Posts tagged The Dying Earth
Book Review: The Dying Earth Omnibus by Jack Vance (Vance Digital Edition)
July 28, 2013 | 9:00 am
In a Mad Men postwar MAD world of New Look housewives (and national security policy) and spic-and-span American Dream homes bloomed a sick, fecund flora of tainted growths with gorgeous, cloying scents, redolent of Clark Ashton Smith, Weird Tales and the last American offshoots of European decadence. The Dying Earth cycle of stories by Jack Vance, unfolding under a red ailing sun in a far distant future where technology has long grown indistinguishable from magic, carried the heritage of fantasy literature forward into the 1950s and set the scene for almost every subsequent development in the genre before Tolkien. Vance published...
Jack Vance e-books showcase achievement of deceased SF/fantasy master
June 28, 2013 | 12:30 pm
Jack Vance (1916-2013), the veteran pioneer of fantasy and science fiction, as well as a prolific master in many other genres, died just short of a century old this year, on May 26, 2013. But his massive legacy has been fittingly preserved in two huge publication projects: the Vance Integral Edition (VIE), a 44-volume set of his complete works acclaimed by some as "one of the more remarkable publishing feats of the last 50 years," and the Vance Digital Edition, a series of e-books "created from latest digital versions of the Vance Integral Edition texts," and sold directly from the official Jack...