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Courtesy of Tor Books, Tim Pratt, PATHFINDER: LIAR’S ISLAND.

And courtesy of Gollancz, Peter Higgins’ WOLFHOUND CENTURY, RADIANT STATE, and TRUTH AND FEAR. Followed by Patricia McKillip’s THE FORGOTTEN BEASTS OF ELD, Adam Roberts’ BETE, Jack Vance’s NIGHT LAMP, Harry Harrison’s BILL THE GALACTIC HERO, and John Hornor Jacobs’ THE INCORRUPTIBLES.


Jack Vance, Servants of the Wankh (1969)

It has been a while since I last wrote a post in English. I do science for a living, so I think I can swing a fairly decent prose also in this non-native (and slightly bizarre) language when needed. 852 more words

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Jack Vance, The Languages of Pao (1957)

Härom veckan hissade jag Jack Vance till SF-skyarna efter att ha läst hans fantasy-stinna verk Den döende jorden. Ungefär samtidigt slumpade det sig så att jag fick hem en ny Vance-bok i en laddning böcker inhandlade på nätet i lyckoruset efter en bättre middag. 672 more words


Jack Vance, The Dying Earth (1950)

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


Introducing... Captain Marmaduke J. Thobias-Simms, esq.

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

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The Two Dimensional World Of Ace Doubles, Part Three

This is the third instalment of this article, the first part appears here and the second part can be found here.

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


Book Review:  The Languages of Pao - Jack Vance (Mayflower Books 1974 - first published 1957)

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

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