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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Friday 5 July 2013 06:46
He was the true master! I've read his books over and over! For me he lives on for ever!
Theo Laan

Friday 5 July 2013 06:46
He was the true master! I've read his books over and over! For me he lives on for ever!
Theo Laan
Thursday 4 July 2013 17:33
Reader from France of Jack Vance, my favorite writer, since 1985. I was 15 years old. In french now : Merci Jack car tu m'as donné le goût de la lecture que je n'ai jamais perdu. Lire du Jack Vance c'est un voyage fantastique dont on ne veut pas revenir. Du bonheur tout simplement. Thanks Mister Jack Vance
Frdric Blasselle

Thursday 4 July 2013 17:33
Reader from France of Jack Vance, my favorite writer, since 1985. I was 15 years old. In french now : Merci Jack car tu m'as donné le goût de la lecture que je n'ai jamais perdu. Lire du Jack Vance c'est un voyage fantastique dont on ne veut pas ... click to read more
Frdric Blasselle
Thursday 4 July 2013 07:31
Lyonesse, aaah. There are no fantasy works to equal it, none at all. And that is only three of his magnificent books. Though Jack Vance is no more, his books are, and I go back to them when the bleak winters of Norway make me stay indoors.

Steinar Nilsen

Thursday 4 July 2013 07:31
Lyonesse, aaah. There are no fantasy works to equal it, none at all. And that is only three of his magnificent books. Though Jack Vance is no more, his books are, and I go back to them when the bleak winters of Norway make me stay indoors.

Steinar Nilsen
Thursday 4 July 2013 00:37
I cannot describe the depth of my sadness, my endless thanks to a genius of modern literature.

He was old, I knew that, but the primitive parts of my brain still believed he would live forever, and produce magnificent work ever anon.

The Last Castle is destroyed.
Fred Zinkhofer

Thursday 4 July 2013 00:37
I cannot describe the depth of my sadness, my endless thanks to a genius of modern literature.

He was old, I knew that, but the primitive parts of my brain still believed he would live forever, and produce magnificent work ever anon.

The Last ... click to read more
Fred Zinkhofer
Wednesday 3 July 2013 19:50
Having thought about whether to make a contribution amidst so many wonderful thoughts, I am adding my piece.
Whilst many have rightly waxed lyrical about the Dying Earth, Tschai, and the wonderful Demon Princes, these to me always felt like the overture to the masterpieces. I mean of course Lyonesse and Cadwal. The sheer joyous effrontery of writing possibly the best science fiction trilogy of all time and one very much in keeping with our need to conserve and save our own beautiful planet, was then matched by the malign intricacy and magic of Tolkien's Faerie in Lyonesse.

Somewhat taciturn and unbending and yet believable heroes such as Glawen Clattuc and Aillas continue to bemuse me with their sardonic altruism and competence, and they always will. Go with God, Mr. Vance, I will see you on Nightlamp.
Andy Dams

Wednesday 3 July 2013 19:50
Having thought about whether to make a contribution amidst so many wonderful thoughts, I am adding my piece.
Whilst many have rightly waxed lyrical about the Dying Earth, Tschai, and the wonderful Demon Princes, these to me always felt like the ... click to read more
Andy Dams
Wednesday 3 July 2013 14:24
Truly the finest author ever.
Really saddened - will start to re-read every book.
Martin Wass

Wednesday 3 July 2013 14:24
Truly the finest author ever.
Really saddened - will start to re-read every book.
Martin Wass
Tuesday 2 July 2013 06:11
I enjoyed Jack Vance's Tschai novels as a teen, and as I grew up, I discovered the poetry of "The last castle". Many thanks to you, Jack.
Jose

Tuesday 2 July 2013 06:11
I enjoyed Jack Vance's Tschai novels as a teen, and as I grew up, I discovered the poetry of "The last castle". Many thanks to you, Jack.
Jose
Monday 1 July 2013 09:24
His Dying Earth was one of the first collections of science fiction that I read. His use of English has always been an example of what the language can be made to do. His life, too, was exemplary. Goodbye to a great man.
Luce Gilmore

Monday 1 July 2013 09:24
His Dying Earth was one of the first collections of science fiction that I read. His use of English has always been an example of what the language can be made to do. His life, too, was exemplary. Goodbye to a great man.
Luce Gilmore
Sunday 30 June 2013 19:09
You enriched so many lives and made so many dream and discover so many worlds filled with wonder because you wondered what mankind could do what we are and what we might become if only we could dream

Thank you Jack you are beyond the stars but always seeking the next adventure.

