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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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
Thursday 30 May 2013 17:55
Quelle triste nouvelle. Mon auteur favori est parti rejoindre les étoiles. Adieu et merci pour tout le bonheur qu'il nous a apporté.
BruocSella

Thursday 30 May 2013 17:55
Quelle triste nouvelle. Mon auteur favori est parti rejoindre les étoiles. Adieu et merci pour tout le bonheur qu'il nous a apporté.
BruocSella
Thursday 30 May 2013 17:52
The day I discovered Jack Vance changed my life forever. The bookcase in my bedroom is filled with his books and it gives me comfort knowing the stories are there to read again and again, and will be passed to my children. It makes me really sad to realise there will be no more new stories to read. Jack, thanks for making my life richer! A large part of who I am is because of you. You will be sicerely missed!
Peter Berends

Thursday 30 May 2013 17:52
The day I discovered Jack Vance changed my life forever. The bookcase in my bedroom is filled with his books and it gives me comfort knowing the stories are there to read again and again, and will be passed to my children. It makes me really sad to ... click to read more
Peter Berends
Thursday 30 May 2013 17:44
tu es immortel !! ton chef d'oeuvre est magnifique !!
Grimwolf

Thursday 30 May 2013 17:44
tu es immortel !! ton chef d'oeuvre est magnifique !!
Grimwolf
Thursday 30 May 2013 17:43
Jack was an inspiration for me my entire life. He had a radically diverse approach towards his career that inspired me from my boyhood in Baltimore to adulthood as a doctor and a musician, to live life to the fullest, to be devoted no more what, to life, love, and my family, and I'll miss him terribly. I raise a glass-- Long live the King!
Stephen 'Doc' Patt

Thursday 30 May 2013 17:43
Jack was an inspiration for me my entire life. He had a radically diverse approach towards his career that inspired me from my boyhood in Baltimore to adulthood as a doctor and a musician, to live life to the fullest, to be devoted no more what, to ... click to read more
Stephen 'Doc' Patt
Thursday 30 May 2013 17:42
I was just re-reading my VIE copy of MASKE: THAERY this week, and Jack had been on my mind every day. Jack has been my favorite SF author, since I discovered him at age 14 in 1966. I am sure that I will continue to re-read his books until it's time for me to die. No other author has given me such pleasure and so many beautiful images in my mind's eye.
Henry Kaiser

Thursday 30 May 2013 17:42
I was just re-reading my VIE copy of MASKE: THAERY this week, and Jack had been on my mind every day. Jack has been my favorite SF author, since I discovered him at age 14 in 1966. I am sure that I will continue to re-read his books until it's time ... click to read more
Henry Kaiser
Thursday 30 May 2013 17:37
I am reading Durdane.
My wife is on the iPad and says: Your science fiction writer has died.
What? Jack Vance?
Yes...

Oh boy...

So many unforgetable stories, characters, dialogues and worlds. So many, many hours of enjoying the gifts from Jack's briliant creative mind.
Let's gather in Fontenay's Inn, for drinks and music and celebrate Jack's life and works.
Thank you Jack! Here's to you!






Jaco

Thursday 30 May 2013 17:37
I am reading Durdane.
My wife is on the iPad and says: Your science fiction writer has died.
What? Jack Vance?
Yes...

Oh boy...

So many unforgetable stories, characters, dialogues and worlds. So many, many hours of enjoying the gifts from ... click to read more
Jaco
Thursday 30 May 2013 17:24
I grew up reading Tschai, The Devil Princes and The Cadwal Chronicles, can still hardly imagine Jack Vance is no more.

Thank you so much for your works of art, you will be missed!
Chris Schaatsbergen

Thursday 30 May 2013 17:24
I grew up reading Tschai, The Devil Princes and The Cadwal Chronicles, can still hardly imagine Jack Vance is no more.

