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 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
Friday 31 May 2013 04:30
Night: The day is retreating, night falls, stars appear. I am not happy because you are not here. Gentle moonlight caresses softly my sleeping face. I am leaving, to the stars into my dreams, vanishing without a trace... R.C.P. Croese. Bon Voyage on your final sailtrip!
Robr Croese

Friday 31 May 2013 04:30
Night: The day is retreating, night falls, stars appear. I am not happy because you are not here. Gentle moonlight caresses softly my sleeping face. I am leaving, to the stars into my dreams, vanishing without a trace... R.C.P. Croese. Bon Voyage on ... click to read more
Robr Croese
Friday 31 May 2013 04:18
Cheers Jack - for lighting the fires of my imagination as a teenager and shaping one of my favourite games of all time, D&D. Hope the next world is even more exciting. In peace, Ben
Ben Ferguson

Friday 31 May 2013 04:18
Cheers Jack - for lighting the fires of my imagination as a teenager and shaping one of my favourite games of all time, D&D. Hope the next world is even more exciting. In peace, Ben
Ben Ferguson
Friday 31 May 2013 03:49
Thank you Jack and say hello to Tshai for us!
Anonymous

Friday 31 May 2013 03:49
Thank you Jack and say hello to Tshai for us!
Anonymous
Friday 31 May 2013 03:42
Farewell, Jack.
There has never been, and perhaps never be, another writer with such imagination.
You have taken my thoughts to places I literally could never imagine.
Thanks for the sense of wonder on these trips, and of course, providing laughter along the way.
You are missed.
Jesse

Friday 31 May 2013 03:42
Farewell, Jack.
There has never been, and perhaps never be, another writer with such imagination.
You have taken my thoughts to places I literally could never imagine.
Thanks for the sense of wonder on these trips, and of course, providing ... click to read more
Jesse
Friday 31 May 2013 03:21
Es una triste noticia. Jack Vance
es uno de mis escritores favoritos. Gracias a sus novelas y relatos he disfrutado muchísimas horas de mi vida, y estoy seguro de que lo seguiré haciendo. Hasta siempre, Jack.
Eloy Carrera

Friday 31 May 2013 03:21
Es una triste noticia. Jack Vance
es uno de mis escritores favoritos. Gracias a sus novelas y relatos he disfrutado muchísimas horas de mi vida, y estoy seguro de que lo seguiré haciendo. Hasta siempre, Jack.
Eloy Carrera
Friday 31 May 2013 03:15
Adieu Jack,
Tu es mon auteur favori - que de journées de lecture et surtout de rêve gràce à tes livres.
Je te souhaite un bon voyage dans l'oecumène.
Didier Havelange

Friday 31 May 2013 03:15
Adieu Jack,
Tu es mon auteur favori - que de journées de lecture et surtout de rêve gràce à tes livres.
Je te souhaite un bon voyage dans l'oecumène.
Didier Havelange
Friday 31 May 2013 03:09
You will be missed Jack.
Anonymous

Friday 31 May 2013 03:09
You will be missed Jack.
Anonymous
Friday 31 May 2013 03:03
I am sad.I'll miss his stories and I'll miss him.
His stories were made to last forever.I'll read them
again and again.
Frans van Helvert

Friday 31 May 2013 03:03
I am sad.I'll miss his stories and I'll miss him.
His stories were made to last forever.I'll read them
again and again.
Frans van Helvert
Friday 31 May 2013 02:58
Jack thank you for all these trips you shared with us. you're an inspiration since I was 12 years old, thanks to you I discovered the wonderful world. I'm really very sad, condolences to the family.
Thierry

Friday 31 May 2013 02:58
Jack thank you for all these trips you shared with us. you're an inspiration since I was 12 years old, thanks to you I discovered the wonderful world. I'm really very sad, condolences to the family.
Thierry
Friday 31 May 2013 02:52
I grew up reading your books, Mr.Vance, having had an unhappy youth, yours were what my dreams were made off, you will be missed, a toast to you, my good sir
Dieter Van Den Buys