You will never be forgotten only grow

Steve Radcliffe

Sunday 30 June 2013 19:09
You enriched so many lives and made so many dream and discover so many worlds filled with wonder because you wondered what mankind could do what we are and what we might become if only we could dream

Thank you Jack you are beyond the stars but ... click to read more
Steve Radcliffe
Sunday 30 June 2013 05:53
I am absolutely sure that one day Jack Vance will be recognized as on the the greatest writers ever, even though here in Italy he is barely known, and by F&SF fans only. His worlds, stories, characters will never die. A truly devoted reader.
Lucio
Lucio Tirone

Sunday 30 June 2013 05:53
I am absolutely sure that one day Jack Vance will be recognized as on the the greatest writers ever, even though here in Italy he is barely known, and by F&SF fans only. His worlds, stories, characters will never die. A truly devoted reader.
Lucio
Lucio Tirone
Saturday 29 June 2013 20:55
Both life and dreams are things of exquisite fragility. A thrust. a cut - they are gone: away, like a sweet scent on the wind. Scharis. Lyonesse I
Thank you Jack for letting me partake in your dreams.
Hannibal
H.Barkas

Saturday 29 June 2013 20:55
Both life and dreams are things of exquisite fragility. A thrust. a cut - they are gone: away, like a sweet scent on the wind. Scharis. Lyonesse I
Thank you Jack for letting me partake in your dreams.
Hannibal
H.Barkas
Friday 28 June 2013 20:09
Dear Jack,
Hope you can read this from the other side and that your new adventure is as colourful as you may have imagined. You've probably noticed by now that death is a transformation not an end. You've probably got some choices to ponder and tasks to do. If you do come back here make sure to look me up in some way. I'd love to hear or read that just so turn of phrase and unfettered eloquence you magicked out of nowhere again. If you decide not to come back please leave a clue somewhere for me so I can once and for all figure out how you did it! You have been one of my greatest inspirations since childhood and have taught me a great deal of my vocabulary (you may well laugh!), as well as having inspired my writing style, which is often admired. Its a sad day for me to learn of your passing, but a glad one as well in the sense that it affords me an opportunity to look back at a profound human life. God Bless
Daniel Johnson

Friday 28 June 2013 20:09
Dear Jack,
Hope you can read this from the other side and that your new adventure is as colourful as you may have imagined. You've probably noticed by now that death is a transformation not an end. You've probably got some choices to ponder and ... click to read more
Daniel Johnson
Friday 28 June 2013 17:35
Your departure has made the world a little bit more gray for me. For you, however, I hope it starts a new and colorful adventure. Thank you for everything, and a good journey, on whatever foreign shores you may now travel.
Patrick

Friday 28 June 2013 17:35
Your departure has made the world a little bit more gray for me. For you, however, I hope it starts a new and colorful adventure. Thank you for everything, and a good journey, on whatever foreign shores you may now travel.
Patrick
Friday 28 June 2013 16:09
Just found out that Mr. Vance has passed away. This world has ever produced those who take and those who give, what Jack Vance gave to his readers was a pass out of this world and out of this time. Very few writers have done that for me. A great mind is gone but his books, his opus, will live ever on.

And, yes, thank you so very much.
Ata Khan

Friday 28 June 2013 16:09
Just found out that Mr. Vance has passed away. This world has ever produced those who take and those who give, what Jack Vance gave to his readers was a pass out of this world and out of this time. Very few writers have done that for me. A great ... click to read more
Ata Khan
Friday 28 June 2013 04:09
My favourite writer ever. Laugh out loud funny, subtle, deep and brilliant. Thank you.

