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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Saturday 1 June 2013 16:06
Well over 30 years ago, still in my teens, I first read The Star King. I loved it, the first of The Demon Princes. Over the years I've read and reread all books by Jack and will continue to enjoy them. Thank you for all your wonderful stories, Jack.
Rob Oudshoorn

Saturday 1 June 2013 16:06
Well over 30 years ago, still in my teens, I first read The Star King. I loved it, the first of The Demon Princes. Over the years I've read and reread all books by Jack and will continue to enjoy them. Thank you for all your wonderful stories, Jack.
Rob Oudshoorn
Saturday 1 June 2013 15:47
Thank you, Jack Vance, for all of the happy hours that I spent reading and re-reading your books.
We will continue to cherish your legacy.
Thomas Btzler

Saturday 1 June 2013 15:47
Thank you, Jack Vance, for all of the happy hours that I spent reading and re-reading your books.
We will continue to cherish your legacy.
Thomas Btzler
Saturday 1 June 2013 15:43
The Dying Earth seems that much closer and darker with the passing of Jack. Thank you, Jack for inviting me into your life in every way possible, starting as a child of 11 and reading you for the first time and now ending with tears in my eyes remembering my visits with you and John and Norma. To this day I don't think you ever appreciated exactly what you meant to our genre, though towards the end, even you could not deny the extraordinary praise that came your way. Re-reading your books will help me overcome this sadness I now feel, but damn, Jack, I'm sure gonna miss you.
Byron Tetrick

Saturday 1 June 2013 15:43
The Dying Earth seems that much closer and darker with the passing of Jack. Thank you, Jack for inviting me into your life in every way possible, starting as a child of 11 and reading you for the first time and now ending with tears in my eyes ... click to read more
Byron Tetrick
Saturday 1 June 2013 15:41
Few writers have come remotely close to what Jack Vance achieved in his lifetime. Even fewer people have affected my life in the way that he did. No words we could say to honour him in death could redeem him for those he honoured us with in life. He will always, always be loved and always, always be missed.
Ian Bondy

Saturday 1 June 2013 15:41
Few writers have come remotely close to what Jack Vance achieved in his lifetime. Even fewer people have affected my life in the way that he did. No words we could say to honour him in death could redeem him for those he honoured us with in life. He ... click to read more
Ian Bondy
Saturday 1 June 2013 15:32
Thank you, Jack. A toast to you.
Anonymous

Saturday 1 June 2013 15:32
Thank you, Jack. A toast to you.
Anonymous
Saturday 1 June 2013 14:45
I became hooked on Jack's work after reading The Star King as a 14-year-old. I've read most of his books and enjoyed them all. I'll always revere his memory. Condolences to his family.
Ken Young

Saturday 1 June 2013 14:45
I became hooked on Jack's work after reading The Star King as a 14-year-old. I've read most of his books and enjoyed them all. I'll always revere his memory. Condolences to his family.
Ken Young
Saturday 1 June 2013 14:32
je t'ai lu et relu. ces lectures m'ont empli de joie. Je n'ai pas pu te rencontrer en chair et en os mais combien avons nous partager d'éternité, toi à écrire, moi à te lire. La voie est tracé à présent.
olivier portejoie

Saturday 1 June 2013 14:32
je t'ai lu et relu. ces lectures m'ont empli de joie. Je n'ai pas pu te rencontrer en chair et en os mais combien avons nous partager d'éternité, toi à écrire, moi à te lire. La voie est tracé à présent.
olivier portejoie
Saturday 1 June 2013 14:19
Jack was one of the truly original lights in the fantasy universe. The Dying Earth has illuminated my own life for the past forty years. He will be missed, but his body of work will sustain his legend.
Butch Terry

Saturday 1 June 2013 14:19
Jack was one of the truly original lights in the fantasy universe. The Dying Earth has illuminated my own life for the past forty years. He will be missed, but his body of work will sustain his legend.
Butch Terry
Saturday 1 June 2013 13:39
A great writer who provided me many hours of joy and in future many more of those hours will follow. Thank you for this!
Onno Mastenbroek

