Contents 1 Biography 1.1 Death 2 Work 2.1 Literary influences 2.2 Characteristics and commentary 3 Publication 3.1 The Vance Integral Edition 4 List of works 5 Books inspired by Vance 6 See also 7 Notes 8 References 8.1 Citations 8.2 Sources 9 External links

Biography[edit] Vance's grandfather is believed to have arrived in California from Michigan a decade before the Gold Rush and married a San Francisco girl. (Early family records were apparently destroyed in the fire following the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.) Vance's early childhood was spent in San Francisco. With the early separation of his parents, Vance's mother moved young Vance and his siblings to Vance's maternal grandfather's California ranch near Oakley in the delta of the Sacramento River. This early setting formed Vance's love of the outdoors, and allowed him time to indulge his passion as an avid reader. With the death of his grandfather, the Vance's family fortune nosedived, and Vance was forced to leave junior college and work to support himself, assisting his mother when able. Vance plied many trades for short stretches: as a bellhop (a "miserable year"), in a cannery, and on a gold dredge,[10] before entering the University of California, Berkeley where, over a six-year period, he studied mining engineering, physics, journalism and English. Vance wrote one of his first science fiction stories for an English class assignment; his professor's reaction was "We also have a piece of science fiction" in a scornful tone, Vance's first negative review.[11] He worked for a while as an electrician in the naval shipyards at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii—for "56 cents an hour". After working on a degaussing crew for a period, he left about a month before the attack on Pearl Harbor.[10] Vance graduated in 1942.[12] Weak eyesight prevented military service. He found a job as a rigger at the Kaiser Shipyard in Richmond, California, and enrolled in an Army Intelligence program to learn Japanese, but washed out. In 1943, he memorized an eye chart and became an able seaman in the Merchant Marine.[11] In later years, boating remained his favorite recreation; boats and voyages are a frequent motif in his work. He worked as a seaman, a rigger, a surveyor, a ceramicist, and a carpenter before he established himself fully as a writer, which did not occur until the 1970s. Jack Vance playing the jazz banjo and kazoo in 1979 in San Francisco From his youth, Vance had been fascinated by Dixieland and traditional jazz. He was an amateur of the cornet and ukulele, often accompanying himself with a kazoo, and was a competent harmonica player. His first published writings were jazz reviews for The Daily Californian, his college paper, and music is an element in many of his works. In 1946, Vance met and married Norma Genevieve Ingold (died March 25, 2008), another Cal student. Vance continued to live in Oakland, in a house he built and extended with his family over the years, including a hand-carved wooden ceiling from Kashmir. The Vances had extensive travels, including one around-the-world voyage, and often spent several months at a time living in places like Ireland, Tahiti, South Africa, Positano (in Italy) and on a houseboat on Lake Nagin in Kashmir. Vance began trying to become a professional writer in the late 1940s, as part of the San Francisco Renaissance, a movement of experimentation in literature and the arts. His first lucrative sale[when?] was one of the early Magnus Ridolph stories to Twentieth Century Fox, who also hired him as a screenwriter for the Captain Video television series. The proceeds supported the Vances for a year's travel in Europe.[10] There are various references to the Bay Area Bohemian life in his work. Science fiction authors Frank Herbert and Poul Anderson were among Vance's closest friends. The three jointly built a houseboat which they sailed in the Sacramento Delta. The Vances and the Herberts lived near Lake Chapala in Mexico together for a period. Although legally blind since the 1980s,[12] Vance continued to write with the aid of BigEd software, written especially for him by Kim Kokkonen. His final novel was Lurulu. Although Vance had stated Lurulu would be his final book,[13] he subsequently completed an autobiography which was published in July 2009.[14] Death[edit] Vance died on the morning of May 26, 2013 at the age of 96 in his longtime home in the Oakland Hills.[15][16] Vance's son John Holbrook Vance II described the cause as simply the complications of old age, saying, "everything just finally caught up with him."[17] Tributes to Vance were given by various authors, including George R. R. Martin, Michael Moorcock, Neil Gaiman, Elizabeth Bear.[18] The browser game Fallen London also contains a random event honoring his death. Steven Gould, president of the Science Fiction Writers of America, described Vance as "one of the greatest science fiction and fantasy writers of the 20th century".[18] A memorial site set up by his family for fans to post tributes received hundreds of messages in the days following his death.[18][19]

Work[edit] French edition of The Many Worlds of Magnus Ridolph, illustrating "The Kokod Warriors" Vance made his debut in print with "The World-Thinker", a 16-page story published by Sam Merwin in Thrilling Wonder Stories, Summer 1945.[1] His lifetime output totals more than 60 books—perhaps almost 90.[7] His work has been published in three categories: science fiction, fantasy and mystery. Among Vance's earliest published work was a set of fantasy stories written while he served in the merchant marine during the war. They appeared in 1950, several years after Vance had started publishing science fiction in the pulp magazines, under the title The Dying Earth.