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Interview with David Drake, Part 4

This is part of a series of interviews sponsored by Baen Books with some of today's top military science fiction writers.

Lawyer, bus driver, and best-selling author: these are just a few of the jobs David Drake has done over the years. Best known to many for his "Hammer's Slammer's series," David actually covers a range of genres and interests, and includes among his credits a major in Latin. Though I doubt he remembers it, many years ago he translated a version of "Ave Imperator" that I still use and get away with simply because so few know Latin. His works are too numerous to list, but include Hammer's Slammers, Redliners, Lord of the Isles, the Northworld Trilogy, and the humorous look at life Grimmer Than Hell.

In this segment, you learn about the writing advantages of oral surgery, more about Jim Baen, advanced plotting sink-or-swim, and the start of some comments on Charley Brown -- not the one you may think of immediately. Part One can be found here, Part Two is here, and Part Three is here. Part 5 can be found here. Please enjoy.