Foreverness

Jack Vance

Jack Vance passed away at home on the evening of Sunday May 26, 2013, ending a long, rich and productive life. Recognized most widely as an author, family and friends also knew a generous, large-hearted, rugged, genial, hard-working, optimistic and unpretentious individual whose curiosity, sense of wonder and sheer love of life were an inspiration in themselves. Author, friend, father and grandfather – there will never be another like Jack Vance.



~ ☆ Raise a Toast to Jack Vance ☆ ~



"At the last moments of the universe, with eternal darkness converging from all sides, surely someone will arise and cry out: ‘Hold back the end for a final moment, while I pay tribute to the gallant brewmasters who have provided us a pathway of golden glory down the fading corridors of time!’ And then, is it not possible that a bright gap will appear in the dark, through which the brewmasters are allowed to proceed, to build a finer universe?"

- Lurulu -



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Thursday 2 January 2014 22:24
Thank you for writing some of the most amazing books I have ever read.
Craig

Thursday 2 January 2014 22:24
Thank you for writing some of the most amazing books I have ever read.
Craig
Wednesday 1 January 2014 11:26
Ik lees je boeken al sinds mijn tiener jaren, herlees ze keer op keer en geniet er nog steeds van. Dank je wel.
Ren (Nederland)

Wednesday 1 January 2014 11:26
Ik lees je boeken al sinds mijn tiener jaren, herlees ze keer op keer en geniet er nog steeds van. Dank je wel.
Ren (Nederland)
Monday 30 December 2013 20:00
I've just discovered your works this past month and eagerly look forward to many long hours reading.
Robbie

Monday 30 December 2013 20:00
I've just discovered your works this past month and eagerly look forward to many long hours reading.
Robbie
Monday 30 December 2013 15:27
merci pour tout, Monsieur Vance,
je vous dois mes premiers émois en littérature.
Je vous ai découvert en 1976 avec Cugel, et depuis je crois bien que j'ai lu toutes vos oeuvres qui ont été éditées en France et avec toujours autant de bonheur.
Chacun de vos livres est une promesse d'évasion et de jubilation.
Vous gardez dans ma mémoire et mon coeur une grande place (et dans ma bibliothèque aussi).
Vous continuez sûrement à créer d'autres mondes où que vous soyez.
Merci Maître Jack.
Albert (from France)

Monday 30 December 2013 15:27
merci pour tout, Monsieur Vance,
je vous dois mes premiers émois en littérature.
Je vous ai découvert en 1976 avec Cugel, et depuis je crois bien que j'ai lu toutes vos oeuvres qui ont été éditées en France et avec toujours autant de ... click to read more
Albert (from France)
Monday 30 December 2013 00:00
An extraordinary talent. The original Ayg 62 Dragonmasters story as illustrated was a magnificent short tale that I cherish
even now- I met the Artist for the Galaxy edition. Jack Vance gave strength credible content and excellence of craft to all of the great work he created. A sorrow to see him past this life- an inspiring life-
j_victorm

Monday 30 December 2013 00:00
An extraordinary talent. The original Ayg 62 Dragonmasters story as illustrated was a magnificent short tale that I cherish
even now- I met the Artist for the Galaxy edition. Jack Vance gave strength credible content and excellence of craft to all ... click to read more
j_victorm
Tuesday 24 December 2013 10:44
Non ci siamo mai incontrati ma sei
un mio vecchio amico da decenni,i tuoi mondi si sono mischiati ai miei.Thank you Jack for all
Stefano masserdotti

Tuesday 24 December 2013 10:44
Non ci siamo mai incontrati ma sei
un mio vecchio amico da decenni,i tuoi mondi si sono mischiati ai miei.Thank you Jack for all
Stefano masserdotti
Monday 23 December 2013 03:24
long one of my hero's, thank you for so many hours reading and rereading your books. was lucky to meet jack and his wife for coffee and breakfast at a science fiction convention in Ohio maybe around 2003ish. cherish the memory and look forward to rereading his books for years to come.
tim favreau

Monday 23 December 2013 03:24
long one of my hero's, thank you for so many hours reading and rereading your books. was lucky to meet jack and his wife for coffee and breakfast at a science fiction convention in Ohio maybe around 2003ish. cherish the memory and look forward to ... click to read more
tim favreau
Sunday 22 December 2013 18:13
Didn;t know you died this year Jack until now.
To me in Ireland and my friends in Holland you were the greatest of them all, you were truly the master!
Just because I want to read your books again in the original language I found out you passed away to another world, may it be one of your own choice!
Anonymous