Saturday 1 June 2013 13:39
A great writer who provided me many hours of joy and in future many more of those hours will follow. Thank you for this!
Onno Mastenbroek
Saturday 1 June 2013 13:27
Following a recommendation from another author, I
recently bought myself the Dying Earth tales, and the Lyonesse and Alastor stories, and the Demon Princes volumes...just to find out that the man himself had just passed away, just as I
had discovered his amazing work...
Well, I'll keep reading...I guess that's the best tribute I can offer...
Benny Jensen

Saturday 1 June 2013 13:27
Following a recommendation from another author, I
recently bought myself the Dying Earth tales, and the Lyonesse and Alastor stories, and the Demon Princes volumes...just to find out that the man himself had just passed away, just as I
had ... click to read more
Benny Jensen
Saturday 1 June 2013 11:43
96 years..... and still the message of his death was a shock to me. His stories fired my imagination.
He was able to build worlds - they were alien and yet vaguely familiar, crystal clear with a few strokes of his pen.
Thank you - John Holbrook Vance and rest in peace.
Jan Hemmer

Saturday 1 June 2013 11:43
96 years..... and still the message of his death was a shock to me. His stories fired my imagination.
He was able to build worlds - they were alien and yet vaguely familiar, crystal clear with a few strokes of his pen.
Thank you - John Holbrook ... click to read more
Jan Hemmer
Saturday 1 June 2013 11:39
So much of my imagination was filled by Jack Vance when I was younger. The Magnus Ridolph stories and others had a strangeness to them that has haunted me to this day. He could be slyly funny or deeply repellent, and there was a hard realism to his work that distinguished it from most other science fiction writers. I regret never sending him a thank you letter but perhaps he can hear me now: thank you so very much. It's been a glorious trip, and my life has been made more meaningful by your strange dreams.
JB

Saturday 1 June 2013 11:39
So much of my imagination was filled by Jack Vance when I was younger. The Magnus Ridolph stories and others had a strangeness to them that has haunted me to this day. He could be slyly funny or deeply repellent, and there was a hard realism to his ... click to read more
JB
Saturday 1 June 2013 11:18
A great treasure has been lost, but Jack Vance had a great run! He will continue to enrich my life through many, many rereadings of his books in years to come. Thanks.
Michael Gearlds

Saturday 1 June 2013 11:18
A great treasure has been lost, but Jack Vance had a great run! He will continue to enrich my life through many, many rereadings of his books in years to come. Thanks.
Michael Gearlds
Saturday 1 June 2013 10:53
My favorite writer. I can think of little that has given me so much joy as reading the stories of Jack Vance. Thank you.
Jasper Groen

Saturday 1 June 2013 10:53
My favorite writer. I can think of little that has given me so much joy as reading the stories of Jack Vance. Thank you.
Jasper Groen
Saturday 1 June 2013 10:47
From Vienna, Austria. Words cannot describe, how important Jack Vances's prose has been for me. Ever since I had read my first Jack Vance book (Maske: Thaery) at the age of 12 or so, I have been looking for books of him all over the world. He became a part of my life.
RIP Jack Vance, adored grandmaster, I salute you for endless hours of joy and wonder, fantasy and adventure! You will never be forgotten!
Helmut Hlavacs

Saturday 1 June 2013 10:47
From Vienna, Austria. Words cannot describe, how important Jack Vances's prose has been for me. Ever since I had read my first Jack Vance book (Maske: Thaery) at the age of 12 or so, I have been looking for books of him all over the world. He became ... click to read more
Helmut Hlavacs
Saturday 1 June 2013 10:36
Dear Jack, as a young boy I read the first pages of Turjan of Miir, and for years afterward was haunted by dreams of other, stranger places. These dreams are still vivid in my mind. Much later I read "The New Prime", and since then your stories have continued to marvel and amaze me in their wonder, intricacy, vitality, and beauty; and above all in their intelligence. How describe this feeling of loss? How express this sensation of wonderlust and joy at the thought of reading all your stories again and again? Your wonderful creatures parade before me: Shimrod, Visbhume, Turjan, Zap 210, Derwe Coreme, Madouc... All your amazing and colorful places, castles, manses and workrooms: Lally Meadow, Trilda, Embelyon... Thank you so much, and travel well.

