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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Wednesday 29 May 2013 19:29
We members of the Baltimore Science Fiction Society have enjoyed and been inspired by your works for many years.
The world as lost
one of the Great Writers of the genre.
Miriam Kelly

Wednesday 29 May 2013 19:29
We members of the Baltimore Science Fiction Society have enjoyed and been inspired by your works for many years.
The world as lost
one of the Great Writers of the genre.
Miriam Kelly
Wednesday 29 May 2013 19:29
So much achieved in such a rich life. As a minor contributor to the Integral Edition, and the proud owner of a set, I have a part of him, which will serve as memorial for my great pleasure in his books, and his life
Chris LaHatte

Wednesday 29 May 2013 19:29
So much achieved in such a rich life. As a minor contributor to the Integral Edition, and the proud owner of a set, I have a part of him, which will serve as memorial for my great pleasure in his books, and his life
Chris LaHatte
Wednesday 29 May 2013 19:27
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Unspiek, Baron Bodissey

Wednesday 29 May 2013 19:27
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Unspiek, Baron Bodissey
Wednesday 29 May 2013 19:25
I was just a reader, and don't deserve to comment here, but what a writer.
Rebecca Sawyer

Wednesday 29 May 2013 19:25
I was just a reader, and don't deserve to comment here, but what a writer.
Rebecca Sawyer
Wednesday 29 May 2013 19:25
You brought something to the realm of science fiction and fantasy writing that few other authors could or did.
Your writing never lost a sense of fun and adventure, nor has anyone equaled your knack for descriptive prose.
You will be sorely missed.
Jay Furr

Wednesday 29 May 2013 19:25
You brought something to the realm of science fiction and fantasy writing that few other authors could or did.
Your writing never lost a sense of fun and adventure, nor has anyone equaled your knack for descriptive prose.
You will be sorely missed.
Jay Furr
Wednesday 29 May 2013 19:22
I've read many of Jack Vance's works, and many are among my all-time favorites. There are characters and even lines from his books that I think of frequently. Such beauty and adventure and humor. Thanks so much, Mr. Vance.
Mike Ruiz

Wednesday 29 May 2013 19:22
I've read many of Jack Vance's works, and many are among my all-time favorites. There are characters and even lines from his books that I think of frequently. Such beauty and adventure and humor. Thanks so much, Mr. Vance.
Mike Ruiz
Wednesday 29 May 2013 19:22
Your books will live in me and color my life and thoughts until my last day. Thank you so much...!
Phil

Wednesday 29 May 2013 19:22
Your books will live in me and color my life and thoughts until my last day. Thank you so much...!
Phil
Wednesday 29 May 2013 19:21
One of the only two men whom I admired for something they did or for who they were is gone. I really can't find the words.
Till Noever

Wednesday 29 May 2013 19:21
One of the only two men whom I admired for something they did or for who they were is gone. I really can't find the words.
Till Noever
Wednesday 29 May 2013 19:21
Although I had read "Vandals of the Void" as a teenager, my involvement with Jack Vance's work really began in graduate school when I read "The Dying Earth" for the first time and became an instant fan. I believe I've read at least one version of all of his published work and just recently discovered jackvance.com and therefore his biography, "Songs of the Dying Earth," and the charming and witty chamber opera based on, "Space Opera" itself. I am shocked and saddened to hear of his death, but I have his books and that is some consolation. For some reason, I keep thinking of Zab Zonk from "Araminta Station" as I write this. Perhaps it's time for bit of uiskebaugh in his memory.
John Chalmers

Wednesday 29 May 2013 19:21
Although I had read "Vandals of the Void" as a teenager, my involvement with Jack Vance's work really began in graduate school when I read "The Dying Earth" for the first time and became an instant fan. I believe I've read at least one version of ... click to read more
John Chalmers
Wednesday 29 May 2013 19:17
The world was transformed into a much more vibrant sphere for your presence.

"What exists is real; therefore it is tragic, since whatever lives must die. Only fantasy, the vapors rising from sheer nonsense, can now excite my laughter." - Lord Pirmence of Castle Lutez
Fitcharoo

Wednesday 29 May 2013 19:17
The world was transformed into a much more vibrant sphere for your presence.