Sunday 22 December 2013 18:13
Didn;t know you died this year Jack until now.
To me in Ireland and my friends in Holland you were the greatest of them all, you were truly the master!
Just because I want to read your books again in the original language I found out you passed ... click to read more
Anonymous
Sunday 22 December 2013 08:36
Thank you Jack for sharing your wonderful stories with all of us. They will be enjoyed by generations to come. Still working my way through your works and enjoing every moment .
Rachel

Sunday 22 December 2013 08:36
Thank you Jack for sharing your wonderful stories with all of us. They will be enjoyed by generations to come. Still working my way through your works and enjoing every moment .
Rachel
Thursday 19 December 2013 16:45
J'avais douze ans lorsque j'entendis parler d'un petit roman "un monde d'azur" (the blue world). C'était à la télévision, une émission, appelée " temps X", consacrée à la science- fiction. Ce petit roman, trente ans plus tard, je l'ai toujours dans ma bibliothèque, il a été l'instigateur de ma passion pour la lecture, que de livres et d'auteurs parcourus au cours de ces années! Ce soir en lisant la première page des Chroniques de Durdane j'ai eût envie faire quelques recherches sur leur auteur et c'est avec tristesse que j'apprends sa disparition. Je souhaitais te remercier, Jack, je te remercie pour m'avoir transporté au fil de ton imagination, j’espère que tu voyages à nouveau dans de mystérieuses contrées...
Nicolas

Thursday 19 December 2013 16:45
J'avais douze ans lorsque j'entendis parler d'un petit roman "un monde d'azur" (the blue world). C'était à la télévision, une émission, appelée " temps X", consacrée à la science- fiction. Ce petit roman, trente ans plus tard, je l'ai ... click to read more
Nicolas
Sunday 15 December 2013 20:08
Sleep well my brother. Thank you for making my earthly existence that much more imaginative, creative and inspiring.
Matt

Sunday 15 December 2013 20:08
Sleep well my brother. Thank you for making my earthly existence that much more imaginative, creative and inspiring.
Matt
Sunday 15 December 2013 13:13
good trip, maker of worlds

buon viaggio,creatore di mondi
Renato Marrese Italia

Sunday 15 December 2013 13:13
good trip, maker of worlds

buon viaggio,creatore di mondi
Renato Marrese Italia
Sunday 15 December 2013 05:15
I have started my journey into Jack Vance's worlds at the age of 14 and voraciously read his books over the next 20 years. Jack, you are the genius in the lamp and your magic is still operating on me ( i am 49 ). Many gods bless you.
Jean-Philippe Lopez

Sunday 15 December 2013 05:15
I have started my journey into Jack Vance's worlds at the age of 14 and voraciously read his books over the next 20 years. Jack, you are the genius in the lamp and your magic is still operating on me ( i am 49 ). Many gods bless you.
Jean-Philippe Lopez
Friday 13 December 2013 23:26
I too only found out today of Vance's passing, and it has been a blow. Vance's work has been such an influence on me - how I think of language, and how I think of the fantastic and the familiar alike. The world is poorer for his absence from it.
Olivia

Friday 13 December 2013 23:26
I too only found out today of Vance's passing, and it has been a blow. Vance's work has been such an influence on me - how I think of language, and how I think of the fantastic and the familiar alike. The world is poorer for his absence from it.
Olivia
Friday 13 December 2013 16:13
I just found out today, December 13, 2013 that The Master passed away. I received the "Duivels Prinsen" series (Demon Princes), in Dutch, for my high school graduation in 1987. Been a fan ever since have been collecting all of his work in Dutch and English. I love the characters, the detail in which he describes the environment the story takes place and in particular the odd little facts of the worlds which he adds to his stories. Unbelievable he is gone.
Pieter Otten

Friday 13 December 2013 16:13
I just found out today, December 13, 2013 that The Master passed away. I received the "Duivels Prinsen" series (Demon Princes), in Dutch, for my high school graduation in 1987. Been a fan ever since have been collecting all of his work in Dutch and ... click to read more
Pieter Otten
Wednesday 11 December 2013 10:07
Gracias Jack por hacernos soñar despierto!
Buen viaje!
Anonymous

Wednesday 11 December 2013 10:07
Gracias Jack por hacernos soñar despierto!
Buen viaje!
Anonymous
Saturday 7 December 2013 16:41
Uren, dagen, maanden kon ik vertoeven in uw wereld. Ik leerde dat tijdens de palingrace niet altijd de beste winnen. Dank mijneer Vance. De meest exquise fles kraak ik op uw grandioze reis.
Joris Vermost, Mechelen, Belgium

