this all-original collection that appears as Drake is a Special Guest of the 2015 World Fantasy Convention, a stellar line-up of writers pays tribute to Drake with stories as broad in range as his own fiction. Each one comes with an illuminating afterword explaining the connection of the story to Drake and his work.   In Eric Flint’s “A Flat Affect” a king is no match for a pair of storytellers Gene Wolfe takes us to a strange and wondrous future in “Incubator” Larry Correia examines what it’s like to face Hammer’s Slammers from “The Losing Side” S.M. Stirling offers an insider’s view of “Working with Dave, or, Inmates in Bellevue” Mur Lafferty shows what happens when a fairy visitor receives an unexpected welcome in “The Crate Warrior, the Doppelganger, and the Idea Woman” The book also features two new pieces from Drake himself: “The Great Wizard, Cabbage,” a comic historical fantasy, and “Save What You Can,” the first new Hammer’s Slammers story in nearly a decade!   With more stories from editor Mark L. Van Name, Cecelia Holland, T.C. McCarthy, Barry N. Malzberg, Sarah Hoyt, Tony Daniel, John Lambshead, Hank Davis, Eric S. Brown, and Sarah Van Name, as well as appreciations from Baen Publisher Toni Weisskopf and Tor founder and Publisher Tom Doherty, Onward, Drake! is a collection that fans of Drake’s fiction—and anyone who enjoys a good story—will not want to miss! Praise for the work of David Drake: “[P]rose as cold and hard s the metal alloy of a tank…rivals Crane and Remarque…” –Chicago Sun-Times “Drake couldn’t write a bad action scene at gunpoint.” –Booklist “[R]ousing old-fashioned space opera.” –Publishers Weekly “The fun is in the telling, and Mr. Drake has a strong voice. I want more!” –Philadelphia Weekly Press “[S]pace opera is alive and well. This series is getting better as the author goes along…character development combined with first-rate action and memorable world designs.” –SFReader.com

30 review for Onward, Drake! Signed Limited Edition

  1. 4 out of 5

    Lisa

    This was a collection celebrating an author who is known to write military fiction/military science fiction among other things, so war and battle were recurring motifs throughout the stories. So I would say the stories were well written but many were not my cup of tea (though there were some which were lighter and some which were funny) Also <<< Hugs >>> for all vets of all wars both in this reality and all other realities.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Randal Bennett

    Good short stories ... ... by a lot of familiar names including one by Drake himself. Good insights into what makes vets tick, but don't kid yourself into thinking it explains all of us. Worth a read as entertainment, too, BTW Good short stories ... ... by a lot of familiar names including one by Drake himself. Good insights into what makes vets tick, but don't kid yourself into thinking it explains all of us. Worth a read as entertainment, too, BTW

  3. 5 out of 5

    Tim Hicks

    This is an interesting tribute to David Drake. As such, it will be easier to appreciate if you have read some of his military stuff and some of his fantasy. But it could stand alone, and if you like what you see maybe you'll seek out some Drake. Unsurprisingly, there's a lot of emphasis on his military stories and his own post-service issues, but just before it gets to be too much there's a fantasy story here and there to lighten it up. This is an interesting tribute to David Drake. As such, it will be easier to appreciate if you have read some of his military stuff and some of his fantasy. But it could stand alone, and if you like what you see maybe you'll seek out some Drake. Unsurprisingly, there's a lot of emphasis on his military stories and his own post-service issues, but just before it gets to be too much there's a fantasy story here and there to lighten it up.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Craig

    This book is a good collection of stories and is a tribute volume for David Drake. Some of the stories have somewhat tenuous connections to him or his work, but I especially enjoyed the semi-autobiographical ones from Eric Flint and Sarah Van Name, a Hammer story by Larry Correia, and short pieces by Gene Wolfe and Barry Malzberg. The Malzberg was particularly cool, being just like some of the most cramped and paranoid work he published in the '60s and '70s. The only ones I really didn't like we This book is a good collection of stories and is a tribute volume for David Drake. Some of the stories have somewhat tenuous connections to him or his work, but I especially enjoyed the semi-autobiographical ones from Eric Flint and Sarah Van Name, a Hammer story by Larry Correia, and short pieces by Gene Wolfe and Barry Malzberg. The Malzberg was particularly cool, being just like some of the most cramped and paranoid work he published in the '60s and '70s. The only ones I really didn't like were two from the editor and Cecelia Holland. Appreciations are included by Toni Weisskopf and Tom Doherty, his two major publishers, and each story has an afterword that serves as an appreciation for Drake and his work by each author. Drake himself contributes two stories, a fine fantasy that's reminiscent of deCamp, and a very good new Hammer. (The only thing that's missing is an unlikable character named Platt.) The cover by Donato Giancola is remarkable; it portrays Drake in Roman garb amid a pile of books with pages flying all around him.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Jaye