[20] Vance wrote many science fiction short stories in the late 1940s and through the 1950s, which were published in magazines. Of his novels written during this period, a few were science fiction, but most were mysteries. Few were published at the time, but Vance continued to write mysteries into the early 1970s. In total, he wrote 15 novels outside of science fiction and fantasy, including the extended outline, The Telephone was Ringing in the Dark, published only by the VIE (Vance Integral Edition), and three books published under the Ellery Queen pseudonym. Some of these are not mysteries, such as Bird Isle, and many fit uneasily in the category. These stories are set in and around his native San Francisco, except for one set in Italy and another in Africa. Two begin in San Francisco but take to the sea. Many themes important to his more famous science fiction novels appeared first in the mysteries. The most obvious is the "book of dreams", which appears in Bad Ronald and The View from Chickweed's Window, prior to being featured in The Book of Dreams. The revenge theme is also more prominent in certain mysteries than in the science fiction (The View from Chickweed's Window in particular). Bad Ronald was adapted to a not particularly faithful TV movie aired on ABC in 1974, as well as a French production (Méchant garçon) in 1992; this and Man in the Cage are the only works by Vance to be made into film to date. Certain of the science fiction stories are also mysteries. In addition to the comic Magnus Ridolph stories, two major stories feature the effectuator Miro Hetzel, a futuristic detective, and Araminta Station is largely concerned with solving various murders. Vance returned to the "dying Earth" setting (a far distant future in which the sun is slowly going out, and magic and technology coexist) to write the picaresque adventures of the ne'er-do-well scoundrel Cugel the Clever, and those of the magician Rhialto the Marvellous. These books were written in 1963, 1978 and 1981. His other major fantasy work, Lyonesse (a trilogy comprising Suldrun's Garden, The Green Pearl, and Madouc), was completed in 1989 and set on a mythological archipelago off the coast of France in the early Middle Ages. Vance's stories written for pulps in the 1940s and 1950s covered many science fiction themes, with a tendency to emphasize mysterious and biological themes (ESP, genetics, brain parasites, body switching, other dimensions, cultures) rather than technical ones. Robots, for example, are almost entirely absent, though the short story "The Uninhibited Robot" features a computer gone awry. Many of the early stories are comic. By the 1960s, Vance had developed a futuristic setting that he came to call the Gaean Reach, a fictional region of space settled by humans. Thereafter, all his science fiction was, more or less explicitly, set therein.[1] The Gaean Reach per se is loose and expanding. Each planet has its own history, state of development and culture. Within the Reach conditions tend to be peaceable and commerce tends to dominate. At the edges of the Reach, out in the lawless Beyond, conditions are usually less secure. Vance influenced many writers in the genre. Most notably, Michael Shea wrote a sequel to Eyes of the Overworld, featuring Cugel The Clever, before Vance did one himself (called Cugel's Saga). Vance gave permission, and the book by Shea went into print before Vance's. Shea's book, A Quest For Simbilis, is entirely in keeping with the vision of Vance. Cugel is a complete rogue, who is nevertheless worthy of sympathy in always failing to achieve his goals.[21] Literary influences[edit] When asked about literary influences, Vance most often cited Jeffery Farnol, a writer of adventure books, whose style of "high" language he mentions (the Farnol title Guyfford of Weare being a typical instance); P. G. Wodehouse, an influence apparent in Vance's taste for overbearing aunts; and L. Frank Baum, whose fantasy elements were directly borrowed by Vance (see 'The Emerald City of Oz').[22] In the introduction to Dowling and Strahan's The Jack Vance Treasury, Vance mentions that his childhood reading including Edgar Rice Burroughs, Jules Verne, Robert W. Chambers, science fiction published by Edward Stratemeyer, the magazines Weird Tales and Amazing Stories, and Lord Dunsany.[10] According to pulp editor Sam Merwin, Vance's earliest magazine submissions in the 1940s were heavily influenced by the style of James Branch Cabell.[23] Fantasy historian Lin Carter notes several probable lasting influences of Cabell on Vance's work, and suggests that the early "pseudo-Cabell" experiments bore fruit in The Dying Earth (1950).[24] SF critic Don Herron [25] cites Clark Ashton Smith as an influence on Vance's style and characters' names. Characteristics and commentary[edit] Vance's science fiction runs the gamut from stories written for pulps in the 1940s to multi-volume tales set in the space age. While Vance's stories have a wide variety of temporal settings, a majority of them belong to a period long after humanity has colonized other stars, culminating in the development of a region of interstellar space called the Gaean Reach. In its early phase, exhibited by the Oikumene of the Demon Princes series, this expanding, loose and pacific agglomerate has an aura of colonial adventure, commerce and exoticism. Later it becomes peace-loving and stolidly middle class. Vance's stories are seldom concerned directly with war. The conflicts are rarely direct. Sometimes at the edges of the Reach or in the lawless Beyond a planet is menaced or craftily exploited, though more extensive battles are described in The Dragon Masters, "The Miracle Workers", and the Lyonesse trilogy, in which medieval-style combat abounds. His characters usually become inadvertently enmeshed in low-intensity conflicts between alien cultures; this is the case in Emphyrio, the Tschai series, the Durdane series, or the comic stories in Galactic Effectuator, featuring Miro Hetzel. Personal, cultural, social, or political conflicts are the central concerns. This is most particularly the case in the Cadwal series, though it is equally characteristic of the three Alastor books, Maske: Thaery, and, one way or another, most of the science fiction novels. Another way in which Vance expands the usually narrow focus of most Speculative Fiction (SF) writers are the extensive details ranging from the culture of language, to food, and music. In the story entitled The Moon Moth, for example, natives must master a number of musical instruments in order to communicate with each other -spoken words are modulated to acquire different meanings, or may be said to be given full meaning, (respect, derision or sarcasm) by means of the musical sounds. These fascinating details paint a far more detailed and complex picture of life in his books. The "Joe Bain" stories (The Fox Valley Murders, The Pleasant Grove Murders, and an unfinished outline published by the VIE) are set in an imaginary