"What great minds lie in the dust... What gorgeous souls have vanished into the buried ages; what marvelous creatures are lost past the remotest memory...Nevermore will there be the like..."
Johan Kennebjrk

Saturday 1 June 2013 10:36
Dear Jack, as a young boy I read the first pages of Turjan of Miir, and for years afterward was haunted by dreams of other, stranger places. These dreams are still vivid in my mind. Much later I read "The New Prime", and since then your stories have ... click to read more
Johan Kennebjrk
Saturday 1 June 2013 10:35
Un très gros pincement au coeur en apprenant la mort de Jack Vance.
Lire et relire ses romans est et restera un enchantement.
Rest in Peace, Mister Vance
Yves

Saturday 1 June 2013 10:35
Un très gros pincement au coeur en apprenant la mort de Jack Vance.
Lire et relire ses romans est et restera un enchantement.
Rest in Peace, Mister Vance
Yves
Saturday 1 June 2013 10:06
Mr. Vance greatly influenced my favorite game, Dungeons&Dragons, and Ion Stones will be forever orbiting in any game I'll hold in a future.
Kathryn

Saturday 1 June 2013 10:06
Mr. Vance greatly influenced my favorite game, Dungeons&Dragons, and Ion Stones will be forever orbiting in any game I'll hold in a future.
Kathryn
Saturday 1 June 2013 09:51
Last night I looked up and noticed a new star North of Achernar.
As if the constellation of the Dnazd had a fresh rider it drove off as I was watching, and were it not for the speed of imagination it would surely have been lost forever. Adventurous travels Jack!
Ron Ploeg

Saturday 1 June 2013 09:51
Last night I looked up and noticed a new star North of Achernar.
As if the constellation of the Dnazd had a fresh rider it drove off as I was watching, and were it not for the speed of imagination it would surely have been lost forever. Adventurous ... click to read more
Ron Ploeg
Saturday 1 June 2013 09:40
I met Jack when he was guest of honor at Hillcon in Rotterdam in 1981. I still have fond memories of talking to him late at night at one of the numerous parties which he was attending. He was a complete different man as I had imagined. Full of fun and down to earth when it came to things which interested him. I have always loved his books because of its imagination and the wonderful details he put in. It is a real loss knowing that no more new stories will appear from his hands.

Thank you Jack for all the great moments I have had reading your books!
Wim van de Bospoort

Saturday 1 June 2013 09:40
I met Jack when he was guest of honor at Hillcon in Rotterdam in 1981. I still have fond memories of talking to him late at night at one of the numerous parties which he was attending. He was a complete different man as I had imagined. Full of fun ... click to read more
Wim van de Bospoort
Saturday 1 June 2013 09:37
My Favorite Author. I had so much pleasure with his books. I've read them over and over. Thank you Jack. RIP
Paul van Erp

Saturday 1 June 2013 09:37
My Favorite Author. I had so much pleasure with his books. I've read them over and over. Thank you Jack. RIP
Paul van Erp
Saturday 1 June 2013 09:24
My love of reading was encouraged from an early age by my mother.
She was a very capable woman who could turn her hand to many things - decorating a cake or a house, making clothes or kitchen cabinets, and even a bit of plumbing.
Her interests were amateur dramatics, bridge, and of course, reading (almost exclusively) crime fiction.
She was, as the saying has it, "nobody's mug".
My father read only the newspapers!

Like many boys of my nationality and generation, I was introduced to science fiction - an awkward appellation - by the advent of the Eagle comic in 1950, which, with its full colour printing on quality paper, was a revelation to kids in post-war Britain.
The impact it had was akin to the impact the "Star Wars" films were to have, many years later.
I was immediately captivated by the font page strip "Dan Dare - Pilot of the Future", which was very skillfully drawn for its time, and the wonder of the possibility of space travel was to stay with me for the rest of my life.

