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All the Way to the Gallows

3.68  ·  Rating Details  ·  205 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
The author of the bestselling Hammer's Slammers series now takes deadly aim at readers' funny bones with goblin paratroopers, hard-boiled space cops saddled with a politically correct alien supervisor, rough, tough mercenary elves trying to get rid of an obnoxiously vocal magic talisman, and much more.
Paperback, 304 pages
Published November 1st 1996 by Baen
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Feb 11, 2016 AudioBookReviewer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My original All the Way to the Gallows audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.

The book is a series of fantasy/science fiction short stories. Each story is quite different, though with a general theme of battle and dark humor. Sometimes we are magically transported from our mundane 21st Century world into a fantasy world of wizards and dragons; other times into an epic quest in the heart of a wasteland with moving mountains and sarcastic heroes. Most stories involve f
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Craig
Nov 22, 2015 Craig rated it really liked it
David Drake is best known for his grim, gritty, tough, and realistically dark military sf, fantasy and horror work; finding a whole volume developed to his humorous writing seems as likely as encountering a CD compilation of the greatest banjo hits of the Winnipeg Jets. Turns out he can be a very funny guy... if still a little dark as the title suggests. It's a good collection of stories, plus: best Goblin paratroopers ever!
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Jan 26, 2015 Leons1701 rated it liked it
Picked this up at Backlist Books in Massilon. How I failed to notice a shop specializing in SF and fantasy this close to home until now I don't know.

This is a collection of David Drake's humorous writing. Yeah, I didn't know he had any either. Little of this is laugh out loud funny, but all of it is at least somewhat amusing. Humor is clearly not Drake's thing, which will surprise his readers not at all. But he does have a sense of humor, if a bit dark and twisted at times, and he displays it t
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Barry
Feb 06, 2011 Barry rated it really liked it
I love David Drake's introduction; "Okay, the name Lucrezia Borgia doesn't immediately conjure up images of her needlework, but for all you or I know she was very good at it." Drake is a master of military science fiction, but the guy can also be hilariously funny.
Mark
Aug 21, 2007 Mark rated it it was ok
Shelves: military-sf
A mixture of fantasy and military sf stories, with small bits of humor added. I enjoyed a couple of the stories, but unless you're a fan of David Drake there's not much reason to read this.
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David Drake is an American author of science fiction and fantasy literature. A Vietnam War veteran who has worked as a lawyer, he is now one of the major authors of the military science fiction genre.
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