Saturday 7 December 2013 16:41
Uren, dagen, maanden kon ik vertoeven in uw wereld. Ik leerde dat tijdens de palingrace niet altijd de beste winnen. Dank mijneer Vance. De meest exquise fles kraak ik op uw grandioze reis.
Joris Vermost, Mechelen, Belgium
Thursday 5 December 2013 14:10
Jack Vance provided me more than 45 years of delight. I've read and re-read all his SF and Fantansy works countless times. Each reading reveals another nuance that I somehow overlooked before. His soaring intellect, wit, and wry social commentary never fail to enlighten (and often amuse) the reader. He was a master without peer of language, ideas, and imagery. Jack, you never knew me, but I knew you well. May you sail the aeons with fair winds astern. Farewell, Old Friend, farewell!

L. D. Hedrick

Thursday 5 December 2013 14:10
Jack Vance provided me more than 45 years of delight. I've read and re-read all his SF and Fantansy works countless times. Each reading reveals another nuance that I somehow overlooked before. His soaring intellect, wit, and wry social commentary ... click to read more
L. D. Hedrick
Wednesday 4 December 2013 17:12
Come tutti gli scrittori immortali, Jack Vance vivrà per sempre nelle pagine dei suoi libri ed io continuerò, ancora ed ancora ed ancora, a viaggiare nei fantastici, stupendi mondi che lui ha creato per me. Grazie Jack...
Valerio Cavaletti, Italy

Wednesday 4 December 2013 17:12
Come tutti gli scrittori immortali, Jack Vance vivrà per sempre nelle pagine dei suoi libri ed io continuerò, ancora ed ancora ed ancora, a viaggiare nei fantastici, stupendi mondi che lui ha creato per me. Grazie Jack...
Valerio Cavaletti, Italy
Wednesday 4 December 2013 07:13
Great writing and imagination, old son. Always more than liked your work. So much so that all of the paperbacks I've collected are literally falling to bit - just like me. you taught me how to start writing, in a futile attempt to emulate your style. But nobody could do that. Good on yer, Jack and thanks for everything. haven't go long left myself so hope to meet you in the hereafter where we can down a few beers, then a few more, and discuss how to collaborate on the next series. I got a few ideas. Be seein' ya.

Wuggles. aka Chris Thomas, Swansea, Wales.
chris thomas (wuggles)

Wednesday 4 December 2013 07:13
Great writing and imagination, old son. Always more than liked your work. So much so that all of the paperbacks I've collected are literally falling to bit - just like me. you taught me how to start writing, in a futile attempt to emulate your ... click to read more
chris thomas (wuggles)
Wednesday 4 December 2013 06:46
Jack Vance's writing captivated me. In particular I absolutely love the Planet of Adventure series of 4 books (now in omnibus form). The Dirdir, The Pnume etc....
just wonderful imagination and description coupled with some humour. And then there's Cugel and many many more. God Bless, Jack, and rest in peace.
David Bretherton, Liverpool, UK

Wednesday 4 December 2013 06:46
Jack Vance's writing captivated me. In particular I absolutely love the Planet of Adventure series of 4 books (now in omnibus form). The Dirdir, The Pnume etc....
just wonderful imagination and description coupled with some humour. And then there's ... click to read more
David Bretherton, Liverpool, UK
Tuesday 3 December 2013 18:14
Un grand merci.

Your wo(l)rds are still alive.

Olivier

Tuesday 3 December 2013 18:14
Un grand merci.

Your wo(l)rds are still alive.

Olivier
Monday 2 December 2013 14:16
I discovered my first Jack Vance novels (Daw paperback editions of Wyst and Trullion) in a little hole-in-the-wall bookshop in India. I was instantly hooked, and spent the next 20-odd years hunting down Vance novels. Thirty-something years later I still have those original two paperbacks, and have read, over and over, every single one of his novels that I own.
Each time I read them, they open up vistas in my mind that no other author can achieve, nor can they match the sheer elegance of the writing.
Jack Vance, you were simply the greatest.
Rest in peace, Great Soul.
Peter O'Brien

Monday 2 December 2013 14:16
I discovered my first Jack Vance novels (Daw paperback editions of Wyst and Trullion) in a little hole-in-the-wall bookshop in India. I was instantly hooked, and spent the next 20-odd years hunting down Vance novels. Thirty-something years later I ... click to read more
Peter O'Brien
Thursday 28 November 2013 10:30
I first heard of Jack's death on June 14th. I immediately started rereading everything he ever wrote. Some 60 or so novels and some 90 or so short stories later, I have finished. There wasn't a boring page in the lot. And there were weeks at a time that were just sheer bliss.

