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 31 May 2013 16:03
I'm devastated by the dead of Jack Vance, my favorite writer. He was, in his stories, with me for the last 40 years. In these past years he has given me numerous fantastic hours of joy and adventures, and will always be in my memory as a great man. The world of literature has lost a great writer, and in my humble opinion not a person who will easy be forgotten in de decades to come. His legacy of stories and books will do that for him.
Jack, I wish you all the rest you so well deserved, and hope You will find your own Thamber, just set a course and follow the brightest star You can find.
Thanks for all You have done.
Wil Ceron
The Netherlands

Wil Ceron

Friday 31 May 2013 16:03
I'm devastated by the dead of Jack Vance, my favorite writer. He was, in his stories, with me for the last 40 years. In these past years he has given me numerous fantastic hours of joy and adventures, and will always be in my memory as a great man. ... click to read more
Wil Ceron
Friday 31 May 2013 15:55
For sure you made my life a better life. Go and find the pathway of golden glory!
Angel Najar

Friday 31 May 2013 15:55
For sure you made my life a better life. Go and find the pathway of golden glory!
Angel Najar
Friday 31 May 2013 15:53
Dear Jack, after hearing about you and your stories forever from my father, I finally startet to read your books myself and became just as big a fan of you as he was. Earth will miss you very much, I will re-read your books forever. Have a good journey, love, Naomi.
Naomi van Tol

Friday 31 May 2013 15:53
Dear Jack, after hearing about you and your stories forever from my father, I finally startet to read your books myself and became just as big a fan of you as he was. Earth will miss you very much, I will re-read your books forever. Have a good ... click to read more
Naomi van Tol
Friday 31 May 2013 15:48
Il y a tres peu de gens qui ne devrais pas mourir,
Vance était de ceux là. Nous avons ressenti ce décés comme celui d'un familier
Eric Vehil

Friday 31 May 2013 15:48
Il y a tres peu de gens qui ne devrais pas mourir,
Vance était de ceux là. Nous avons ressenti ce décés comme celui d'un familier
Eric Vehil
Friday 31 May 2013 15:46
A wonderful force has left this world, and left it a better place than it was when he came in.

Thank you, Jack, for improving my life immeasurably through your beautiful imagination and amazing diligence.

Here's to my favorite author (tied for first place only with Wodehouse!):
May you see nothing but perfection with your newly attained Eyes of the Overworld.
<Clink!>
<Gulp!>
Amen.
Bill Tindall

Friday 31 May 2013 15:46
A wonderful force has left this world, and left it a better place than it was when he came in.

Thank you, Jack, for improving my life immeasurably through your beautiful imagination and amazing diligence.

Here's to my favorite author (tied for ... click to read more
Bill Tindall
Friday 31 May 2013 15:19
Jack is the most influential author of my life. He's given me life-long enjoyment, unparalleled. Always am I transfixed by the places & persons from his brilliant imagination, truly a genius. His passing is a World Loss.
Mike Friedli

Friday 31 May 2013 15:19
Jack is the most influential author of my life. He's given me life-long enjoyment, unparalleled. Always am I transfixed by the places & persons from his brilliant imagination, truly a genius. His passing is a World Loss.
Mike Friedli
Friday 31 May 2013 15:19
Jack was great with words. He amused me and gave me love to te SF-genre.
Thank you for all the hours of reading pleasure.
R.I.P. Mr. Vance.
Jo Durand

Friday 31 May 2013 15:19
Jack was great with words. He amused me and gave me love to te SF-genre.
Thank you for all the hours of reading pleasure.
R.I.P. Mr. Vance.
Jo Durand
Friday 31 May 2013 14:58
He was one of the
first authors I read and I've kept re-reading them, first in Italian and then in the original English. His way of writing was original and unique. I've always valued his books and looked for them.
RIP Mr. Vance
Bruno Di Giandomenico

Friday 31 May 2013 14:58
He was one of the
first authors I read and I've kept re-reading them, first in Italian and then in the original English. His way of writing was original and unique. I've always valued his books and looked for them.
RIP Mr. Vance
Bruno Di Giandomenico
Friday 31 May 2013 14:30
Merci pour tout maître Vance, bon voyage!
Adrien