When I became a teenager in the mid 1950's, my mother would read up to two books a week.
The authors included Agatha Christie, George Simenon, Earle Stanley Gardner, Mickey Spillane and many more less famous.
At this time I was discovering the likes of Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, Arthur Clarke, Isaac Asimov, Jame Blish, Eric Russell, C.E. Maine, August Derleth, A.E. Van Vogt, and any others whose books I could find in the local libraries.
I hasten to add that I did read other kinds of book as well.
Not many 15 year olds have read "V2" by Walter Dornberger, or Sir Thomas Malory's "Le Morte D'Arthur" (a struggle in medieval English).

When I ran out of books, and had read all the cornflakes packets and such, I sometimes picked up one of my Mothers books.
I remember the first one I read was Agatha Christies "The ABC Murders", which didn't excite me very much.
After I'd read 6 or 7 of her books, she learned of my general opinion, and told me that the novels of Ellery Queen were "the best", and that I should try some of those.
I never did get around to this, however, and the years passed, and, as boys do, I left home and got married.
My parents sadly passed away in the late 1970's and, incidentally, never witnessed the growth of the personal computer.

At some time along this path, I discovered Jack Vance, the writer who was to become my favourite author, (my first book being "Star King") and gradually I became aware that, due to his ability to transport his readers to his richly imaginative worlds, his pace, his terse way with dialogue, and plots some of which are worthy of Shakespeare, I was able to read his novels over and over again, and still enjoy them.
I also found his descriptions of things, places and colours seemed to have been made with an artist's eye, and as a professional artist myself, this also intrigued me.

My collection of Jack Vances' books numbers over 40 as of now, and in an effort to make sure I hadn't missed any, I used my computer to surf the internet in order to find a complete bibliography.
During this search, lots of details of the authors life were revealed, many of which I already knew from book jackets and sleeve notes.
For instance, I knew that he was an award winning author of science fiction, but I discovered that he was also an artist - a potter - (I was right!), and an award winning author, in earlier years, of crime fiction.
Further, to my immense surprise, I learned that he had sometimes ghost-written under the name of none other than Ellery Queen!

I can't help wondering if, by some genetic trait, or element of parental direction, Jack Vance managed to trigger similar emotions for both my Mother and I, using different genre.
Who knows?
Whatever the reasons, it is certainly an amazing coincidence.

Jack will be missed by many, but never forgotten!

Dave
Dave Beckey

Saturday 1 June 2013 09:24
My love of reading was encouraged from an early age by my mother.
She was a very capable woman who could turn her hand to many things - decorating a cake or a house, making clothes or kitchen cabinets, and even a bit of plumbing.
Her interests ... click to read more
Dave Beckey
Saturday 1 June 2013 08:38
Spoštovani gospod Vance!
Bili ste najlepše besedljiv in očarljiv pisatelj, ki sem jih kdaj imel veselje brati! Dovolili ste mi pogled na brezčasne kraje in goreče dogodke, ki si jih nikoli nisem mogel prej zamislili.
Ne bom vam želel, da počivate v miru, ker ste se samo preselili, pred nami, v dežele otožno daleč, kjer boste večno bivali s svojimi veličastnimi junaki v pokrajinah najbolj živih. V času, ki bo prišel, bi vas tam želel srečati.

