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Happy Birthday, Dave Duncan!

Dave Duncan was born in Newport-on-Tay, Scotland on this day in 1933.  He received his diploma from Dundee High School and got his college education at the University of Saint Andrews. He moved to Canada in 1955, where he still lives with his wife. He spent thirty years as a petroleum geologist. He has had dozens of fantasy and science fiction novels published, among them A Rose-Red City, Magic Casement and The Reaver Road, as well as a highly praised historical novel, Daughter of Troy, published, for commercial reasons, under the pseudonym Sarah B. Franklin. He also published the ‘Longdirk’ series of novels, Demon Sword, Demon Knight and Demon Rider, under the name Ken Hood.

For those looking to explore Dave Duncan’s work, we recommend the Gateway Essentials:

The Seventh Sword series –  The Reluctant Swordsman, The Coming of Wisdom and The Destiny of the Sword – and the Man of His Word series: Magic Casement, Faery Lands Forlorn, Perilous Seas and Emperor and Clown.

You can find more of Dave Duncan’s work via his Author page on the SF Gateway website and read about him in his entry in The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.