Friday 31 May 2013 14:30
Merci pour tout maître Vance, bon voyage!
Adrien
Friday 31 May 2013 14:16
adeu amic de la meva adolescencia !!! encara llegeixo amb goig les teves novel.les, gracies. Isabel
Isabel Riera

Friday 31 May 2013 14:16
adeu amic de la meva adolescencia !!! encara llegeixo amb goig les teves novel.les, gracies. Isabel
Isabel Riera
Friday 31 May 2013 14:08
Thanks, Jack.
Anonymous

Friday 31 May 2013 14:08
Thanks, Jack.
Anonymous
Friday 31 May 2013 13:59
RIP Mr. Vance.
Thank you for all the time you've already given me reading your wonderful stories
Johan

Friday 31 May 2013 13:59
RIP Mr. Vance.
Thank you for all the time you've already given me reading your wonderful stories
Johan
Friday 31 May 2013 13:33
There will never be his equal; the world is diminished.
Robert M

Friday 31 May 2013 13:33
There will never be his equal; the world is diminished.
Robert M
Friday 31 May 2013 13:15
Thanks for all the brilliant books
RIP Mr.Vance
Ahulf

Friday 31 May 2013 13:15
Thanks for all the brilliant books
RIP Mr.Vance
Ahulf
Friday 31 May 2013 13:08
In the 1980s my wife, Kitty, and I lived across the canyon from Jack, his wife Norma, and their son John, on the other side of Thornhill, on the opposite ridge.

We met Jack as a result of a party held at a friend's house. Science fiction writer and attorney David Alexander was at the party, and he mentioned that he was trying to set up Jack's computers for him, but since he wasn't an expert he was looking for some help. Since Jack was one of my all time favorite writers I readily agreed to help him, and met Jack and his family a few days later. We all got to be good friends, but drifted apart after the Oakland hills fire. The fire stopped at the base of the hill, right at Thornhill - we all got lucky that day, but we had to move when the house we were renting got sold out from under us.

At the time I met him, he had almost stopped writing, as he could no longer see well enough. Jack had a pair of CP/M machines, one in his basement den that he used for writning and one upstairs that Norma used for editing. I set up the one in the basement to use a 23" black and white monitor, using a Processor Technology VDM-1 with a 16 line by 64 character display. It put the characters up on the screen in letters large enough that he could read them. He had a video magnifier that he used to read correspondence, so I set up a switch between the computer and the video magnifier so he only had one monitor to deal with. I also set up a simple file transfer scheme so that files could easily be transferred between the two CP/M machines.

Jack had a great love for Dixieland Jazz, and was a fine banjo player. I built him a stereo LED VU meter from scratch for his home recorings - Each of the channels had a 6" high display, with 1/4" high by 1" wide LED segments that he could easily see.

I've always considered it a great honor to be able to give him the tools he needed to get back to his writing and music. I miss him. Rest in peace, Jack.

Lynx Crowe

Friday 31 May 2013 13:08
In the 1980s my wife, Kitty, and I lived across the canyon from Jack, his wife Norma, and their son John, on the other side of Thornhill, on the opposite ridge.

We met Jack as a result of a party held at a friend's house. Science fiction writer ... click to read more
Lynx Crowe
Friday 31 May 2013 12:51
One day my father came to me, I was 11 and was bored. He told me: read this! And gave me "The Dirdir". My library, 24 years later, is Vance-made. J.H Vance is now beyond the stars.
Zita Vehil

Friday 31 May 2013 12:51
One day my father came to me, I was 11 and was bored. He told me: read this! And gave me "The Dirdir". My library, 24 years later, is Vance-made. J.H Vance is now beyond the stars.
Zita Vehil
Friday 31 May 2013 12:47
Jack has accompanied me throughout all of my youth and is still with me today. Memories of Cugel, Rialto and many other characters, worlds and wonderful cultures will stay with me forever. Long live the works of this great "raconteur"
Philippe

Friday 31 May 2013 12:47
Jack has accompanied me throughout all of my youth and is still with me today. Memories of Cugel, Rialto and many other characters, worlds and wonderful cultures will stay with me forever. Long live the works of this great "raconteur"
Philippe
Friday 31 May 2013 12:42
Il miglior fabbro. Decades ago: Picked up Star King or The Killing Machine--"what is this, footnotes?". Read first footnote. Hooked. Read, reread, hours and hours of pleasure. A great prose stylist. Good night, Jack
Douglas Nicholas