--
-Alan
Alan Robson

Friday 28 June 2013 04:09
My favourite writer ever. Laugh out loud funny, subtle, deep and brilliant. Thank you.

--
-Alan
Alan Robson
Thursday 27 June 2013 14:46
Merci Jack,
Tes histoires sont magiques.
Elles m'enchantent depuis plus de 40 ans.
Un sorcier ne meurt jamais.
Bye
Michel Wenger

Thursday 27 June 2013 14:46
Merci Jack,
Tes histoires sont magiques.
Elles m'enchantent depuis plus de 40 ans.
Un sorcier ne meurt jamais.
Bye
Michel Wenger
Thursday 27 June 2013 06:52
Bedankt,Jack Vance,
Door jou heb ik leren dromen

Goede reis en een veilige aankomst
Willem Vermeulen

Thursday 27 June 2013 06:52
Bedankt,Jack Vance,
Door jou heb ik leren dromen

Goede reis en een veilige aankomst
Willem Vermeulen
Wednesday 26 June 2013 18:14
You are by far, my favorite all-time writer. Why ? I DONT REALLY KNOW except that you are the only writer i can read OVER AND OVER again : your novels (Demon Princes about 10 times, Wyst, Emphyrio, etc ...) and short stories and novelettes (Brains of the Earth, Moon Moth, etc ...), each and evey time with the same pleasure
: a mix of wonder, humor, suspense, cleverness and often melancholy.

I just turned 50, and 30 years after discovering Tschai, I don't think I have ever gone 2 months without feeling the NEED, the URGE to pick up one of your books and savor it like
a special treat.

And when i had the chance to run into a JV fan, we would become instant buddy, comparing, sharing and pondering why we were so hooked.


Anyway, I know Kirth, Adam, Gatzel, Ghyl and so many others will always stay with me (especially Jantiff who i feel very close to).
THANK YOU so much, sir, and may you RIP.


Eric Vuillemey
Eric Vuillemey FRANCE

Wednesday 26 June 2013 18:14
You are by far, my favorite all-time writer. Why ? I DONT REALLY KNOW except that you are the only writer i can read OVER AND OVER again : your novels (Demon Princes about 10 times, Wyst, Emphyrio, etc ...) and short stories and novelettes (Brains ... click to read more
Eric Vuillemey FRANCE
Wednesday 26 June 2013 02:51
Adiós a un autor que me hizo pasar grandes momentos de lectura. Me apasionaron sus series y su fantasía desbocada me hizo soñar en las novelas con las que tanto disfruté. Que la tierra te sea leve
Carlos Manuel Navas Ramrez

Wednesday 26 June 2013 02:51
Adiós a un autor que me hizo pasar grandes momentos de lectura. Me apasionaron sus series y su fantasía desbocada me hizo soñar en las novelas con las que tanto disfruté. Que la tierra te sea leve
Carlos Manuel Navas Ramrez
Tuesday 25 June 2013 17:53
Goodbye to the most colorful writer I have ever read.
Neniam oni forgesos vin.
Sebjo

Tuesday 25 June 2013 17:53
Goodbye to the most colorful writer I have ever read.
Neniam oni forgesos vin.
Sebjo
Tuesday 25 June 2013 13:08
Read the Green Pearl and was hooked. The Lyonnesse trilogy is one of the few sets of books I reread on an almost annual basis. The shorter stories such as the Blue World are also revisited. I know Jack lived to a very good age but his stories will be missed.
Colin Ainsworth

Tuesday 25 June 2013 13:08
Read the Green Pearl and was hooked. The Lyonnesse trilogy is one of the few sets of books I reread on an almost annual basis. The shorter stories such as the Blue World are also revisited. I know Jack lived to a very good age but his stories will ... click to read more
Colin Ainsworth
Tuesday 25 June 2013 03:53
Your words have shaped worlds. Thank you for changing mine too.
druid