northern California county; these are the nearest to the classical mystery form, with a rural policeman as protagonist. Bird Isle, by contrast, is not a mystery at all, but a Wodehousian idyll (also set near San Francisco), while The Flesh Mask or Strange People ... emphasize psychological drama. The theme of both The House on Lily Street and Bad Ronald is solipsistic megalomania, taken up again in the "Demon Princes" cycle of science fiction novels. Three books published under the house name Ellery Queen were written to editorial requirements and heavily revised by the publisher. (Volume 45 of The Vance Integral Edition contains the original text for the three Ellery Queen novels. Vance previously refused to acknowledge them for their degree of rewriting.) Four others reflect Vance's world travels: Strange People, Queer Notions based on his stay in Positano, Italy; The Man in the Cage, based on a trip to Morocco; The Dark Ocean, set on a merchant marine vessel; and The Deadly Isles, based on a stay in Tahiti. The mystery novels reveal much about Vance's evolution as a science-fiction and fantasy writer. (He stopped working in the mystery genre in the early 1970s, except for science-fiction mysteries; see below.) Bad Ronald is especially noteworthy for its portrayal of a trial-run for Howard Alan Treesong of The Book of Dreams. The Edgar-Award-winning The Man in the Cage is a thriller set in North Africa at around the period of the French-Algerian war. A Room to Die In is a classic 'locked-room' murder mystery featuring a strong-willed young woman as the amateur detective. Bird Isle, a mystery set at a hotel on an island off the California coast, reflects Vance's taste for farce. Vance's two rural Northern California mysteries featuring Sheriff Joe Bain were well received by the critics. The New York Times said of The Fox Valley Murders: "Mr. Vance has created the county with the same detailed and loving care with which, in the science fiction he writes as Jack Vance, he can create a believable alien planet." And Dorothy B. Hughes, in The Los Angeles Times, wrote that it was "fat with character and scene". As for the second Bain novel, The New York Times said: "I like regionalism in American detective stories, and I enjoy reading about the problems of a rural county sheriff ... and I bless John Holbrook Vance for the best job of satisfying these tastes with his wonderful tales of Sheriff Joe Bain ...". Vance has also written mysteries set in his science-fiction universes. An early 1950s short story series features Magnus Ridolph, an interstellar adventurer and amateur detective who is elderly and not prone to knocking anyone down, and whose exploits appear to have been inspired, in part, by those of Jack London's South Seas adventurer, Captain David Grief. The "Galactic Effectuator" novelettes feature Miro Hetzel, a figure who resembles Ridolph in his blending of detecting and troubleshooting (the "effectuating" indicated by the title). A number of the other science fiction novels include mystery, spy thriller, or crime-novel elements: The Houses of Iszm, Son of the Tree, the Alastor books Trullion and Marune, the Cadwal series, and large parts of the Demon Princes series.

Publication[edit] For most of his career, Vance's work suffered the vicissitudes common to most writers in his chosen field: ephemeral publication of stories in magazine form, short-lived softcover editions, insensitive editing beyond his control. As he became more widely recognized, conditions improved, and his works became internationally renowned among aficionados. Much of his work has been translated into several languages, including Dutch, Esperanto, French, Spanish, Russian, and Italian.[a] Beginning in the 1960s, Jack Vance's work has also been extensively translated into German. In the large German-language market, his books continue to be widely read. Vance was an original member of the Swordsmen and Sorcerers' Guild of America (SAGA), a loose-knit group of heroic fantasy authors founded in the 1960s and led by Lin Carter. Its purpose was to promote the sword and sorcery subgenre (such as Dying Earth stories by Vance), and some new works were published in Flashing Swords! anthologies edited by Carter, in both mass-market paperback and Doubleday Science Fiction Book Club editions.[1] In 1976, the fantasy/sf small press Underwood-Miller released their first publication, the first hardcover edition of The Dying Earth in a high-quality limited edition of just over 1000 copies. Other titles in the "Dying Earth" cycle also received hardcover treatment from Underwood-Miller shortly thereafter, such as The Eyes of the Overworld and Cugel's Saga. After these first publications and until the mid-1990s, Underwood-Miller published many of Vance's works, including his mystery fiction, often in limited editions featuring dustjacket artwork by leading fantasy artists. The entire Jack Vance output from Underwood-Miller comes close to a complete collection of Vance's previously published works, many of which had not seen hardcover publication. Also, many of these editions are described as "the author's preferred text", meaning that they have not been drastically edited. In the mid-1990s, Tim Underwood and Charles Miller parted company. However, they have continued to publish Vance titles individually, including such works as Emphyrio and To Live Forever by Miller, and a reprint edition of The Eyes of the Overworld by Underwood. Because of the low print-run on many of these titles, often they could only be found in science fiction bookstores at the time of their release. The Vance Integral Edition[edit] An Integral Edition of all Vance's works was published in a limited edition of 44 hardback volumes. A special 45th volume contains the three novels Vance wrote as Ellery Queen. This edition was created from 1999 to 2006 by 300 volunteers working via the internet, under the aegis of the author.[26] The texts and titles used are those preferred by the author.[citation needed] In 2012, Spatterlight Press started offering DRM-free e-books editions of many of the works of Jack Vance, based on the source texts collected by the Integral Edition project. It is the intent of Spatterlight Press to publish the complete Integral Edition in e-book form, and also as print-on-demand paperbacks. Gollancz use the VIE texts in their "SF Gateway" e-ditions starting in 2012.

