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 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
Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:58
One of my favourites, for sure the most gifted in exotic worlds creation. I discovered him back in the early seventies through the French version of "The Killing Machine", maybe it's the reason why the Demon Princes are my preferred among his works. A difficult time was when I read "The Face" and "The Book of Dreams" in their original version, some years before they were translated into French: finding an unknown word in the text and looking up into a dictionary led to 60 or 70 % of "no match"... Just to recall how inventive he was.
Respectful thanks and Ad Astra, Mr. Vance.
Jean-Michel Archaimbault (France)

Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:58
One of my favourites, for sure the most gifted in exotic worlds creation. I discovered him back in the early seventies through the French version of "The Killing Machine", maybe it's the reason why the Demon Princes are my preferred among his works. ... click to read more
Jean-Michel Archaimbault (France)
Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:58
Works still unread
Dreams hiding in the cupboard
To dig and find art anew
tqft

Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:58
Works still unread
Dreams hiding in the cupboard
To dig and find art anew
tqft
Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:56
Like many of my generation (born in the 1970s) I was lead to Jack's stories through Dungeons & Dragons where his depictions of magic and wizards had a profound impact. I have not read nearly enough of Jack's work, but I promise to catch up a bit this summer. Thank you for your amazing work Jack!
Peter Froehlich

Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:56
Like many of my generation (born in the 1970s) I was lead to Jack's stories through Dungeons & Dragons where his depictions of magic and wizards had a profound impact. I have not read nearly enough of Jack's work, but I promise to catch up a bit ... click to read more
Peter Froehlich
Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:55
I'm going to head down to Fat Hannah's on Copus and have a pint of Smade's Own in your name Jack. There was no-one quite like you and it'll be a long time before anyone else will be.
Peter Greenwell

Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:55
I'm going to head down to Fat Hannah's on Copus and have a pint of Smade's Own in your name Jack. There was no-one quite like you and it'll be a long time before anyone else will be.
Peter Greenwell
Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:54
Thank you, Jack, for your fantastic stories. You were one of the grand masters my whole life long. Have a wonderful journey between the stars. Ad astra!
Uschi Zietsch

Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:54
Thank you, Jack, for your fantastic stories. You were one of the grand masters my whole life long. Have a wonderful journey between the stars. Ad astra!
Uschi Zietsch
Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:51
Rest in peace Jack. I am grateful for the wonderful stories you wrote.
Peter Lorenzen

Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:51
Rest in peace Jack. I am grateful for the wonderful stories you wrote.
Peter Lorenzen
Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:49
I was led to Jack's work through role-playing back in the 70's. Gary Gygax said the magic system was inspired by the Dying Earth books and I found a copy of Eyes of the Overworld in our school's library.

Jack's writing was the first time I learned to enjoy the style of the prose as a primary delight. That opened up so many books and expanded my reading appreciation so much.

Over the years, I return to Jack's works, luxuriating in his dry wit and elegant prose. Thank you Mr. Vance. Thank you.
Stuart Moulder

Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:49
I was led to Jack's work through role-playing back in the 70's. Gary Gygax said the magic system was inspired by the Dying Earth books and I found a copy of Eyes of the Overworld in our school's library.

Jack's writing was the first time I ... click to read more
Stuart Moulder
Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:47
Today I have lost one of my heroes and inspirations. The "Dying Earth" series not only launched part of the original inspiration for D&D but is a major inspiration for my own game setting.

So long as there are gamers and lovers of sci-fi, you will always be remembered and loved.

Rest in Peace Jack Vance, you will be remembered and always loved so long as there are gamers.

http://io9.com/weve-lost-another-grand-master-r-i-p-jack-vance-191-510346926
Chris@BlackStar Studios

Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:47
Today I have lost one of my heroes and inspirations. The "Dying Earth" series not only launched part of the original inspiration for D&D but is a major inspiration for my own game setting.