Tuesday 25 June 2013 03:53
Your words have shaped worlds. Thank you for changing mine too.
druid
Tuesday 25 June 2013 01:11
I have read the bad new just now... What say? For family, friends, fans, readers, Vance always be the grand master of sf and fantasy. May his great mind and imagination survive on our memories and fantasies. Master Vance, I hope the universe embrace you with tender, cause you´re a cosmic mind, much more above us, humans!
Caio Alexandre Bezarias

Tuesday 25 June 2013 01:11
I have read the bad new just now... What say? For family, friends, fans, readers, Vance always be the grand master of sf and fantasy. May his great mind and imagination survive on our memories and fantasies. Master Vance, I hope the universe embrace ... click to read more
Caio Alexandre Bezarias
Monday 24 June 2013 20:13
Jack,
You are still the best writer on this or any other plane/plain.
Your prose surpasses poetry.
I will continue to read you forever.

Goodbye Kirth.
Goodbye Adam.
Goodbye Cudgel.
Good die Howard, Woudiver, and Issam the Thang.

Your like will not be seen again.
Peter D. / Iowa

Monday 24 June 2013 20:13
Jack,
You are still the best writer on this or any other plane/plain.
Your prose surpasses poetry.
I will continue to read you forever.

Goodbye Kirth.
Goodbye Adam.
Goodbye Cudgel.
Good die Howard, Woudiver, and Issam the Thang.

Your ... click to read more
Peter D. / Iowa
Monday 24 June 2013 15:17
I remember borrowing from our public library 'Tschai' when I was 11 years old. Ever since I've enjoyed the many books and stories Jack Vance has written. Reading Jack Vance is one of the most enjoyable things I can think of. Thank you, Jack, for sharing your mind with us.
Kees Stad

Monday 24 June 2013 15:17
I remember borrowing from our public library 'Tschai' when I was 11 years old. Ever since I've enjoyed the many books and stories Jack Vance has written. Reading Jack Vance is one of the most enjoyable things I can think of. Thank you, Jack, for ... click to read more
Kees Stad
Monday 24 June 2013 13:24
Few authors have been, like Mr Vance, able to paint a whole alien setting in two pages, and make it stick in their reader's mind.
A great writer of Adventure has passed.
Jerome

Monday 24 June 2013 13:24
Few authors have been, like Mr Vance, able to paint a whole alien setting in two pages, and make it stick in their reader's mind.
A great writer of Adventure has passed.
Jerome
Monday 24 June 2013 13:05
Over the course of the last forty years I have read almost everything Jack has published. The range and unique flavor of his stories, each standing out in my mind as a separate unforgettable entity, have made him both my favorite author and the one I admire most for breadth and depth of his talent. Behind his work, there is the sense of the man himself who I believe was as unique and special as his stories. I wish I had known him personally. I believe being in his company and talking to him would have conjured up the same magic found in his books. Goodbye Jack, thank you for your genius, I will always treasure your work and honor you as a truly great author.
Robert Orme

Monday 24 June 2013 13:05
Over the course of the last forty years I have read almost everything Jack has published. The range and unique flavor of his stories, each standing out in my mind as a separate unforgettable entity, have made him both my favorite author and the one ... click to read more
Robert Orme
Monday 24 June 2013 11:27
Nobody, but Jack Vance could create such imaginary worlds and give us a glance in the human mind.
Thank you sir, for all these beautiful and exciting
hours of reading
you will live forever in our minds
Patrick Krajewski

Monday 24 June 2013 11:27
Nobody, but Jack Vance could create such imaginary worlds and give us a glance in the human mind.
Thank you sir, for all these beautiful and exciting
hours of reading
you will live forever in our minds
Patrick Krajewski
Sunday 23 June 2013 19:32
Goodbye, and thank you.
Tatiana Covington

