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Jack Vance - Night Lamp (1996)


Before reading a Jack Vance novel, there are some things you need to know. First, don’t read them for the plot. Vance re-uses the same pulpy storylines all the time. 681 more words

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“Won’t you come see me, Queen Jane?”

– Bob Dylan

This the first post of two covering a series of four books by M. John Harrison known as the Viriconium cycle. 2,283 more words

But, for instance, when I was awfully young, I read all the Oz...

But, for instance, when I was awfully young, I read all the Oz books. They were an enormous influence on me. – Jack Vance: http://dlvr.it/Cdrgld

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September 2015 Month in Review

After a relatively unproductive summer on the TBR front, I made up for lost reads and overcame my projected numbers. I am still drawing from my stack of TBR cards, but I’ve also added books from my shadow list. 1,286 more words

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Weekend Megahaul & Other Stuffs

I can’t help myself.  I know I buy books at about a 5 to 1 ratio of how quickly I can read them, but I see stuff and am all “I’m going to read that eventually!”  Well, this weekend was no different, except in that it may be one of my most impressive hauls yet. 653 more words


Tales of the Dying Earth (2000 omnibus) by Jack Vance

Examining an author’s work over the course of four decades often takes time and some degree of commitment, but the 2000 omnibus of Jack Vance’s stories set in his most popular and influential fictional world, … 958 more words

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Updates: Recent Science Fiction Acquisitions No. CXXXIII (Vance + Wolfe + Yarbro + Malzberg)

Two more novels via Carl V. Anderson over at Stainless Steel Droppings—thanks again!  … and two I’ve had laying around for a while.  My Malzberg solo SF novel (non-movie novelization) collection is complete! 428 more words

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