Thank you so much for your works of art, you will be missed!
Chris Schaatsbergen
Thursday 30 May 2013 17:21
Farewell, Jack Vance.
The last of the giants of fantasy and science fiction now goes to join Lovecraft, Howard, Leiber and the rest of that elite few in eternity.
Your stories will live forever.
Thank you so much for the wonderful worlds you dreamed for us.
Mark Taverna

Thursday 30 May 2013 17:21
Farewell, Jack Vance.
The last of the giants of fantasy and science fiction now goes to join Lovecraft, Howard, Leiber and the rest of that elite few in eternity.
Your stories will live forever.
Thank you so much for the wonderful worlds you ... click to read more
Mark Taverna
Thursday 30 May 2013 17:20
You will never be gone while your books are still read, and your characters still stride our imaginations
Chris Boote

Thursday 30 May 2013 17:20
You will never be gone while your books are still read, and your characters still stride our imaginations
Chris Boote
Thursday 30 May 2013 17:19
Dear Jack

I just would like to say thanks you. You have been a part of my life for so long.
If today I like ScyFy it's because of you, if today I write ScyFy books it's because of you.

Thanks, really thanks.

It has been an honor to read you. I have a thought, tonight, for your family.

I am sure you are somewhere in the deep space, on a boat, sailing away
from star to star.

I' will read Emphyrio tonight.

Merci.
Jean Marc Sire

Thursday 30 May 2013 17:19
Dear Jack

I just would like to say thanks you. You have been a part of my life for so long.
If today I like ScyFy it's because of you, if today I write ScyFy books it's because of you.

Thanks, really thanks.

It has been an honor to read ... click to read more
Jean Marc Sire
Thursday 30 May 2013 17:17
Jack Vance has my favorite SF author for over 40 years, and I have practically all his writings.
No one except Shakespeare (with Caliban) could adequately convey the concept of an alien mind
and perspective as Jack Vance did in his writing, especially in the short story "Noise."
I'm sorry he's gone from us but glad he got to live and write for so long.
He was the greatest.
Favorites:
"The Last Castle," "Son of the Tree," and "The Houses of Iszm."
Literature teacher

Thursday 30 May 2013 17:17
Jack Vance has my favorite SF author for over 40 years, and I have practically all his writings.
No one except Shakespeare (with Caliban) could adequately convey the concept of an alien mind
and perspective as Jack Vance did in his writing, ... click to read more
Literature teacher
Thursday 30 May 2013 17:16
Jack, you've been in my life for so long, you gave me thousands of hours of wonder, happiness and delight. Farewell my dear friend.
Valerian

Thursday 30 May 2013 17:16
Jack, you've been in my life for so long, you gave me thousands of hours of wonder, happiness and delight. Farewell my dear friend.
Valerian
Thursday 30 May 2013 17:11
So many great books, characters, dialogue, and plots. Mazirian the Magician, from The Dying Earth (as it was titled when I read it) set a standard only other Vance novels could meet.

Here's to Jack, now in the real Overworld (no lenses needed) enjoying the splendor there.
Karl

Thursday 30 May 2013 17:11
So many great books, characters, dialogue, and plots. Mazirian the Magician, from The Dying Earth (as it was titled when I read it) set a standard only other Vance novels could meet.

Here's to Jack, now in the real Overworld (no lenses needed) ... click to read more
Karl
Thursday 30 May 2013 17:11
Thank you Jack, for all your stories! His spoken and unspoken words are a part of the way i am enjoying my life!













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.
Robr Croese

Thursday 30 May 2013 17:11
Thank you Jack, for all your stories! His spoken and unspoken words are a part of the way i am enjoying my life!













Night: The day is retreating, night falls, stars appear. I am not happy because you are not here. Gentle ... click to read more
Robr Croese
Thursday 30 May 2013 17:09
Thank you Jack. For the many hours I have had the privilege of spending in your wonderful worlds.
Garry

Thursday 30 May 2013 17:09
Thank you Jack. For the many hours I have had the privilege of spending in your wonderful worlds.
Garry
Thursday 30 May 2013 17:07
Thx Jack for sharing your fantasies - i grew up with your books - remembered as wonderful
Jan

Thursday 30 May 2013 17:07
Thx Jack for sharing your fantasies - i grew up with your books - remembered as wonderful
Jan
Thursday 30 May 2013 16:59
A wonderful writer... I love all his books, one of the authors which make life more beautiful... Rip Jack
Claude A.