"All of the nights we'd harmonize till dawn
I never laughed so long
so long
so long"
Dietrich

Thursday 28 November 2013 10:30
I first heard of Jack's death on June 14th. I immediately started rereading everything he ever wrote. Some 60 or so novels and some 90 or so short stories later, I have finished. There wasn't a boring page in the lot. And there were weeks at a time ... click to read more
Dietrich
Tuesday 26 November 2013 16:00
In all the billions of years of future that await us there will never be another Jack Vance. Thanks for taking me on so many memorable travels. You've brightened my childhood. I wish you could have come with us..
Eddie

Tuesday 26 November 2013 16:00
In all the billions of years of future that await us there will never be another Jack Vance. Thanks for taking me on so many memorable travels. You've brightened my childhood. I wish you could have come with us..
Eddie
Thursday 21 November 2013 16:04
I've read books by writers who are considered to be master novelists. I can't think of any writer who has given me more pleasure than Jack Vance.
His books reward continued reading.
Every few years I take out my Vance collection and read the whole thing.
When I'm done I feel terribly sad.
There are no more Jack Vance books to read!
How awful!
No more masterpieces like Lyonesse, no more chilling epics like the Planet Of Adventure (Tschai, etc).
Mo more Anome, no Kerth Gerson.
Jack Vance was a master anthropologist, an observer of human cultures, habits and social organizations.
Every book contained an inn or two, run by surly but clever inn keepers.
There were bands of musicians, led by
trickster bandleaders whose lanky strides measured the beats of exotic instruments and time signatures.
Jack Vance's recurring theme was a hearty laugh at ourselves, as if to say, "How odd we are; how odd we will be when we have spread across the universe.
We will always be eccentric, absurd, arbitrary, inventive, tenacious and we will always survive in one form or another." Thank you, Jack Vance, for a life time of reading pleasure.
Art Rosch

Thursday 21 November 2013 16:04
I've read books by writers who are considered to be master novelists. I can't think of any writer who has given me more pleasure than Jack Vance.
His books reward continued reading.
Every few years I take out my Vance collection and read the whole ... click to read more
Art Rosch
Thursday 21 November 2013 01:09
I'm an Iranian-American fan of Jack Vance. He was an imaginative, baroque, and witty author. I believe he was underappreciated.

Nevertheless, Mr. Vance, I salute you for your creativity and hours of enjoyment that you bestowed on us, your fans.

IFA
IFA

Thursday 21 November 2013 01:09
I'm an Iranian-American fan of Jack Vance. He was an imaginative, baroque, and witty author. I believe he was underappreciated.

Nevertheless, Mr. Vance, I salute you for your creativity and hours of enjoyment that you bestowed on us, your ... click to read more
IFA
Thursday 14 November 2013 06:35
I always lose myself in his books, I can see the dirdir on tschai and watch hussade when I am on Trullion. What a great writer.
jan binkhorst

Thursday 14 November 2013 06:35
I always lose myself in his books, I can see the dirdir on tschai and watch hussade when I am on Trullion. What a great writer.
jan binkhorst
Wednesday 13 November 2013 09:15
Le mie sincere condoglianze ai familiari. Leggo Jack Vance dal 1980, credo di avere tutti i libri pubblicati in italiano in edizioni diverse.
Alcune frasi dei Suoi personaggi sono diventate miei indicazioni alle mie persone piu' care : Per diventare un mago devi sottoporti a molte prove e devi effettuare molti tristi esercizi parecchi dei quali sono particolarmente antipatici e sono stati progettati al fine di dissuadere chi non aveva una valida motivazione.
La frase -Piu' denaro piu' spazio- e' diventata la frase preferita di mia mamma.
Termino con quello che io considero
il brindisi di Jack Vance
AL MIGLIORE DEI FUTURI!

Grazie per avermi,averci
fatto vedere altri mondi
Valerio

Wednesday 13 November 2013 09:15
Le mie sincere condoglianze ai familiari. Leggo Jack Vance dal 1980, credo di avere tutti i libri pubblicati in italiano in edizioni diverse.
Alcune frasi dei Suoi personaggi sono diventate miei indicazioni alle mie persone piu' care : Per ... click to read more
Valerio
Monday 11 November 2013 08:54
Merci Jack pour tout ce que tes livres m'ont apportés.

Bon voyage !
Adrien Bretonnier

Monday 11 November 2013 08:54
Merci Jack pour tout ce que tes livres m'ont apportés.