Friday 31 May 2013 12:42
Il miglior fabbro. Decades ago: Picked up Star King or The Killing Machine--"what is this, footnotes?". Read first footnote. Hooked. Read, reread, hours and hours of pleasure. A great prose stylist. Good night, Jack
Douglas Nicholas
Friday 31 May 2013 12:39
I've never heard of or read any of Mr. Vance's work but I am an avid sci-fi lover.
I shall indeed educate myself on this obviously accomplished, loved and respected individual..

Loc Thiese
Loc Thiese

Friday 31 May 2013 12:39
I've never heard of or read any of Mr. Vance's work but I am an avid sci-fi lover.
I shall indeed educate myself on this obviously accomplished, loved and respected individual..

Loc Thiese
Loc Thiese
Friday 31 May 2013 12:33
I will read Jack Vance's books for as long as I am able to read. The worlds he conjured up have helped me to cope with the world I live in for more than 30 years. He gave me places to retreat to, to fantasize about.
I am forever grateful.
Andr

Friday 31 May 2013 12:33
I will read Jack Vance's books for as long as I am able to read. The worlds he conjured up have helped me to cope with the world I live in for more than 30 years. He gave me places to retreat to, to fantasize about.
I am forever grateful.
Andr
Friday 31 May 2013 12:30
I only knew Jack through his work, but I had the privilege of working with his son to produce one of his stories for the StarShipSofa podcast ("The Moon Moth").
I'm sorry to hear of his passing, and hope that wherever he is now, that the experience is exceeding his imagination...
Adam Pracht

Friday 31 May 2013 12:30
I only knew Jack through his work, but I had the privilege of working with his son to produce one of his stories for the StarShipSofa podcast ("The Moon Moth").
I'm sorry to hear of his passing, and hope that wherever he is now, that the ... click to read more
Adam Pracht
Friday 31 May 2013 11:42
The Eye of The Overworld opened my eyes as well what SFF literature can achieve. I reread the whole saga time and time again.

Thank You for this wonderful experience!
Archnihil

Friday 31 May 2013 11:42
The Eye of The Overworld opened my eyes as well what SFF literature can achieve. I reread the whole saga time and time again.

Thank You for this wonderful experience!
Archnihil
Friday 31 May 2013 11:26
Une éternelle reconnaissance pour ces heures d'adolescence caché sous la couverture la lampe de poche allumée sur tes histoires sans fins, au fil des mondes enchantés. Merci et bon voyage
Marc Loison

Friday 31 May 2013 11:26
Une éternelle reconnaissance pour ces heures d'adolescence caché sous la couverture la lampe de poche allumée sur tes histoires sans fins, au fil des mondes enchantés. Merci et bon voyage
Marc Loison
Friday 31 May 2013 11:10
You are still my hero!
Nitz

Friday 31 May 2013 11:10
You are still my hero!
Nitz
Friday 31 May 2013 11:02
Milton Wolf said during a talk about Vance that he vetted possible girlfriends by getting them to read Vance. Tom Shippey immediately reminisced about a buxom and attractive girl he dated who didn't like Vance. "She had to go," Shippey said with a regretful headshake. I raised a hand from the audience and admitted I'd immediately given my wife-to-be the Ace Double of The Last Castle and The Dragon Masters, and was relieved to find she loved both stories. We're still married, happy, etc.
Steve Hooley

Friday 31 May 2013 11:02
Milton Wolf said during a talk about Vance that he vetted possible girlfriends by getting them to read Vance. Tom Shippey immediately reminisced about a buxom and attractive girl he dated who didn't like Vance. "She had to go," Shippey said with a ... click to read more
Steve Hooley
Friday 31 May 2013 11:01
I started with Tschai in the 80's and was forever hooked. Jack carefully guided me into the world of Science Fiction and Fantasy and I have never left. He will always be my favorite author and I will cherish his books.
May his work be available for generations to come! The most underrated author in his home country.
Sander van der Linden