Friday 31 May 2013 02:52
I grew up reading your books, Mr.Vance, having had an unhappy youth, yours were what my dreams were made off, you will be missed, a toast to you, my good sir
Dieter Van Den Buys
Friday 31 May 2013 02:43
Goodbye Jack,

I have read, re-read an re-re-read so many of your books and stories. Thanks for leading me into worlds of wonder and mysterie. Tonight I will toast to your life and then join Kirth Gersen again on his quest!
Bert Lagerwaard

Friday 31 May 2013 02:43
Goodbye Jack,

I have read, re-read an re-re-read so many of your books and stories. Thanks for leading me into worlds of wonder and mysterie. Tonight I will toast to your life and then join Kirth Gersen again on his quest!
Bert Lagerwaard
Friday 31 May 2013 02:34
Скорблю вместе со всеми, кто знал самого метра и его произведения! Мирного тебе пути, Джек, возвращайся к нам в новом облике!
Anonymous

Friday 31 May 2013 02:34
Скорблю вместе со всеми, кто знал самого метра и его произведения! Мирного тебе пути, Джек, возвращайся к нам в новом облике!
Anonymous
Friday 31 May 2013 02:31
Jack Vance, mort ?

Non, vous faites erreur...

Il est éternel, comme l'étincelle qu'il sait si bien faire naître dans le coeur de ses lecteurs. Il est universel, parce qu'il colore notre imaginaire et émerveille notre esprit.

Je prends THE DYING EARTH au bureau, pour lire quelques pages durant la pause. A tout à l'heure, Jack...
Jean-Marc

Friday 31 May 2013 02:31
Jack Vance, mort ?

Non, vous faites erreur...

Il est éternel, comme l'étincelle qu'il sait si bien faire naître dans le coeur de ses lecteurs. Il est universel, parce qu'il colore notre imaginaire et émerveille notre esprit.

Je prends ... click to read more
Jean-Marc
Friday 31 May 2013 02:15
I always knew I wanted to pay my respects to Mr.Vance. Ironically I did it a week before his death through his family website.
I first read nopalgarth, 30 odd years ago. My first reaction was, "This is weird".
I can still say that about his works. But adjectives amazing, pyrotechnical, otherworldly and inspired would have to join the list. All his books had a strange effect on me. As bizarre as it sounds, when I
read any of his science fiction books, I felt like the universe, society and all the chaos fell neatly into place and I was able to understand for a brief second, the world I’d lived in for so long. He understood the human psyche and made it dance to his tune. For me the general mess of life faded back a few feet and I felt like I had clearer sight.
I had always seen him as an etnologist if fate hadn’t made him a writer.
I will miss him and the completely unique way of thinking he represented.
I raise a toast him.
“Once there lived the hero Emphyrio, who spoke such truth that monsters listened”.
Neil Newton

Friday 31 May 2013 02:15
I always knew I wanted to pay my respects to Mr.Vance. Ironically I did it a week before his death through his family website.
I first read nopalgarth, 30 odd years ago. My first reaction was, "This is weird".
I can still say that about his ... click to read more
Neil Newton
Friday 31 May 2013 02:06
Bon voyage, à toi, mon ami.
Azzeddine

Friday 31 May 2013 02:06
Bon voyage, à toi, mon ami.
Azzeddine
Friday 31 May 2013 01:22
J'ai fait la connaissance de Jack Vance avec Les domaines de Koryphon. J'ai poursuivi avec Planète géante, Le cycle de Tschai et tant d'autres romans passionnannts. J'en ai quarante dans ma bibliothèque, certains en anglais, j'ai rédigé une bibiographie de Jack Vance, je le lis et le relis depuis 30 ans et je n'en ai pas encore fini avec lui.
Je suis un morphote orphelin.
Damien, french fan

Friday 31 May 2013 01:22
J'ai fait la connaissance de Jack Vance avec Les domaines de Koryphon. J'ai poursuivi avec Planète géante, Le cycle de Tschai et tant d'autres romans passionnannts. J'en ai quarante dans ma bibliothèque, certains en anglais, j'ai rédigé une ... click to read more
Damien, french fan
Friday 31 May 2013 01:16
I was first drawn to Mr. Vance's work in the 50's, when I saw the cover art on the first paperback edition of "The Dying Earth". Then I looked inside, and was hooked for life. He will be sorely missed.
Eduard