Bon voyage !
Adrien Bretonnier
Saturday 9 November 2013 10:50
I regret that I have come across Jack Vance stories so late.. He is pure entertainment and great visualiser.. RIP
Shailendra Shirke

Saturday 9 November 2013 10:50
I regret that I have come across Jack Vance stories so late.. He is pure entertainment and great visualiser.. RIP
Shailendra Shirke
Saturday 9 November 2013 07:46
For every book I have read there were none that I could read again, and again, apart from the works of Jack Vance.
I had never met Jack in person, but it seems I almost know him from his books; an erudite, articulate and humourous man with a penchant for adventure, beauty and mystery. This world has lost a remarkable individual in Jack.
Dan Slater

Saturday 9 November 2013 07:46
For every book I have read there were none that I could read again, and again, apart from the works of Jack Vance.
I had never met Jack in person, but it seems I almost know him from his books; an erudite, articulate and humourous man with a ... click to read more
Dan Slater
Thursday 7 November 2013 18:19
Jack has been one of my favourite authors for more than twenty years. My condolences to the friends and family of this amazingly talented man.
Ross C

Thursday 7 November 2013 18:19
Jack has been one of my favourite authors for more than twenty years. My condolences to the friends and family of this amazingly talented man.
Ross C
Tuesday 5 November 2013 18:20
When browsing through my father's book collection I found The Demon Princes. I was around 12 years old and this is the book that made me a Sci-Fi/Fantasy junky. Since then I've read more books from Jack Vance but The Demon Princes remains my favorite.

When I think about The Face and it's humorous ending, I still feel the need to laugh out loud.

Rest in peace, my good man. Rest in peace.
Jimi V.

Tuesday 5 November 2013 18:20
When browsing through my father's book collection I found The Demon Princes. I was around 12 years old and this is the book that made me a Sci-Fi/Fantasy junky. Since then I've read more books from Jack Vance but The Demon Princes remains my ... click to read more
Jimi V.
Wednesday 30 October 2013 20:04
A toast to Jack Vance, whose writing has
been a major part of my life for the last 60 years.
I have read Lyonesse
over 10 times now, and am looking forward to another re-reading when enough years pass so I will no longer have every line memorized.
His prose at its best was equal to the very best!
My condolences to his family, but also my congratulations for having lived with this master writer who was evidently as
enjoyable a companion as he was a writer.
Lee Cronbach

Wednesday 30 October 2013 20:04
A toast to Jack Vance, whose writing has
been a major part of my life for the last 60 years.
I have read Lyonesse
over 10 times now, and am looking forward to another re-reading when enough years pass so I will no longer have every line ... click to read more
Lee Cronbach
Sunday 27 October 2013 18:17
I first discovered your books in the local library in my early teens. Many happy hours were spent fighting across Tschai or cruising the Gaean Reach in search of adventure. Thank you for so much enjoyment.
Adam Elliott

Sunday 27 October 2013 18:17
I first discovered your books in the local library in my early teens. Many happy hours were spent fighting across Tschai or cruising the Gaean Reach in search of adventure. Thank you for so much enjoyment.
Adam Elliott
Saturday 26 October 2013 14:45
I have had the greatest pleasure reading your books, the "Demon Princes"series. Jack Vance R.I.P.
Rajat Datta

Saturday 26 October 2013 14:45
I have had the greatest pleasure reading your books, the "Demon Princes"series. Jack Vance R.I.P.
Rajat Datta
Saturday 26 October 2013 14:40
You have given me the greateast pleasure reading your books . Jack Vance R.I.P.
Rajat Ranjan Datta

Saturday 26 October 2013 14:40
You have given me the greateast pleasure reading your books . Jack Vance R.I.P.
Rajat Ranjan Datta
Wednesday 23 October 2013 21:30
In my mid teens I first came across the name of Jack Vance in "Astounding" ( The Miracle Workers of 1958 ) .... and I still have that original magazine ! I can recall my thrill at acquiring my first copies of
The Dragon Masters , of The Star King , of City of the Chasch . Much later , I recall my son's deep concerns that Jack appeared to have both the Araminta and Lyonesse series on the go simultaneously , and might die before either trilogy was completed . To his great relief
, and mine , both WERE completed, to join all his other works on my bookshelves. Thank you Jack for your magnificent use of English , and for teaching me the use of words like "dree" and "pantologist" . Sad to know that there'll now be no more additions to the
works on my Vance shelf ... books I continue to reread regularly even today for the literary style that I enjoy so much, despite the passage of over 50 years . Thank you , Jack , for all those decades of unalloyed pleasure you brought to me .
Jim Jewell

