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Magic Highways

(2013)
(The third book in the Early Jack Vance series)
A collection of stories by

 
 
The Ultimate Grandeur...

Fantasy and Science Fiction Grandmaster Jack Vance is very much a writer of the Space Age. His time "traveling" the magic highways of his imagination spans the period bracketed by the final years of World War 2 and the Cassini - Huygens probe reaching Saturn space in late 2004, the year he brought his magnificent career to a close.

In those first thrilling, dangerous, heady days, science did seem to promise all the answers, and it was in a "double" universe of the familiar workaday world and the utterly unlimited one of the imagination that the ever-practical yet romantic, diligently physics-savvy yet as often wildly improvisational Jack Vance worked.

Even as he wrote tales set in the far future of his acclaimed Dying Earth, even as he produced mysteries and suspense stories of a much less fanciful kind, Jack's determined quest to become a "million words a year" man saw him ranging a universe criss-crossed with busy interstellar highways: a network of flourishing trade and tourist routes leading to new frontiers, far-flung colonies, alien worlds, with ample room for exotic races, travelers, traders and scoundrels, even space pirates, ample opportunity for grand schemes of every kind.

Magic Highways gathers sixteen of those early space adventures from that exciting first decade, spanning the years 1946 to 1956. In these frequently inventive, often surprising space operas, Jack takes us to vivid destinations along the vast interstellar highways of a future where anything is possible.



Used availability for Jack Vance's Magic Highways

Hardback Editions

March 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Magic Highways: The Early Jack Vance, Volume Three
Author(s): Jack Vance
ISBN: 1-59606-560-5 / 978-1-59606-560-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Subterranean
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

March 2015 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Magic Highways: The Early Jack Vance, Volume Three
Author(s): Jack Vance
Publisher: Subterranean Press
Availability: Amazon