NC Author Rebuilds A Shattered Civilization In ‘The Spark’

Dec 13, 2017

'The Spark' by David Drake
Credit Courtesy of David Drake

Society is split apart into nodes, tucked into different corners of the world and connected by a common road. It is a land where chaos rules, but with the help of the ‘Champions,’ civilization is taking hold once again. 

This world was conjured up by Pittsboro-based science fiction writer David Drake in his new book “The Spark” (Baen/ 2017).

Host Frank Stasio speaks with Drake about the futuristic Arthurian retelling.

Drake also talks about his time in the military; his experience working as an attorney in Chapel Hill; and how writing is his weapon in his continued fight against post-traumatic stress disorder.