"What exists is real; therefore it is tragic, since whatever lives must die. Only fantasy, the vapors rising from sheer nonsense, can now excite my laughter." - Lord ... click to read more
Fitcharoo
Wednesday 29 May 2013 19:16
I found Star King in a huge foreign bookstore in Tehran, where there was no system of filing or cataloging, in 1973 or 1974 - however, as an American expatriate, it was a major discovery.
I didn't
know the book or the author, but it was the beginning of a 40 year adventure and I think I've read all of his SF/Fantasy many times.
Bob

Wednesday 29 May 2013 19:16
I found Star King in a huge foreign bookstore in Tehran, where there was no system of filing or cataloging, in 1973 or 1974 - however, as an American expatriate, it was a major discovery.
I didn't
know the book or the author, but it was the ... click to read more
Bob
Wednesday 29 May 2013 19:11
Your masterwork has been part of me since my childhood.

Thank you, just to have existed, Mr Vance.

A french reader.
Wasurenai

Wednesday 29 May 2013 19:11
Your masterwork has been part of me since my childhood.

Thank you, just to have existed, Mr Vance.

A french reader.
Wasurenai
Wednesday 29 May 2013 19:10
Rest in peace, a job well done, a legacy of imagination.
Dante D'Anthony

Wednesday 29 May 2013 19:10
Rest in peace, a job well done, a legacy of imagination.
Dante D'Anthony
Wednesday 29 May 2013 19:08
Having cut my SF teeth on the likes of Clarke and Asimov (estimable in their own way but no great prose stylists) coming to Jack Vance was like getting a colour TV after years of black and white... A wonderful writer, and an incomparable crafter of arresting images, arcane dialogue and baroque landscapes. Rest in Peace.
Graham Ruston

Wednesday 29 May 2013 19:08
Having cut my SF teeth on the likes of Clarke and Asimov (estimable in their own way but no great prose stylists) coming to Jack Vance was like getting a colour TV after years of black and white... A wonderful writer, and an incomparable crafter of ... click to read more
Graham Ruston
Wednesday 29 May 2013 19:07
Jack was my favorite writer. His books and stories were like fabulous, unusually lucid dreams, full of the clever dialogue you'd want to remember when you woke up so you could scribble it down. He was the only writer I ever went out of my way to visit, and he and Norma were most hospitable to me. I haven't seen him in 20 years, and I regret that. I will treasure my collection of Vance books and reread them when I need a special treat. Farewell Jack Vance.
Joe Bergeron

Wednesday 29 May 2013 19:07
Jack was my favorite writer. His books and stories were like fabulous, unusually lucid dreams, full of the clever dialogue you'd want to remember when you woke up so you could scribble it down. He was the only writer I ever went out of my way to ... click to read more
Joe Bergeron
Wednesday 29 May 2013 19:06
Orators, prepare your panegyrics, pour a libation for the departed.
Truly has he edified us with his scintillant prose, let us proceed with our obsequies and encomiums.

Thanks, Jack, for everything.
Mick G.

Wednesday 29 May 2013 19:06
Orators, prepare your panegyrics, pour a libation for the departed.
Truly has he edified us with his scintillant prose, let us proceed with our obsequies and encomiums.

Thanks, Jack, for everything.
Mick G.
Wednesday 29 May 2013 19:06
Jack Vance could paint a picture in one sentence that was more vivid that others could do in an entire book. The world has lost an amazing writer.
Ian

Wednesday 29 May 2013 19:06
Jack Vance could paint a picture in one sentence that was more vivid that others could do in an entire book. The world has lost an amazing writer.
Ian
Wednesday 29 May 2013 19:04
Merci Mr. Vance for all those marvellous journeys you provided me through your stories.
May your soul travels forever among the stars so that you'll see yourselves all those far out civilisation that exist out there.
Jean-Marc Soucy

Wednesday 29 May 2013 19:04
Merci Mr. Vance for all those marvellous journeys you provided me through your stories.
May your soul travels forever among the stars so that you'll see yourselves all those far out civilisation that exist out there.
Jean-Marc Soucy
Wednesday 29 May 2013 19:02
A unique, and much loved author.
I will miss him.
But he will never be truly gone while I have his books by my side.
Sayonara.
Paul Lynch

