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Lurulu

Lurulu

Ports of Call (Volume 2)

Jack Vance

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Rejoin the adventures of Myron Tany, rebellious scion of a wealthy family, as he tours the Galaxy on a very questionable interstellar freighter, in a crew of actors, musicians, thieves and other ne'er-do-wells.



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Lurulu (Chapter 1)
Chapter I

Excerpt from the article 'Fluter: World Of Glamour', from the periodical Touristic Topics.

There is nothing to be gained by describing the climate of Fluter: it is perfect, and as such it...

Praise for Lurulu

“Now in his seventh decade of writing sf, Vance shows no sign of stinting either his impeccable style or storytelling mastery. Vance makes his story a vehicle for inventing distinctive alien cultures and unforgettably vivid characterizations.” —Booklist

“The sequel to SFWA Grand Master Vance's Ports of Call (1998) continues the adventures of Myron Tany in a headlong rush of droll vignettes in the spirit, if not with the depth, of Gulliver's Travels. Abandoned by his great-aunt for dawdling while piloting her space-yacht toward the distant world of Naharius, Myron now handles cargo aboard the interstellar freighter Glicca for Capt. Adair Maloof and his slightly shady crew and its passengers. The freighter wanders wherever its cargo may take it, guided by the frequently incorrect 'Handbook of the Planets'. Along the way Myron learns about 'lurulu,' 'a special word from the language of myth,' which may best be translated as the achievement of your heart's desire.” —Publishers Weekly

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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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