Jack Vance

Book Review: 'The Dragon Masters' by Jack Vance

By libertyc
August 31, 2013 // 0 Comments

Thanks to Jack Vance, my early teens were haunted by dragonish monstrosities with such names as Termagants, Striding Murderers, Juggers, and Blue Horrors. These weren’t drawn from a young adult story, but from one of Vance’s most concentrated, intensely imagined and effective evocations [...]

Book Review: The Dying Earth Omnibus by Jack Vance (Vance Digital Edition)

By libertyc
July 28, 2013 // 0 Comments

In a Mad Men postwar MAD world of New Look housewives (and national security policy) and spic-and-span American Dream homes bloomed a sick, fecund flora of tainted growths with gorgeous, cloying scents, redolent of Clark Ashton Smith, Weird Tales and the last American offshoots of European [...]

Jack Vance e-books showcase achievement of deceased SF/fantasy master

By libertyc
June 28, 2013 // 2 Comments

Jack Vance (1916-2013), the veteran pioneer of fantasy and science fiction, as well as a prolific master in many other genres, died just short of a century old this year, on May 26, 2013. But his massive legacy has been fittingly preserved in two huge publication projects: the Vance Integral [...]

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