David, Ljubljana
David Pahor

Saturday 1 June 2013 08:38
Spoštovani gospod Vance!
Bili ste najlepše besedljiv in očarljiv pisatelj, ki sem jih kdaj imel veselje brati! Dovolili ste mi pogled na brezčasne kraje in goreče dogodke, ki si jih nikoli nisem mogel prej zamislili.
Ne bom vam želel, da ... click to read more
David Pahor
Saturday 1 June 2013 08:19
Dear Mr Vance, you were the most eloquent and enchanting writer I have ever had the joy to read!
You allowed me to gaze upon timeless places and fervent events I could never before have imagined. I will not wish you to rest in peace as you have only moved ahead of us to the lands of wystful afar where you shall abide forever with your magnificent heroes in landscapes most vivid. In the time to come, I wish I could meet you there.
David Pahor

Saturday 1 June 2013 08:19
Dear Mr Vance, you were the most eloquent and enchanting writer I have ever had the joy to read!
You allowed me to gaze upon timeless places and fervent events I could never before have imagined. I will not wish you to rest in peace as you have ... click to read more
David Pahor
Saturday 1 June 2013 08:19
惊闻噩耗,科幻历程的一大损失,望在天之灵,可以永远怀念这个地球,以及您所喜爱的科幻,事业
llios

Saturday 1 June 2013 08:19
惊闻噩耗,科幻历程的一大损失,望在天之灵,可以永远怀念这个地球,以及您所喜爱的科幻,事业
llios
Saturday 1 June 2013 07:28
not much to say, thanks for your life and books and may you rest in peace!
Patric van Beek

Saturday 1 June 2013 07:28
not much to say, thanks for your life and books and may you rest in peace!
Patric van Beek
Saturday 1 June 2013 07:04
As for many the first stories by Jack Vance I read were those taking place on The planet Tschai. Since then many stories followed. In fact I have now all books translated in my language. Dear Mr. Vance, many, many thanks for all the great stories you produced. Your name will live forever via your books and mark my words: once planets we are now discovering in real life will be named after you or the ones you created.
Arjen, The Netherlands

Saturday 1 June 2013 07:04
As for many the first stories by Jack Vance I read were those taking place on The planet Tschai. Since then many stories followed. In fact I have now all books translated in my language. Dear Mr. Vance, many, many thanks for all the great stories ... click to read more
Arjen, The Netherlands
Saturday 1 June 2013 06:59
tranquillo, dovunque tu sia,te la saprai cavare:lo
hai già descritto. CIAO.
sandra

Saturday 1 June 2013 06:59
tranquillo, dovunque tu sia,te la saprai cavare:lo
hai già descritto. CIAO.
sandra
Saturday 1 June 2013 06:14
Thanks for many, many hours of reading and (more recently) listening to Cugel's stories, Tchai, Demon Princes, and dozens of other great books.
Still my favorite writer, because of his competent unique style, witty and highly original.

Fortunately all Jack's books are now for sale on www.jackvance.com in ebook form, giving everyone the opportunity to familiarize themselves with his splendid work.

Condolences to family and friends...
He will be missed!
Edwin K., the Netherlands

Saturday 1 June 2013 06:14
Thanks for many, many hours of reading and (more recently) listening to Cugel's stories, Tchai, Demon Princes, and dozens of other great books.
Still my favorite writer, because of his competent unique style, witty and highly ... click to read more
Edwin K., the Netherlands
Saturday 1 June 2013 05:22
Jack,

Thanks for all the hours of reading pleasure I had and will have from your books.
I will surely miss you.

Hans
Hans van der Veeke

Saturday 1 June 2013 05:22
Jack,

Thanks for all the hours of reading pleasure I had and will have from your books.
I will surely miss you.

Hans
Hans van der Veeke
Saturday 1 June 2013 04:48
Thx for all your great stories!
Henry Oude Egberink

Saturday 1 June 2013 04:48
Thx for all your great stories!
Henry Oude Egberink
Saturday 1 June 2013 04:35
Love your books.
Rest in peace!!
Jurgen Bus

Saturday 1 June 2013 04:35
Love your books.
Rest in peace!!
Jurgen Bus
Saturday 1 June 2013 04:17
I have been reading and re reading Jack's novels for 45 years. He is a giant in literature, Science Fiction, and Science Fantasy. If there is life after death, I am sure that Jack will be composing stories wherever he is.

He gave so many people so much enjoyment and was so influential to so many writers. What a great and rich life!
Well done Jack, you found a great purpose in your life and you leave behind a priceless legacy.

My kindest thoughts to his family at this time of sadness.























