Retro Hugo Award novel nomination 2001.
Many eons from now, our Sun has dwindled to a cold red star. Soon it
must flicker out... yet still men and women live, and love, and seek
what adventure their strange world holds. And that is plenty – for on
this ancient Earth the laws of physics weaken, and magic has returned
to its own. Enchantment rules, from the Iron Mountains to the dreaming
city of Kaiin.
Meet T'sais the sorceress, Turjan the scientist, and Liane the rogue. Journey with them through dim forests and ancient seabeds – across the mystical landscape of The Dying Earth.
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.