Sunday 23 June 2013 19:32
Goodbye, and thank you.
Tatiana Covington
Sunday 23 June 2013 19:03
my name is as immaterial as a Demon Princes'. I first read JV in high scool, second year. It was The Eyes of the Overworld. This book not only provided me hours of mre-reading pleasure, it literarly built my young vocabulary. This is a point not often mentioned by the most fervent
of JV's readers. JV often spoke of his lacking a precise style, a medotd to his composition. Two points: 1- bring a dictionary! JV glorified the English language as much as a Durell. This places him amongst the finest of writers. 2-JV's "style" was his readers-they always knew what to expect and he never let them down. No, and I mean NO author could create a sense of otherworldliness than Vance.Simply mention the Narrow Land and the brain finds no comparison encept in JV's ouvre. I suspect this is the reason no one can bring him to screen. Only a Kubrick could try, and even he would fail. I dammed wish I could!Frankly, there will never be another,and his loss to us is as profound as the death of Sam Beckett. I do not exagerate.He should have won the prize for literature. Peace to his fundament!
Anonymous

Sunday 23 June 2013 19:03
my name is as immaterial as a Demon Princes'. I first read JV in high scool, second year. It was The Eyes of the Overworld. This book not only provided me hours of mre-reading pleasure, it literarly built my young vocabulary. This is a point not ... click to read more
Anonymous
Sunday 23 June 2013 11:45
No other author has given me so much enjoyment over the years, and my hope is that his work will continue to find new readers far into the future, perhaps the futures he once imagined might come to pass. Like Baron Bodissey, he too, will be quoted in another author's footnotes.
L Escher

Sunday 23 June 2013 11:45
No other author has given me so much enjoyment over the years, and my hope is that his work will continue to find new readers far into the future, perhaps the futures he once imagined might come to pass. Like Baron Bodissey, he too, will be quoted ... click to read more
L Escher
Sunday 23 June 2013 05:41
Farewell, dear sir, and many thanks for all the wonderful journeys. May you find your perfect lurulu...
Marinus Bier

Sunday 23 June 2013 05:41
Farewell, dear sir, and many thanks for all the wonderful journeys. May you find your perfect lurulu...
Marinus Bier
Sunday 23 June 2013 04:04
I don't the gift to express myself the way Jack did with words. So I'll simply say thank you Jack. You'll be missed.
Ben Maziarz

Sunday 23 June 2013 04:04
I don't the gift to express myself the way Jack did with words. So I'll simply say thank you Jack. You'll be missed.
Ben Maziarz
Sunday 23 June 2013 02:18
Farewell Jack Vance,
as a teenager I have consumed your novels and it appeared to me that for that time I was an inhabitant of the Gaean Reach more than my home planet. Perhaps you did not tell me more about sociolology and philosophy than my later studies but for the first time I could feel the wide variety of human behaviour. This means much to me.
Thank You
Klaas Krger

Sunday 23 June 2013 02:18
Farewell Jack Vance,
as a teenager I have consumed your novels and it appeared to me that for that time I was an inhabitant of the Gaean Reach more than my home planet. Perhaps you did not tell me more about sociolology and philosophy than my later ... click to read more
Klaas Krger
Saturday 22 June 2013 16:50
Jack Vance. May he rest in peace.
Jack Vance. Er ruhe in Frieden.
Gochele

Saturday 22 June 2013 16:50
Jack Vance. May he rest in peace.
Jack Vance. Er ruhe in Frieden.
Gochele
Saturday 22 June 2013 15:48
Thanks to Jack Vance I'm now as SF fan
Eric De Man

Saturday 22 June 2013 15:48
Thanks to Jack Vance I'm now as SF fan
Eric De Man
Saturday 22 June 2013 15:24
Jack est mort. Mon père, mon frère, mon ami, mon maître. Ma jeunesse est partie avec lui. Reste le bonheur de te lire et te relire. Pages après pages, la magie opère de nouveau.
"I have been deserted by my enemies. Treesong is dead. The affair is over. I am done."
Charles Dill

Saturday 22 June 2013 15:24
Jack est mort. Mon père, mon frère, mon ami, mon maître. Ma jeunesse est partie avec lui. Reste le bonheur de te lire et te relire. Pages après pages, la magie opère de nouveau.
"I have been deserted by my enemies. Treesong is dead. The ... click to read more
Charles Dill
Saturday 22 June 2013 09:29
Hail and farewell, Jack Vance! I've loved your works with a passion ever since I read Star King in the 60s. There will never be another author like you. Ave atque vale.
ian jackson

