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 15:43
Jack Vance was an inspiration, an example for writers to look up to. To read when wonder, to love and to be amazed.
'I must turn that page, oh and another.' To be so fully immersed in his worlds..

Often, as I would read his works, I told myself: yes, this is what I want to be when I grow up. For me the grand master of Fantasy & SF. Thank you Mister Vance for all you have done and have left behind, you will be greatly missed.
Zilven

Wednesday 29 May 2013 15:43
Jack Vance was an inspiration, an example for writers to look up to. To read when wonder, to love and to be amazed.
'I must turn that page, oh and another.' To be so fully immersed in his worlds..

Often, as I would read his works, I told myself: ... click to read more
Zilven
Wednesday 29 May 2013 15:42
Jack Vance is the only author who could leave me vaguely surprised, when I looked up from one of his stories, at not being in the place, time and culture he had created. I loved everything he ever wrote and am still searching out those few books and short stories that I haven't. He was one of the giants of speculative fiction and he will be missed. Thanks for all the great hours of reading!
Beth

Wednesday 29 May 2013 15:42
Jack Vance is the only author who could leave me vaguely surprised, when I looked up from one of his stories, at not being in the place, time and culture he had created. I loved everything he ever wrote and am still searching out those few books and ... click to read more
Beth
Wednesday 29 May 2013 15:42
For inspiring Gary Gygax among others, who inspired role players, who inspired gamers, who now number in their billions.
Anonymous

Wednesday 29 May 2013 15:42
For inspiring Gary Gygax among others, who inspired role players, who inspired gamers, who now number in their billions.
Anonymous
Wednesday 29 May 2013 15:42
A giant among giants. Unlike him ever, I'm at a loss for words.
John Kennard

Wednesday 29 May 2013 15:42
A giant among giants. Unlike him ever, I'm at a loss for words.
John Kennard
Wednesday 29 May 2013 15:42
Jack Vance was one of the first SF authors I ever read and his work blew me away when I read the Planet of Adventure series at the age of 11. Many years later, as a SF writer, I met and interviewed him in Seattle - he was blind, but still did a 2 hour signing session. One of the absolute greats. Thank you so much.
Liz Williams

Wednesday 29 May 2013 15:42
Jack Vance was one of the first SF authors I ever read and his work blew me away when I read the Planet of Adventure series at the age of 11. Many years later, as a SF writer, I met and interviewed him in Seattle - he was blind, but still did a 2 ... click to read more
Liz Williams
Wednesday 29 May 2013 15:42
The Last Castle is vivid with the meks and phanes.
Bioengineering goes rampant.
MegaCoder

Wednesday 29 May 2013 15:42
The Last Castle is vivid with the meks and phanes.
Bioengineering goes rampant.
MegaCoder
Wednesday 29 May 2013 15:41
Dear mr. Vance, thank you for all the beautiful worlds and personae you've created. I hope I will be enjoying them for a long time to come!
Aard-Jan

Wednesday 29 May 2013 15:41
Dear mr. Vance, thank you for all the beautiful worlds and personae you've created. I hope I will be enjoying them for a long time to come!
Aard-Jan
Wednesday 29 May 2013 15:36
Jack Vance's Lyonesse was one of the first books to capture my heart. At 12 years old, I missed seeing Notre Dame so that I could read it in the hotel room. He forever influenced me and my desire to read. Thank you, Mr Vance. RIP
Tari Pie

Wednesday 29 May 2013 15:36
Jack Vance's Lyonesse was one of the first books to capture my heart. At 12 years old, I missed seeing Notre Dame so that I could read it in the hotel room. He forever influenced me and my desire to read. Thank you, Mr Vance. RIP
Tari Pie
Wednesday 29 May 2013 15:34
Thank you Mr. Vance for all the worlds you created. I still remember the fisrt time reading the adventures of Adam Reith, Cugel...

Your words will never be forgotten

Luis Guillermo

Wednesday 29 May 2013 15:34
Thank you Mr. Vance for all the worlds you created. I still remember the fisrt time reading the adventures of Adam Reith, Cugel...

Your words will never be forgotten

Luis Guillermo
Wednesday 29 May 2013 15:33
Unique...irreplaceable...altogether extraordinary.
I'm grateful for the privilege of having known you all these years.
And I will continue to read you.
Robert Silverberg

Wednesday 29 May 2013 15:33
Unique...irreplaceable...altogether extraordinary.
I'm grateful for the privilege of having known you all these years.
And I will continue to read you.
Robert Silverberg
Wednesday 29 May 2013 15:27
I often hoped to hear news of just one more Vance story on the way. I am sad that this will not happen.

He was a true master of his craft.
Andy Finkel

Wednesday 29 May 2013 15:27
I often hoped to hear news of just one more Vance story on the way. I am sad that this will not happen.

He was a true master of his craft.
Andy Finkel
Wednesday 29 May 2013 15:20
The greatest. I am bereft. Sail on, Jack.
iucounu

Wednesday 29 May 2013 15:20
The greatest. I am bereft. Sail on, Jack.
iucounu
Wednesday 29 May 2013 15:17
Hey!
What ya doin', Jack?

"Ohhh, just sittin' here, catching flies, ponderin' on about the universe.
Thought I'd give you a call."

Good to hear from you again.


"You know....." and on he went and went.
His spoken words as fluid and uniquely poetic as his writing.


Grandmaster and then some.

More than client, a friend.

x
Vince Gerardis

Wednesday 29 May 2013 15:17
Hey!
What ya doin', Jack?

"Ohhh, just sittin' here, catching flies, ponderin' on about the universe.
Thought I'd give you a call."

Good to hear from you again.


"You know....." and on he went and went.
His spoken words as fluid and ... click to read more
Vince Gerardis
Wednesday 29 May 2013 15:15
The greatest writer of the twentieth century

The Dying Earth's sun has finally sputtered and given out
Chris Boote

Wednesday 29 May 2013 15:15
The greatest writer of the twentieth century

The Dying Earth's sun has finally sputtered and given out
Chris Boote
Wednesday 29 May 2013 15:12
unparalleled imagination I would love to emulate but can only parody
fiona lloyd

Wednesday 29 May 2013 15:12
unparalleled imagination I would love to emulate but can only parody
fiona lloyd
Wednesday 29 May 2013 15:12
Incredible man, writer, and honest human being. I wish we could have met. Thank you for everything Jack. Your words forever live on, painting eternal universes of adventure and heart.
Chris

Wednesday 29 May 2013 15:12
Incredible man, writer, and honest human being. I wish we could have met. Thank you for everything Jack. Your words forever live on, painting eternal universes of adventure and heart.
Chris
Wednesday 29 May 2013 15:03
Thank you, Mr Vance, for instilling the beauty of language in my science fiction reading.
Your characters and dialogue were always unique and wonderful. You brought erudition to even the most lowly roustabouts and never resorted to formulaic plots or characters. RIP.
David Hurst

Wednesday 29 May 2013 15:03
Thank you, Mr Vance, for instilling the beauty of language in my science fiction reading.
Your characters and dialogue were always unique and wonderful. You brought erudition to even the most lowly roustabouts and never resorted to formulaic plots ... click to read more
David Hurst