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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

Gaming

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

Science-fiction

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