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David Lindsay - A Voyage to Arcturus (1920) Review & interpretation

9.5/10 – review and interpretation

One of my 10 favorite books of all time. In an alien version of Dante’s purgatory, the man Maskull traverses an alien planet in a spiritual journey of enlightenment and personal growth. 1,339 more words

Science Fiction

I worked for half a cent a word. I’m not a fast writer to begin with, so for the first few years I had do other things. 7 more words

Jack Vance

Why you should read Cugel's Saga.

“The better to order his faculties, Cugel took a long draught of beer.”

I was going to write a long review of Jack Vance’s Cugel’s Saga… 614 more words

Because I Just Really Want To Hammer This Home About Vance

Voltaire’s Candide:

“Love you not deeply?”
“Oh yes,” answered he; “I deeply love Miss Cunegonde.”
“No,” said one of the gentlemen, “we ask you if you do not deeply love the King of the Bulgars?”

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The secret legend of Appendix N

I’m going to dare to say that it’s not a novel observation to point out that there are different kinds of nerds.

Nerdom (or you may prefer the “geekdom” nomenclature) is a broad and varied discipline, spotted with perhaps as many rabbit holes as there are stars: comic nerds, yes; game nerds both tabletop and video; train nerds and figurine nerds and audio/visual nerds and computer nerds. 611 more words


Jack Vance, Cugel's Saga (1983)

Jack Vance, Cugels saga (1986 – Delta Science Fiction )

På Cugels tid har solen åldrats till en röd, nyckfull, nästan levande gestalt. Den är trött, blinkar till ibland och bidrar till en allmän undergångsstämning. 694 more words


Los lenguajes de Pao / Jack Vance

Al fin pude hincarle el diente a esta novela, publicada nada menos que en 1958. Si bien la trama “de acción” gira en torno a las peripecias de tres personajes principales y unos cuantos secundarios, el tema principal es el lenguaje y sus efectos en el ser humano, tanto a nivel social como individual. 457 more words