The Dying Earth is the first Jack Vance novel I have read, but it left me wanting for more. This is good stuff.
As title suggests, the Earth is really dying. 522 more words
In writing my Savage setting, I am doing my best to create a book that will be fun to read, and fun to play.
Also, my ambition is to make everything the reader will find on the page, playable, straight away. 494 more words
The oldest active specialty publisher of science fiction and fantasy Ace Books originally developed the unique double volume, back-to-back format better known as tête-bêche binding to take further advantage of the public’s soaring thirst for science fiction from the mid 1950s and on throughout the 1960s. 335 more words
I’ve never read anything by Jack Vance before and I didn’t find the title of this book too exciting, but what a good story this turned out to be. 484 more words
Tschai is a science fiction series made up of 4 books written by Jack Vance in the late 1960s and early 1970s. These 4 books are: City of the Chasch (or the Chasch), the Dirdir, the Servants of the Wannek (or the Wannek), and the Pnume. 751 more words
(Justin Todd’s cover for the 1979 edition)
3.75/5 (collated rating: Good)
Triax (1978) contains three original novellas written specifically for the volume. I concur with Robert Silverberg’s defense of the novella form in the introduction, “it allows the leisurely development of an idea, the careful and elaborate exploration of the consequences of the fictional situation, while at the same time not requiring the intricate plot-and-counterplot scaffolding of a true novel” (vii). 830 more words
Jack Vance’s Demon Princes series follows the far-future exploits of Kirth Gersen on a quest for revenge that spans a huge swath of our galaxy. 1,745 more words