Wednesday 23 October 2013 21:30
In my mid teens I first came across the name of Jack Vance in "Astounding" ( The Miracle Workers of 1958 ) .... and I still have that original magazine ! I can recall my thrill at acquiring my first copies of
The Dragon Masters , of The Star King , ... click to read more
Jim Jewell
Monday 21 October 2013 17:51
A massive thank you to Jack Vance for lighting the fire of imagination in a 14 year old who picked up his brother-in-laws copy of The dying Earth and still, at 43 hasn't returned it. That copy now has lots of friends in a 2000 book library thats survuved two moves of country a marriage a divorce and 4 house moves. My favourite author? still the best Jack Vance.
Neil Milne

Monday 21 October 2013 17:51
A massive thank you to Jack Vance for lighting the fire of imagination in a 14 year old who picked up his brother-in-laws copy of The dying Earth and still, at 43 hasn't returned it. That copy now has lots of friends in a 2000 book library thats ... click to read more
Neil Milne
Sunday 20 October 2013 15:57
Saddened to hear of the passing of Jack Vance. Many years ago someone donated a box of books. The Eyes Of The Overworld
was among them. 30 odd years later I am still enjoying his unique imagination and story telling. He was the Shakespeare of science fiction. May god
send his soul into the lands of his imagination.
Paul Greet

Sunday 20 October 2013 15:57
Saddened to hear of the passing of Jack Vance. Many years ago someone donated a box of books. The Eyes Of The Overworld
was among them. 30 odd years later I am still enjoying his unique imagination and story telling. He was the Shakespeare of ... click to read more
Paul Greet
Thursday 17 October 2013 10:49
I will always miss him. I used to look forward to his new books like it was Christmas Day. But at least I can re-read the old stuff - there is certainly enough to keep me occupied....
Graham Voss

Thursday 17 October 2013 10:49
I will always miss him. I used to look forward to his new books like it was Christmas Day. But at least I can re-read the old stuff - there is certainly enough to keep me occupied....
Graham Voss
Saturday 12 October 2013 16:08
A fan since 1966. Jack's contribution to science fiction writing and crime mysteries is unparalleled. Long after the buzz of 50's / 60's / 70's SF writing disappeared, his unique language and style have distanced his work from anyone else.
I have been a fortunate visitor to the San Francisco / Oakland area in the last 10 years and my one regret is never to have shaken the hand of the Grand Master of SF, Fantasy and Crime Writing
Paul Lea

Saturday 12 October 2013 16:08
A fan since 1966. Jack's contribution to science fiction writing and crime mysteries is unparalleled. Long after the buzz of 50's / 60's / 70's SF writing disappeared, his unique language and style have distanced his work from anyone else.
I have ... click to read more
Paul Lea
Friday 11 October 2013 03:36
Addio ignaro amico e compagno nelle ultime ore della giornata, quelle immancabili e tanto desiderate quando la veglia si confonde col sogno, Tu hai fatto sì con la tua opera che mi innamorassi dei tuoi mondi e dei tuoi eroi, ti dico addio ma so che vivi ancora nelle tue parole scritte anche per me!

Goodbye, oblivious friend and companion of the last hours of the day, those inevitable and so desired hours when wakeing fuses with dreaming. You made possible with your opera I felt in love with your worlds and heroes, I say Goodbye even I know you still lives in your written words for me too!

Maurizio Famà Tringali
Italy
Maurizio Fam Tringali ITALY

Friday 11 October 2013 03:36
Addio ignaro amico e compagno nelle ultime ore della giornata, quelle immancabili e tanto desiderate quando la veglia si confonde col sogno, Tu hai fatto sì con la tua opera che mi innamorassi dei tuoi mondi e dei tuoi eroi, ti dico addio ma so che ... click to read more
Maurizio Fam Tringali ITALY
Saturday 5 October 2013 00:53
Whenever life became too serious, there was always Jack to bring you back to earth. Whenever life seemed to be unfair there was always Cugel to make you realise things could be worse. Whenever new challenges seemed insurmountable there as always Adam Reith to spur you on.

Vale Jack
Graham Brisbane (Australia)

Saturday 5 October 2013 00:53
Whenever life became too serious, there was always Jack to bring you back to earth. Whenever life seemed to be unfair there was always Cugel to make you realise things could be worse. Whenever new challenges seemed insurmountable there as always ... click to read more
Graham Brisbane (Australia)
Friday 4 October 2013 13:55
I had never read any Science Fiction until my boyfriend introduced me to it through "The eyes of the overworld" in 1969! We have been married for 42 years now, and Jack Vance remains the favourite author ever, for both of us. My personal favourite is the Lyonesse series. I read and re-read it constantly, followed by the demon kings, the dying eath series,
and ....everything really. We have copies of all he has written. Vance has created a universe in time and space rivalled only by Tolkien. When you read his autobiography you see that he got his ideas from his wide travels and unique experiences. Amazing detail, wonderful imagination, powerful language, massive sense of humour and a great deal of philosophy. His descriptions of food on various remote planets is hilarious. Those that try to follow only fail. (George R. R. Martin, Terry Pratchett, etc.)
Annette Forrest

