Maxwell Alexander Drake, or Drake as he prefers to be called, is an award-winning Science Fiction/Fantasy author and Graphic Novelist. He is best known for his fantasy series, The Genesis of Oblivion Saga.
He teaches Creative Writing all around the country at schools, libraries, writers’ conferences and fan events such as Comic-Con International in San Diego, Gen-Con in Indianapolis and Origins Game Fair in Columbus GA.
His first novel, Farmers & Mercenaries – Book One of the Genesis of Oblivion Saga, was released in June of 2009 and won both a 2009 Moonbeam Young Adult Fantasy Award for Excellence in Literature, as well as being named Dragon Roots Magazine’s Best New Fantasy Saga of 2009.
Book two of this saga, Mortals & Deities, was released in September 2010 to an ever-growing fan base. It has received wonderful reviews from both critics and fans alike. It also won a 2011 Moonbeam Young Adult Fantasy Award for Excellence in Literature.
Book three of this series, Dreams & Nightmares, is scheduled for release in April of 2012.
The Way of the Lion – A Genesis of Oblivion Saga Short, was published in the 2010 Dragon Root Magazine’s Gen-Con author’s collection Missing Pieces and took their Editor’s Choice Award. The Path of Rebirth – A Genesis of Oblivion Saga Short, was published in the 2011 Dragon Root’s Magazine’s Gen-Con author’s collection Missing Pieces II and took their Editor’s Choice Award once more.
These short story collections, as well as the Genesis of Oblivion Saga, are available worldwide in four print versions, four digital versions and two audio versions. It can be found at many fine retailers such as Barnes & Noble and Amazon. You can also order it directly from the publisher at www.shop.imaginedinterprises.com.
You can read the first five chapter of this series for free at the official website, www.genesisofoblivion.com.
The following is a list of Professional and Fan reviews for the Genesis of Oblivion Saga.
The Las Vegas Review Journals reviews: http://www.lvrj.com/blogs/booknook/Farmers__Mercenaries_just_the_beginning.html
Ranting Dragon Reviews:
The Examiner’s review:
Paper Dragon’s review (warning, this is a seven megabyte PDF file)
The series hold a 4.9 out of 5 starts on Amazon.com:
Kaboom! The end of life on Earth… a comedy is a sci-fi comedy musical written by Drake that was purchased and funded in 2011. Rehersals for this production are scheduled to start in April of 2012 with an expected opening in July.
Aeonian Legends: Immortal Bloodlines is a Graphic Novel being released at Comic-Con 2012. A nine-page promo of this project can be seen on several art and comic websites such as Deviantart.com, or you can view it on Drake’s official website, www.maxwellalexanderdrake.com. It is one of three collaborative projects Drake is working on with award-winning artist Cyril van der Haegen. In addition to more installments of this series, the two are also working on a satirical fairy-tale illustrated novel and a Cthulhu zombie western graphic novel series titled Dead Ned: A Wild Undead West Adventure.
Dead Ned: A Wild Undead West Adventure is a Graphic Novel being released at Comic-Con 2012. A four-page promo of this project can be seen on several art and comic websites such as Deviantart.com, or you can view it on Drake’s official website, www.maxwellalexanderdrake.com. It is one of three collaborative projects Drake is working on with award-winning artist Cyril van der Haegen. In addition to more installments of this series, the two are also working on a satirical fairy-tale illustrated novel and a historical super-hero graphic novel series titled Aeonian Legends: Immortal Bloodlines.
As if his professional projects do not keep him busy enough, he teaches creative writing classes at writers’ conferences around the country, fan events and for the Clark County Library District in Las Vegas. You can learn more about his writing lessons, as well as keep up to date on his upcoming projects at his official website, www.maxwellalexanderdrake.com.
Currently, Drake lives in Las Vegas with his wife, who is the Joy in his life, and his two sons, who are more than worth “paying what needs be paid.”