The Tales of the King’s Blades continues!

Dave Duncan’s wildly popular series, Tales of the King’s Blades continues February 1, 2018 with a deliciously intriguing new installment, One Velvet Glove.  So what happens next? Sir Rhys, Sir Sharp, and Sir Trusty—three of the world’s greatest swordsmen―are released from the Royal Guard in their twenties with no pension, no job, and no money. Rhys’s father is the great Blade hero, Sir Spender, who finds himself in the same predicament. Spender knows of a fabulous treasure that…

Dave Duncan’s Eocene Station shortlisted for the Endeavour Award

Five Rivers is pleased to announce Dave Duncan’s novel, Eocene Station, has been shortlisted for the 2017 Endeavour Award. Five novels written by writers from the Pacific Northwest are finalists for the 19th annual Endeavour Award.  The Award comes with an honorarium of $1,000.00.  The winner will be announced November 17, 2017, at OryCon, Oregon’s primary science fiction convention. The finalists are: Arabella of Mars, by Portland, OR, writer David D. Levine, Tor Books; Dreams of Distant…

Dave Duncan to publish new King’s Blade novel with Five Rivers

CSFFA Hall of Fame inductee Dave Duncan, has sold One Velvet Glove, the fourth novel in the Chronicles of the King’s Blades fantasy series, to Five Rivers Publishing. So what happens next in the series? Sir Rhys, Sir Sharp, and Sir Trusty—three of the world’s greatest swordsmen―are released from the Royal Guard in their twenties with no pension, no job, and no money. Rhys’s father is the great Blade hero, Sir Spender, who finds himself…

James Beveridge talks about creative process for Eocene Station

As soon as I heard that this cover was for a Dave Duncan story, my mind went to the covers that he’s had on earlier novels. My memory sees them as having a classic feel. The story was described initially as a time travel romp, and the title placed much of the story in the Eocene Period. I knew that it was going to be a fun place to visually explore. Once I’d read the first…