Interview with David Drake

10 Questions with David Drake

Twisted pulp magazine is proud to have one of our writing heroes, David Drake. From his masterful science fiction stories to his fantasy, never a dull moment or bad story written by Mr. Drake.

David, Where are you from? What is your background?

I was born in Dubuque, IA, September 24, 1945. my dad was an electrician.

What inspired you to become a writer?

I always liked to tell stories

You’ve written so much in your career, i ‘d like to ask you what was the inspiration for Hammer Slammers and the old nathan sto- ries.

Hammer was just because, as a draftee in ‘Nam I’d served with the 11th armored cavalry. Old Nathan was spurred by Manly Wade Wellman’s Silver John stories.

What performer or artist/writer inspires you the most?

Robert E. Howard.

What other areas of art are you involved in?


Do you think your environment, where you live, has an effect on type of art you create?

I wouldn’t be a writer if I hadn’t been drafted.

What long term goals do you have?


What do you think the popular culture will be like in ten years?

No idea.

What’s the strangest thing thing you’ve been asked to do in your profession?

Rewriting Newt Gingrich’s Window Of Opportunity.

What projects are you working on now?

None. I’m Retired.