Thursday 30 May 2013 16:59
A wonderful writer... I love all his books, one of the authors which make life more beautiful... Rip Jack
Claude A.
Thursday 30 May 2013 16:47
Raising a glass to you, Jack.
Patrick H

Thursday 30 May 2013 16:47
Raising a glass to you, Jack.
Patrick H
Thursday 30 May 2013 16:46
My first SF book was Tschai by Jack Vance. Since then, his work has taken me on a roller coaster ride. Jack was so much more than a regular SF or fantasy writer. The way he described alien cultures has never been equalled. My son this year also started reading Jack Vance's The Devil Princes. His heritage remains. RIP, Jack!

Ron van Dopperen, Holland
Ron van Dopperen

Thursday 30 May 2013 16:46
My first SF book was Tschai by Jack Vance. Since then, his work has taken me on a roller coaster ride. Jack was so much more than a regular SF or fantasy writer. The way he described alien cultures has never been equalled. My son this year also ... click to read more
Ron van Dopperen
Thursday 30 May 2013 16:44
I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing Jack at length a few years ago. I was honored that during the conversation we declared a fast friendship and was the recipient of an invitation to dinner should I ever be in the area.

He was one of the first SF authors I read and no doubt gave me early fuel to the fire of my creativity. He lived up to what I wanted him to be and so much more.

Jack, you are, and always will be, missed.

Cristopher DeRose
Cristopher DeRose

Thursday 30 May 2013 16:44
I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing Jack at length a few years ago. I was honored that during the conversation we declared a fast friendship and was the recipient of an invitation to dinner should I ever be in the area.

He was one of the ... click to read more
Cristopher DeRose
Thursday 30 May 2013 16:43
My father had a few of the Demon Princes so that's how I started reading Jack's books. I think I have all of them now, and I enjoy reading them again and again. In 1998 my wife and I got our first daughter, and we named her Madouc. I sent Jack a card, and he responded kindly via Norma.
Dear Mr. Vance, many thanks for your wonderful stories. Godspeed.
Erik Schuit

Thursday 30 May 2013 16:43
My father had a few of the Demon Princes so that's how I started reading Jack's books. I think I have all of them now, and I enjoy reading them again and again. In 1998 my wife and I got our first daughter, and we named her Madouc. I sent Jack a ... click to read more
Erik Schuit
Thursday 30 May 2013 16:42
Good night, Jack.
Now is the time to sleep the dream and follow the current to realms unknown.
The world will never again know your like.
And I will re-read your works for the rest of my days.
Rich Albeen

Thursday 30 May 2013 16:42
Good night, Jack.
Now is the time to sleep the dream and follow the current to realms unknown.
The world will never again know your like.
And I will re-read your works for the rest of my days.
Rich Albeen
Thursday 30 May 2013 16:42
One of the few authors I can read again and again even knowing the stories by heart. Imagination and style, a rare cocktail.

Goodbye, Jack
Alain Frhel

Thursday 30 May 2013 16:42
One of the few authors I can read again and again even knowing the stories by heart. Imagination and style, a rare cocktail.

Goodbye, Jack
Alain Frhel
Thursday 30 May 2013 16:38
Thank you Jack Vance,for,in my case, about 48 years of enjoyment! Rest in peace,and my condolences to your family and friends.
David Cantrell
David Cantrell

Thursday 30 May 2013 16:38
Thank you Jack Vance,for,in my case, about 48 years of enjoyment! Rest in peace,and my condolences to your family and friends.
David Cantrell
David Cantrell
Thursday 30 May 2013 16:37
Au revoir Monsieur Vance. See you in the œcumene.
Frederick

Thursday 30 May 2013 16:37
Au revoir Monsieur Vance. See you in the œcumene.
Frederick
Thursday 30 May 2013 16:33
I discovered Jack with The Chasch thirty years ago and was immediately enthralled. I had the pleaure to read Jack's novels in French and then the renewed pleasure to re-dicover most of them in English.

Thank you Jack for the countless hours of reading pleasure!
Laurent, from France

Thursday 30 May 2013 16:33
I discovered Jack with The Chasch thirty years ago and was immediately enthralled. I had the pleaure to read Jack's novels in French and then the renewed pleasure to re-dicover most of them in English.