Friday 31 May 2013 11:01
I started with Tschai in the 80's and was forever hooked. Jack carefully guided me into the world of Science Fiction and Fantasy and I have never left. He will always be my favorite author and I will cherish his books.
May his work be available for ... click to read more
Sander van der Linden
Friday 31 May 2013 10:52
I first read Jack Vance in the late '60s--"The Last Castle" I believe. This started a multi-decade love affair with SF. In recent years, I've started culling my book collection, but I will NEVER part with my 30-odd volumes of Vance's wonderful prose. Thank you for your genius.
Tony Wingerter

Friday 31 May 2013 10:52
I first read Jack Vance in the late '60s--"The Last Castle" I believe. This started a multi-decade love affair with SF. In recent years, I've started culling my book collection, but I will NEVER part with my 30-odd volumes of Vance's wonderful ... click to read more
Tony Wingerter
Friday 31 May 2013 10:39
As a kid, reading your work, you inspired me to become a writer myself. Thank you.
Lawrence McKay, Jr

Friday 31 May 2013 10:39
As a kid, reading your work, you inspired me to become a writer myself. Thank you.
Lawrence McKay, Jr
Friday 31 May 2013 10:23
Au-revoir, Monsieur Vance. You will be missed.

Jack Vance était un des plus grands écrivains de SF jamais publiés, et de surcroît un très bon auteur de romans policiers.

Ne s'étant pas trop risqué dans la "Hard science" sans pour autant chercher à la battre en brèche au péril de l'incohérence (la technologie, dans ses univers, était une donnée acquise mais non abordée, ou alors pour les besoins du récit), il était un formidable extrapolateur en matière de singularité des sociétés humaines. Avec lui, l'altérité la plus flagrante se trouvait parfois chez nos semblables du lointain.

J'ai toujours déploré son opinion sur Star Trek, même si je comprends son point de vue, et l'eusse sans doute partagé si cet univers s'était résumé aux affreux pots-pourris récemment mis sur le marché par J.J. Abrams.
Mais vraisemblablement n'avait-il pas pris connaissance des formidables développements de la licence - en plein respect de la charte originelle - sous l'égide d'un Rick Berman aussi inspiré qu'enclin à laisser s'exprimer des talents comme ceux de Ronald D. Moore ou Brannon Braga, pour n'en citer que deux.

Puissions-nous avoir droit un jour à un beau tirage de la "Vance Integral Edition" en langue française (avec, notamment, certaines excellentes traductions d'Arlette Rosenblum), ou à tout le moins une reparution en anglais.

Toute ma gratitude, M. Vance, pour ces trente ans de bonheur à vous lire.
Au plaisir de vous retrouver, en une autre vie, aux confins de l'Oecumène.
Jean-Victor

Friday 31 May 2013 10:23
Au-revoir, Monsieur Vance. You will be missed.

Jack Vance était un des plus grands écrivains de SF jamais publiés, et de surcroît un très bon auteur de romans policiers.

Ne s'étant pas trop risqué dans la "Hard science" sans pour ... click to read more
Jean-Victor
Friday 31 May 2013 10:23
I have read all your work over and over again for the past forty years and it always kept me thrilled. The love for your adventure tales has been passed to the next generation. Thank you so much for the unique work you have left us.

I salute you, my dear friend. May you rest in peace.

Mark Snelder (Netherlands)
Mark Snelder

Friday 31 May 2013 10:23
I have read all your work over and over again for the past forty years and it always kept me thrilled. The love for your adventure tales has been passed to the next generation. Thank you so much for the unique work you have left us.

I salute ... click to read more
Mark Snelder
Friday 31 May 2013 10:01
Thanks for introducing me to SciFi, you are the best SciFi writer I know and I'll never forget you. I'll continue reading your books regularly... Rest in peace Jack
Michel van Deventer

Friday 31 May 2013 10:01
Thanks for introducing me to SciFi, you are the best SciFi writer I know and I'll never forget you. I'll continue reading your books regularly... Rest in peace Jack
Michel van Deventer
Friday 31 May 2013 09:38
Jack Vance's writings have brought me great joy over many years and I am terribly sad to hear of his passing.
I often have passed the Moon Moth on to friends to show them real creativity in the genre, and I has been my pleasure to own his collected bound works for many years.
We will all miss his unique voice.
Thank you.
Matt Gold