Saturday 22 June 2013 09:29
Hail and farewell, Jack Vance! I've loved your works with a passion ever since I read Star King in the 60s. There will never be another author like you. Ave atque vale.
ian jackson
Saturday 22 June 2013 03:22
Just yesterday, a friend of mine told me that Jack Vance had passed out. I was terribly upset to hear of Jack´s death and I send his family my sincere condolences.
In 1995 I was 29 years old, and I felt that the days of enjoying a novel in the same way as when I was a teenager had definitively fade away. But then I read my first Vance’s novel, Demon Princess. I was absolutely stunned. Every thing what I believed lost were in those pages: interesting plots, marvellous adventures, fascinating characters, and an unsurpassed talent to describe strange but plausible atmospheres. Everything written through an effective and often elegant style that combines a touch of magic and crude reality, humour and seriousness, melancholy and joy… After the Demon Princess I have read the rest of Jack Vance novels and I think that most of them are splendid writings: the trilogy of Lyonesse is likely one of the fresher modern contribution to fairy tales. In my opinion, only a few of Science Fiction and Fantasy writers have achieved so high standards, and none of them in the so imaginative way as Jack Vance did it.
How fortunate we are in having Jack Vance’s novels: they allow us to live, briefly, in other wonderful worlds, and in parallel they make our own world more wonderful. Thank you Mr. Vance.

Enrique Murgui
Enrique Murgui

Saturday 22 June 2013 03:22
Just yesterday, a friend of mine told me that Jack Vance had passed out. I was terribly upset to hear of Jack´s death and I send his family my sincere condolences.
In 1995 I was 29 years old, and I felt that the days of enjoying a novel in the ... click to read more
Enrique Murgui
Friday 21 June 2013 21:05
Senti a partida dele como se fora a de um velho amigo...
Marcelo Rabello

Friday 21 June 2013 21:05
Senti a partida dele como se fora a de um velho amigo...
Marcelo Rabello
Friday 21 June 2013 18:52
Left us on friday. The day was frugal and full of promise. Songs of praise were sent via radio, tv and interweave. A great scribe gas befel us. Regret it not but rejoice in the gifts that were lain. Sir vance I salute you.
Ralph steele

Friday 21 June 2013 18:52
Left us on friday. The day was frugal and full of promise. Songs of praise were sent via radio, tv and interweave. A great scribe gas befel us. Regret it not but rejoice in the gifts that were lain. Sir vance I salute you.
Ralph steele
Friday 21 June 2013 07:25
I only just learned of your passing. I don't know when I read my first Jack Vance book or which it was, but I do know that I read the first one over 20 years ago and have since read and re read many of your stories. You brought alive a universe, rich and detailed as well as characters as deep as Dicken has written with dialogue that Shakespeare would be proud of. I'm currently re reading the Demon Princes series, which is one of my favourite stories along with Araminta Station, Lyonesse, Showboat World, Big Planet, Tales of a Dying Earth......You've enriched my life and continue to do so. Best wishes to your family and hope that magnificent contribution you have made to literature makes your family proud!!
Andre

Friday 21 June 2013 07:25
I only just learned of your passing. I don't know when I read my first Jack Vance book or which it was, but I do know that I read the first one over 20 years ago and have since read and re read many of your stories. You brought alive a universe, ... click to read more
Andre
Thursday 20 June 2013 15:45
I read the sad news only recently (not living in the US). Saddening news and a great loss. I loved (love) his books.

Goodbye, Mr. Vance, and with some luck, we'll meet again somewhere in the Alastor Cluster someday.
Kris Dee

Thursday 20 June 2013 15:45
I read the sad news only recently (not living in the US). Saddening news and a great loss. I loved (love) his books.

