Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: This is classic Vance: a carefully thought-out alien world, a stratified society, a man in conflict with its rules, and a crucial struggle for liberty against a seemingly unbeatable enemy. "One of the finest writers the science fiction field has ever known."--Poul Anderson "An unusual, well-developed setting and situation." --Analog "Jack Vance is one of the best writers producing sf and The Blue World is a showcase of his virtues."--Speculative Bulletin. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: This is classic Vance: a carefully thought-out world, a stratified society, and a man in conflict with its rules. During the space of twelve generations, the descendents of a crash on a water-covered planet have managed to adapt to the marine culture. But they are always at the mercy of the kragen, giant, squidlike monsters. The colonists can communicate with the biggest of these, King Kragen, and must appease him. But finally, one man has had enough of this life of slavery and sacrifice. Can he convince his fellow citizens that they must kill King Kragen? But...how can they do it in a world without weapons?
Über den Autor: Jack Vance was born in 1916 and studied mining engineering and journalism at the University of California. During the Second World War he served in the merchant navy and was torpedoed twice. He started contributing stories to the pulp magazines in the mid 1940s and published his first book, The Dying Earth, in 1950. Among his many books are The Dragon Master, for which he won his first Hugo, Big Planet, The Anome and the Lyoness sequence.
Buchbeschreibung Ballantine Del Rey, 1977. Soft Cover. Buchzustand: Good. Vincent DiFate (illustrator). Sci-Fi paperback. 2nd Ballantine print. A good sound copy, no stamps or other marks, Shallow scratch on cover, creasing at hinges and center of spine. . Some edge & corner wear, Cover art by Di Fate . => It wouldn't be easy for Sklor Host to kill a sea monter that refused to die!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 011750
Buchbeschreibung Ballantine Del Rey. Mass Market Paperback. Buchzustand: POOR. Noticeably used, showing heavy wear to cover and pages. Might have notes, underlining and or highlighting. Accessories such as CD, codes, and dust jackets may not be included. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2559502694
Buchbeschreibung Ballantine Del Rey. Mass Market Paperback. Buchzustand: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2725256168
Buchbeschreibung Ballantine Books, New York, NY, 1977. Mass Market Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good; first edition ?; Second Printing. Very Good; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 190 pages; Mass market paperback lightly ribbed at edges and spine ends. Creased at spine. Book solid. Text pages unmarked. Bagged for protection. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 8588
Buchbeschreibung Ballantine Del Rey. Buchzustand: As New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers B21OS-00062
Buchbeschreibung BALLANTINE BOOKS. Mass Market. Buchzustand: Good. MASS MARKET Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Fiction and Poetry>Science Fiction and Fantasy>A to Z. Book: USED, Good. Bookseller Inventory # 02978034525784000. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 02978034525784000
Buchbeschreibung Del Rey Ballantine, U.S.A., 1977. Mass Market Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Spine tight and square with no stress lines noticeable. Few slight creases or bends in the cover with tiny tip of upper right corner missing. Pages lightly age toned. Light wear and minor rubbing noticeable on extremities. 2nd printing. Vincent Di Fate cover. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 011949
Buchbeschreibung Ballantine Del Rey, New York, 1966. Soft Cover. Buchzustand: Very Good -. Mass market paperback, second (1977) printing, 190 pages; gently read, very clean and unmarked, but there is a gentle vertical curl due to poor storage. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 037228
Buchbeschreibung Del Rey (Canadian), 1977. Softcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Vincent di Fate (illustrator). Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Del Rey (Canadian) 1977, 2nd printing.(#0-345-25784-7) (Spine creases, reading crease near spine.) Blue World, by Jack Vance. . This is classic Vance: a carefully thought-out world, a stratified society, and a man in conflict with its rules. During the space of twelve generations, the descendents of a crash on a water-covered planet have managed to adapt to the marine culture. But they are always at the mercy of the kragen, giant, squidlike monsters. The colonists can communicate with the biggest of these, King Kragen, and must appease him. But finally, one man has had enough of this life of slavery and sacrifice. Can he convince his fellow citizens that they must kill King Kragen? But.how can they do it in a world without weapons? . Cover illustration by Vincent di Fate. . [Science Fiction]. Paperback. Buchnummer des Verkäufers Abe-816981
Buchbeschreibung Ballantine Books, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1978. Soft Cover. Buchzustand: Very Good Plus. Vincent Di Fate (illustrator). 2nd Printing. A Del Rey Science Fiction paperback, Second printing. In Very Good Plus condition. May have crease on spine and or along spine.*We have other titles in this genre in stock and give discounts in shipping on additional books sent in the same package, please contact us for more info.**.WRAPPED IN A PLASTIC BAG TO PROTECT CONDITION OF BOOK.Summary - .It wouldn't be easy for Sklar Hast to kill a sea monster that refused to die! King Kragen.he had ruled the beautiful sea world since the colonist arrived 12 generations before. A monstrous water creature with gluttonous appetites, he demanded payoffs from the humans in return for protection.To appease him had become a way of life. . . to anger him meant certain death.but Sklar Hast was a man fed up with a life of slavery and sacrifie. The Kragen somehow had to be destroyed, even at the cost of human lives. But in a world without weapons, that task wouldn't be easy. And considering more than half the population wanted Sklar Hast himself dead, the job seemed damned near impossible. But on the Blue World, things were always what they seemed. . . Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1118L088780