Friday 31 May 2013 09:38
Jack Vance's writings have brought me great joy over many years and I am terribly sad to hear of his passing.
I often have passed the Moon Moth on to friends to show them real creativity in the genre, and I has been my pleasure to own his collected ... click to read more
Matt Gold
Friday 31 May 2013 09:12
Rest in peace genius of S&F
i will always remember you as the best
and i will pass on your stories to my son

Thank you so much and rest in peace
Martien Tel

Friday 31 May 2013 09:12
Rest in peace genius of S&F
i will always remember you as the best
and i will pass on your stories to my son

Thank you so much and rest in peace
Martien Tel
Friday 31 May 2013 09:10
One of the very few writers who I enjoy re-reading as much now I am in my 50s as I did when I was a teenager.

Thanks for all those battered old paperbacks with the terrible covers that have filled so many hundreds of hours of my life and will continue to do so as long as I still can read.
Roger McCarthy

Friday 31 May 2013 09:10
One of the very few writers who I enjoy re-reading as much now I am in my 50s as I did when I was a teenager.

Thanks for all those battered old paperbacks with the terrible covers that have filled so many hundreds of hours of my life and will ... click to read more
Roger McCarthy
Friday 31 May 2013 08:55
Rest in Peace Jack, thanks for the stories.

Will miss you.
Collie

Friday 31 May 2013 08:55
Rest in Peace Jack, thanks for the stories.

Will miss you.
Collie
Friday 31 May 2013 08:40
1982, I was 12, and discovered Trulion, Alastor 2262 - thank's to my dad ! It was my second science fiction book ever, and Jack remain my favorite autor, of all kind. If I`m writing today, it's because he gave me the need of it...
Olivier, YVerdon SWITZERLAND
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Friday 31 May 2013 08:40
1982, I was 12, and discovered Trulion, Alastor 2262 - thank's to my dad ! It was my second science fiction book ever, and Jack remain my favorite autor, of all kind. If I`m writing today, it's because he gave me the need of it...
Olivier, YVerdon ... click to read more
OR
Friday 31 May 2013 08:38
Jack Vance was one of my favorite authors.
He was one of the few writers whose works I happily re-read.
He had a unique style, with his trademark baroque linguistic flourishes.
More than almost any other science fiction author, he excelled at instilling a sense of wonder and exoticism in everything he wrote.
After reading and re-reading his works, I realized that the personality of the mystery writer was well represented in his science fiction and fantasy.
Thanks, Jack, for countless hours of pleasure.
May you have the wind at your back forever.

Joel
Joel Solomon

Friday 31 May 2013 08:38
Jack Vance was one of my favorite authors.
He was one of the few writers whose works I happily re-read.
He had a unique style, with his trademark baroque linguistic flourishes.
More than almost any other science fiction author, he excelled at ... click to read more
Joel Solomon
Friday 31 May 2013 08:32
It was somewhere around 1975 when I first read a novel by Jack Vance: Tschai. Since that moment, I became a fan and I could not wait for his next novel to be published. I was deeply impressed by the way he described strange worlds, cultures and even things like food or clothing. Often only in a few words or sentences. Brilliant, there is no other way to describe his work. Jack was without doubt the best SF and fantasy author in the world. My thoughts are with his family, friends and other fans. Hope to meet you once, up there on Alastor or Durdane, Jack!
Ronald H. van Ewijk

Friday 31 May 2013 08:32
It was somewhere around 1975 when I first read a novel by Jack Vance: Tschai. Since that moment, I became a fan and I could not wait for his next novel to be published. I was deeply impressed by the way he described strange worlds, cultures and even ... click to read more
Ronald H. van Ewijk
Friday 31 May 2013 08:28
Le cycle du Tschaï m'a ouvert au monde de la SF et quelle entrée en matière. 20 ans plus tard, je m'en souviens encore comme si je l'avais lu hier. Merci encore d'avoir fait partie de ma jeunesse et de m'avoir autant donné !
Bon voyage, une pensée amicale avec vous et surtout pour votre famille.