Friday 31 May 2013 01:16
I was first drawn to Mr. Vance's work in the 50's, when I saw the cover art on the first paperback edition of "The Dying Earth". Then I looked inside, and was hooked for life. He will be sorely missed.
Eduard
Friday 31 May 2013 00:58
A kinder wiser soul never was.
N.J. Flanigan

Friday 31 May 2013 00:58
A kinder wiser soul never was.
N.J. Flanigan
Friday 31 May 2013 00:31
My father handed me a Jack Vance novel when I was a kid, the first in the Demon Princes series. Instantly my world changed, expanded, brightened.
Later, as an adult, I had the honour of working on the Vance Integral Edition, and was finally able to read some of his older works. Again revelation,
as new facets of Jack's remarkable story telling
were revealed.

Now one of the greatest joys in my life is finding an uninitiate to introduce to Jack Vance.

Thanks Jack, my best wishes go with you, and all your family.
Damien Jones

Friday 31 May 2013 00:31
My father handed me a Jack Vance novel when I was a kid, the first in the Demon Princes series. Instantly my world changed, expanded, brightened.
Later, as an adult, I had the honour of working on the Vance Integral Edition, and was finally able to ... click to read more
Damien Jones
Friday 31 May 2013 00:30
I only recently found and read Tales of the Dying Earth and I could instantly see the influence that these stories had on things I had grew up with my entire life.
Not only that they were amazing stories that held up despite being written in 1955!
I have books written in 1991 which are already dated and silly.

Sleep well Mr. Vance
and thank you.

You deserve to have your works in the Museum of Man.
Garvin Anders

Friday 31 May 2013 00:30
I only recently found and read Tales of the Dying Earth and I could instantly see the influence that these stories had on things I had grew up with my entire life.
Not only that they were amazing stories that held up despite being written in 1955! ... click to read more
Garvin Anders
Friday 31 May 2013 00:25
Jack Vance is my favorite author
--
notwithstanding that I'm not, generally, a fan of sci- or fantasy writing.
His sheer brilliance and divine uniqueness
could not be denied
--
weirdly, one felt like they knew him, while simultaneously feeling speechless awe at his untouchable genius.
I couldn't bear watch interviews of him, not wanting to risk breaking the spell whereby he was almost not mortal.
A sad day.
David Ellen

Friday 31 May 2013 00:25
Jack Vance is my favorite author
--
notwithstanding that I'm not, generally, a fan of sci- or fantasy writing.
His sheer brilliance and divine uniqueness
could not be denied
--
weirdly, one felt like they knew him, while simultaneously feeling ... click to read more
David Ellen
Thursday 30 May 2013 23:36
My condolences to Jack's son and family, whom I
thank for their gracious hospitality in Oakland to the VIE folk.
I treasure Jack's works and words and the world is a richer place thanks to Jack's stories.
Chris Corley

Thursday 30 May 2013 23:36
My condolences to Jack's son and family, whom I
thank for their gracious hospitality in Oakland to the VIE folk.
I treasure Jack's works and words and the world is a richer place thanks to Jack's stories.
Chris Corley
Thursday 30 May 2013 23:09
He was the Modern Bard. Thank you for sharing your visions and talents with us. May the waves be deep beneath your keel, your glass full and your course true.
John

Thursday 30 May 2013 23:09
He was the Modern Bard. Thank you for sharing your visions and talents with us. May the waves be deep beneath your keel, your glass full and your course true.
John
Thursday 30 May 2013 23:01
Si alguien sabia de este oficio eras tú Jack. Gracias por los paseos al universo interior!
Ezequiel Malverde

Thursday 30 May 2013 23:01
Si alguien sabia de este oficio eras tú Jack. Gracias por los paseos al universo interior!
Ezequiel Malverde
Thursday 30 May 2013 22:51
Einfach nur Danke für viele Stunden Spass mit Cugel
Uwe Mikusu

