After crashing on Tschai, Adam Reith's scout ship is impossibly damaged. Reith must find another vessel to return to Earth. Having rescued the beautiful Ylin-Ylan, Reith is assured of assistance from her father if he delivers her back to Cath; but as events unfold, he is forced to make a dangerous choice. Inevitably he must risk everything against the enigmatic Wannek - and their devious human servants, the Wannekmen.

The Wannek is part 2 of 4 of Tschai.
Tschai is a planet orbiting the star Carina 4269, 212 light-years from Earth. It is populated by three alien, mutually hostile species; the displaced, native Pnume; and various human races, some of whom live as slaves or clients of the aliens. Each of the four novels relates Reith's adventures with one of the species, and is named after that species.

Cover art by David Russell


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May 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Wannek (Tschai, Planet of Adventure) (Volume 2)
Author(s): Jack Vance
ISBN: 1-61947-102-7 / 978-1-61947-102-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Spatterlight Press
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March 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Wannek (Tschai Book 2)
Author(s): Jack Vance
Publisher: Spatterlight Press LLC
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December 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Wannek (Gateway Essentials)
Author(s): Jack Vance
Publisher: Gateway
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