Dave Duncan


Born
in Newport-on-Tay, Scotland, The United Kingdom
January 01, 1933

Died
October 29, 2018

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Originally from Scotland, Dave Duncan lived all his adult life in Western Canada, having enjoyed a long career as a petroleum geologist before taking up writing. Since discovering that imaginary worlds were more satisfying than the real one, he published more than 60 novels, mostly in the fantasy genre, but also young adult, science fiction, and historical.

He wrote at times under the pseudonym Sarah B. Franklin (but only for literary purposes) and Ken Hood (which is short for "D'ye Ken Whodunit?")

His most successful works were fantasy series: The Seventh Sword, A Man of His Word and its sequel, A Handful of Men, and seven books about The King’s Blades. His books have been translated into 15 languages, and of late have been appearing in a
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“Friends are harder to make than enemies, but they are more useful.”
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“Faith was praiseworthy, but should be seasoned with intelligence.”
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“belief begins with the wish”
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