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I recently wrote about Close to Critical, a 1950s novel that I first read in the late 1960s. Some time after that I read… 1,253 more words

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Book Review: Big Planet by Jack Vance #VintageSciFi

Claude Glystra rose towards consciousness like a water-logged timber. He opened his eyes; vision reached his brain.

He lay on a low bed at the rear of a plank-walled cottage.

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Jack Vance, The Palace of Love (1967)

Having read close to ten Jack Vance books the last year I am close to getting a Vance overdose. And that’s a pity, because I like his rich universe filled with wonders. 327 more words


Space Opera

Space Opera by Jack Vance (1916 – 2013) was published in 1965. I read it this December and it is the sixth Vance novel I have read. 1,034 more words


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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