    I have been reading David Drake's fiction since about 1985. I've never met him, but we have communicated via email a couple of times over the years. I think it's nice that he's finally getting some recognition for the influence he's had on the sub-genre of military science fiction. This collection includes a selection of stories written in Drake's style or milieu, interspersed between essays about Drake and his works. In truth, I enjoyed the essay portions more than most of the stories, as these I have been reading David Drake's fiction since about 1985. I've never met him, but we have communicated via email a couple of times over the years. I think it's nice that he's finally getting some recognition for the influence he's had on the sub-genre of military science fiction. This collection includes a selection of stories written in Drake's style or milieu, interspersed between essays about Drake and his works. In truth, I enjoyed the essay portions more than most of the stories, as these mostly focused on his fantasy work, which I have not read as much of. There is one new Hammer's Slammers story, "Save What You Can" that I think worked pretty well, as well as one story by Larry Correia about what it's like to be on the other side of one of the Slammers' wars.

  6. 5 out of 5

    John Davies

    A great selection of stories that pay tribute to David Drake's influence on both fantasy and science fiction. Interestingly, I'd already read the Hammer's Slammer's story that ends the book and is supposed to be a "new" story, but it's possible I read it in another anthology published after this one. Overall, I liked the lot, apart from one story that I skimmed over completely. Larry Correia and Sarah Hoyt in particular wrote great stories, but I liked them all. Definitely worth a read if you are A great selection of stories that pay tribute to David Drake's influence on both fantasy and science fiction. Interestingly, I'd already read the Hammer's Slammer's story that ends the book and is supposed to be a "new" story, but it's possible I read it in another anthology published after this one. Overall, I liked the lot, apart from one story that I skimmed over completely. Larry Correia and Sarah Hoyt in particular wrote great stories, but I liked them all. Definitely worth a read if you are a David Drake fan.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Bill

    A nice collection of stories honoring David Drake. My favorites were Hellhounds (Daniel), Technical Advantage (Lambshead), Saracens (McCarthy), Village of Yesteryear (S. Van Name), Trouble With Telepaths (Davis), A Cog in Time (Hoyt), All That's Left (M. Van Name), Losing Side (Correia), and Save What You Can (Drake). A nice collection of stories honoring David Drake. My favorites were Hellhounds (Daniel), Technical Advantage (Lambshead), Saracens (McCarthy), Village of Yesteryear (S. Van Name), Trouble With Telepaths (Davis), A Cog in Time (Hoyt), All That's Left (M. Van Name), Losing Side (Correia), and Save What You Can (Drake).

  8. 5 out of 5

    Rose

    Entertaining collection.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Louis

  10. 4 out of 5

    Harold V.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Eric Larsen

  12. 4 out of 5

    Sean Smock

  13. 5 out of 5

    R. C. Wade

  14. 4 out of 5

    Isaac

  15. 4 out of 5

    Kevin Trainor

  16. 4 out of 5

    Judith Weshinskey-Price

  17. 4 out of 5

    Melissa Simpson

  18. 5 out of 5

    Joel Kimery

  19. 4 out of 5

    Les Tuck

  20. 4 out of 5

    Alex Pavloff

  21. 5 out of 5

    Josh Harney

  22. 4 out of 5

    Mike

  23. 4 out of 5

    Buster

  24. 4 out of 5

    Sam

  25. 5 out of 5

    Frank Brown

  26. 4 out of 5

    Brent Newman

  27. 4 out of 5

    Jeff

  28. 5 out of 5

    Robert Engle

  29. 4 out of 5

    Susan Fox

  30. 5 out of 5

    Charlie Kramer

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