Brum
Brumbrule

Friday 31 May 2013 08:28
Le cycle du Tschaï m'a ouvert au monde de la SF et quelle entrée en matière. 20 ans plus tard, je m'en souviens encore comme si je l'avais lu hier. Merci encore d'avoir fait partie de ma jeunesse et de m'avoir autant donné !
Bon voyage, une ... click to read more
Brumbrule
Friday 31 May 2013 08:25
Thank you Jack for all the many hours of reading pleasure that you provided to me. I am so grateful that I was able to meet you and Norma in person at Norwescon in 2002. I will always remember these precious hours that we spent talking. Rest in peace!
Stefan Herr

Friday 31 May 2013 08:25
Thank you Jack for all the many hours of reading pleasure that you provided to me. I am so grateful that I was able to meet you and Norma in person at Norwescon in 2002. I will always remember these precious hours that we spent talking. Rest in ... click to read more
Stefan Herr
Friday 31 May 2013 08:17
Merci à Jack Vance pour avoir écrit le Cycle de Tschaï et m'avoir fait découvrir comment la science-fiction peut se mêler avec l'aventure. M. Vance, permettez la comparaison avec l'aventurier Richard Fancis Burton ! Chapeau bas.
Damien Porte-Plume

Friday 31 May 2013 08:17
Merci à Jack Vance pour avoir écrit le Cycle de Tschaï et m'avoir fait découvrir comment la science-fiction peut se mêler avec l'aventure. M. Vance, permettez la comparaison avec l'aventurier Richard Fancis Burton ! Chapeau bas.
Damien Porte-Plume
Friday 31 May 2013 08:11
I had the pleasure of spending an afternoon with Jack at his home.I was just a fan from Michigan. He was so nice. A prize possession of mine are the 4 Planet Of Adventure novels autographed by Jack and Jeff Jones. My visit was the highlight of the year. Jack Vance will be missed.
Denny

Friday 31 May 2013 08:11
I had the pleasure of spending an afternoon with Jack at his home.I was just a fan from Michigan. He was so nice. A prize possession of mine are the 4 Planet Of Adventure novels autographed by Jack and Jeff Jones. My visit was the highlight of the ... click to read more
Denny
Friday 31 May 2013 07:53
35 years ago I was first introduced to the books of Jack Vance. From the first moment I was enchanted by the worlds and adventures described by him. Many books have passed through my hands since that day. They were all great, I read them again and again. Thank you Mr. Vance for all the good times that you have given me. I will miss you. Rest in peace. My condolences to the family.
Frank Coenraad

Friday 31 May 2013 07:53
35 years ago I was first introduced to the books of Jack Vance. From the first moment I was enchanted by the worlds and adventures described by him. Many books have passed through my hands since that day. They were all great, I read them again and ... click to read more
Frank Coenraad
Friday 31 May 2013 07:46
from planet of adventure to lyoness and durdane this is the best
richard b blackfoot

Friday 31 May 2013 07:46
from planet of adventure to lyoness and durdane this is the best
richard b blackfoot
Friday 31 May 2013 07:35
For my 11th Birthday my aunt, nurturing my recent forays into Science Fiction bought me a Hugo and Nebula Awards anthology which contained Tha Dragon Masters and The Last Castle.
Immediately I was transfixed and transported into utterly strange, totally realised alternate worlds from which I then embarked on a 40
year love of Jack Vance's works.
Sad news indeed to hear of his passing but what a glorious legacy and a life so well lived.
I have so many personal favourites but once every few years find time to devour the 4 book Planet of Adventure series, which never fails to place me among the sights, sounds, smells and richly drawn and developed characters who inhabit the utterly compelling world of Tschai.
I also recall as a school English exercise we all had to give a book review to our classmates and I chose to read Liane The Wayfarer from The Dying Earth.
To this day can I can still recall the sight of 13/14 year old class mate disinterest turning to rapt attention and jaw dropping, eye widening wonder , as Chun the Unavoidable , wearing his cloak of eyeballs threaded on silk, stalked the eponymous Liane. Several class mates became Vance fans as a result.
Thank you sir for sheer pleasure you have given me and others with the wonderful gift of your imagination. RIP
Stuart Lyons