Thursday 30 May 2013 22:51
Einfach nur Danke für viele Stunden Spass mit Cugel
Uwe Mikusu
Thursday 30 May 2013 22:41
I worked many, many hours on the VIE project, out of sheer love and admiration for Jack's writing. No other author has provoked me to read, and re-read so many books.
He had wonderful, unmatched talent with
"laconic eloquence". I will continue to read, and re-read.
With tears in my eyes.
Mark Adams.
Mark Adams

Thursday 30 May 2013 22:41
I worked many, many hours on the VIE project, out of sheer love and admiration for Jack's writing. No other author has provoked me to read, and re-read so many books.
He had wonderful, unmatched talent with
"laconic eloquence". I will continue to ... click to read more
Mark Adams
Thursday 30 May 2013 22:25
Thank you very much for all your writings, stories and characters you gave to me. I enjoyed (and still enjoy) all the stories that you wrote down. Emphyrio was the first book I read of you and it was a real eye-opener. You have given me a lot of joy and influenced me a lot. Rest In Peace, I will always honor your memory.
Mario Hendriks

Thursday 30 May 2013 22:25
Thank you very much for all your writings, stories and characters you gave to me. I enjoyed (and still enjoy) all the stories that you wrote down. Emphyrio was the first book I read of you and it was a real eye-opener. You have given me a lot of joy ... click to read more
Mario Hendriks
Thursday 30 May 2013 21:43
Rest in peace my friend and thank you for the wonderful worlds that I was privileged to visit in your works....
Mark Noyszewski

Thursday 30 May 2013 21:43
Rest in peace my friend and thank you for the wonderful worlds that I was privileged to visit in your works....
Mark Noyszewski
Thursday 30 May 2013 21:41
The finest writer of his time has finally sailed for Lyonesse, the magic now and forever before his eyes. After decades of savoring your priceless company, the final farewell is not easy - you're the man, Jack.
Demetrios Petridis

Thursday 30 May 2013 21:41
The finest writer of his time has finally sailed for Lyonesse, the magic now and forever before his eyes. After decades of savoring your priceless company, the final farewell is not easy - you're the man, Jack.
Demetrios Petridis
Thursday 30 May 2013 21:38
Today to my great sadnes, I heard Jack Vance has died.
My sincerest condolances to his family for such a loss. His stories, first encountered in my formative years, were of great influence to who I am, what I am today. They have been with me for over forty years, read, reread and reread once again. Today I found myself crying in front of my computer. This has never happened before. Humanity has lost one of its great sons.
joop

Thursday 30 May 2013 21:38
Today to my great sadnes, I heard Jack Vance has died.
My sincerest condolances to his family for such a loss. His stories, first encountered in my formative years, were of great influence to who I am, what I am today. They have been with me for ... click to read more
joop
Thursday 30 May 2013 21:37
Jack, I discovered your work with the Tschai novels when I was a teenager, and I have been reading you with delight ever since. Your influence on my work and many of my peers' is undeniable, and deeply welcome. Thank you for all you gave us. We will try to carry the torch forward.
Yves Meynard

Thursday 30 May 2013 21:37
Jack, I discovered your work with the Tschai novels when I was a teenager, and I have been reading you with delight ever since. Your influence on my work and many of my peers' is undeniable, and deeply welcome. Thank you for all you gave us. We will ... click to read more
Yves Meynard
Thursday 30 May 2013 21:27
Jack Vance, legendary excellente , a.k.a Phandal the Great , a.k.a The Master, tonight the free spirits cry and celebrate the home coming of the eternal creator and the earth starts dying... the sun is turning red..... love,respect ,dreams, peace.
Vijay Mohanlal

Thursday 30 May 2013 21:27
Jack Vance, legendary excellente , a.k.a Phandal the Great , a.k.a The Master, tonight the free spirits cry and celebrate the home coming of the eternal creator and the earth starts dying... the sun is turning red..... love,respect ,dreams, peace.
Vijay Mohanlal
Thursday 30 May 2013 21:16
I loved your books as a teenager and as a young man. I love them as a forty-year-old. I will love them as an old man. Thank you.
Robert S

