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Jack Vance


(John Holbrook Vance)
USA (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'.
 
Series
Dying Earth
1. The Dying Earth (1950)
     aka Mazirian the Magician
2. The Eyes of the Overworld (1966)
     aka Cugel the Clever
3. Cugel's Saga (1966)
     aka Cugel: The Skybreak Spatterlight
4. Rhialto the Marvellous (1984)
Morreion (1968)
The Seventeen Virgins (1974)
The Bagful of Dreams (1979)
The Laughing Magician (1997)
The Tales of the Dying Earth (omnibus) (2000)


 
Big Planet
1. Big Planet (1952)
2. Showboat World (1975)
 


 
 
 

 
Durdane
1. The Anome (1973)
     aka The Faceless Man
2. The Brave Free Men (1973)
3. The Asutra (1974)
Durdane (omnibus) (1989)

 

 
 

 

 
Ports of Call
1. Ports of Call (1998)
2. Lurulu (2004)
 
 
 
Novels
 
Omnibus

 
Collections
 
Novellas
 
Non fiction
 
Anthologies containing stories by Jack Vance








 
Short stories
The Killing Machine [short story]
The Mitr
The Palace of Love [short story]
The Star King [short story]
Guyal of Sfere (1950)
Liane the Wayfarer (1950)
The Loom of Darkness (1950)
Mazirian the Magician (1950)
T'sais (1950)
Turhan of Miir (1950)
Ulan Dhor (1950)
The New Prime (1951)
Abercrombie Station (1952)
DP! (1953)
The Gift of Gab (1955)
The Men Return [short story] (1957)
The Miracle Workers (1958)Hugo (nominee)
The Moon Moth [short story] (1961)
The Dragon Masters [short story] (1962)Hugo
Green Magic [short story] (1963)
The Overworld (1965)
The Last Castle [short story] (1966)Hugo
Nebula Awards
The Pilgrims (1966)
The Secret (1966)
Rumfuddle (1973)
Assault on a City (1974)Hugo (nominee)
The Seventeen Virgins [short story] (1974)
The Bagful of Dreams [short story] (1977)World Fantasy (nominee)


Awards
Hugo Best Novellette nominee (1959) : The Miracle Workers
Hugo Best Short Story winner (1963) : The Dragon Masters [short story]
Hugo Best Novellette winner (1967) : The Last Castle [short story]
Nebula Awards Best Novella winner (1967) : The Last Castle [short story]
Hugo Best Novella nominee (1975) : Assault on a City
World Fantasy Best Short Story nominee (1978) : The Bagful of Dreams [short story]
World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement nominee (1980)
World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement nominee (1981)
World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement nominee (1982)
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (1984) : Suldrun's Garden
World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement winner (1984)
World Fantasy Best Novel nominee (1984) : Suldrun's Garden
World Fantasy Best Novel winner (1990) : Madouc


Books about Jack Vance
Jack Vance : Fantasmic Imagination (1990) by Gordon Benson
Jack Vance (1990) by Gordon Benson and Phil Stephensen-Payne
The Work of Jack Vance (1993) by Boden Clarke (Robert Reginald), Jerry Hewett and Daryl F Mallett
An Encyclopedia of Jack Vance, Volume 1 (2002) by David G Mead
An Encyclopedia of Jack Vance, Volume 2 (2002) by David G Mead
An Encyclopedia of Jack Vance, Volume 3 (2002) by David G Mead
 

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