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The stories included in The Dying Earth introduce dozens of seekers of wisdom and beauty, lovely lost women, wizards of every shade of eccentricity with their runic amulets and spells. We meet the melancholy deodands, who feed on human flesh and the twk-men, who ride dragonflies and trade information for salt. There are monsters and demons. Each being is morally ambiguous: The evil are charming, the good are dangerous. All are at home in Vance’s lyrically described fantastic landscapes like Embelyon where, “The sky [was] a mesh of vast ripples and cross-ripples and these refracted a thousand shafts of colored light, rays which in mid-air wove wondrous laces, rainbow nets, in all the jewel hues....” The dying Earth itself is otherworldly: “A dark blue sky, an ancient sun.... Nothing of Earth was raw or harsh—the ground, the trees, the rock ledge protruding from the meadow; all these had been worked upon, smoothed, aged, mellowed. The light from the sun, though dim, was rich and invested every object of the land...with a sense of lore and ancient recollection.” Welcome.
“The Dying Earth and its sequels comprise one of the most powerful fantasy/science-fiction concepts in the history of the genre. They are packed with adventure but also with ideas, and the vision of uncounted human civilizations stacked one atop another like layers in a phyllo pastry thrills even as it induces a sense of awe [at]...the fragility and transience of all things, the nobility of humanity’s struggle against the certainty of an entropic resolution.” —Dean Koontz, author of the Odd Thomas novels
“He gives you glimpses of entire worlds with just perfectly turned language. If he’d been born south of the border, he’d be up for a Nobel Prize.” —Dan Simmons author of The Hyperion Cantos
About the Author: Jack Vance is one of the greats of science fiction. He has been writing for more than 60 years, and in 1997 was honored as a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America. He is the author of dozens of science fiction and fantasy novels, including the World Fantasy Award winning Lyonnesse series, and the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning The Last Castle. He lives in Oakland, California.
Buchbeschreibung Pocket Books, New York, 1977. Mass Market Paperback. Buchzustand: VG+. The Brothers Hildebrandt (illustrator). 1st Edition. VG+ in wraps, an unread copy, now bagged in archival poly bag. Slight rubbing at edges. From the collection and estate of noted SF/F/H & comic collector Kennett Neily - owner of the White Mountain Comic Collection - with his date stamp of purchase as usual to ffep. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 002860
Buchbeschreibung Pocket Books, 1977. Buchzustand: Good. paperback / softback. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP17399643
Buchbeschreibung Pocket Books. 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 2760996894
Buchbeschreibung Pocket Books, 1977. Mass Market Paperback. Buchzustand: Used: Good. no markings shelf wear spine has two tiny tears binding good (Bn10). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1705020002
Buchbeschreibung Pocket Books, 1977. Buchzustand: Good. paperback / softback. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP96120977
Buchbeschreibung Pocket, 1977. Soft cover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. No Jacket. First Ed Thus. First paperback ed. thus. Near fine condition, very slight over all wear. Book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 036583
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Book Condition: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97806718109244.0
Buchbeschreibung Pocket Books. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. Buchzustand: Very Good. 0671810928 March 1977, first Pocket Books edition. 81092. $1.25 cover price. Signed by Vance on the title page. Wraps show slight edgewear, age toning to back cover along spine. Faint indentation through front wrap. Spine uncreased. Interior lightly age toned, otherwise clean and unmarked. > First edition > PAPERBACK. Buchnummer des Verkäufers BBS-2001870
Buchbeschreibung Pocket Books, 1977. Mass Market Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P020671810928
Buchbeschreibung Pocket Books, 1977. Mass Market Paperback. Buchzustand: Like New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P010671810928