Friday 4 October 2013 13:55
I had never read any Science Fiction until my boyfriend introduced me to it through "The eyes of the overworld" in 1969! We have been married for 42 years now, and Jack Vance remains the favourite author ever, for both of us. My personal favourite ... click to read more
Annette Forrest
Friday 4 October 2013 13:39
Have only just discovered that Jack had died. I was introduced to his books in around 1970 when a friend recommended the Dragonmasters. I didn't enjoy it that much, but once I read City of the Chasch I was hooked. He is, and will remain (I think) my favourite author ever. The Lyonnesse Trilogy is my favourite series of books, and funnily enough, only today,I'd been thinking of rereading it for probably the 5th time (at least). In my eyes he was the master of fantasy fiction. There are other good writers out there, but no one has seemed to replicate his great story lines, but in particular the humour he introduced. As an example I just love the bit where he insists on going into the bank through the front door in The Killing Machine (I think), and because of the staff attitude, buys the bank. Love it! My wife has just mentioned the Cugel books, Dying earth etc. I loved the Star King Books, Planet of Adventure, who can forget the Dirdir being hunted by our hero for purple sequins. I think I know what I'm reading for the next few weeks. RIP Jack. Drinking a toast to you with my wife. You were great, you were the BEST.
Tony Forrest

Friday 4 October 2013 13:39
Have only just discovered that Jack had died. I was introduced to his books in around 1970 when a friend recommended the Dragonmasters. I didn't enjoy it that much, but once I read City of the Chasch I was hooked. He is, and will remain (I think) my ... click to read more
Tony Forrest
Thursday 3 October 2013 21:19
Riding my bike age 10 or so I found a pile of Sci-Fi books by somebody's house at the curb. There were some great tales like Heinlein's "Green Hills of Earth" but fortunately one was "The Dying Earth" & I became a life-long fan. I have re-read my collection so many times they have become part of me. Thank You Jack! You will be missed but save a spot for me & I'll play bass
Vinny Colletti

Thursday 3 October 2013 21:19
Riding my bike age 10 or so I found a pile of Sci-Fi books by somebody's house at the curb. There were some great tales like Heinlein's "Green Hills of Earth" but fortunately one was "The Dying Earth" & I became a life-long fan. I have re-read my ... click to read more
Vinny Colletti
Thursday 3 October 2013 02:27
Jack I owe my life to your words.

Omnia bona precor!
Belze

Thursday 3 October 2013 02:27
Jack I owe my life to your words.

Omnia bona precor!
Belze
Wednesday 2 October 2013 21:06
Jack Vance did it all... with style!
Of all her centennial paramours, nobody cherished English like he, Jack Vance.
His imagination and wanderlust, style and scathing wit, attention to detail and love of colour, we might never see again; he was truly one-of-a-kind.

Wherever you are sir, may the Imminent Will with punctilio assist you in your travels.
God speed, and many a heartfelt thanks.
Katie T. Albrook

Wednesday 2 October 2013 21:06
Jack Vance did it all... with style!
Of all her centennial paramours, nobody cherished English like he, Jack Vance.
His imagination and wanderlust, style and scathing wit, attention to detail and love of colour, we might never see again; he was ... click to read more
Katie T. Albrook
Wednesday 2 October 2013 15:11
Maybe I signed it allready, maybe I didn't, but to be on the safe side I sign it again today.
As with his books whom I still reread I might aswell enter my tribute here once again.
And who knows Lurulu, who knows...
Henry Oude Egberink

Wednesday 2 October 2013 15:11
Maybe I signed it allready, maybe I didn't, but to be on the safe side I sign it again today.
As with his books whom I still reread I might aswell enter my tribute here once again.
And who knows Lurulu, who knows...
Henry Oude Egberink
Wednesday 2 October 2013 11:11
Jack, your books have been part of my life for decades.
Whenever I need a bit of comfort reading, I pick up the Star King once more, as I did decades ago, and relive the adventures of Kirth Gersen for the umpteenth time!
And the good news is that I will continue to do so even now you are gone.
Richard Huggins (UK)