Denis Connolly
Denis Connolly

Saturday 1 June 2013 04:17
I have been reading and re reading Jack's novels for 45 years. He is a giant in literature, Science Fiction, and Science Fantasy. If there is life after death, I am sure that Jack will be composing stories wherever he is.

He gave so many people ... click to read more
Denis Connolly
Saturday 1 June 2013 04:04
Mr. Jack Vance will be truly missed. One of the giants in American literature, he was not only a Science Fiction writer. He was a storyteller with a unique style. Rest in Peace.
jose Brutinel Sampol

Saturday 1 June 2013 04:04
Mr. Jack Vance will be truly missed. One of the giants in American literature, he was not only a Science Fiction writer. He was a storyteller with a unique style. Rest in Peace.
jose Brutinel Sampol
Saturday 1 June 2013 04:04
Grazie signor Vance,
continuerò a leggere i tuoi libri e continuerò a viaggiare con te, con Kirth, e con tutti gli altri eroi, e personaggi delle tue storie, in ogni giorno che verrà, grazie per la compagnia, per il divertimento; thank you Mr. Vance, rest in peace
Adolfo (from Italy)

Saturday 1 June 2013 04:04
Grazie signor Vance,
continuerò a leggere i tuoi libri e continuerò a viaggiare con te, con Kirth, e con tutti gli altri eroi, e personaggi delle tue storie, in ogni giorno che verrà, grazie per la compagnia, per il divertimento; thank you Mr. ... click to read more
Adolfo (from Italy)
Saturday 1 June 2013 03:55
J'ai découvert la SF avec La station Araminta à l'àge de 12 ans, un quart de siècle avant.
Jack est un faiseur d'histoire, enrichissant notre imaginaire...
Adieu Jack et bon voyage vers les étoiles
Michael

Saturday 1 June 2013 03:55
J'ai découvert la SF avec La station Araminta à l'àge de 12 ans, un quart de siècle avant.
Jack est un faiseur d'histoire, enrichissant notre imaginaire...
Adieu Jack et bon voyage vers les étoiles
Michael
Saturday 1 June 2013 03:50
Jack Vance has forever sparked my interest in the reading of science fiction and fantasy. A deep bow from the Netherlands to the Grand Master of F&SF.
Peter

Saturday 1 June 2013 03:50
Jack Vance has forever sparked my interest in the reading of science fiction and fantasy. A deep bow from the Netherlands to the Grand Master of F&SF.
Peter
Saturday 1 June 2013 02:36
Pulva et
umbra sumus et Jack Vance, SF genius.
Pierre De Duytsche

Saturday 1 June 2013 02:36
Pulva et
umbra sumus et Jack Vance, SF genius.
Pierre De Duytsche
Saturday 1 June 2013 01:46
Howsoever bright the sun burns overhead, in my mind's eye it will always have the ruddy tinge it cast in my childhood... Like the giant in the children's story whose shadow made the sun blood red, you have colored the dawn of all my subsequent fantasy worlds.

Thank you, so very much.
L. W.

Saturday 1 June 2013 01:46
Howsoever bright the sun burns overhead, in my mind's eye it will always have the ruddy tinge it cast in my childhood... Like the giant in the children's story whose shadow made the sun blood red, you have colored the dawn of all my subsequent ... click to read more
L. W.
Saturday 1 June 2013 01:29
Nadie como Jack Vance para transportarnos a mundos increíbles. Gracias por Kirth Gersen.
Juan Carlos Coln

Saturday 1 June 2013 01:29
Nadie como Jack Vance para transportarnos a mundos increíbles. Gracias por Kirth Gersen.
Juan Carlos Coln
Saturday 1 June 2013 00:49
Your books carried me away to other worlds and inspired a lifelong love of fantasy and science fiction. Thanks Jack.
David Gribble

