Science Fiction

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Strange Fish: My browser history (4-10 April)

If anyone ever had to check my browser history, I think they’d be very confused, if not outright shocked.  As a writer, my internet search history is full of strange fish, which is how I refer to the insane collection of seemingly random topics I have to research while writing. So I thought it might […]

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Author interview

So anyway, this is why I have to get up at 5:30am each day . . .

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Asimov Foundation

Apple’s Foundation Series: Virtue Signalling or True Adaptation?

The structure, pacing and writing of the source material makes it difficult to bring to today’s visual mediums without making substantive changes just to make it work. Provided the core concept remains true to the source, Apple’s adaptation is just that — an adaptation.

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New: Dark Short Story Collection

“A lush, clever read of the supernatural and strange featuring six enchanting science fiction and fantasy tales set everywhere from seventeenth-century England to the futuristic darkest reaches of space: the soul of a witch’s boyfriend trapped in a dreamcatcher, a seance with a devilish twist in play format, a declinatory sculptor inspired by William Blake. Every piece is captivating, and a joy to follow Drake’s distinct voice on the page.” – SPR

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SS17 Review


Editorial review for my science fiction parody space opera Space Scrap 17 book 1: The Doomsday Machine is now up over at The Independent Review of Books 😁 😎. Take a raucous ride through endless space, dark humor, and epic strangeness with The Doomsday Machine (Space Scrap 17 Book 1), a wild debut novel from Erick […]

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Doomsday Machine

Space Scrap 17

“If I win, there will be a universe of war, tyranny and sorrow. If you win, there will be a universe of peace, tiramisu and soy.”

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Erick Drake

Welcome to my website. My name is Erick Drake and I’m an author of . . . well whatever takes my fancy TBH. But mainly science-fiction, fantasy, the oblique and the odd. And the funny. Check out my latest blog posts below or click the button for more information about yours truly . . .

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The Expanse

The Expanse is arguably one of the greats of modern space opera. The Expanse is arguably one of the greats of modern space opera. This review explores what makes the series and the books it’s based on so compelling for audiences. Like Battlestar Galactica, The Expanse began its life on Syfy before being cancelled and […]

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