Thursday 30 May 2013 21:16
I loved your books as a teenager and as a young man. I love them as a forty-year-old. I will love them as an old man. Thank you.
Robert S
Thursday 30 May 2013 21:12
I discovered Jack Vance's work 50 years ago. No writer has ever so consistently held my attention in story after story, novel after novel. I had the pleasure of meeting him in the late 1970s and was astounded at his patience in signing the 30 or 40 books and magazines I had had the temerity to bring to the meeting. When I expressed my gratitude - and surprise - he replied, "You've got about 20 years of my stuff here. I can give you 20 minutes." I actually got much more than the 20 minutes I deserved - we were both ex-merchant seamen and his sea stories were MUCH better than mine. Over the years I collected and kept everything he ever wrote. When I moved to his home town, Oakland, CA, I ended up managing a local bookstore which I make sure is stocked with every Vance book in print. He lived only 20 minutes away but I never got up the nerve to visit him again. His young grandson came into the bookstore once and upon seeing the dozen or so Vance books on the shelf, gravely observed, "My grandpa has more Jack Vance books on his shelf than you do." I have so many memories of exactly where I was as I encountered a new Jack Vance work. His creations are a part of my life. He is, perhaps, the only science fiction writer whose work I can safely say will still be admired and read a century and more from now. I miss him already.
Bob Fisher

Thursday 30 May 2013 21:12
I discovered Jack Vance's work 50 years ago. No writer has ever so consistently held my attention in story after story, novel after novel. I had the pleasure of meeting him in the late 1970s and was astounded at his patience in signing the 30 or 40 ... click to read more
Bob Fisher
Thursday 30 May 2013 20:49
RIP dear man. Thanks for many hours of fine reading.
Anonymous

Thursday 30 May 2013 20:49
RIP dear man. Thanks for many hours of fine reading.
Anonymous
Thursday 30 May 2013 20:39
jack,,
my love,,from mt 15th,,first thime
reading lyonesse,,till now ,,just 45..jou Always ''f carryd me away, in to other worlds dream places ,and,,why
I call you my love?,,your hero's..Always have something in commen,,and I Always
fall for them
,,jep
even cugel after
a while ,and I 'm not
a ''sience'' fiction reader
but from you çould love
de diameters
solassistems
and loved
the footnotes!!end plants an food etc
,,im not relidgious and
after
reading the wordthinker,,its
hard
to beleve
you are ,,but ,,hope
to meet you one day.....you made my life so much richer,,
iI thank you !!
marika

Thursday 30 May 2013 20:39
jack,,
my love,,from mt 15th,,first thime
reading lyonesse,,till now ,,just 45..jou Always ''f carryd me away, in to other worlds dream places ,and,,why
I call you my love?,,your hero's..Always have something in commen,,and I Always
fall for ... click to read more
marika
Thursday 30 May 2013 20:34
You are the welcome lodger in my imagination Mr. Vance. What would my youth have been without the places I went with you?
Lester

Thursday 30 May 2013 20:34
You are the welcome lodger in my imagination Mr. Vance. What would my youth have been without the places I went with you?
Lester
Thursday 30 May 2013 20:10
Ciao Jack con te se ne va una parte di me,se stato uno scrittore unico,grandissimo,per me il migliore di sempre e per sempre continuerò a leggere le tue opere che ogni volta mi danno qualcosa di nuovo....grazie.
Roberto

Thursday 30 May 2013 20:10
Ciao Jack con te se ne va una parte di me,se stato uno scrittore unico,grandissimo,per me il migliore di sempre e per sempre continuerò a leggere le tue opere che ogni volta mi danno qualcosa di nuovo....grazie.
Roberto
Thursday 30 May 2013 19:58
Bon Voyage, Mr Vance!
David Brusstar

Thursday 30 May 2013 19:58
Bon Voyage, Mr Vance!
David Brusstar
Thursday 30 May 2013 19:55
Un altro maestro che se ne va. Ha avuto lunga vita e un ingegno ribollente e mai spento, fino all' ultimo. Nessuna tristezza ora, ma brindiamo al suo ricordo e continuiamo a leggere quanto ha scritto. Forever alive in the minds of his many, many readers!
Ernesto

Thursday 30 May 2013 19:55
Un altro maestro che se ne va. Ha avuto lunga vita e un ingegno ribollente e mai spento, fino all' ultimo. Nessuna tristezza ora, ma brindiamo al suo ricordo e continuiamo a leggere quanto ha scritto. Forever alive in the minds of his many, many ... click to read more
Ernesto
Thursday 30 May 2013 19:44
A very great loss, not just to the Science Fiction community, but to all of literature. It was my pleasure to have worked for several years on the Vance Integral Edition with Jack, Norma and all the fans who joined together in the project. I will miss him greatly.