So long as there are gamers and lovers of sci-fi, you ... click to read more
Chris@BlackStar Studios
Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:45
I remember spending long hours of my childhood with a few good Jack Vance books for company. He made my days brighter in so many ways. Going to miss you, good sir.
KL Klein

Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:45
I remember spending long hours of my childhood with a few good Jack Vance books for company. He made my days brighter in so many ways. Going to miss you, good sir.
KL Klein
Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:44
Truly one of the greats, whose work has been a pleasure and an inspiration to me for more than 50 years. Ave atque vale.
Bill Crider

Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:44
Truly one of the greats, whose work has been a pleasure and an inspiration to me for more than 50 years. Ave atque vale.
Bill Crider
Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:44
I read my first Jack Vance novel when I was 18, that was 40 years ago, it was in paperback and was lent to me by a friend the book was The Dirdir, the third in the Planet of Adventure series.I couldn't put it down and read it in a day and as it was part of the series I managed to track down all of them in Foyles book shop in London. Since then over the next 40 years I have collected all of Jack's books,they sit in my book shelf and I have read them all countless times and they still bring me pleasure and wide eyed excitement at the fantastic world's he created. I have a omnibus edition of The Planet of Adventure series and read it every year all Jacks books are among my prized possessions and now my own son has started to read them too. I would like to add my deepest sympathy to his family and friends and feel as if I have lost a dear friend as I would imagine many of his devotees also feel.
David Skinner

Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:44
I read my first Jack Vance novel when I was 18, that was 40 years ago, it was in paperback and was lent to me by a friend the book was The Dirdir, the third in the Planet of Adventure series.I couldn't put it down and read it in a day and as it was ... click to read more
David Skinner
Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:43
R.I.P Jack, you'll never die, not really, not with all those fabulous stories you gave us. We will read you again, and again.
Michal

Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:43
R.I.P Jack, you'll never die, not really, not with all those fabulous stories you gave us. We will read you again, and again.
Michal
Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:43
He showed me the most incredible worlds... See you again on the dying earth!
Albert Font

Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:43
He showed me the most incredible worlds... See you again on the dying earth!
Albert Font
Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:43
Goodbye Mr. Vance. You'll certainly be missed. I reread the Dying Earth series yearly. My vocabulary went through the roof when I started reading your books. Thank you.
Kevin Pierce

Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:43
Goodbye Mr. Vance. You'll certainly be missed. I reread the Dying Earth series yearly. My vocabulary went through the roof when I started reading your books. Thank you.
Kevin Pierce
Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:42
Jack Vance has been and is still my favorite author after four and a half decades. Unsurpassed prose stylist, master of understated irony, creator of truly alien cultures and memorable characters; we were all fortunate to have encountered his work.
Condolences to his family and friends.
Don Rash

Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:42
Jack Vance has been and is still my favorite author after four and a half decades. Unsurpassed prose stylist, master of understated irony, creator of truly alien cultures and memorable characters; we were all fortunate to have encountered his work. ... click to read more
Don Rash
Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:40
I still remember when I discovered his first book by accident when I was a kid - the Eyes of the Overworld; and read it over and over.
He was the one author whose books I would immediately buy when they arrived at the book store.
No other author was like Jack Vance - I could read his books over and over and still enjoy the humor and cynical wisdom about human nature.
May God bless you in the hereafter, Jack!
Wally

Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:40
I still remember when I discovered his first book by accident when I was a kid - the Eyes of the Overworld; and read it over and over.
He was the one author whose books I would immediately buy when they arrived at the book store.
No other author ... click to read more
Wally
Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:39
Rust in Vrede.
Thank you for all your great stories.
An Willems

Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:39
Rust in Vrede.
Thank you for all your great stories.
An Willems
Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:38
Goodbye Jack. You inspired, entertained, enthralled and unlocked the imagination of countless readers. Your words will live on forever.
Robin Stacey

Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:38
Goodbye Jack. You inspired, entertained, enthralled and unlocked the imagination of countless readers. Your words will live on forever.
Robin Stacey
Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:38
Like most people, I only knew Jack Vance through his words and stories, but what was contained therein enriched my life and that of so many others. He will be missed.
Trey

Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:38
Like most people, I only knew Jack Vance through his words and stories, but what was contained therein enriched my life and that of so many others. He will be missed.
Trey
Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:36
Collected all your books over the years, many hardly survived my constant rereading...

A Salute to "The World Thinker" and may you find your Lurulu!
Marcel Moret

Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:36
Collected all your books over the years, many hardly survived my constant rereading...

A Salute to "The World Thinker" and may you find your Lurulu!
Marcel Moret
Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:32
Ýou were a big part of my youth, mr. Vance. Allthough I'd read books before, with The Face my reading really started and also mmy need to write. Your universes have inspired me to think about the real one. Your people have put me on the track of real people. Your fantasy has enlarged mine, creating worlds within my worlds. I will be forever thankfull. May the sea of never contain your dreams till the earth dies.
Marcel; Ozymantra

Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:32
Ýou were a big part of my youth, mr. Vance. Allthough I'd read books before, with The Face my reading really started and also mmy need to write. Your universes have inspired me to think about the real one. Your people have put me on the track of ... click to read more
Marcel; Ozymantra
Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:32
My son Jack celebrated his 5th birthday on Sunday, May 26th-- I named my son after Jack Vance.