List of works[edit] Main article: List of works by Jack Vance

Books inspired by Vance[edit] A Quest for Simbilis by Michael Shea (DAW, NY, 1974) (authorised sequel of the Cugel novel Eyes of the Overworld; Shea also wrote Nifft the Lean (DAW, NY, 1982), and The Mines of Behemoth (1997) about a Cugel-like character; and In Yana, The Touch of Undying (DAW, NY, 1985) which is also Vancian). Dinosaur Park by Hayford Peirce (Tor, NY, 1994). Fane by David M. Alexander (longtime Vance friend). (Pocket Books, NY, 1981). Fools Errant (Aspect Books, 2001), Fool Me Twice (Aspect Books, 2001), Black Brillion (Tor, 2004), Majestrum (Night Shade Books), The Spiral Labyrinth (Night Shade), The Gist Hunter (stories) (Night Shade) by Matt Hughes. The Pharaoh Contract (Bantam, 1991), Emperor of Everything (Bantam, 1991), Orpheus Machine (Bantam, 1992) by Ray Aldridge. Gene Wolfe has acknowledged that The Dying Earth influenced his The Book of the New Sun.[27] Dan Simmons's Hyperion series (Hyperion, The Fall of Hyperion, Endymion, The Rise of Endymion) has many echoes of Vance, explicitly acknowledged in one of the later books. The Golden Age by John C. Wright has some similarities to Jack Vance's works, including an ornamented language, and a baroque and sterile culture toppled by a lone individualist. The Arbiter Tales (1995–6), three novels by L. Warren Douglas, were strongly influenced by Vance's Alastor Cluster stories. His first novel, A Plague of Change (1992), is dedicated to Jack Vance.[28][citation needed] The Dog of the North (2008), a fantasy by Tim Stretton, is strongly influenced by Vance, as noted in the acknowledgements. He outlines his debt to Vance on his blog.[29] Songs of the Dying Earth (2009), a tribute anthology to Jack Vance's seminal Dying Earth series,[30] edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, both avid Vance fans. The Dungeons & Dragons RPG and associated literature uses a magic system inspired in part by Jack Vance's Dying Earth series, notably the fact that magic-users in the game forget spells they have learned immediately upon casting them, and must re-study them in order to cast them again.[31][32] The Dying Earth and The Eyes of the Overworld are featured in the "Inspirational Reading" section of the 5th edition of the Player's Handbook.[33] Other Role Playing Games including: Lyonesse edited by Men In Cheese, Dying Earth edited by Pelgrane Press, and Talislanta originally designed by Stephen Michael Sechi. A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin.[34] In the series, Martin includes a minor character, "Lord Vance of Wayfarer's Rest". In further reference to Jack Vance, the character's daughters are named Liane, Rhialta, and Emphyria for Liane the Wayfarer, Rhialto the Marvellous, and Emphyrio, respectively.

See also[edit] Speculative fiction portal San Francisco portal Crime portal

Notes[edit] ^ WorldCat participating libraries report holding some editions of books by Vance in 14 languages other than English—perhaps all or most of his books in French, Dutch, Spanish, and German.

References[edit] Citations[edit] ^ a b c d e Gaean Reach series listing at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database (ISFDB). Retrieved 2012-06-19. ^ "Dying Earth – Series Bibliography". ISFDB. Retrieved 2013-04-05. ^ a b c "Vance, Jack" Archived 2012-05-31 at the Wayback Machine.. The Locus Index to SF Awards: Index to Literary Nominees. Locus Publications. Retrieved 2012-05-21. ^ "All Title Index". (Foreverness, the Vance Integral Edition resource site). Archived from the original on 2012-02-22.  ^ "Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master" Archived 2013-03-08 at the Wayback Machine.. Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). Retrieved 2013-03-26. ^ "Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame" Archived May 21, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.. Mid American Science Fiction and Fantasy Conventions, Inc. Retrieved 2013-03-26. This was the official website of the hall of fame to 2004. ^ a b "Jack Vance biography". Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame. . Retrieved 2012-05-21. ^ Rotella, Carlo (July 19, 2009). "The Genre Artist". The New York Times Magazine. Retrieved 2009-07-18.  ^ "Sci-Fi author Jack Vance dies at Oakland home". Contra Costa Times. May 29, 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-31.  ^ a b c d Jack Vance, Biographical Sketch (2000) in Jack Vance: critical appreciations and a bibliography, British Library, 2000. ^ a b David B. Williams. "Vance Museum - Miscellany - Biographical Sketch".  ^ a b ^ Jack Vance, Preface in The Jack Vance Treasury, Terry Dowling and Jonathan Strahan (editors), Subterranean Press, ISBN 1-59606-077-8 ^ "This is Me, Jack Vance! (preorder page)". Subterranean Press. Archived from the original on 2011-07-22.  ^ Adi Robertson. "Prolific science fiction and fantasy author Jack Vance dies at 96". The Verge. Retrieved 2013-05-30.  ^ "Foreverness - Raise a Toast to Jack Vance!". 2013-05-26. Retrieved 2013-05-30.  ^ Rebecca Trounson (2013-05-30). "Jack Vance dies at 96; prolific, award-winning author". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2013-05-30.  ^ a b c Flood, Alison (2013-05-30). "Jack Vance tributes pour in after his death". Guardian. Retrieved 2013-05-31.  ^ "Foreverness – Raise a Toast to Jack Vance". Retrieved 2013-05-31.  ^ Vance's original title, used for the Vance Integral Edition, is Mazirian the Magician. ^ Arthur Jean Cox, "The Grim Imperative of Michael Shea", Discovering Modern Horror Fiction II  ^ articles in Cosmopolis[full citation needed] ^ Lin Carter, Imaginary Worlds: the Art of Fantasy, New York: Ballantine Books, 1973, p. 151. SBN 345-03309-4-125. ^ Carter, pp. 151–53. ^ Jack Vance, Writers of the 21st Century series, New York: Taplinger, 1980, p. 87 ff. ^ The Vance Integral Edition, archived from the original on May 20, 2016  ^ Suns New, Long, and Short: An Interview with Gene Wolfe Archived 2006-07-16 at the Wayback Machine. by Lawrence Person, Nova Express Online, 1998 ^ Douglas's website.[page needed] ^ Why I Write and Choosing what to write, blog posts by Tim Stretton ^ "Songs of the Dying Earth" Archived June 21, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.. Promotion in advance of publication. Subterranean Press. ^ Gygax, Gary. "JACK VANCE & THE D&D GAME" (PDF). Dying Earth Roleplaying Game Site. Pelgrane Press. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 June 2015. Retrieved 23 May 2015.  ^ "Birth of a Rule". Archived from the original on June 2, 2009. Retrieved October 9, 2007. , article from the D&D website ^ Mearls, Mike, and Jeremy Crawford. "Appendix E: Inspirational Reading." Dungeons & Dragons Player's Handbook. 5th ed. Renton, WA: Wizards of the Coast, 2014. 312. Print. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-07-15. Retrieved 2013-07-08.  Sources[edit] Jack Vance, ed. Tim Underwood and Chuck Miller (Writers of the 21st Century Series) (NY, 1980) Demon Prince: The Dissonant Worlds of Jack Vance, Jack Rawlins (Milford Series Popular Writers of Today, Volume 40) (San Bernardino, CA, 1986) The Jack Vance Lexicon: From Ahulph to Zipangote, ed. Dan Temianka (Novato, CA and Lancaster, PA, 1992) The Work of Jack Vance: An Annotated Bibliography & Guide, Jerry Hewett and Daryl F. Mallett (Borgo Press Bibliographies of Modern Authors No.29) (San Bernardino & Penn Valley, CA and Lancaster, PA, 1994) Jack Vance: Critical Appreciations and a Bibliography, ed. A.E. Cunningham (Boston Spa: The British Library, 2000) Vance Space: A Rough Guide to the Planets of Alastor Cluster, the Gaean Reach, the Oikumene, & other exotic sectors from the Science Fiction of Jack Vance, Michael Andre-Driussi (Sirius Fiction, San Francisco, 1997) An Encyclopedia of Jack Vance: 20th Century Science Fiction Writer (Studies in American Literature, 50), David G. Mead (Lewiston: Edwin Mellen Press, New York, 2002) Levack, Daniel J. H.; Tim Underwood (1978). Fantasms. San Francisco: Underwood/Miller.  Contento, William G. (2008). "Index to Science Fiction Anthologies and Collections, Combined Edition". Retrieved 2008-02-10.  Brown, Charles N.; William G. Contento. "The Locus Index to Science Fiction (1984-1998)". Retrieved 2008-02-10.  Lugo, Miguel (2011). The Wit & Wisdom of Jack Vance. Authorhouse. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 

External links[edit] Wikiquote has quotations related to: Jack Vance Jack Vance home page and archive "Jack Vance biography". Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame.  Bibliography and Works by Vance Jack Vance at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database Totality Online the Vance vocabulary search tool Foreverness Bibliographic information, 11 first chapters, information about the Vance Integral Edition, archive of Cosmopolis and Extant, with interviews, accounts of encounters with Vance and essays. Audio of "The Potters of Firsk", Dimension X, NBC radio, 1950 Jack Vance at the Internet Book List Jack Vance at Fantasy Literature Works by Jack Vance at Project Gutenberg Works by or about Jack Vance at Internet Archive Works by Jack Vance at LibriVox (public domain audiobooks) Works by Jack Vance at LibriVox (public domain audiobooks) v t e Works by Jack Vance Dying Earth The Dying Earth The Eyes of the Overworld Cugel's Saga Rhialto the Marvellous related List of Dying Earth characters Dying Earth (subgenre) Songs of the Dying Earth Demon Princes Star King The Killing Machine The Palace of Love The Face The Book of Dreams Planet of Adventure City of the Chasch Servants of the Wankh The Dirdir The Pnume Durdane The Anome The Brave Free Men The Asutra Alastor Trullion: Alastor 2262 Marune: Alastor 933 Wyst: Alastor 1716 Lyonesse Suldrun's Garden The Green Pearl Madouc Cadwal Chronicles Araminta Station Ecce and Old Earth Throy Ports of Call Ports of Call Lurulu Other novels The Five Gold Bands Vandals of the Void To Live Forever Big Planet The Languages of Pao Slaves of the Klau Space Opera The Blue World Emphyrio The Gray Prince Showboat World Maske: Thaery Galactic Effectuator Night Lamp The Dark Ocean The House on Lily Street Strange People, Queer Notions The Deadly Isles The Flesh Mask Short fiction "Abercrombie Station" Telek "Gateway to Strangeness" The Dragon Masters "The Gift of Gab" The Last Castle "The Moon Moth" Son