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.

Selected


Edited: Seregil of Rhiminee October 06, 2013
Book Covers
The Dying Earth (Dying Earth #1)7.74
Vandals of the Void5.10
The Five Gold Bands
To Live Forever
Big Planet
Slaves of the Klau
The Languages of Pao
The Dragon Masters
The Killing Machine (Demon Princes #2)
Future Tense
Star King (Demon Princes #1)
The Houses of Iszm
Son of the Tree
Space Opera
Monsters in Orbit
The Eyes of the Overworld (Dying Earth #2)7.20
The Blue World7.34
The Many Worlds of Magnus Ridolph
The Brains of Earth
The Palace of Love (Demon Princes #3)
The Last Castle7.50
City of the Chasch (Tschai / Planet of Adventure #1)
The Dirdir (Tschai / Planet of Adventure #3)
Emphyrio
Servants of the Wankh (Tschai / Planet of Adventure #2)
Eight Fantasms and Magics
The Pnume (Tschai / Planet of Adventure #4)
The Worlds of Jack Vance
The Faceless Man (Durdane #1)
The Brave Free Men (Durdane #2)
Trullion: Alastor 2262 (Alastor #1)
The Asutra (Durdane #3)
Marune: Alastor 993 (Alastor #2)
Showboat World7.00
The Gray Prince
The Moon Moth, and Other Stories
Maske: Thaery
The Best of Jack Vance
Wyst: Alastor 1716 (Alastor #3)
The Face (Demon Princes #4)
Green Magic
Morreion
The Seventeen Virgins
The Bagful of Dreams
Galactic Effectuator
Nopalgarth
The Book of Dreams (Demon Princes #5)
The Narrow Land
Lost Moons
Cugel's Saga (Dying Earth #3)
Suldrun's Garden (Lyonesse #1)8.16
Rhialto the Marvellous (Dying Earth #4)
Light from a Lone Star
The Green Pearl (Lyonesse #2)9.34
The Complete Magnus Ridolph
The Dark Side of the Moon
The Augmented Agent and Other Stories
Araminta Station (The Cadwal Chronicles #1)
Madouc (Lyonesse #3)9.34
Durdane
Chateau D'If: And other Stories
Ecce and Old Earth (The Cadwal Chronicles #2)
Throy (The Cadwal Chronicles #3)
When the Five Moons Rise
Alastor
Night Lamp
The Demon Princes: Volume 1
The Demon Princes: Volume 2
Ports of Call (Ports of Call #1)
Tales of the Dying Earth9.50
Coup de Grace and Other Stories
Golden Girl and Other Stories (Vance Integral Edition #6)
Lurulu (Ports of Call #2)
The World-Thinker and Other Stories (Vance Integral Edition #2)
The Houses of Iszm and Other Stories (Vance Integral Edition #8)
Wild Thyme and Violets: Other Unpublished Works and Addenda (Vance Integral Edition #44)
Gadget Stories (Vance Integral Edition #3)
Son of the Tree and Other Stories (Vance Integral Edition #5)
The Moon Moth and Other Stories (Vance Integral Edition #17)
The Demon Princes
The Laughing Magician: The Adventures of Cugel
The Jack Vance Treasury
The Jack Vance Reader
The Kragen
Wild Thyme, Green Magic
This is Me, Jack Vance!
Hard-Luck Diggings (The Early Jack Vance #1)
The Complete Lyonesse
Dream Castles (The Early Jack Vance #2)
Magic Highways (The Early Jack Vance #3)
Minding the Stars (The Early Jack Vance #4)
Grand Crusades (The Early Jack Vance #5)

Speculative Fiction Novels (90)

(The Early Jack Vance #5)
2015 | science fiction, short stories
(The Early Jack Vance #4)
2014 | science fiction, short stories
(The Early Jack Vance #3)
2013 | science fiction, short stories
(The Early Jack Vance #2)
2012 | science fiction, fantasy, short stories
(Lyonesse)
2010 | fantasy > historical fantasy, collection
(The Early Jack Vance #1)
2010 | science fiction, short stories

