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About the Author
The Army took David Drake
from Duke Law School
and sent him on a motorized tour of Viet Nam
with the 11th Cav, the Blackhorse. He learned new skills, saw interesting sights, and met exotic people who hadn't run fast enough to get away.
Dave returned to become Chapel Hill
's Assistant Town Attorney and to try to put his life back together through fiction making sense of his Army experiences.
Dave describes war from where he saw it: the loader's hatch of a tank in Cambodia
. His military experience, combined with his formal education in history and Latin, has made him one of the foremost writers of realistic action SF and fantasy. His bestselling Hammer's Slammers series is credited with creating the genre of modern Military SF. He often wishes he had a less interesting background.
Dave lives with his family in rural North Carolina
. Dr. John Lambshead
is senior research scientist in marine biodiversity at the Natural History Museum
. He is also the Visiting Chair at Southampton University
, Oceanography, and Regent’s Lecturer, University of California
. He also writes military history and designs computer and fantasy games.