of the Tree "Monsters in Orbit" "The Brains of Earth" "Rumfuddle" "The New Prime" "Men of the Twelve Books" "Noise" "Ullward's Retreat" The Houses of Iszm The Miracle Workers Autobiography This is Me, Jack Vance! See also Gaean Reach Baron Bodissey Ellery Queen (house name) Bad Ronald v t e World Fantasy Award—Life Achievement Robert Bloch (1975) Fritz Leiber (1976) Ray Bradbury (1977) Frank Belknap Long (1978) Jorge Luis Borges (1979) Manly Wade Wellman (1980) C. L. Moore (1981) Italo Calvino (1982) Roald Dahl (1983) L. Sprague de Camp / Richard Matheson / E. Hoffmann Price / Jack Vance / Donald Wandrei (1984) Theodore Sturgeon (1985) Avram Davidson (1986) Jack Finney (1987) Everett F. Bleiler (1988) Evangeline Walton (1989) R. A. Lafferty (1990) Ray Russell (1991) Edd Cartier (1992) Harlan Ellison (1993) Jack Williamson (1994) Ursula K. Le Guin (1995) Gene Wolfe (1996) Madeleine L'Engle (1997) Edward L. Ferman / Andre Norton (1998) Hugh B. Cave (1999) Marion Zimmer Bradley / Michael Moorcock (2000) Frank Frazetta / Philip José Farmer (2001) Forrest J Ackerman / George H. Scithers (2002) Lloyd Alexander / Donald M. Grant (2003) Stephen King / Gahan Wilson (2004) Tom Doherty / Carol Emshwiller (2005) John Crowley / Stephen Fabian (2006) Betty Ballantine / Diana Wynne Jones (2007) Leo and Diane Dillon / Patricia A. McKillip (2008) Ellen Asher / Jane Yolen (2009) Brian Lumley / Terry Pratchett / Peter Straub (2010) Peter S. Beagle / Angélica Gorodischer (2011) Alan Garner / George R. R. Martin (2012) Susan Cooper / Tanith Lee (2013) Ellen Datlow / Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (2014) Ramsey Campbell / Sheri S. Tepper (2015) David G. Hartwell / Andrzej Sapkowski (2016) Terry Brooks / Marina Warner (2017) v t e Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Awards (SFWA Grand Masters) 1975–1999 Robert A. Heinlein (1975) Jack Williamson (1976) Clifford D. Simak (1977) L. Sprague de Camp (1979) Fritz Leiber (1981) Andre Norton (1984) Arthur C. Clarke (1986) Isaac Asimov (1987) Alfred Bester (1988) Ray Bradbury (1989) Lester del Rey (1991) Frederik Pohl (1993) Damon Knight (1995) A. E. van Vogt (1996) Jack Vance (1997) Poul Anderson (1998) Hal Clement (1999) 2000–present Brian Aldiss (2000) Philip José Farmer (2001) Ursula K. Le Guin (2003) Robert Silverberg (2004) Anne McCaffrey (2005) Harlan Ellison (2006) James Gunn (2007) Michael Moorcock (2008) Harry Harrison (2009) Joe Haldeman (2010) Connie Willis (2012) Gene Wolfe (2013) Samuel Delany (2014) Larry Niven (2015) C. J. Cherryh (2016) Authority control WorldCat Identities VIAF: 111614127 LCCN: n79021250 ISNI: 0000 0001 2147 9098 GND: 119317842 SELIBR: 200639 SUDOC: 027176673 BNF: cb119276269 (data) NLA: 36299116 NDL: 00459550 NKC: ola2003169762 BNE: XX950165 SNAC: w6rf8ckb Retrieved from "" Categories: 1916 births2013 deathsAmerican fantasy writersAmerican mystery writers20th-century American novelists21st-century American novelistsAmerican science fiction writersHugo Award-winning writersNebula Award winnersSFWA Grand MastersEdgar Award winnersScience Fiction Hall of Fame inducteesWorld Fantasy Award-winning writersWriters from the San Francisco Bay AreaUniversity of California, Berkeley alumniAmerican male novelists20th-century male writers21st-century male writersHidden categories: Webarchive template wayback linksArticles needing more detailed referencesWikipedia articles needing page number citations from May 2012Pages using Infobox writer with unknown parametersAll articles with vague or ambiguous timeVague or ambiguous time from June 2012All articles with unsourced statementsArticles with unsourced statements from December 2014Articles with unsourced statements from May 2012Articles with Project Gutenberg linksArticles with Internet Archive linksArticles with LibriVox linksWikipedia articles with VIAF identifiersWikipedia articles with LCCN identifiersWikipedia articles with ISNI identifiersWikipedia articles with GND identifiersWikipedia articles with SELIBR identifiersWikipedia articles with BNF identifiersWikipedia articles with NLA identifiersWikipedia articles with SNAC-ID identifiers

Navigation menu Personal tools Not logged inTalkContributionsCreate accountLog in Namespaces ArticleTalk Variants Views ReadEditView history More Search Navigation Main pageContentsFeatured contentCurrent eventsRandom articleDonate to WikipediaWikipedia store Interaction HelpAbout WikipediaCommunity portalRecent changesContact page Tools What links hereRelated changesUpload fileSpecial pagesPermanent linkPage informationWikidata itemCite this page Print/export Create a bookDownload as PDFPrintable version In other projects Wikimedia CommonsWikiquote Languages AsturianuتۆرکجهБългарскиBrezhonegCatalàČeštinaCorsuCymraegDanskDeutschEestiEspañolEsperantoفارسیFrançais한국어ՀայերենBahasa IndonesiaItalianoNederlands日本語NorskOccitanPiemontèisPolskiPortuguêsRomânăРусскийSuomiSvenskaTürkçeУкраїнська中文 Edit links This page was last edited on 10 February 2018, at 22:15. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization. Privacy policy About Wikipedia Disclaimers Contact Wikipedia Developers Cookie statement Mobile view (window.RLQ=window.RLQ||[]).push(function(){mw.config.set({"wgPageParseReport":{"limitreport":{"cputime":"0.548","walltime":"0.685","ppvisitednodes":{"value":3647,"limit":1000000},"ppgeneratednodes":{"value":0,"limit":1500000},"postexpandincludesize":{"value":104744,"limit":2097152},"templateargumentsize":{"value":4956,"limit":2097152},"expansiondepth":{"value":18,"limit":40},"expensivefunctioncount":{"value":4,"limit":500},"unstrip-depth":{"value":0,"limit":20},"unstrip-size":{"value":28285,"limit":5000000},"entityaccesscount":{"value":1,"limit":400},"timingprofile":["100.00% 551.161 1 -total"," 39.54% 217.926 2 Template:Reflist"," 16.90% 93.119 15 Template:Cite_web"," 13.04% 71.883 1 Template:Infobox_writer"," 12.69% 69.925 5 Template:Fix"," 10.98% 60.501 1 Template:Infobox"," 6.80% 37.491 1 Template:Internet_Archive_author"," 6.65% 36.645 1 Template:When"," 6.31% 34.772 5 Template:Delink"," 5.61% 30.899 9 Template:Category_handler"]},"scribunto":{"limitreport-timeusage":{"value":"0.251","limit":"10.000"},"limitreport-memusage":{"value":6704991,"limit":52428800}},"cachereport":{"origin":"mw1255","timestamp":"20180317155815","ttl":86400,"transientcontent":true}}});});(window.RLQ=window.RLQ||[]).push(function(){mw.config.set({"wgBackendResponseTime":792,"wgHostname":"mw1255"});});

Vance_Integral_Edition - Photos and All Basic Informations

Vance_Integral_Edition More Links

Jack Vance (general)San FranciscoCaliforniaOakland, CaliforniaFantasy LiteratureMystery FictionDying Earth SeriesHugo AwardNebula AwardEnlargeThe Languages Of PaoSatellite Science FictionFrank R. PaulEnlargeGalaxy Science FictionEnlargeAmazing StoriesAlex SchomburgAmerican PeopleList Of Mystery WritersList Of Fantasy AuthorsScience Fiction WriterPseudonymEllery Queen (house Name)World Fantasy Award For Life AchievementWorld Science Fiction ConventionOrlando, FloridaScience Fiction And Fantasy Writers Of AmericaSFWA Grand MasterEMP MuseumHugo AwardThe Dragon MastersThe Last Castle (novella)Nebula AwardJupiter Award (science Fiction Award)World Fantasy AwardEdgar AwardThe New York Times MagazineOakland, CaliforniaCalifornia Gold Rush1906 San Francisco EarthquakeOakley, CaliforniaRiver DeltaSacramento RiverBellhopCanneryDredgeUniversity Of California, BerkeleyPearl HarborDegaussingAttack On Pearl HarborKaiser ShipyardRichmond, CaliforniaEye ChartMerchant MarineEnlargeJazzUniversity Of California, BerkeleyOakland, CaliforniaTahitiPositanoKashmirSan Francisco RenaissanceWikipedia:Manual Of Style/Dates And NumbersTwentieth Century FoxCaptain VideoSan Francisco Bay AreaFrank HerbertPoul AndersonLuruluOld AgeGeorge R. R. MartinMichael MoorcockNeil GaimanElizabeth BearSteven GouldScience Fiction Writers Of AmericaEnlargeSam MerwinThrilling Wonder StoriesUnited States Merchant MarineThe Dying EarthVance Integral EditionEllery Queen (house Name)The Book Of DreamsBad RonaldAmerican Broadcasting CompanyPicaresqueEyes Of The OverworldRhialto The MarvellousMiddle AgesList Of Science Fiction ThemesGaean ReachJeffery FarnolP. G. WodehouseL. Frank BaumEdgar Rice BurroughsJules VerneRobert W. ChambersEdward StratemeyerWeird TalesAmazing StoriesLord DunsanyJames Branch CabellClark Ashton SmithGaean ReachDemon PrincesEmphyrioPlanet Of AdventureMaske: ThaeryThe Flesh MaskThe House On Lily StreetEllery Queen (house Name)Strange People, Queer NotionsThe Dark OceanThe Deadly IslesTahitiSheriff Joe BainThe New York TimesDorothy B. HughesThe Los Angeles TimesJack LondonSwordsmen And Sorcerers' Guild Of AmericaHeroic FantasyLin CarterSword And SorceryFlashing Swords!Doubleday (publisher)Underwood-MillerTo Live Forever (novel)Ellery Queen (house Name)Wikipedia:Citation NeededDigital Rights ManagementE-bookList Of Works By Jack VanceMichael Shea (author)DAW BooksEyes Of The OverworldDAW BooksDAW BooksDinosaur Park (novel)Hayford PeirceTor BooksDavid M. AlexanderPocket BooksTor BooksMatt Hughes (writer)Gene WolfeThe Book Of The New SunThe Golden Age (John C. Wright Novel)John C. Wright (author)Alastor ClusterWikipedia:Citation NeededSongs Of The Dying EarthGeorge R. R. MartinGardner DozoisDungeons & DragonsEditions Of Dungeons & DragonsThe Dying Earth Roleplaying GamePelgrane PressStephen Michael SechiA Song Of Ice And FireGeorge R.R. MartinPortal:Speculative FictionPortal:San FranciscoPortal:CrimeWorldCatInternet Speculative Fiction DatabaseWayback MachineLocus PublicationsWayback MachineWayback MachineEMP MuseumInternational Standard Book NumberSpecial:BookSources/1-59606-077-8Subterranean PressWikipedia:Citing SourcesImaginary Worlds – The Art Of FantasyWayback MachineWikipedia:Citing SourcesWayback MachineSubterranean PressCharles N. BrownEMP MuseumInternet Speculative Fiction DatabaseProject GutenbergInternet ArchiveLibriVoxLibriVoxTemplate:Jack VanceTemplate Talk:Jack VanceList Of Works By Jack VanceDying EarthThe Dying EarthThe Eyes Of The OverworldCugel's SagaRhialto The MarvellousList Of Dying Earth CharactersDying Earth (subgenre)Songs Of The Dying EarthDemon PrincesStar KingThe Killing Machine (novel)The Palace Of LoveThe Face (Vance)The Book Of DreamsPlanet Of AdventureCity Of The ChaschServants Of The WankhThe DirdirThe PnumeDurdane SeriesThe AnomeAlastor ClusterTrullion: Alastor 2262Marune: Alastor 933Wyst: