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Jack Vance


(John Holbrook Vance)
USA flag (1916 - 2013)

Jack Vance was born in 1916 and educated at the University of California, first as a mining engineer, then majoring in physics and finally in journalism. During the 1940s and 1950s, he contributed widely to sf and fantasy magazines. His first novel, 'The Dying Earth', was published in 1950 to great acclaim. Since then he won both of sf's most coveted trophies, the Hugo and Nebula awards; he also won an Edgar Award for his mystery novel 'The Man in the Cage'.
 

Genres: Science Fiction, Fantasy
 
Series
Dying Earth
   1. The Dying Earth (1950)
     aka Mazirian the Magician
   2. Cugel the Clever (1966)
     aka The Eyes of the Overworld
   2.5. A Quest for Simbilis (1974) (with Michael Shea)
   3. Cugel: The Skybreak Spatterlight (1966)
     aka Cugel's Saga
   Morreion (1968)
   The Seventeen Virgins (1974)
   The Bagful of Dreams (1979)
   4. Rhialto the Marvellous (1984)
   The Laughing Magician (1997)
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Big Planet
   1. Big Planet (1952)
   2. Showboat World (1975)
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Demon Princes
   1. The Star King (1964)
   2. The Killing Machine (1964)
   3. The Palace of Love (1967)
   4. The Face (1979)
   5. The Book of Dreams (1981)
   The Demon Princes (2005)
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Nopalgarth
   1. Son of the Tree (1964)
   2. The Houses of Iszm (1964)
   3. The Brains of Earth (1966)
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Tschai, Planet of Adventure
   1. City of the Chasch (1968)
   2. The Wannek (1969)
     aka Servants of the Wankh
   3. The Dirdir (1969)
   4. The Pnume (1970)
   The Chasch (2011)
   Tschai (2012)
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Durdane
   1. The Anome (1971)
     aka The Faceless Man
   2. The Brave Free Men (1973)
   3. The Asutra (1974)
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Alastor
   1. Trullion (1973)
   2. Marune (1975)
   3. Wyst (1978)
continued in the series by Tais Teng
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Gaean Reach
   1. The Gray Prince (1975)
   2. Maske: Thaery (1976)
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Miro Hetzel
   1. The Dogtown Tourist Agency (1975)
   2. Freitzke's Turn (1977)
   Galactic Effectuator (1981)
   Miro Hetzel (2012)
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Lyonesse
   1. Suldrun's Garden (1983)
     aka Lyonesse
   2. The Green Pearl (1985)
   3. Madouc (1989)
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Cadwal Chronicles
   1. Araminta Station (1988)
   2. Ecce and Old Earth (1991)
   3. Throy (1992)
   The Cadwal Chronicles (2012)
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Ports of Call
   1. Ports of Call (1998)
   2. Lurulu (2004)
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Early Jack Vance
   1. Hard Luck Diggings (2010)
   2. Dream Castles (2012)
   3. Magic Highways (2013)
   4. Minding the Stars (2014)
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Novels
   Vandals of the Void (1953)
   To Live Forever (1956)
   Gold and Iron (1958)
     aka Slaves of the Klau
   The Languages of Pao (1958)
   The Man in the Cage (1960)
   The Dragon Masters (1963)
   Monsters in Orbit (1965)
   Space Opera (1965)
   The Blue World (1966)
   The Last Castle (1966)
   Emphyrio (1969)
   Bad Ronald (1973)
   Night Lamp (1996)
   Clarges (2011)
   The Domains of Koryphon (2011)
   The Magnificent Showboats (2011)
   The Deadly Isles (2012)
   Bird Isle (2012)
   The Dark Ocean (2012)
   The Flesh Mask (2012)
   The Fox Valley Murders (2012)
   The House on Lily Street (2012)
   The Pleasant Grove Murders (2012)
   Strange People, Queer Notions (2012)
   The View from Chickweed's Window (2012)
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Collections
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Novellas and Short Stories
   The Rapparee (1953)
     aka The Five Gold Bands / The Space Pirate
   The Kragen (2007)
   Sjambak (2009)
   The Miracle Workers (2012)
   Dodkin's Job (2015)
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Non fiction show
 
Omnibus editions show
 
Books containing stories by Jack Vance
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Black Cat Weekly #106 (2023)
(Black Cat Weekly, book 106)
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Sense of Wonder (2023)
A Century of Science Fiction
edited by
Leigh Ronald Grossman
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Spaceworlds (2021)
Stories of Life in the Void
(British Library Science Fiction Classics)
edited by
Mike Ashley

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Awards
1990 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel : Madouc
1984 World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement
1967 Hugo Award for Best Novelette : The Last Castle [short story]
1966 Nebula Award for Best Novella : The Last Castle [short story]
1963 Hugo Award for Best Short Story : The Dragon Masters [short story]
1961 Edgar Award for Best First Novel : The Man in the Cage

Award nominations
2014 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : Magic Highways
2013 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : Dream Castles
2011 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : Hard Luck Diggings
2010 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : Wild Thyme, Green Magic
2008 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : The Jack Vance Treasury
1999 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Ports of Call
1997 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Night Lamp
1992 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Ecce and Old Earth
1990 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : Madouc
1989 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Araminta Station
1988 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Araminta Station
1986 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : The Green Pearl
1985 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : Rhialto the Marvellous
1984 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Suldrun's Garden
1984 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : Suldrun's Garden
1984 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : Cugel: The Skybreak Spatterlight
1983 Nebula Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Suldrun's Garden
1982 World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement (nominee)
1982 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : The Book of Dreams
1981 World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement (nominee)
1980 World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement (nominee)
1980 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : The Face
1980 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : Green Magic
1978 World Fantasy Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : The Bagful of Dreams [short story]
1977 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Maske: Thaery
1976 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Showboat World
1975 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : The Domains of Koryphon
1975 Hugo Award for Best Novella (nominee) : Assault on a City
1974 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Trullion: Alastor 2262
1973 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : The Brave Free Men
1959 Hugo Award for Best Novelette (nominee) : The Miracle Workers


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