Goodbye, Mr. Vance, and with some luck, we'll meet again somewhere in the Alastor Cluster someday.
Kris Dee
Thursday 20 June 2013 15:22
You gave us so Much and we are so glad to have discovered your stories and read hem over and over and over again. It smadend us to know that NOS never again such a stort Will see the light of day.
We Will Miss Your writings..fare thee well. For us You Will live for ever through vogel, kirth gersen A'dam recht, glawen and all otters. Thank You so Munch for sharing your worlds with us.
Alice Cora and Albert van der Sel

Thursday 20 June 2013 15:22
You gave us so Much and we are so glad to have discovered your stories and read hem over and over and over again. It smadend us to know that NOS never again such a stort Will see the light of day.
We Will Miss Your writings..fare thee well. For us ... click to read more
Alice Cora and Albert van der Sel
Wednesday 19 June 2013 20:01
Jack Vance was the greatest.
There will never be another like him.
I started reading his stuff when I was 9 and I am now 60 and still reread everything he wrote.
Deepest sympathies to his family.
Bob Justice

Wednesday 19 June 2013 20:01
Jack Vance was the greatest.
There will never be another like him.
I started reading his stuff when I was 9 and I am now 60 and still reread everything he wrote.
Deepest sympathies to his family.
Bob Justice
Wednesday 19 June 2013 17:35
I can't even remember when I picked up my first book by you or which one it was. Your books became an obsession from the first page. I have crawled round so many second hand bookshops searching for your books. Only rarely did I arrive triumphantly to the counter. Reading your books made the whole world and every human behavior familiar. It was as if you had read every philosophy there is and showed in your books how useless they were. It was as if you had seen all the different people on earth and put them into your books. No habit and way of life was too strange for you to write about. I love the wide spaces and far away horizons in your books. Where other authors hold on tightly to every tiny idea they have, you just scatter them generously all over. So many times, when one follows one of your heroes, do they cast a fleeting glance in a direction and the scene they see is what other authors would miserly have used for at least a trilogy. There are a few of your books I still have not managed to get hold of and the ones I have can be re-read a million times. I hope your work will get the attention it deserves. The way you use the language is just amazing. You will be missed
Mikaela Olsen

Wednesday 19 June 2013 17:35
I can't even remember when I picked up my first book by you or which one it was. Your books became an obsession from the first page. I have crawled round so many second hand bookshops searching for your books. Only rarely did I arrive triumphantly ... click to read more
Mikaela Olsen
Wednesday 19 June 2013 16:31
I bought the first Lyonesse novel on a whim some 10 years ago (living as I do in the geographic vicinity of the Elder Isles). Since that first book I have searched and gathered any and all I can find of Jack Vances stories and novels. He was an absolute master of wit, vocabulary and imagination. I am greatly saddened at his passing - the world is certainly a poorer place without his literary richness.
Philip Gilbert

Wednesday 19 June 2013 16:31
I bought the first Lyonesse novel on a whim some 10 years ago (living as I do in the geographic vicinity of the Elder Isles). Since that first book I have searched and gathered any and all I can find of Jack Vances stories and novels. He was an ... click to read more
Philip Gilbert
Wednesday 19 June 2013 16:06
I never thought somebody could have such an imagination and write about it in such a fantastic way.

Thanks for all your great books, which I will certainly be reading again sometime.
Berend-Jan

Wednesday 19 June 2013 16:06
I never thought somebody could have such an imagination and write about it in such a fantastic way.

Thanks for all your great books, which I will certainly be reading again sometime.
Berend-Jan
Wednesday 19 June 2013 13:26
The most amusing, most observant and most wonderful author ever. Jack Vance will forever be an inspiration for me, and I re-read his books in my collection many times over. Each time,although I know them all intimately, a deep feeling of thanks, and a wry smile from that most amazing of authors..
Not a hard act to follow, an impossible one..

nedialsko
bulgaria
Richard Brown

Wednesday 19 June 2013 13:26
The most amusing, most observant and most wonderful author ever. Jack Vance will forever be an inspiration for me, and I re-read his books in my collection many times over. Each time,although I know them all intimately, a deep feeling of thanks, and ... click to read more
Richard Brown
Tuesday 18 June 2013 18:42
When I read "Son of the tree", it was love at first sight. Love for your prose, your imagination, your humor. Your stories made me feel recognized and loved.
Kees Huizing