Wednesday 29 May 2013 19:02
A unique, and much loved author.
I will miss him.
But he will never be truly gone while I have his books by my side.
Sayonara.
Paul Lynch
Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:59
I have treasured Jack Vance's stories since I was a young teen.
No where else are worlds so colorful, characters so rich.
His books have long been my favorites.
Thank you, Mr. Vance, for your brilliant creations.
May you rest in peace.
Sarah Dittman

Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:59
I have treasured Jack Vance's stories since I was a young teen.
No where else are worlds so colorful, characters so rich.
His books have long been my favorites.
Thank you, Mr. Vance, for your brilliant creations.
May you rest in peace.
Sarah Dittman
Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:57
One of the great elders of fantasy has gone. I am sad. RIP.
Peter, Germany

Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:57
One of the great elders of fantasy has gone. I am sad. RIP.
Peter, Germany
Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:56
Jack Vance first caught my attention in the early 1970s. At first I was put off by the typical lurid covers, but once I was two paragraphs into STAR KING, I was hooked for life, and enjoyed reading and re-reading his wonderful works for many, many years. I cherish the two autographed copies of books that I actually waited in line at a couple of his rare appearances in bookstores to ask him for.

What a wonderful writer, and all around bonhomme. He will be missed, and we will remember him fondly.
David Studhalter

Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:56
Jack Vance first caught my attention in the early 1970s. At first I was put off by the typical lurid covers, but once I was two paragraphs into STAR KING, I was hooked for life, and enjoyed reading and re-reading his wonderful works for many, many ... click to read more
David Studhalter
Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:52
Jack to me is the best writer I will ever experience. Nothing will ever come close to the joy he has given me. I am sad but feel blessed that I first discovered him for my very own 25 years ago. Cheers to you Jack
Ray Carmody

Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:52
Jack to me is the best writer I will ever experience. Nothing will ever come close to the joy he has given me. I am sad but feel blessed that I first discovered him for my very own 25 years ago. Cheers to you Jack
Ray Carmody
Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:48
Jack is my favourite author of all time. At one time in the distant past, when I needed a nickname, I tried out different ones for size. One stuck. Rhialto. I hoped that the name would convey to me some of his magical properties and appeal to romantic partners. Maybe it helped, but the name stuck anyway...
Olaf "Rhialto" Seibert

Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:48
Jack is my favourite author of all time. At one time in the distant past, when I needed a nickname, I tried out different ones for size. One stuck. Rhialto. I hoped that the name would convey to me some of his magical properties and appeal to ... click to read more
Olaf "Rhialto" Seibert
Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:45
The entire collection of Jack Vance science fiction and fantasy resides on my shelves...something I haven't bothered to do with any other author. And some of those books have been read many times. All will be read again. In my view, Vance was the best.
Tim

Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:45
The entire collection of Jack Vance science fiction and fantasy resides on my shelves...something I haven't bothered to do with any other author. And some of those books have been read many times. All will be read again. In my view, Vance was the ... click to read more
Tim
Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:42
Mr. Vance is gone!
I can't adequately express my sense of loss to anyone but those of us whose lives have been enriched by his brilliant work.
Chris Rhetts

Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:42
Mr. Vance is gone!
I can't adequately express my sense of loss to anyone but those of us whose lives have been enriched by his brilliant work.
Chris Rhetts
Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:40
Thanks Jack, I wished I'd have met ya and I need to read more of your books.
Tony Steele

Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:40
Thanks Jack, I wished I'd have met ya and I need to read more of your books.
Tony Steele
Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:37
I cannot imagine a world without the works of Jack Vance. Tales of Dying Earth, and Cugel's Saga are imprinted on my brain.
Good bye Jack. Thank you very much.
Deran Wright

Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:37
I cannot imagine a world without the works of Jack Vance. Tales of Dying Earth, and Cugel's Saga are imprinted on my brain.
Good bye Jack. Thank you very much.
Deran Wright
Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:35
RIP jack Vance. What a wonderful legacy you've left us and the generations to come. Thank you.
Joel A

Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:35
RIP jack Vance. What a wonderful legacy you've left us and the generations to come. Thank you.
Joel A
Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:32
Thank you very much, Jack! I´ve been a reader from then (The Sixties) until today and now am an editor and author of and about fantastic literature because great story-tellers like you made me what I am.
RIP