John
John Schwab

Thursday 30 May 2013 19:44
A very great loss, not just to the Science Fiction community, but to all of literature. It was my pleasure to have worked for several years on the Vance Integral Edition with Jack, Norma and all the fans who joined together in the project. I will ... click to read more
John Schwab
Thursday 30 May 2013 19:40
I have a shelf of soft-cover pulp by Jack Vance. In my sci-fi days of yore, I went through a lot of authors and settled on Jack Vance.
He just connected with me.
I read everything I could get my hands on, and that was not easy at the time.

I'll toast to a well-spent life, one that made a difference in mine.

Jim Barry
jb_oahu

Thursday 30 May 2013 19:40
I have a shelf of soft-cover pulp by Jack Vance. In my sci-fi days of yore, I went through a lot of authors and settled on Jack Vance.
He just connected with me.
I read everything I could get my hands on, and that was not easy at the time.

I'll ... click to read more
jb_oahu
Thursday 30 May 2013 19:40
Farewell old friend! I grew up in your books and I have stayed young in them! Until that day...
the lone crouton

Thursday 30 May 2013 19:40
Farewell old friend! I grew up in your books and I have stayed young in them! Until that day...
the lone crouton
Thursday 30 May 2013 19:34
My favorite author, bar none. My greatest wish is that he had written even more wonderful stories. A great loss.
GeorgeTollefson

Thursday 30 May 2013 19:34
My favorite author, bar none. My greatest wish is that he had written even more wonderful stories. A great loss.
GeorgeTollefson
Thursday 30 May 2013 19:21
"Lyonesse" was the first Jack Vance book for me - but happily Waldenbooks also had a copy of The Dying Earth and Eyes of the Overworld and Cugel's Saga!

Of course I tracked down everything I could from him after that!

He'll be sorely missed...

Now I'm off to re-read...everything!
Ken Perry

Thursday 30 May 2013 19:21
"Lyonesse" was the first Jack Vance book for me - but happily Waldenbooks also had a copy of The Dying Earth and Eyes of the Overworld and Cugel's Saga!

Of course I tracked down everything I could from him after that!

He'll be sorely ... click to read more
Ken Perry
Thursday 30 May 2013 19:20
The Oikumene is a sadder place now Jack.
Thank you for the memories.
Michael Leonard

Thursday 30 May 2013 19:20
The Oikumene is a sadder place now Jack.
Thank you for the memories.
Michael Leonard
Thursday 30 May 2013 19:20
Thank you for such gorgeous words... Rest in peace, great writer.
Brandy Gale

Thursday 30 May 2013 19:20
Thank you for such gorgeous words... Rest in peace, great writer.
Brandy Gale
Thursday 30 May 2013 19:16
I don't really have the words for a time like this. I have read and reread Jack Vance virtually my whole life. My first Vance book was The Star King. I read it when I was 16 years old. Now, at 55, I have every Jack Vance book and only re-read the Demon Princes for the millionth time last month

Your a legend Jack. Thanks for all the words and all the worlds
Nik

Thursday 30 May 2013 19:16
I don't really have the words for a time like this. I have read and reread Jack Vance virtually my whole life. My first Vance book was The Star King. I read it when I was 16 years old. Now, at 55, I have every Jack Vance book and only re-read the ... click to read more
Nik
Thursday 30 May 2013 19:13
Jack Vance's writing is something I have shared with my father and now with my son, with my husband, and with friends. This web of appreciation continues to expand as far-flung members introduce his work to their friends and family. He was a unique wit. He will be missed. But I am grateful for all the books he left for us mere mortals to engage in.
Ramona Boersma

