Dave Duncan

Dave Duncan


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

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Originally from Scotland, Dave Duncan has 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 are more satisfying than the real one, he has published more than forty-five novels, mostly in the fantasy genre, but also young adult, science fiction, and historical.

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

His most successful works have been fantasy series: The Seventh Sword, A Man of His Word and its sequel, A Handful of Men, and ten books about The King's Blades.

He and Janet were married in 1959. They have one son and two daughters, who in turn ar
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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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