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Read: 9 April 2017

I read moderately these past few weeks, a bit less than I usually do, but that’s mostly because of vacations and long work days. I also focused on short story collections and magazines, which take up a lot of time. 403 more words

Book Reviews

Appendix N Challenge: The Dying Earth by Jack Vance

Tom Kidd

This was the first of the Appendix N books that I’ve been able to see a direct and very clear influence on AD&D. I think it was the mentioning of Prismatic Spray right at the beginning that gave it away! 269 more words

Appendix N Challenge

Space Opera

Space Opera by Jack Vance
DAW Books, 1965
Price I paid: 75¢

A space opera is what science fiction readers call an adventure in outer space and on alien planets.

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Reviews

3 Clever Cugel Campaign Ideas

Not too long ago I expressed my ambivalence regarding Jack Vance’s Cugel the Clever stories. The guy is a heel, and as such he’s not always fun to follow for me. 586 more words

Literature

flowsfordays Premiere: Jack Vance - Drunk Dante (New Track)

In mid May, emcee Jack Vance dropped out of school with barely 3 dollars to his name. Just a few months later, he left for LA, now with $30 and many sleepless nights. 108 more words

New Music

The Overworld and the Undertale

As I make my way through the Dying Earth stories, Jack Vance remains one of my newly discovered favorite authors. And yet, I didn’t enjoy  696 more words

Literature

Ratman Ransomware

Ratmen: We’ll let you go if you help us capture two others.

Popcorn Time: We’ll let your computer data go if you help us infect two others. 8 more words

Literature