Farewell, Jack. My life is richer for having "known" you. You'll be missed dearly.
Matt

Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:32
My son Jack celebrated his 5th birthday on Sunday, May 26th-- I named my son after Jack Vance.

Farewell, Jack. My life is richer for having "known" you. You'll be missed dearly.
Matt
Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:31
I've been reading Mr.Vance's books (with much gusto) since the 60s.
When I moved onto my sailboat last year, almost 20 of his novels made the trip with me and still sit proudly (and dogeared from many readings) in my boat's nooks and crannies.
I hope to find and read them all before I join him to discuss things.
Enormous praise and thanks aren't enough-- but all that I have to give.

John Cometti aboard SWAGMAN
john cometti

Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:31
I've been reading Mr.Vance's books (with much gusto) since the 60s.
When I moved onto my sailboat last year, almost 20 of his novels made the trip with me and still sit proudly (and dogeared from many readings) in my boat's nooks and crannies.
I ... click to read more
john cometti
Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:30
Godspeed Mr. Vance and thank you for all the adventures I lived through your stories. It was a hell of a trip!
Murdock

Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:30
Godspeed Mr. Vance and thank you for all the adventures I lived through your stories. It was a hell of a trip!
Murdock
Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:30
Thank you for letting me visit your worlds.
You were a most excellent creator!

A
A P

Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:30
Thank you for letting me visit your worlds.
You were a most excellent creator!

A
A P
Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:29
Just read Tschai for the 6th times, and before that The Book Of Dreams for the 2nd time. I am convinced that I will read all of Jack Vances stories again and again till I pass away myself. Vance was a great author who has enriched my life. Rest in peace, mr. Vance.
Jos Beekman

Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:29
Just read Tschai for the 6th times, and before that The Book Of Dreams for the 2nd time. I am convinced that I will read all of Jack Vances stories again and again till I pass away myself. Vance was a great author who has enriched my life. Rest in ... click to read more
Jos Beekman
Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:28
So long and thanks for the journeys through all those worlds. May you discover exciting new ones !
PM

Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:28
So long and thanks for the journeys through all those worlds. May you discover exciting new ones !
PM
Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:28
Rest in peace, Mr. Vance.
You are, and more than likely will remain, my favorite author of fiction.
There isn't even a close second.
Thanks for all the great adventures!
Anonymous

Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:28
Rest in peace, Mr. Vance.
You are, and more than likely will remain, my favorite author of fiction.
There isn't even a close second.
Thanks for all the great adventures!
Anonymous
Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:28
Jack Vance made me want to write as well, as wittily and as evocatively as he did. Forty years later, I still hope that some day I will.
Jonathan Waite

Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:28
Jack Vance made me want to write as well, as wittily and as evocatively as he did. Forty years later, I still hope that some day I will.
Jonathan Waite
Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:27
I was so sad to hear of Jack's passing today...and yet it's a long and happy life we are celebrating.
I was very lucky to have been able to visit and spend time with Jack, listening to his stories, chatting about music and books with him, and it's an experience I'll always treasure.
Our thoughts are with John and family; your care of Jack was extraordinary, and it was also a pleasure to know you as well.
Rina Weisman

Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:27
I was so sad to hear of Jack's passing today...and yet it's a long and happy life we are celebrating.
I was very lucky to have been able to visit and spend time with Jack, listening to his stories, chatting about music and books with him, and it's ... click to read more
Rina Weisman
Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:22
A toast to a great man with a great imagination. He illuminated my troubled days with the sense of wonder. The stories will last for ever.
Heidi

Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:22
A toast to a great man with a great imagination. He illuminated my troubled days with the sense of wonder. The stories will last for ever.
Heidi
Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:22
Jack Vance was one of the first unique voices I was able to recognize as a kid reading sf. I sent him a copy of my first book when it came out back in 1984 and he replied with a kind and encouraging letter, very much at odds with the curmudgeonly persona he sometimes cultivated. I still reread To Live Forever and The Demon Princes novels every few years.
Geary Gravel

Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:22
Jack Vance was one of the first unique voices I was able to recognize as a kid reading sf. I sent him a copy of my first book when it came out back in 1984 and he replied with a kind and encouraging letter, very much at odds with the curmudgeonly ... click to read more
Geary Gravel
Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:22
Farewell, my dear dear friend. We were closer in these past few years than ever before. Now at least you'll know the answer to the question we discussed on the phone a few weeks back. Travel well.
Terry Dowling

Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:22
Farewell, my dear dear friend. We were closer in these past few years than ever before. Now at least you'll know the answer to the question we discussed on the phone a few weeks back. Travel well.
Terry Dowling
Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:21
i simply wouldn't have been the same if i had not read Jack's books. the story telling, the universes he was describing were fantastic, in all sense of the words. i illustrated some of the covers for his books for the french market a decade ago. a great honor. sparth.
sparth

Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:21
i simply wouldn't have been the same if i had not read Jack's books. the story telling, the universes he was describing were fantastic, in all sense of the words. i illustrated some of the covers for his books for the french market a decade ago. a ... click to read more
sparth
Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:20
Happy travels Jack,

Without a doubt you were my favorite author.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Andrew Scott

Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:20
Happy travels Jack,

Without a doubt you were my favorite author.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Andrew Scott
Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:18
I was enchanted by his stories as a teenager and have been re-reading them for the past thirty years.
I am sorry to hear of his passing, he was a unique and talented author.
His memory will live on in his works.
Adrian Ford

Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:18
I was enchanted by his stories as a teenager and have been re-reading them for the past thirty years.
I am sorry to hear of his passing, he was a unique and talented author.
His memory will live on in his works.
Adrian Ford
Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:17
No one could write like Jack Vance, his imagination combined with his exquisitely skilled use of language were an unmatchable combination.
John Kelly

Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:17
No one could write like Jack Vance, his imagination combined with his exquisitely skilled use of language were an unmatchable combination.
John Kelly
Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:15
I simply cannot overstate how much your writing meant to me. Overflowing with verve, wit, fun and colour. And with peculiar horror, too.
Brilliant. Jack will always be my favourite author.
Deepest condolences to family and friends.
Dave Wilkinson

Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:15
I simply cannot overstate how much your writing meant to me. Overflowing with verve, wit, fun and colour. And with peculiar horror, too.
Brilliant. Jack will always be my favourite author.
Deepest condolences to family and friends.
Dave Wilkinson
Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:13
Gracias por todos los buenos momentos Jack, que triste noticia. Un abrazo.
Federico

Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:13
Gracias por todos los buenos momentos Jack, que triste noticia. Un abrazo.
Federico
Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:12
I raise a glass to Jack Vance. His inspiration of the spell casting system used in D&D has been part of my life for the last thirty-five years!
Mark Mastej

Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:12
I raise a glass to Jack Vance. His inspiration of the spell casting system used in D&D has been part of my life for the last thirty-five years!
Mark Mastej
Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:12
I got into Jack Vance late in my life and I regret not having done so sooner. the Dying Earth is one of the most beautiful pieces of literature (never mind the genres of Science Fiction and Fantasy) I have ever read. I only just heard of his passing and my thoughts go out to his friends, family, and the countless people touched by his work. Rest in Peace.
Dennis Higgins

Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:12
I got into Jack Vance late in my life and I regret not having done so sooner. the Dying Earth is one of the most beautiful pieces of literature (never mind the genres of Science Fiction and Fantasy) I have ever read. I only just heard of his passing ... click to read more
Dennis Higgins
Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:11
Good bye, Jack! It was such a pleasure to have met you! Your stories are brilliant and the world is forever better for you having been here.
Anna

Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:11
Good bye, Jack! It was such a pleasure to have met you! Your stories are brilliant and the world is forever better for you having been here.
Anna
Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:11
R.I.P. Jack Vance, one of the most talented writers and creative minds to ever put words on paper (or into a word processor)... The world is richer for having had him around, and poorer for the loss of his passing.
Wm. Michael Mott

Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:11
R.I.P. Jack Vance, one of the most talented writers and creative minds to ever put words on paper (or into a word processor)... The world is richer for having had him around, and poorer for the loss of his passing.
Wm. Michael Mott
Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:10
Thanks for introducing me to many worlds, to human diversity, to selective breeding, to boundless revenge, to the mysteries of languages, to fruitless crusades, to the otherness of aliens, to Smade's, to stranges colors, smells and tastes. Thankyou and Farewell!
Paulino Soares

Wednesday 29 May 2013 17:10
Thanks for introducing me to many worlds, to human diversity, to selective breeding, to boundless revenge, to the mysteries of languages, to fruitless crusades, to the otherness of aliens, to Smade's, to stranges colors, smells and tastes. Thankyou ... click to read more
Paulino Soares