Tuesday 18 June 2013 18:42
When I read "Son of the tree", it was love at first sight. Love for your prose, your imagination, your humor. Your stories made me feel recognized and loved.
Kees Huizing
Tuesday 18 June 2013 14:49
Jack Vance has been my favourite writer for many many years. I have read and re-read his wonderful books over and over and never tired of his great prose. For me,as for many others,
Jack Vance will never die. He has just gone to another universe to make it a better place.
Alex

Tuesday 18 June 2013 14:49
Jack Vance has been my favourite writer for many many years. I have read and re-read his wonderful books over and over and never tired of his great prose. For me,as for many others,
Jack Vance will never die. He has just gone to another universe to ... click to read more
Alex
Tuesday 18 June 2013 14:01
See you in water planet
elisa bernabei

Tuesday 18 June 2013 14:01
See you in water planet
elisa bernabei
Tuesday 18 June 2013 10:30
Le plus extraordinaire et merveilleux auteur de Sf que j'ai lu.
Inégalé dans sa prose et dans l'imagination de ses mondes.
Il me manque déjà...
Claude from France

Tuesday 18 June 2013 10:30
Le plus extraordinaire et merveilleux auteur de Sf que j'ai lu.
Inégalé dans sa prose et dans l'imagination de ses mondes.
Il me manque déjà...
Claude from France
Tuesday 18 June 2013 07:04
Merci a toi Mr.Jack Vance de m'avoir fait aimer d'ouvrir un livre et de me faire rever dans tes mondes magnifique. repose en paix tu nous manquera vieux.
Anonymous

Tuesday 18 June 2013 07:04
Merci a toi Mr.Jack Vance de m'avoir fait aimer d'ouvrir un livre et de me faire rever dans tes mondes magnifique. repose en paix tu nous manquera vieux.
Anonymous
Tuesday 18 June 2013 05:50
Thanks for writing marvelously Science Fantasy! The best author ever! It was a wonderful time with your stories.
Christopher from Germany

Tuesday 18 June 2013 05:50
Thanks for writing marvelously Science Fantasy! The best author ever! It was a wonderful time with your stories.
Christopher from Germany
Monday 17 June 2013 22:10
Thank you for your contribution to the world.
Money

Monday 17 June 2013 22:10
Thank you for your contribution to the world.
Money
Monday 17 June 2013 18:27
Fare well.
I hope your journeys continue.
John Green

Monday 17 June 2013 18:27
Fare well.
I hope your journeys continue.
John Green
Monday 17 June 2013 13:55
Sad news. With any luck Jack is now visiting worlds similar to those he wrote about.
What a terrific author, and the worlds loss. R.I. P Jack.
Mike

Monday 17 June 2013 13:55
Sad news. With any luck Jack is now visiting worlds similar to those he wrote about.
What a terrific author, and the worlds loss. R.I. P Jack.
Mike
Monday 17 June 2013 10:51
My favorite author. A sort of second father. The sort of writer that you dreamed would exist, long before the understanding that he actually did.
Christy

Monday 17 June 2013 10:51
My favorite author. A sort of second father. The sort of writer that you dreamed would exist, long before the understanding that he actually did.
Christy
Sunday 16 June 2013 22:10
Zo veel zalige uren heb ik doorgebracht in uw verhalen. Ik voelde mezelf
telkens een held in fantastische werelden en vreemde avonturen. Van weinig schrijvers heb ik zo genoten. Ge zult gemist worden...

Fons Charlier
Fons Charlier

Sunday 16 June 2013 22:10
Zo veel zalige uren heb ik doorgebracht in uw verhalen. Ik voelde mezelf
telkens een held in fantastische werelden en vreemde avonturen. Van weinig schrijvers heb ik zo genoten. Ge zult gemist worden...

Fons Charlier
Fons Charlier