Thank you Jack for the countless hours of ... click to read more
Laurent, from France
Thursday 30 May 2013 16:31
Goodbye, Jack. The Gaean Reach will have lost its greatest bard.
Marc Vachon

Thursday 30 May 2013 16:31
Goodbye, Jack. The Gaean Reach will have lost its greatest bard.
Marc Vachon
Thursday 30 May 2013 16:29
I'm from Holland. My father read Jack Vance and I, as a boy, was struck by the bruteness of the worlds of Cugel, Tschai and the Princes. Years later I collected all Vance's work and read them over and over again. My father died, I teach my son to read Vance....
The love for life of Jack Vance made my love for writing overcome my fear for it and I started tot put my imagination on paper. Thank you so much, my teacher.
Mark Sluijter

Thursday 30 May 2013 16:29
I'm from Holland. My father read Jack Vance and I, as a boy, was struck by the bruteness of the worlds of Cugel, Tschai and the Princes. Years later I collected all Vance's work and read them over and over again. My father died, I teach my son to ... click to read more
Mark Sluijter
Thursday 30 May 2013 16:27
I occasionally sit and contemplate the tiny border between the past and the future, and in so doing consider many of your words.
Thank you for writing all that you have.
I enjoyed every word, most of them more than once.

I'm now off to have a charnay, and perhaps pitch an enemy into the sea.
Howard Treesong

Thursday 30 May 2013 16:27
I occasionally sit and contemplate the tiny border between the past and the future, and in so doing consider many of your words.
Thank you for writing all that you have.
I enjoyed every word, most of them more than once.

I'm now off to have a ... click to read more
Howard Treesong
Thursday 30 May 2013 16:26
Whenever you want to be transported to a place different from the one you occupy, you only have to pick up a Vance story...here's hoping Jack's been transported to the place he always dreamed about.
Bill Pittman

Thursday 30 May 2013 16:26
Whenever you want to be transported to a place different from the one you occupy, you only have to pick up a Vance story...here's hoping Jack's been transported to the place he always dreamed about.
Bill Pittman
Thursday 30 May 2013 16:22
Thank you for all the books you have left us. Through all the characters and the worlds you have created, you will be forever with us.
Goodbye Jack!
Bruno Marie, LaNebuleuseSF

Thursday 30 May 2013 16:22
Thank you for all the books you have left us. Through all the characters and the worlds you have created, you will be forever with us.
Goodbye Jack!
Bruno Marie, LaNebuleuseSF
Thursday 30 May 2013 16:17
Merci Mr Vance.
I left childhood on the wings of your imagination. I have spent so many nights, not able to go to sleep because I just wanted to read another page.
I read nearly all your books. I think I will go into my library and start them all over again.
Bon voyage !
JES, France-Canada

Thursday 30 May 2013 16:17
Merci Mr Vance.
I left childhood on the wings of your imagination. I have spent so many nights, not able to go to sleep because I just wanted to read another page.
I read nearly all your books. I think I will go into my library and start them all ... click to read more
JES, France-Canada
Thursday 30 May 2013 16:08
I could not believe it when 3 years ago I read that the dying earth was an inspiration to the game dungeons and dragons and discovered the works of Mr. Vance.
How could I being a hueg scifi fan have not heard of him?
Why are his books not used in schools?
They are better literature than many that were forced upon me.
I feel Mr. Vance to be one of the greatest authors of all time.
I have read some 20 of his books and can't wait to read more.
Why more have not been made into movies I will never know.
I found enormous pleasure in reading anything by him and he will be sorely missed.
Best wishes to family and to Mr. Vance wherever he may be in the next world.
Gavin S

Thursday 30 May 2013 16:08
I could not believe it when 3 years ago I read that the dying earth was an inspiration to the game dungeons and dragons and discovered the works of Mr. Vance.
How could I being a hueg scifi fan have not heard of him?
Why are his books not used in ... click to read more
Gavin S
Thursday 30 May 2013 16:04
Thank you Jack, you enriched my childhood beyond measure.
Jeffrey

Thursday 30 May 2013 16:04
Thank you Jack, you enriched my childhood beyond measure.
Jeffrey
Thursday 30 May 2013 16:03
Your works were marvels to read, inspirations that sparked my imagination like no other.
Thank you.
Lord Humungus

Thursday 30 May 2013 16:03
Your works were marvels to read, inspirations that sparked my imagination like no other.
Thank you.
Lord Humungus