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An interview with Jack Vance

The other day I found an old radio interview of SFF grandmaster Jack Vance from 1976 and did a little bit of tweeting as I gave it a listen. 1,232 more words


Episode 4 - Jack Vance's "The Dying Earth" with special guest Gavin Norman

Special guest Gavin Norman (author of The Complete Vivimancer and Theorems & Thaumaturgy) joins us to discuss Jack Vance‘s The Dying Earth!

Jack Vance originally wrote the loosely connected stories that comprise The Dying Earth while serving in the United States Merchant Marine during World War II. 717 more words

Classic Scifi

Jack Vance Audiobook: he had been granted eternal life—but now he was living on borrowed time. Gavin Waylock had waited seven years for the scandal surrounding his former immortal self to be forgotten and had kept his identity concealed so that he could once again join the ranks of those who lived forever. 172 more words


Jack of Shadows by Roger Zelazny

I was a huge Zelazny fan when I was younger and read a great deal of his work. I even went so far as to stand in line at the old Recycle Books in San Jose to get an autographed copy of… 494 more words


Best Far-Future SF Books

I love science-fiction books set in the far future. And I’m not talking mere tens of thousands of years—I mean tens of millions, even hundreds of millions of years in the future. 830 more words

Robert Silverberg

The Eyes of the Overworld

The time has come to write again. I was considering some more poetry, but then realised that the majority of the last few posts have been poems; therefore, in need of some change, I ended up going with a favourite novel of when I was sixteen or so, though I haven’t read it in many years. 666 more words

American Literature

The History of Science Fiction Literature Challenge – The Dying Earth by Jack Vance (1950)

Described primarily as a fantasy, I wondered if Jack Vance’s 1950 curio The Dying Earth might find a place in this history of science fiction. After all, it is set way into Earth’s future as the planet is dying. 802 more words