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David Wesley Hill

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David Wesley Hill is an award-winning fiction writer with more than thirty stories published in the U.S. and internationally. In 1997 he was presented with the Golden Bridge award at the International Conference on Science Fiction in Beijing, and in 1999 he placed second in the Writers of the Future contest. In 2007, 2009, and 2011 Mr. Hill was awarded residencies at the Blue Mountain Center, a writers and artists retreat in the Adirondacks. He studied under Joseph Heller and Jack Cady and received a Masters in creative writing from the City University of New York, as well as the De Jur Award, the school’s highest literary honor.

Little is known about the Golden Hinde even though she is one of the most famous sailing vessels in maritime history. No one can say for sure if she was built in England or if she was a prize of war. Originally christened the Pelican, she was the flagship of the small fleet in which Francis Drake and 164 men, gentlemen, and sailors embarked from Plymouth, England in 1577 on the three-year adven... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.98 · 186 ratings · 75 reviews · 18 distinct worksSimilar authors
At Drake's Command

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The Curtain Falls and Other...

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Castaway on Temurlone: Univ...

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On A Lazy Summer Afternoon

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The Thinner Man

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My Brother Tom

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My Two Sons

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At Drake's Command by David Wesley Hill
"So as a fan of historical fiction i was searching for a juicy story that would pull me into the world of one of history most famous commanders, Sir Francis Drake. I wanted something modern and not bound by details of names and dates or too long wi..." Read more of this review »
The Mermaids of the Darian Coast by David Wesley Hill
"Tall tales have interested men (and women) from the geneses of our species. Preceding the written word, stories of sights, feats, hunts, wars and carnal conquests have entertained and informed during countless voyages and to scores around millions..." Read more of this review »
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Saint Odd by Dean Koontz
Saint Odd (Odd Thomas, #7)
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Far Orbit by Bascomb James
"This is a collection of modern science fiction in the classic style, it has a positive feel and dystopias aren't allowed, at least not in a grim pass the razor blades sort of way. I really enjoyed the collection and there are a few authors in ther..." Read more of this review »
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Wasp by Eric Frank Russell
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It's been 20 years since I've read this book (and that was for the 2nd or 3rd time), but the first time I read it, which was in the early 70s, WASP blew my mind. This is the book that explicitly predicts and describes asymmetrical warfare. For that f ...more
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The Dead Town by Dean Koontz
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I still haven't read all of Koontz's Frankenstein series, so I can't really comment on the narrative arc. I started at #4, then read #3, and then I read this book, #5, which is the conclusion of the series. That being said, The Dead Town is a fun, pa ...more
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Beard on Bread by James Beard
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I re-read this classic cookbook last week and enjoyed doing so. There are no flashy artistic culinary photos, only simple line drawings. What stands out here is the writing. The recipes are not simply lists of steps and ingredients. Beard walks the r ...more
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What the Night Knows by Dean Koontz
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Entertaining supernatural possession thriller. Sometimes, though, you want to smack sense into the main characters--they are all besieged by a demonic entity, but don't communicate what's happening to them to one another. Come on--anyone who has watc ...more
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