2009 | science fiction, fantasy, short stories

2008 | science fiction, collection

2008 | science fiction

2007 | science fiction, fantasy, short stories
(Dying Earth)
2005 | fantasy, collection
(Vance Integral Edition #17)
2005 | science fiction, short stories
(Vance Integral Edition #5)
2005 | science fiction, short stories
(Vance Integral Edition #3)
2005 | science fiction, short stories
(Demon Princes)
2005 | science fiction
(Ports of Call #2)
2004 | science fiction
(Vance Integral Edition #8)
2004 | science fiction, short stories
(Vance Integral Edition #2)
2004 | science fiction, short stories
(Vance Integral Edition #6)
2002 | science fiction, short stories
(Vance Integral Edition)
2001 | science fiction, short stories
(Dying Earth)
1999 | science fiction, fantasy, collection
(Ports of Call #1)
1998 | science fiction
(Demon Princes)
1997 | science fiction
(Demon Princes)
1997 | science fiction
(Gaean Reach)
1996 | science fiction
(Alastor)
1995 | science fiction

1992 | science fiction, short stories
(The Cadwal Chronicles #3)
1992 | science fiction
(The Cadwal Chronicles #2)
1991 | science fiction

1990 | science fiction, short stories
(Lyonesse #3)
1989 | fantasy > historical fantasy
(Durdane)
1989 | science fiction, collection
(The Cadwal Chronicles #1)
1987 | science fiction

1986 | science fiction, short stories

1986 | science fiction, short stories
(Lyonesse #2)
1985 | fantasy > historical fantasy
(Magnus Ridolph)
1985 | science fiction, short stories

1985 | science fiction, short stories
(Dying Earth #4)
1984 | science fiction, fantasy, short stories
(Dying Earth #3)
1983 | fantasy
(Lyonesse #1)
1983 | fantasy > historical fantasy

1982 | science fiction, short stories

1982 | science fiction, short stories
(Demon Princes #5)
1981 | science fiction

1980 | science fiction, short stories

1980 | science fiction, collection
(Dying Earth)
1979 | fantasy
(Demon Princes #4)
1979 | science fiction

1979 | science fiction, fantasy, short stories
(Dying Earth)
1979 | science fiction, fantasy
(Dying Earth)
1979 | fantasy
(Alastor #3)
1978 | science fiction
(Gaean Reach)
1976 | science fiction

1976 | science fiction, short stories
(Alastor #2)
1975 | science fiction

1975 | science fiction
(Gaean Reach)
1975 | science fiction

1975 | science fiction, short stories
(Durdane #3)
1974 | science fiction

1973 | science fiction, short stories
(Durdane #2)
1973 | science fiction
(Durdane #1)
1973 | science fiction
(Alastor #1)
1973 | science fiction
(Tschai / Planet of Adventure #4)
1970 | science fiction
(Tschai / Planet of Adventure #2)
1969 | science fiction

1969 | science fiction, fantasy, short stories
(Tschai / Planet of Adventure #3)
1969 | science fiction
(Gaean Reach)
1969 | science fiction
(Tschai / Planet of Adventure #1)
1968 | science fiction
(Demon Princes #3)
1967 | science fiction

1967 | science fiction
(Dying Earth #2)
1966 | fantasy, short stories

1966 | science fiction
(Magnus Ridolph)
1966 | science fiction, short stories

1966 | science fiction

1965 | science fiction

1965 | science fiction, short stories
(Demon Princes #1)
1964 | science fiction

1964 | science fiction

1964 | science fiction
(Demon Princes #2)
1964 | science fiction

1964 | science fiction, short stories

1963 | science fiction

1958 | science fiction

1958 | science fiction

1957 | science fiction

1956 | science fiction

1953 | science fiction, young adult

1953 | science fiction
(Dying Earth #1)
1950 | fantasy, short stories

Others non-spefi books (2)


2009 | non-fiction
(Vance Integral Edition #44)
2005 | short stories