Thursday 30 May 2013 19:13
Jack Vance's writing is something I have shared with my father and now with my son, with my husband, and with friends. This web of appreciation continues to expand as far-flung members introduce his work to their friends and family. He was a unique ... click to read more
Ramona Boersma
Thursday 30 May 2013 19:05
Thank you,Jack Vance,for sharing your imagination with us. Your stature as the greatest influence on generations of writers and readers can only increase.
My condolences to your wonderful supportive family.
len appleby

Thursday 30 May 2013 19:05
Thank you,Jack Vance,for sharing your imagination with us. Your stature as the greatest influence on generations of writers and readers can only increase.
My condolences to your wonderful supportive family.
len appleby
Thursday 30 May 2013 18:44
Thank you, Mr. Jack Vance. Your stories, your imagination, and the magic you brought to the written word will be missed.
Anonymous

Thursday 30 May 2013 18:44
Thank you, Mr. Jack Vance. Your stories, your imagination, and the magic you brought to the written word will be missed.
Anonymous
Thursday 30 May 2013 18:05
Thanks for inspiring my appreciation of the English Language as a youth.
Thanks for inspiring like-minded folk from around the world to collaborate in a most fulfilling literary project.
Thanks for being the most gracious of hosts at your fine Oakland home.
And thanks for creating the many wonderful worlds that shall live on forever...
Suan Yong

Thursday 30 May 2013 18:05
Thanks for inspiring my appreciation of the English Language as a youth.
Thanks for inspiring like-minded folk from around the world to collaborate in a most fulfilling literary project.
Thanks for being the most gracious of hosts at your fine ... click to read more
Suan Yong
Thursday 30 May 2013 18:03
I read back Tschaï two month ago, for the fifth times, with same pleasure than I was 15.
Jack Vance had a skill to describe amazing worlds and complex civilizations, he was able to give life to incredible characters (good or bad).
In my opinion, "To live forever" was his best book, and today i'm disapointed because Jack was worthy of being an amaranth.

Thanks a lot Mr Vance, Rest In peace.
Emmanuel Tourdot (France)

Thursday 30 May 2013 18:03
I read back Tschaï two month ago, for the fifth times, with same pleasure than I was 15.
Jack Vance had a skill to describe amazing worlds and complex civilizations, he was able to give life to incredible characters (good or bad).
In my opinion, ... click to read more
Emmanuel Tourdot (France)
Thursday 30 May 2013 18:03
I read everything of his I could find in the 70s, and have continued to re-read them since. My favorites would be the Tschai planet series, the Demon princes series and The Last Castle. I will toast him with my finest Couvassier!~
Adam

Thursday 30 May 2013 18:03
I read everything of his I could find in the 70s, and have continued to re-read them since. My favorites would be the Tschai planet series, the Demon princes series and The Last Castle. I will toast him with my finest Couvassier!~
Adam
Thursday 30 May 2013 18:00
Tu m'as offert les plus beaux voyages, les plus belles aventures, les plus beaux reves et les plus belles heures. Merci Merci Merci
Stef de France

Thursday 30 May 2013 18:00
Tu m'as offert les plus beaux voyages, les plus belles aventures, les plus beaux reves et les plus belles heures. Merci Merci Merci
Stef de France
Thursday 30 May 2013 18:00
Sail away Master Vance.
Thanks for many wonderfull journeys on your fantasy vessel.
Bon Voyage
Niek van Ees

Thursday 30 May 2013 18:00
Sail away Master Vance.
Thanks for many wonderfull journeys on your fantasy vessel.
Bon Voyage
Niek van Ees
Thursday 30 May 2013 17:57
A toast ! A barrel of the finest french wine in memory of M. Vance, amongst the finest writers ever ! the humble thanks of the man who grew with all his fantastic stories.
And his commitment to transmit these masterpieces to his own progeny...
Thanks again
Julien LS

Thursday 30 May 2013 17:57
A toast ! A barrel of the finest french wine in memory of M. Vance, amongst the finest writers ever ! the humble thanks of the man who grew with all his fantastic stories.
And his commitment to transmit these masterpieces to his own ... click to read more
Julien LS