Saturday 1 June 2013 00:49
Your books carried me away to other worlds and inspired a lifelong love of fantasy and science fiction. Thanks Jack.
David Gribble
Saturday 1 June 2013 00:42
Dear Jack, you will be in our hearts for ever and ever. Thank you so very much for alle your writing, your storytelling, your worlds. My first born would be named Jack Vance Kemna; but it turned out to be a girl. :-)
With lots of love from The Netherlands, yours sincerely, Jeroen Kemna
Jeroen Kemna

Saturday 1 June 2013 00:42
Dear Jack, you will be in our hearts for ever and ever. Thank you so very much for alle your writing, your storytelling, your worlds. My first born would be named Jack Vance Kemna; but it turned out to be a girl. :-)
With lots of love from The ... click to read more
Jeroen Kemna
Friday 31 May 2013 23:20
He made my life immeasurably richer.
The Alastor novels, the Demon Princes novels, the Elder Isles trilogy, and the Cadwal Chronicles and the Tschai novels were all magnificent.
Thank you so much, Jack.
Paul Chadwick

Friday 31 May 2013 23:20
He made my life immeasurably richer.
The Alastor novels, the Demon Princes novels, the Elder Isles trilogy, and the Cadwal Chronicles and the Tschai novels were all magnificent.
Thank you so much, Jack.
Paul Chadwick
Friday 31 May 2013 22:32
Thank you sir for your words, your ideas and the worlds you built.
I will forever be grateful for what you have given to me.
Rest in peace.
Jim Pacek

Friday 31 May 2013 22:32
Thank you sir for your words, your ideas and the worlds you built.
I will forever be grateful for what you have given to me.
Rest in peace.
Jim Pacek
Friday 31 May 2013 22:24
Thanks for sharing your brain with me Jack!!!
Dico
Dico van Putten

Friday 31 May 2013 22:24
Thanks for sharing your brain with me Jack!!!
Dico
Dico van Putten
Friday 31 May 2013 22:19
In Berlin, where I live, is a little English language book store with a whole floor dedicated to sci-fi. I started pulling out books at random and fell in love with the genre. Space Opera, by Mr Vance, caught my eye and I bought it. The lady warned me that it was going to be 'something' and that Mr. Vance's writing was witty and really didn't care about conventional storytelling. She was right. The book is awesome and people should read it. Thank for the book Mr. Vance.
Dave Abbott

Friday 31 May 2013 22:19
In Berlin, where I live, is a little English language book store with a whole floor dedicated to sci-fi. I started pulling out books at random and fell in love with the genre. Space Opera, by Mr Vance, caught my eye and I bought it. The lady warned ... click to read more
Dave Abbott
Friday 31 May 2013 20:48
I've loved your books ever since I read The Demon Princes. Thank you so much for Baron Bodissey...
Cynthia

Friday 31 May 2013 20:48
I've loved your books ever since I read The Demon Princes. Thank you so much for Baron Bodissey...
Cynthia
Friday 31 May 2013 19:10
If the commandant permits that you may sit, prefer to stand! If he gives you lined paper on which to write, write across the lines!

Cheers Jack
Ian, Portland

Friday 31 May 2013 19:10
If the commandant permits that you may sit, prefer to stand! If he gives you lined paper on which to write, write across the lines!

Cheers Jack
Ian, Portland
Friday 31 May 2013 18:46
Enjoy Heaven Jack , like me ...
Mogh.Hur

Friday 31 May 2013 18:46
Enjoy Heaven Jack , like me ...
Mogh.Hur
Friday 31 May 2013 18:40
One of my favorite childhood authors, his stories enriched my life.
Chris

Friday 31 May 2013 18:40
One of my favorite childhood authors, his stories enriched my life.
Chris
Friday 31 May 2013 18:29
Such a great writer, his books will always be here for us.
Henry

Friday 31 May 2013 18:29
Such a great writer, his books will always be here for us.
Henry
Friday 31 May 2013 18:17
My favorite author is gone, but his art remains and will grace our planet for centuries to come. Who among us can say the same?
B2

Friday 31 May 2013 18:17
My favorite author is gone, but his art remains and will grace our planet for centuries to come. Who among us can say the same?
B2
Friday 31 May 2013 17:58
A genuine one-off. He enriched my life. So sorry that he's gone.
Paul