Friday 31 May 2013 07:35
For my 11th Birthday my aunt, nurturing my recent forays into Science Fiction bought me a Hugo and Nebula Awards anthology which contained Tha Dragon Masters and The Last Castle.
Immediately I was transfixed and transported into utterly strange, ... click to read more
Stuart Lyons
Friday 31 May 2013 07:18
Geen ander dan Jack Vance heeft mij langer en beter weten te boeien en te binden aan zijn werelden en werkelijkheden. Fantasy of SF, hij is de meester. Mijn deelneming voor familie, vrienden en de fans.
Albert Winter

Friday 31 May 2013 07:18
Geen ander dan Jack Vance heeft mij langer en beter weten te boeien en te binden aan zijn werelden en werkelijkheden. Fantasy of SF, hij is de meester. Mijn deelneming voor familie, vrienden en de fans.
Albert Winter
Friday 31 May 2013 07:16
Farewell, Jack. Thank you for a lifetime of reading pleasure! The only consolation for the thought that there will never be any more new Vance material is that you have written so much that I love to reread again and again. You will be sorely missed!
JP

Friday 31 May 2013 07:16
Farewell, Jack. Thank you for a lifetime of reading pleasure! The only consolation for the thought that there will never be any more new Vance material is that you have written so much that I love to reread again and again. You will be sorely missed!
JP
Friday 31 May 2013 07:15
Thank you Jack for introducing me to this wonderful world of SF. Tschai wss my first ever book I read in this genre more than 30 years ago. I have read many other books since then but you are and will always be my favourite author. May you rest in peace. My condolences to the family.
Tony Gimberg

Friday 31 May 2013 07:15
Thank you Jack for introducing me to this wonderful world of SF. Tschai wss my first ever book I read in this genre more than 30 years ago. I have read many other books since then but you are and will always be my favourite author. May you rest in ... click to read more
Tony Gimberg
Friday 31 May 2013 07:06
Thank you for all your work. Eyes of the Overworld opened my eyes and will always be with me. Peace be with all your loved ones and all who will continue to enjoy and to discover your work.
Kenny A. Chaffin

Friday 31 May 2013 07:06
Thank you for all your work. Eyes of the Overworld opened my eyes and will always be with me. Peace be with all your loved ones and all who will continue to enjoy and to discover your work.
Kenny A. Chaffin
Friday 31 May 2013 06:59
Thank you, Kirth.

With so much love and admiration !!! You were the Cervantes of th Cifi.

See you on the other side of the ekoumene, master, one of this days !!
alvaro lpez-linares derqui

Friday 31 May 2013 06:59
Thank you, Kirth.

With so much love and admiration !!! You were the Cervantes of th Cifi.

See you on the other side of the ekoumene, master, one of this days !!
alvaro lpez-linares derqui
Friday 31 May 2013 06:54
I'm sad to say I never met Mr. Vance, but I was and am a great fan of his work.
He stood out in his generation as a science fiction writer with a genuine interest in culture and the ability to come up with fascinating cultural concepts.
The Planet of Adventure series is probably the best example, with its plethora of intriguing alien and human cultures.
No one else could have written anything close to it.
William Burns

Friday 31 May 2013 06:54
I'm sad to say I never met Mr. Vance, but I was and am a great fan of his work.
He stood out in his generation as a science fiction writer with a genuine interest in culture and the ability to come up with fascinating cultural concepts.
The Planet ... click to read more
William Burns
Friday 31 May 2013 06:35
Mon dieu que vous m'avez fait voyager! parmi tout les romans que j'ai pu lire, les vôtres m'ont portés plus qu'aucun autre.
Aujourd'hui il ne m'en reste qu'un à découvrir, votre ultime recueil. Je l'avais mis de côté sciemment pour ne pas me dire "c'est fini".
il sera notre ultime balade dans les incroyables finesses de vos dialogues.
thanks a lot Monsieur! will miss you.
christian F.