Frank Weinreich
Frank Weinreich

Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:32
Thank you very much, Jack! I´ve been a reader from then (The Sixties) until today and now am an editor and author of and about fantastic literature because great story-tellers like you made me what I am.
RIP

Frank Weinreich
Frank Weinreich
Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:31
With such a long life perhaps we should not grieve so much. But absurd or not, he was one of the most influential writers in my own creative life, and I'm very sad that he's no longer among us.
Jessica Amanda Salmonson

Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:31
With such a long life perhaps we should not grieve so much. But absurd or not, he was one of the most influential writers in my own creative life, and I'm very sad that he's no longer among us.
Jessica Amanda Salmonson
Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:29
Thanks, Jack, for sharing your many gifts with us.
Elizabeth Ann Scarborough

Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:29
Thanks, Jack, for sharing your many gifts with us.
Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:28
Thank you, Jack, for so many books and worlds. I started with "The Dragon Masters" in Galaxy, and finished with your autobiography, missing few if any stops in between. What an amazing ride! Thanks especially for the grue and "Vancian magic."
Dave Lebling

Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:28
Thank you, Jack, for so many books and worlds. I started with "The Dragon Masters" in Galaxy, and finished with your autobiography, missing few if any stops in between. What an amazing ride! Thanks especially for the grue and "Vancian magic."
Dave Lebling
Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:27
He bent, touched the soil of Tchai, crumbled a handful pf mold between his fingers. Then he too entered the unlovely hulk. The port was closed and sealed. The generators hummed. The ship lifted toward the sky. The face of Tchai receded;
the Planet exhibited rotundity, became a grey brown ball, and presently was gone.
Adam Reith

Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:27
He bent, touched the soil of Tchai, crumbled a handful pf mold between his fingers. Then he too entered the unlovely hulk. The port was closed and sealed. The generators hummed. The ship lifted toward the sky. The face of Tchai receded;
the Planet ... click to read more
Adam Reith
Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:27
Thanks Jack, very thanks for your works,
Anonymous

Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:27
Thanks Jack, very thanks for your works,
Anonymous
Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:22
Por Jack Vance he sufrido una devoción irracional desde el primer momento en el que me lo recomendaron. Gracias por tus viajes y tus aventuras y tu ingenio y tu gracia. Te vamos a echar de menos (y además de verdad). Gracias.
Jess Jtiva

Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:22
Por Jack Vance he sufrido una devoción irracional desde el primer momento en el que me lo recomendaron. Gracias por tus viajes y tus aventuras y tu ingenio y tu gracia. Te vamos a echar de menos (y además de verdad). Gracias.
Jess Jtiva
Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:22
Jack, you were an amazing, visionary, startlingly gifted writer. I'm very glad you told me your stories.

I don't think the writers of this piece -- published today -- knew of his death. This is an astonishing accidental tribute though:

"In plain words: forced overconsumption of cultural trash is what most westerners grew up in. They grew up in the eternal present of late capitalism, with no one encouraging them to envision any kind of future. This cultural disability can be cured by cultivating a renovated desire of future worlds. Let's brush the dust off those old Robert A Heinlein books. Let's take back our Cordwainer Smiths, our Jack Vances, our Philip J Farmers, and our Ursula K Le Guins. Let's reconquer utopia."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/may/29/wu-ming-top-10-utopias
Ian Sturrock

Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:22
Jack, you were an amazing, visionary, startlingly gifted writer. I'm very glad you told me your stories.

I don't think the writers of this piece -- published today -- knew of his death. This is an astonishing accidental tribute though:

"In ... click to read more
Ian Sturrock
Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:18
Jack, you were the greatest, thank you so much for the Demon Princes and Tschai. Your use of colorful descriptions was unparalleled.
Filip

Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:18
Jack, you were the greatest, thank you so much for the Demon Princes and Tschai. Your use of colorful descriptions was unparalleled.
Filip
Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:17
Jack Vance was a wonderful storyteller in science fiction and fantasy. With Robert Heinlein, he was my favorite author. Thank you for all the good times I spent reading your stories.
Marc Van Buggenhout

Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:17
Jack Vance was a wonderful storyteller in science fiction and fantasy. With Robert Heinlein, he was my favorite author. Thank you for all the good times I spent reading your stories.
Marc Van Buggenhout
Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:15
Arrivederci Jack. RIP.
Ross

Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:15
Arrivederci Jack. RIP.
Ross
Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:13
Je t'aimais fort fort, Jack. Tschaï est toujours dans ma tête.
Merci pour tout.
Clia

Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:13
Je t'aimais fort fort, Jack. Tschaï est toujours dans ma tête.
Merci pour tout.
Clia
Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:13
My favorite science-fiction author, and one of my all-time favorites regardless of genre.
You will be missed.
Anonymous

Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:13
My favorite science-fiction author, and one of my all-time favorites regardless of genre.
You will be missed.
Anonymous
Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:13
The origin of so much of what I grew up with was attributable to the genius of Jack Vance. Much of what I read today is pale imitation of his original work. Truly, a pioneer and a sad day.
Paul Bigbee

Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:13
The origin of so much of what I grew up with was attributable to the genius of Jack Vance. Much of what I read today is pale imitation of his original work. Truly, a pioneer and a sad day.
Paul Bigbee
Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:11
Jack Vance is and always has been one of my top 5 writers ever. When I lived in Sacramento 20 years ago and worked down in the Bay I worked up my nerve and called him on the phone. Sweet guy. WONDERFUL writer.
Don Lee

Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:11
Jack Vance is and always has been one of my top 5 writers ever. When I lived in Sacramento 20 years ago and worked down in the Bay I worked up my nerve and called him on the phone. Sweet guy. WONDERFUL writer.
Don Lee
Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:11
"Planet of adventure" is still a set of books I go back to when I feel depressed.
So much imagination and humanity.
Jack Vance will always be one of my favorite authors, the one who surprises me and delights me with such quirky, so real worlds.

Taking a vacation from the drab real world.

I raise my glass to a master ! (filled with Chartreuse, that green-colored liquid that wouldn't be out of character on one of Jack Vance's worlds)
Marc Espie

Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:11
"Planet of adventure" is still a set of books I go back to when I feel depressed.
So much imagination and humanity.
Jack Vance will always be one of my favorite authors, the one who surprises me and delights me with such quirky, so real ... click to read more
Marc Espie
Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:10
A great writer whose books will live for ever.

If I could only have explained how much pleasure over so many years his books had given me.

We will not see his like again in this materialistic world the faults of which he so ably illustrated.
Ian Humphrey

Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:10
A great writer whose books will live for ever.

If I could only have explained how much pleasure over so many years his books had given me.

We will not see his like again in this materialistic world the faults of which he so ably illustrated.
Ian Humphrey
Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:09
I'd include a favorite quote but there are so many... thank you Jack, for all of the incredible journeys and amazing characters, in infinite space and ancient times.
Rob Schafer

Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:09
I'd include a favorite quote but there are so many... thank you Jack, for all of the incredible journeys and amazing characters, in infinite space and ancient times.
Rob Schafer
Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:06
Les récits de Jack Vance ont su émerveiller mon enfance, mon adolescence et continuent dans ma vie d'adulte. Que d'imaginaire ! Que de poésie ! que de surprises à chaque détour de page ! Que d'humanité, dans toute sa complexité et son universalité ... Un des rares auteurs à m'avoir fait verser des larmes au fil de ses romans : des larmes de joie, des larmes de colère, des larmes de rire, et aujourd'hui pour une autre raison : des larmes de tristesse.
Eric S.

Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:06
Les récits de Jack Vance ont su émerveiller mon enfance, mon adolescence et continuent dans ma vie d'adulte. Que d'imaginaire ! Que de poésie ! que de surprises à chaque détour de page ! Que d'humanité, dans toute sa complexité et son ... click to read more
Eric S.
Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:06
I salute my favorite author and all his marvelous works. I can only hope, but very much doubt, that any other will come close to blazing a path and setting such outstanding example as will never age in any genre.
Gan Uesli Starling

Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:06
I salute my favorite author and all his marvelous works. I can only hope, but very much doubt, that any other will come close to blazing a path and setting such outstanding example as will never age in any genre.
Gan Uesli Starling
Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:05
Thank you Mr. Vance. Your books have brought me hours upon hours of joy and wonder. What a mind! And what a life you've lived. R.I.P.
Joe Lawless

Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:05
Thank you Mr. Vance. Your books have brought me hours upon hours of joy and wonder. What a mind! And what a life you've lived. R.I.P.
Joe Lawless
Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:05
I really loved his stories of the dying Earth.
James

Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:05
I really loved his stories of the dying Earth.
James
Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:05
It hurts to know that we will never read anything new in that inimitable voice of yours, but you have given us so much already. Goodbye, Jack. A century from now readers will still smile at your words.
Vadim V.

Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:05
It hurts to know that we will never read anything new in that inimitable voice of yours, but you have given us so much already. Goodbye, Jack. A century from now readers will still smile at your words.
Vadim V.
Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:04
Thank you. For being an author of my formative years. For bringing the stories and concepts I enjoyed.
Joris Meijer

Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:04
Thank you. For being an author of my formative years. For bringing the stories and concepts I enjoyed.
Joris Meijer
Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:04
Go in glory, Jack, go in peace; go with that cold twinkle in your eye, and a glass of the good stuff in your hand. I'll keep reading you until I step into the void myself, but the world feels a little paler knowing you're not here with us in the flesh.
Wilhell

Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:04
Go in glory, Jack, go in peace; go with that cold twinkle in your eye, and a glass of the good stuff in your hand. I'll keep reading you until I step into the void myself, but the world feels a little paler knowing you're not here with us in the ... click to read more
Wilhell
Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:03
I'm sure Adam Reith it's feeling a cold hand stretching his heart, and feel the need to begin another quest and come to earth to say goodbye.
Anonymous

Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:03
I'm sure Adam Reith it's feeling a cold hand stretching his heart, and feel the need to begin another quest and come to earth to say goodbye.
Anonymous
Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:02
RIP Jack, may you sleep beneath your Moon Moth mask on your way to forever.

I love the simple piquant tales from The Dying Earth.
Short, sharp, full of places where you mind fills in all the other details.
Poetry in pulp.
I would second the suggestion of the jack Vance tribute: Songs of the Dying Earth as well worth reading.
You could also explore Terry Dowling (a friend and protégé of Jack's) his fantasy works owe much to Vance's work.
The Rynosseros / Tom Tyson books are full of surprises and gems.
Wormwood is a good collection of his stories as well.


I met Jack briefly (Terry too) a few years ago at Borderlands in SF (great bookstore btw).
That ranks on my bukkit list along with thanking Michael Moorcock.
For everything.

I think I'll reread those wonderful tales of the end of time for the umpteenth time.
I'm off to have a plate of Erb sausages, ramps and scallions washed down with a jug of the house red.
How will I pay for such fare my good man?
Why look at my coinpurse bulging with wealth and protected by this amulet!
I am a man of means and distinction!
enkidu

Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:02
RIP Jack, may you sleep beneath your Moon Moth mask on your way to forever.

I love the simple piquant tales from The Dying Earth.
Short, sharp, full of places where you mind fills in all the other details.
Poetry in pulp.
I would second the ... click to read more
enkidu
Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:02
Thank you mr vance for given us wonderous tales that have been a plesure to read and will never be forgotten
Anonymous

Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:02
Thank you mr vance for given us wonderous tales that have been a plesure to read and will never be forgotten
Anonymous
Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:02
I came to read Jack when I was twelve, in 1980, and he has influenced my career as a poet more than most poets. I hope, one day, to write a tenth as well as he did, and to begin to approach his level of artistry, if only to thank him for every word.
Phillip A. Ellis

Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:02
I came to read Jack when I was twelve, in 1980, and he has influenced my career as a poet more than most poets. I hope, one day, to write a tenth as well as he did, and to begin to approach his level of artistry, if only to thank him for every word.
Phillip A. Ellis
Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:02
The only thing I can say is thank you. I hope now you are in the place you deserve.
D

Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:02
The only thing I can say is thank you. I hope now you are in the place you deserve.
D
Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:00
Thank you for all the stories. Everyone of them full of meaning and wonder. You will be misssed.
Stuart Coll

Wednesday 29 May 2013 18:00
Thank you for all the stories. Everyone of them full of meaning and wonder. You will be misssed.
Stuart Coll