Jack Vance

Jack Vance, born John Holbrook Vance in 1916, was one of the greatest masters of fantasy and science fiction.  He was the winner of many awards for his work and career: the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement. Among his awards for particular works were the Hugo award in 1963 for The Dragon Masters,  in 1967 for The Last Castle, and in 2010 for his memoir This is Me, Jack Vance!  He won a Nebula Award in 1966 for The Last Castle.  He won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel in 1990 for Lyonesse: Madouc. He also won an Edgar for the best first mystery novel in 1961 for The Man in the Cage.
 
Vance published more than 60 books in his career, sometimes under pseudonyms. Among them were 11 mystery novels, three of them as Ellery Queen. He wrote some of the first, and perhaps best, examples of "planetary adventures", including a novel called Big Planet.  His “Dying Earth” series were among the most influential fantasy novels ever written, inspiring both generations of writers, and the creators of Dungeons and Dragons. 

Vance’s series from Tor include The Demon Princes, The Cadwal Chronicles, The Dying Earth, The Planet of Adventure, and Alastor.  Vance’s last novels were a series of two: Ports of Call and Lurulu.

Jack Vance was a sailor, a writer, an adventurer, a music critic, and a raconteur. He died in May 2013.


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The Moon Moth

by Jack Vance, illustrated by Humayoun Ibrahim
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A classic science fiction tale finds new life in this graphic novel adaptation. A fascinating blend of murder mystery and high-concept science fiction, The...


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Lurulu
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Rejoin Myron Tany and the crew of the space freighter Glicca as they ply their way from planet to planet, star to star, and adventure to adventure. Each of...


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Alastor

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Here, collected in one volume, is his Alastor trilogy: three classic SF adventure novels that are Jack Vance at his best. Trullion: Alastor 2262 / Marune:...


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Rhialto the Marvellous
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Jack Vance is one of the most remarkable talents to ever grace the world of science fiction. His unique, stylish voice has been beloved by generations of...


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Cugel: The Skybreak Spatterlight
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Jack Vance is one of the most remarkable talents to ever grace the world of science fiction. His unique, stylish voice has been beloved by generations of...


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Cugel the Clever
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Mazirian the Magician
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Jack Vance is one of the most remarkable talents to ever grace the world of science fiction. His unique, stylish voice has been beloved by generations of...


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Tales of the Dying Earth
Dying Earth
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Ports of Call
Ports of Call
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Myron's parents insisted that he study economics, and Myron dutifully applied himself. But Myron had an aunt--his great aunt Hester Lojoie, a woman of great...


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Night Lamp

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Found as a child with no memory of his past, adopted by a scholarly couple who raised him as their own, Jaro never quiet fit into the rigidly defined Society...


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The Demon Princes, Vol. 2
Demon Princes
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Jack Vance is undoubtedly one of the most gifted and versatile authors of science fiction today. The winner of a Hugo, a Nebula, and a World Fantasy Award,...


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The Demon Princes, Vol. 1
Demon Princes
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Kirth Gersen carries in his pocket a slip of paper with a list of five names written on it. Theses are the names of the five Demon Princes who led the historic...


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Planet of Adventure

Jack Vance
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Stranded on the distant planet Tschai, young Adam Reith is the sole survivor of a space mission who discovers the world is inhabited--not only by warring alien...


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