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The Rapparee

(2011)
A Novella by

 
 
The Rapparee is Jack Vance's preferred title for the novel previously published as The Space Pirate and The Five Gold Bands.

Five gold bracelets imprinted with cryptic messages were the clues that set Paddy Blackthorn off on a riotous galactic treasure hunt. But Paddy found himself not only the hunter but also the hunted for the armbands had been left to him by his would-be killers, the Rulers of the Five Planets.

All Jack Vance titles in Gateway use the author's preferred texts, as restored for the Vance Integral Edition (VIE), an extensive project masterminded by an international online community of Vance's admirers. In general, we also use the VIE titles, and have adopted the arrangement of short story collections to eliminate overlaps.


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Paperback Editions

July 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Rapparee
Author(s): Jack Vance
ISBN: 1-61947-132-9 / 978-1-61947-132-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Spatterlight Press
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Kindle Editions

May 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Rapparee
Author(s): Jack Vance
Publisher: Spatterlight Press LLC
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November 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Rapparee
Author(s): Jack Vance
Publisher: Gateway
Availability: Amazon UK