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Dave Duncan

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Dave Duncan

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Full Name: David John Duncan
Born: June 30, 1933
Newport-on-Tay, Fife, Scotland, UK
Occupation: Writer, Geologist
Nationality: Scottish Canadian


David John Duncan is a Scottish Canadian fantasy and science fiction author who was born in Newport-on-Tay, Scotland and was educated at the High School of Dundee before studying geology at the University of St Andrews. After graduating in 1955, Duncan moved to Calgary, Alberta, becoming a Canadian citizen in 1960.

Duncan pursued a career as a geologist in the petroleum industry for nearly three decades before he started writing science fiction and fantasy novels. He made his first sale two years later in 1986 at the age of 53, just two weeks after his 31-year career as a geologist came to an end due to a slump in the oil business, at which point he switched to full-time writing.

Duncan has penned over fifty books, has twice won the Prix Aurora award, is a member of SF Canada, and in 2015 he was inducted into the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame. Although Duncan usually writes under his own name, he has also used the pseudonyms Ken Hood and Sarah B. Franklin.

Duncan currently lives on Vancouver Island in Victoria, British Columbia. He has been married since 1959 to his wife, Janet, and has one son, two daughters, and four grandchildren. He has one brother, Michael, who is a retired agriculturist.

Works in the WWEnd Database

 Non Series Works


 Chronicles of the King's Blades

 1. (2002)
 2. (2003)
 3. (2004)

 The Dodec Books

 1. (2006)
 2. (2007)

 The Enchanter General

 1. (2017)
 2. (2018)

 The Great Game

 1. (1995)
 2. (1996)
 3. (1997)

 A Handful of Men

 1. (1992)
 2. (1993)
 3. (1993)
 4. (1994)

 The King's Daggers

 1. (1999)
 2. (2000)
 3. (2001)

 A Man of His Word

 1. (1990)
 2. (1991)
 3. (1991)
 4. (1992)

 Seventh Sword

 1. (1988)
 2. (1988)
 3. (1988)
 4. (2012)

 Tales of the King's Blades

 1. (1998)
 2. (1999)
 3. (2000)


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