Wednesday 2 October 2013 11:11
Jack, your books have been part of my life for decades.
Whenever I need a bit of comfort reading, I pick up the Star King once more, as I did decades ago, and relive the adventures of Kirth Gersen for the umpteenth time!
And the good news is that ... click to read more
Richard Huggins (UK)
Tuesday 1 October 2013 16:18
I never realised that Jack had left us. As others have said, he left the world a richer place than he found it.
I'm still amazed that anyone could write in such bright colours. A Jack Vance book is just on a whole new level.
Many thanks.
Jack Cole

Tuesday 1 October 2013 16:18
I never realised that Jack had left us. As others have said, he left the world a richer place than he found it.
I'm still amazed that anyone could write in such bright colours. A Jack Vance book is just on a whole new level.
Many thanks.
Jack Cole
Tuesday 1 October 2013 04:59
Jack - I love your stories...
they are eternal...

you undoubtedly share eternity with your work!

i sincerly hope several of your works will end up in movies!

Enjoy yourself in the only world you did not explore together with us - your readers...

BTW, Greetings to Cugel...
an avid admirer/reader,

Gie Wyckmans
Belgium
Gie Wyckmans

Tuesday 1 October 2013 04:59
Jack - I love your stories...
they are eternal...

you undoubtedly share eternity with your work!

i sincerly hope several of your works will end up in movies!

Enjoy yourself in the only world you did not explore together with us - your ... click to read more
Gie Wyckmans
Thursday 26 September 2013 08:53
Thank you so much for all your stories. See you later, master.
Antonio J. Morata

Thursday 26 September 2013 08:53
Thank you so much for all your stories. See you later, master.
Antonio J. Morata
Wednesday 25 September 2013 17:33
Jack's stories have been with me since I was a teenager in the early eighties. Every year I would reread and enjoy his works... now, while rereading "the blue world" I must discover that this unique voice will not speak any more. Dear Jack, thanks for all the joy I am getting from your works - I am sad that I never will be able to talk to you in this life. I toast to you with a good glass of port.
Derek
Derek Feichtinger

Wednesday 25 September 2013 17:33
Jack's stories have been with me since I was a teenager in the early eighties. Every year I would reread and enjoy his works... now, while rereading "the blue world" I must discover that this unique voice will not speak any more. Dear Jack, thanks ... click to read more
Derek Feichtinger
Wednesday 25 September 2013 15:46
To Jack Vance, thank you so much for all the magic.
Wherever you might be voyaging now, I wish you fair winds and following seas.
Thank you.
Ann

Wednesday 25 September 2013 15:46
To Jack Vance, thank you so much for all the magic.
Wherever you might be voyaging now, I wish you fair winds and following seas.
Thank you.
Ann
Saturday 21 September 2013 03:26
Sitting here in office with tears in my eyes, I've only just realized that my favourite writer of all time has passed. It's a true shock, the loss of the master of the densest, most imaginative prose in English language in the 20th century. All I can say is thank you for many of the most wonderful hours in this life of mine. To Live Forever? Certainly, in the 50
volumes of the works of Jack Vance, waiting on my bookshelves to inspire and console me again and again.
Jrgen (Austria)

Saturday 21 September 2013 03:26
Sitting here in office with tears in my eyes, I've only just realized that my favourite writer of all time has passed. It's a true shock, the loss of the master of the densest, most imaginative prose in English language in the 20th century. All I ... click to read more
Jrgen (Austria)
Friday 20 September 2013 14:26
It is with tears in my eyes that I've just learnt that Jack Vance is gone. With him it's a part of my youth that is gone, the better part that saw me walking the Dying Earth alongside Cugel, running after the Demon Princes through the Oikumene, or trying to escape the evil plans of Casmir and Tamurello... Thank you for everything, Jack, and now I'm waiting for my kids to be old enough to enter your worlds too...
Laurent (France)

Friday 20 September 2013 14:26
It is with tears in my eyes that I've just learnt that Jack Vance is gone. With him it's a part of my youth that is gone, the better part that saw me walking the Dying Earth alongside Cugel, running after the Demon Princes through the Oikumene, or ... click to read more
Laurent (France)
Friday 20 September 2013 11:28
I've been reading, and reading and reading again and again Jack Vance since I'm 18 until now I'm more than 50... And, even with all that time spendt, the magic, still is there as at the begining...I learndt so much reading Vance. I am deeply saddened
by knowing the loss of this major writter.
Thank you so much M. Vance.
SLagorce (France)
Stephan Lagorce (France)

Friday 20 September 2013 11:28
I've been reading, and reading and reading again and again Jack Vance since I'm 18 until now I'm more than 50... And, even with all that time spendt, the magic, still is there as at the begining...I learndt so much reading Vance. I am deeply ... click to read more
Stephan Lagorce (France)