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Planet of Adventure

Planet of Adventure

City of the Chasch, Servants of the Wankh, The Dirdir, and The Pnume

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 cultures, but human slaves as well, taken early in Earth's history. Reith must find a way off planet to warn the Earth of Tschai's deadly existence.

Against a backdrop of baroque cities and haunted wastelands, sumptuous palaces and riotous inns, Reith will encounter deadly wastrels and murderous aliens, dastardly villains and conniving scoundrels.

And always the random beauty in need of rescue...

Praise for Planet of Adventure

“The Planet of Adventure tetralogy exemplifies Vance's mastery of the genre.” —Fantasy Review

“Jack Vance is one of the finest writers that the science fiction field has ever known.” —Poul Anderson, author of The Boat of a Million Years

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Jack Vance

Jack Vance (1916-2013) was was a sailor, a writer, an adventurer, a music critic, and one of the greatest masters of fantasy and science fiction. Vance published more than 60 books in his long career, sometimes under pseudonyms. Tales of the Dying Earth (also known as Mazirian the Magician) was among the most influential fantasy books ever written, inspiring generations of writers and the creators of Dungeons and Dragons. His many awards included three Hugos and a Nebula, Edgar, and World Fantasy Award for best Novel, as well as a World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement.

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