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Book Review: The Eyes of the Overworld

I’ve read Jack Vance before.  I know he wrote some very cool Science Fiction.  Unfortunately, his Dying Earth stuff does not really click with me.  Because I know he’s hugely influential, I have tried to give it a try a couple times.   250 more words

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The Augmented Agent and Other Stories, by Jack Vance - part 3

There’s one more aspect of the Jack Vance Integral Edition (VIE) that I wanted to mention – not only did Vance’s entire oeuvre get digitized, re-edited and published in authoritative hardbacks, but the contribution of one Paul Allen enabled copies of the VIE to be donated to dozens of libraries. 2,280 more words


The Augmented Agent and Other Stories, by Jack Vance - part 2

My previous post on Jack Vance mentioned his dedicated following, culminating in the production of the authoritative Jack Vance Integral Edition (VIE). The VIE is the product of the work of over 250 volunteers, who digitized, proofed, post-proofed and otherwise brought into being the complete works of Vance, a… 1,975 more words



I’ve been reading a compendium of the Jack Vance stories: Tales Of The Dying Earth#, set in an unimaginably distant future where the sun, the very source of life, is expiring, it’s hydrogen stocks exhausted as it feebly illuminates a future primitive world with claret luminescence. 881 more words


The Augmented Agent and Other Stories, by Jack Vance - part 1

The collection The Augmented Agent and Other Stories (1986) is made up of early short fiction by the SF Grandmaster Jack Vance. Vance (1916 – 2013) happens to be one of my favorite authors, having turned out several series’ worth of memorable SF adventure novels. 1,682 more words


August 28: Happy Birthday David Fincher and Jack Black

Director and producer David Fincher turns 55 today.  He began his film career working in the visual effects field; at Industrial Light and Magic in the early 1980s he worked on… 1,135 more words

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George R.R. Martin - Tuf Voyaging (1986) Review

  • Genre: science fiction
  • pages: 435
  • My rating: 6/10

Long before George R.R. Martin became a household name due to his great success with A Song of Ice and Fire… 1,062 more words