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David Poyer David Poyer was born in 1949 in DuBois, Pennsylvania. Following high school, he attended the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis. He later continued his education at George Washinton University, where he earned his masters degree.

Poyer has served on active or reserve sea duty in the Atlantic, Arctic, Pacific, Caribbean, and the Mediterranean. He has also done shore duty at the Pentagon, Surface Warfare Development Group, and Joint Forces Command, as well as in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. He began writing during his military career and published his first novel in 1980. He is known for naval fiction, but has also dabbled in science fiction and alternate histories. A few of his books were written under the pen name David Andreissen.

Now retired from the Navy, Poyer teaches writing. He has lectured at Annapolis, Flagler College, University of Pittsburgh, Old Dominion University, the Armed Forces Staff College, the University of North Florida, Christopher Newport University, among others. At present, he is a fellow at the Virginia Center of Creative Arts, teaches in the MA/MFA in Creative Writing program at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre and at the Ossawbaw Island Writers' Retreat. He has also been a guest on PBS's "Writer to Writer" series and on Voice of America, and has appeared at many literary events.

Poyer received the Surface Navy Special Recognition Award for 2018. He lives in Virginia with his wife, novelist Lenore Hart. They have one daughter.

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Deep War

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Hunter Killer

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Hunter Killer: War with China by David Poyer

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Tipping Point

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Whiteness of the Whale

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Black Storm | Poyer, David | Signed First Edition Book Poyer, David | Black Storm | Signed First Edition Copy

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China Sea | Poyer, David | Signed First Edition Book Poyer, David | China Sea | Signed First Edition Copy

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Command, The | Poyer, David | Signed First Edition Book Poyer, David | Command, The | Signed First Edition Copy

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Country of Our Own, A | Poyer, David | Signed First Edition Book Poyer, David | Country of Our Own, A | Signed First Edition Copy

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Crisis, The | Poyer, David | Signed First Edition Book Poyer, David | Crisis, The | Signed First Edition Copy

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Cruiser, The | Poyer, David | Signed First Edition Book Poyer, David | Cruiser, The | Signed First Edition Copy

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Deep War | Poyer, David | Signed First Edition Book Poyer, David | Deep War | Signed First Edition Copy

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Down to a Sunless Sea | Poyer, David | Signed First Edition Book Poyer, David | Down to a Sunless Sea | Signed First Edition Copy

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Fire on the Waters | Poyer, David | First Edition Book Poyer, David | Fire on the Waters | First Edition Copy

2001 NY: Simon & Schuster  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket.

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Ghosting | Poyer, David | Signed 1st Mass Market Book Poyer, David | Ghosting | Signed 1st Mass Market Book

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Hunter Killer | Poyer, David | Signed First Edition Book Poyer, David | Hunter Killer | Signed First Edition Copy

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Korea Strait | Poyer, David | Signed First Edition Book Poyer, David | Korea Strait | Signed First Edition Copy

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Louisiana Blue | Poyer, David | Signed First Edition Book Poyer, David | Louisiana Blue | Signed First Edition Copy

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Only Thing to Fear, The | Poyer, David | Signed First Edition Book Poyer, David | Only Thing to Fear, The | Signed First Edition Copy

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Onslaught | Poyer, David | Signed First Edition Book Poyer, David | Onslaught | Signed First Edition Copy

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Poyer, David | Overthrow | Signed First Edition Copy Poyer, David | Overthrow | Signed First Edition Copy

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Passage, The | Poyer, David | Signed First Edition Book Poyer, David | Passage, The | Signed First Edition Copy

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That Anvil of Our Souls | Poyer, David | Signed First Edition Book Poyer, David | That Anvil of Our Souls | Signed First Edition Copy

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Threat, The | Poyer, David | Signed First Edition Book Poyer, David | Threat, The | Signed First Edition Copy

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Tipping Point | Poyer, David | Signed First Edition Book Poyer, David | Tipping Point | Signed First Edition Copy

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Tomahawk | Poyer, David | Signed First Edition Book Poyer, David | Tomahawk | Signed First Edition Copy

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Towers, The | Poyer, David | Signed First Edition Book Poyer, David | Towers, The | Signed First Edition Copy

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Weapon, The | Poyer, David | Signed First Edition Book Poyer, David | Weapon, The | Signed First Edition Copy

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David Poyer Bibliography


Dan Lenson Series

  1. The Med - 1988
  2. The Gulf - 1990
  3. The Circle - 1992
  4. The Passage - 1994
  5. Tomahawk - 1998
  6. China Sea - 2000
  7. Black Storm - 2002
  8. The Command - 2004
  9. The Threat - 2006
  10. Korea Strait - 2007
  11. The Weapon - 2008
  12. The Crisis - 2009
  13. The Towers - 2011
  14. The Cruiser - 2014
  15. Tipping Point - 2015
  16. Onslaught - 2016
  17. Hunter Killer: The War with China - 2017
  18. Deep War - December 2018

Hemlock County Series

  1. The Dead of Winter - 1988
  2. Winter In The Heart - 1993
  3. As the Wolf Loves Winter - 1996
  4. Thunder On The Mountain - 1999

  • Winter Light - (omnibus) - 2001

Tiller Galloway Series

  1. Hatteras Blue - 1989
  2. Bahamas Blue - 1991
  3. Louisiana Blue - 1994
  4. Down to a Sunless Sea - 1996

Civil War At Sea Series

  1. Fire on the Waters - 2001
  2. A Country of Our Own - 2003
  3. That Anvil of Our Souls: A Novel of the Monitor And the Merrimack - 2005

Other Novels

  • White Continent - 1980
  • The Shiloh Project - 1981
  • Star Seed - 1982 - as David Andreissen
  • The Return of Philo T. McGiffen - 1983
  • Stepfather Bank - 1987
  • The Only Thing to Fear - 1995
  • Ghosting - 2010
  • The Whiteness of the Whale - 2013

Non-Fiction

  • Happier than This Day and Time: An Oral History of the Outer Banks of North Carolina - 2012

Short Stories

  • If You Can Fill the Unforgiving Minute - 1980 - as David Andreissen

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