Friday 31 May 2013 17:58
A genuine one-off. He enriched my life. So sorry that he's gone.
Paul
Friday 31 May 2013 17:46
Thank you for opening up new worlds of imagination for me. Your stories were always more than a cut above the rest. Your prose, like liquid copy. I hope your wife and yourself can finally take that long slow trip through the Oikimune and Beyond. The world has lost one of the greatest of all time and one of my personal heros. The visions you've painted with words will live on for all time in the minds and hearts of the readers who adore you.
Frank Musgrave

Friday 31 May 2013 17:46
Thank you for opening up new worlds of imagination for me. Your stories were always more than a cut above the rest. Your prose, like liquid copy. I hope your wife and yourself can finally take that long slow trip through the Oikimune and Beyond. The ... click to read more
Frank Musgrave
Friday 31 May 2013 17:40
Es gibt wenige Bücher und Erzählungen, die ich mit großer Freude wieder und wieder lese. Und die ich, noch während ich sie wiederlese, im Bewusstsein wiederlese, sie noch einmal wiederlesen zu müssen. Ein Beispiel von vielen aus dem Werk von Jack Vance wäre: The Moon Moth, The Moon Moth und noch einmal - The Moon Moth!
Christopher Ecker

Friday 31 May 2013 17:40
Es gibt wenige Bücher und Erzählungen, die ich mit großer Freude wieder und wieder lese. Und die ich, noch während ich sie wiederlese, im Bewusstsein wiederlese, sie noch einmal wiederlesen zu müssen. Ein Beispiel von vielen aus dem Werk von ... click to read more
Christopher Ecker
Friday 31 May 2013 17:26
very sad about Jack's passing. I met him twice while working for the VIE and he was a good man
johnange

Friday 31 May 2013 17:26
very sad about Jack's passing. I met him twice while working for the VIE and he was a good man
johnange
Friday 31 May 2013 17:23
Dear Jack,
Thank you so much for the great time I had reading your books. Thanks to you, I have traveled far and in good company. I first read one of your stories when I was a kid, and even a kid could see it was something unique, special, that was typed in those pages. You'll be missed my friend.
Ariosto Silva

Friday 31 May 2013 17:23
Dear Jack,
Thank you so much for the great time I had reading your books. Thanks to you, I have traveled far and in good company. I first read one of your stories when I was a kid, and even a kid could see it was something unique, special, that was ... click to read more
Ariosto Silva
Friday 31 May 2013 17:14
Mr.Vance
Thank you for all your brilliant books and strange and real worlds.
RIP
Paul (the Netherlands)

Friday 31 May 2013 17:14
Mr.Vance
Thank you for all your brilliant books and strange and real worlds.
RIP
Paul (the Netherlands)
Friday 31 May 2013 17:06
My memories of Jack's works are intertwined with memories of my father - who 1st introduced me to The Dying Earth, The Miracle Workers and others. Jack's passing makes me miss him (my father) anew.
Jack, you will be missed
Jason Mitchell

Friday 31 May 2013 17:06
My memories of Jack's works are intertwined with memories of my father - who 1st introduced me to The Dying Earth, The Miracle Workers and others. Jack's passing makes me miss him (my father) anew.
Jack, you will be missed
Jason Mitchell
Friday 31 May 2013 17:01
One of my best friends introduced me to Jack Vance back university.
That was thirty years ago and we still swap Vance stories between ourselves. His imagination was unparalleled, the characters rich and colourful.
His were the kind of stories that you could re-read a number of times and they would never get stale.
Maybe it was take on the human nature, displayed with such dry wit, that keep the stories relevant. Let's hope that he is somewhere out there building a finer universe.
JantiffR

Friday 31 May 2013 17:01
One of my best friends introduced me to Jack Vance back university.
That was thirty years ago and we still swap Vance stories between ourselves. His imagination was unparalleled, the characters rich and colourful.
His were the kind of stories that ... click to read more
JantiffR