Friday 31 May 2013 06:35
Mon dieu que vous m'avez fait voyager! parmi tout les romans que j'ai pu lire, les vôtres m'ont portés plus qu'aucun autre.
Aujourd'hui il ne m'en reste qu'un à découvrir, votre ultime recueil. Je l'avais mis de côté sciemment pour ne pas me ... click to read more
christian F.
Friday 31 May 2013 06:26
I have a lot of his books in paper. I started reading his as a child. I am sorry to say that I have nothing of his in eBook format. I will be correcting that oversight immediately. He was very influential to me at an early age.
Thank you for the memories.
Apache

Friday 31 May 2013 06:26
I have a lot of his books in paper. I started reading his as a child. I am sorry to say that I have nothing of his in eBook format. I will be correcting that oversight immediately. He was very influential to me at an early age.
Thank you for the ... click to read more
Apache
Friday 31 May 2013 06:24
He was and will likely remain forever my favorite author. No author deserves a reevaluation of his work more than Jack Vance. He was with Philip K Dick one of the greatest voices of American Literature in the second half of the 20th century.
Jean-Marc Lofficier

Friday 31 May 2013 06:24
He was and will likely remain forever my favorite author. No author deserves a reevaluation of his work more than Jack Vance. He was with Philip K Dick one of the greatest voices of American Literature in the second half of the 20th century.
Jean-Marc Lofficier
Friday 31 May 2013 05:47
Thank you Mr Vance for all those marvellous novels.
I wish you a fine sailing to Lyonesse or Tamber.
Merci.
dfmorvan

Friday 31 May 2013 05:47
Thank you Mr Vance for all those marvellous novels.
I wish you a fine sailing to Lyonesse or Tamber.
Merci.
dfmorvan
Friday 31 May 2013 05:46
My deepest sympathies to Jack Vance's family and close friends.
Thank you for allowing him to spend
so much of his time crafting stories that so many of us cherish.
Like a rainbow that pierces a stormy day, his imagination cut through the doldrums and allowed us to escape for a little while.
His characters truly lived, and their struggles and escapades captivated us.
Rest in Peace Jack, you and your loved ones are in our thoughts and prayers.

DL

Friday 31 May 2013 05:46
My deepest sympathies to Jack Vance's family and close friends.
Thank you for allowing him to spend
so much of his time crafting stories that so many of us cherish.
Like a rainbow that pierces a stormy day, his imagination cut through the ... click to read more
DL
Friday 31 May 2013 05:28
Fantastic and unmatched are your many, many works. You have given me more than 30 years of joy in reading. Your witty and highly imaginative storytelling will be sorely missed! Thank you!
Amaury

Friday 31 May 2013 05:28
Fantastic and unmatched are your many, many works. You have given me more than 30 years of joy in reading. Your witty and highly imaginative storytelling will be sorely missed! Thank you!
Amaury
Friday 31 May 2013 05:05
Thanks to Mr. Vance for many hours of enjoyment. Many of his works have been amongst my favourites, ever since I stumbled upon The Lyonesse trilogy in my local Library. The adventures of Cugel, especially, have brought me smiles. And I am sure that I will enjoy his books for the rest of my life.
Klaas van Dijk

Friday 31 May 2013 05:05
Thanks to Mr. Vance for many hours of enjoyment. Many of his works have been amongst my favourites, ever since I stumbled upon The Lyonesse trilogy in my local Library. The adventures of Cugel, especially, have brought me smiles. And I am sure that ... click to read more
Klaas van Dijk
Friday 31 May 2013 04:57
Many hours i've spend on Tschaï and other worlds you've created. Thank you for the insights in your imagination and the many pleasurable hours i've had reading.

Let's hope you've arrived on a planet of adventure by now and having the greatest adventure of all.
Jordi

Friday 31 May 2013 04:57
Many hours i've spend on Tschaï and other worlds you've created. Thank you for the insights in your imagination and the many pleasurable hours i've had reading.

Let's hope you've arrived on a planet of adventure by now and having the greatest ... click to read more
Jordi
Friday 31 May 2013 04:33
The "Alastor" omnibus was one of the two SF books that I have bought on my own for the very first time. I re-read it countless times and it was my favourite pick for rainy Sundays, bringing back the color and warming my heart with joy and adventure.

Jack is gone but his books will live on.
Andreas

Friday 31 May 2013 04:33
The "Alastor" omnibus was one of the two SF books that I have bought on my own for the very first time. I re-read it countless times and it was my favourite pick for rainy Sundays, bringing back the color and warming my heart with joy and adventure. ... click to read more
Andreas