Alastor 1716Lyonesse TrilogySuldrun's GardenThe Green PearlMadoucCadwal ChroniclesAraminta StationEcce And Old EarthThroyPorts Of Call (Vance Novel)Ports Of Call (Vance Novel)LuruluThe Five Gold BandsTo Live Forever (novel)Big PlanetThe Languages Of PaoSpace Opera (novel)The Blue WorldEmphyrioThe Gray PrinceShowboat WorldMaske: ThaeryNight LampThe Dark OceanThe House On Lily StreetStrange People, Queer NotionsThe Deadly IslesThe Flesh MaskAbercrombie StationTelekGateway To StrangenessThe Dragon MastersThe Gift Of GabThe Last Castle (novella)The Moon MothSon Of The TreeThe New PrimeUllward's RetreatThe Houses Of IszmThe Miracle WorkersGaean ReachBaron BodisseyEllery Queen (house Name)Bad RonaldTemplate:World Fantasy Award Life AchievementTemplate Talk:World Fantasy Award Life AchievementWorld Fantasy AwardWorld Fantasy Award—Life AchievementRobert BlochFritz LeiberRay BradburyFrank Belknap LongJorge Luis BorgesManly Wade WellmanC. L. MooreItalo CalvinoRoald DahlL. Sprague De CampRichard MathesonE. Hoffmann PriceDonald WandreiTheodore SturgeonAvram DavidsonJack FinneyE. F. BleilerEvangeline WaltonR. A. LaffertyRay RussellEdd CartierHarlan EllisonJack WilliamsonUrsula K. Le GuinGene WolfeMadeleine L'EngleEdward L. FermanAndre NortonHugh B. CaveMarion Zimmer BradleyMichael MoorcockFrank FrazettaPhilip José FarmerForrest J AckermanGeorge H. ScithersLloyd AlexanderDonald M. GrantStephen KingGahan WilsonTom DohertyCarol EmshwillerJohn CrowleyStephen FabianBetty BallantineDiana Wynne JonesLeo And Diane DillonPatricia A. McKillipEllen AsherJane YolenBrian LumleyTerry PratchettPeter StraubPeter S. BeagleAngélica GorodischerAlan GarnerGeorge R. R. MartinSusan CooperTanith LeeEllen DatlowChelsea Quinn YarbroRamsey CampbellSheri S. TepperDavid G. HartwellAndrzej SapkowskiTerry BrooksMarina WarnerTemplate:Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master AwardsTemplate Talk:Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master AwardsDamon Knight Memorial Grand Master AwardRobert A. HeinleinJack WilliamsonClifford D. SimakL. Sprague De CampFritz LeiberAndre NortonArthur C. ClarkeIsaac AsimovAlfred BesterRay BradburyLester Del ReyFrederik PohlDamon KnightA. E. Van VogtPoul AndersonHal ClementBrian AldissPhilip José FarmerUrsula K. Le GuinRobert SilverbergAnne McCaffreyHarlan EllisonJames Gunn (author)Michael MoorcockHarry Harrison (writer)Joe HaldemanConnie WillisGene WolfeSamuel DelanyLarry NivenC. J. CherryhHelp:Authority ControlVirtual International Authority FileLibrary Of Congress Control NumberInternational Standard Name IdentifierIntegrated Authority FileLIBRISSystème Universitaire De DocumentationBibliothèque Nationale De FranceNational Library Of AustraliaNational Diet LibraryNational Library Of The Czech RepublicBiblioteca Nacional De EspañaSNACHelp:CategoryCategory:1916 BirthsCategory:2013 DeathsCategory:American Fantasy WritersCategory:American Mystery WritersCategory:20th-century American NovelistsCategory:21st-century American NovelistsCategory:American Science Fiction WritersCategory:Hugo Award-winning WritersCategory:Nebula Award WinnersCategory:SFWA Grand MastersCategory:Edgar Award WinnersCategory:Science Fiction Hall Of Fame InducteesCategory:World Fantasy Award-winning WritersCategory:Writers From The San Francisco Bay AreaCategory:University Of California, Berkeley AlumniCategory:American Male NovelistsCategory:20th-century Male WritersCategory:21st-century Male WritersCategory:Webarchive Template Wayback LinksCategory:Articles Needing More Detailed ReferencesCategory:Wikipedia Articles Needing Page Number Citations From May 2012Category:Pages Using Infobox Writer With Unknown ParametersCategory:All Articles With Vague Or Ambiguous TimeCategory:Vague Or Ambiguous Time From June 2012Category:All Articles With Unsourced StatementsCategory:Articles With Unsourced Statements From December 2014Category:Articles With Unsourced Statements From May 2012Category:Articles With Project Gutenberg LinksCategory:Articles With Internet Archive LinksCategory:Articles With LibriVox LinksCategory:Wikipedia Articles With VIAF IdentifiersCategory:Wikipedia Articles With LCCN IdentifiersCategory:Wikipedia Articles With ISNI IdentifiersCategory:Wikipedia Articles With GND IdentifiersCategory:Wikipedia Articles With SELIBR IdentifiersCategory:Wikipedia Articles With BNF IdentifiersCategory:Wikipedia Articles With NLA IdentifiersCategory:Wikipedia Articles With SNAC-ID IdentifiersDiscussion About Edits From This IP Address [n]A List Of Edits Made From This IP Address [y]View The Content Page [c]Discussion About The Content Page [t]Edit This Page [e]Visit The Main Page [z]Guides To Browsing WikipediaFeatured Content – The Best Of WikipediaFind Background Information On Current EventsLoad A Random Article [x]Guidance On How To Use And Edit WikipediaFind Out About WikipediaAbout The Project, What You Can Do, Where To Find ThingsA List Of Recent Changes In The Wiki [r]List Of All English Wikipedia Pages Containing Links To This Page [j]Recent Changes In Pages Linked From This Page [k]Upload Files [u]A List Of All Special Pages [q]Wikipedia:AboutWikipedia:General Disclaimer

view link view link view link view link view link