Cugel: The Skybreak Spatterlight

(previously titled Cugel's Saga)

Mazirian the Magician

Jack Vance

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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 readers. One of his enduring classics is his Mazirian the Magician (previously titled The Dying Earth), and its sequels--a fascinating, baroque tale set on a far-future Earth, under a giant red sun that is soon to go out forever.

In Cugel: the Skybreak Spatterlight ,  Cugel the Clever is still seeking revenge on the magician  Iucounu, whom he blames for his exile and all his troubles.  But revenge is hard to come by, and the adventures on the way are so very diverting….

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Cugel's Saga
Chapter IFROM SHANGLESTONE STRAND TO SASKERVOY1FluticIucounu (known across Almery as 'the Laughing Magician') had worked one of his most mordant jokes upon Cugel. For the second time Cugel had been snatched up, carried north across the Ocean of Sighs, dropped upon that melancholy beach known as Shanglestone Strand.Rising to his feet, Cugel brushed sand from his cloak and adjusted his hat. He stood not twenty yards from that spot upon which he had been dropped before, also at the behest of Iucounu. He carried no sword and his pouch contained no terces.

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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 long 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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Cugel: The Skybreak Spatterlight
(previously titled Cugel's Saga)
Jack Vance

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December 2000
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ISBN: 9781466821965
ISBN10: 1466821965
eBook Original334 pages
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