Jack Vance

Jack Vance

John Holbrook "Jack" Vance (1916–2013) was an American mystery, fantasy and science fiction writer. Though most of his work has been published as by Jack Vance, he also wrote 11 mystery novels using his full name John Holbrook Vance, three under the pseudonym Ellery Queen, and once each using the pseudonyms Alan Wade, Peter Held, John van See, and Jay Kavanse.

Vance won the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement in 1984 and he was a Guest of Honor at the 1992 World Science Fiction Convention in Orlando, Florida. The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America made him its 14th Grand Master in 1997 and the Science Fiction Hall of Fame inducted him in 2001, its sixth class of two deceased and two living writers.

Among his awards for particular works were: Hugo Awards, in 1963 for The Dragon Masters, in 1967 for The Last Castle, and in 2010 for his memoir This is Me, Jack Vance!; a Nebula Award in 1966, also for The Last Castle; the Jupiter Award in 1975; the World Fantasy Award in 1990 for Lyonesse: Madouc. He also won an Edgar (the mystery equivalent of the Nebula) for the best first mystery novel in 1961 for The Man in the Cage.

A 2009 profile in The New York Times Magazine described Vance as "one of American literature’s most distinctive and undervalued voices." He died at his home in Oakland, California, May 26, 2013, aged 96.

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Edited by 2013-10-06 (Seregil of Rhiminee)
Speculative Fiction Novels (90)
2015  Grand Crusades (The Early Jack Vance, #5)
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2014  Minding the Stars (The Early Jack Vance, #4)
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2013  Magic Highways (The Early Jack Vance, #3)
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2012  Dream Castles (The Early Jack Vance, #2)
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2010  The Complete Lyonesse (Lyonesse)
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2010  Hard-Luck Diggings (The Early Jack Vance, #1)
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2009  Wild Thyme, Green Magic
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2008  The Jack Vance Reader
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2008  The Kragen
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2007  The Jack Vance Treasury
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2005  The Laughing Magician: The Adventures of Cugel (Dying Earth)
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2005  The Demon Princes (Demon Princes)
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2005  Gadget Stories (Vance Integral Edition, #3)
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2005  Son of the Tree and Other Stories (Vance Integral Edition, #5)
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2005  The Moon Moth and Other Stories (Vance Integral Edition, #17)
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2004  Lurulu (Ports of Call, #2)
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2004  The World-Thinker and Other Stories (Vance Integral Edition, #2)
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2004  The Houses of Iszm and Other Stories (Vance Integral Edition, #8)
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2002  Golden Girl and Other Stories (Vance Integral Edition, #6)
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2001  Coup de Grace and Other Stories (Vance Integral Edition)
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1999  Tales of the Dying Earth (Dying Earth)
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1998  Ports of Call (Ports of Call, #1)
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1997  The Demon Princes: Volume 1 (Demon Princes)
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1997  The Demon Princes: Volume 2 (Demon Princes)
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1996  Night Lamp (Gaean Reach)
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1995  Alastor (Alastor)
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1992  When the Five Moons Rise
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1992  Throy (The Cadwal Chronicles, #3)
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1991  Ecce and Old Earth (The Cadwal Chronicles, #2)
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1990  Chateau D'If: And other Stories
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1989  Durdane (Durdane)
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1989  Madouc (Lyonesse, #3)
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1987  Araminta Station (The Cadwal Chronicles, #1)
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1986  The Dark Side of the Moon
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1986  The Augmented Agent and Other Stories
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1985  The Green Pearl (Lyonesse, #2)
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1985  The Complete Magnus Ridolph (Magnus Ridolph)
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1985  Light from a Lone Star
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1984  Rhialto the Marvellous (Dying Earth, #4)
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1983  Cugel's Saga (Dying Earth, #3)
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1983  Suldrun's Garden (Lyonesse, #1)
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1982  The Narrow Land
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1982  Lost Moons
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1981  The Book of Dreams (Demon Princes, #5)
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1980  Galactic Effectuator
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1980  Nopalgarth
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1979  The Bagful of Dreams (Dying Earth)
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1979  Green Magic
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1979  The Face (Demon Princes, #4)
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1979  Morreion (Dying Earth)
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1979  The Seventeen Virgins (Dying Earth)
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1978  Wyst: Alastor 1716 (Alastor, #3)
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1976  The Best of Jack Vance
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1976  Maske: Thaery (Gaean Reach)
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1975  Showboat World
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1975  The Moon Moth, and Other Stories
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1975  Marune: Alastor 993 (Alastor, #2)
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1975  The Gray Prince (Gaean Reach)
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1974  The Asutra (Durdane, #3)
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1973  The Worlds of Jack Vance
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1973  Trullion: Alastor 2262 (Alastor, #1)
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1973  The Faceless Man (Durdane, #1)
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1973  The Brave Free Men (Durdane, #2)
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1970  The Pnume (Tschai / Planet of Adventure, #4)
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1969  Eight Fantasms and Magics
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1969  Servants of the Wankh (Tschai / Planet of Adventure, #2)
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1969  Emphyrio (Gaean Reach)
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1969  The Dirdir (Tschai / Planet of Adventure, #3)
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1968  City of the Chasch (Tschai / Planet of Adventure, #1)
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1967  The Last Castle
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1967  The Palace of Love (Demon Princes, #3)
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1966  The Blue World
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1966  The Brains of Earth
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1966  The Eyes of the Overworld (Dying Earth, #2)
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1966  The Many Worlds of Magnus Ridolph (Magnus Ridolph)
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1965  Space Opera
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1965  Monsters in Orbit
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1964  The Houses of Iszm
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1964  Son of the Tree
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1964  Star King (Demon Princes, #1)
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1964  Future Tense
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1964  The Killing Machine (Demon Princes, #2)
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1963  The Dragon Masters
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1958  The Languages of Pao
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1958  Slaves of the Klau
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1957  Big Planet
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1956  To Live Forever
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1953  Vandals of the Void
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1953  The Five Gold Bands
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1950  The Dying Earth (Dying Earth, #1)
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Others non-spefi books (2)
2009  This is Me, Jack Vance!
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2005  Wild Thyme and Violets: Other Unpublished Works and Addenda (Vance Integral Edition, #44)
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