David Drake has become an icon in what is described now-a days as Military Science Fiction. If you look on DrakeWikipedia page, John Clute had this to say about him: “Today there seems very little to stop [Drake] from writing exactly what he wishes to write.” I read one of David Drakes books when I was a kid, I can’t say that I remember much about it, but I remember not turning the last page disappointed. Because of this, and because of all the praise David Drake receives whenever the subject of who’s-who in science fiction and especially military science fiction is brought up, I have made an effort to expand on my collection of Drake books whenever possible. Here’s one down.