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Inhaltsangabe: 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.
Über den Autor: 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, 1977. Buchzustand: Good. paperback / softback. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP17399643
Buchbeschreibung Pocket Books, 1977. Mass Market Paperback. Buchzustand: Used: Very Good. VG- Mild cover wear. Mild aging to clean pages with tight binding. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1603090472
Buchbeschreibung Pocket Books. Mass Market Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover and bindings. Pages show minor use. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0671810928I3N00
Buchbeschreibung Pocket Books. Mass Market Paperback. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. Very Good: Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have light creases on the cover and binding. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2632523822
Buchbeschreibung Pocket Books. Mass Market Paperback. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. Very Good Some wear on book from reading. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2637718735
Buchbeschreibung Pocket Books. Mass Market Paperback. Buchzustand: GOOD. Good: Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2639008820
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 Buchzustand: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97806718109243.0
Buchbeschreibung Pocket Books, 1977. Buchzustand: Fair. paperback / softback. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP89558130
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