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 11:34
Thank you for many decades of travel to other worlds to witness astounding events and meet characters without equal anywhere in literature.

I only wish I could have found more tunes from your list to pass on.

I'll miss you.
Joel Hedlund

Thursday 30 May 2013 11:34
Thank you for many decades of travel to other worlds to witness astounding events and meet characters without equal anywhere in literature.

I only wish I could have found more tunes from your list to pass on.

I'll miss you.
Joel Hedlund
Thursday 30 May 2013 11:29
admittedly, I posted once before already but having come back I thought I'd add a few more lines. Thank you Jack Vance not for living a gracious and fulfilled life but for sharing the fruits of that life with us in a literary way. As many others have already stated I am grateful to hear that after having lived to a ripe old age you passed away peacefully, ready to sail into uncharted waters beyond. The works you've left behind will accompany me on the rest of my own days and have been seeded so many times to friends and relatives already; your legacy will outlive you by a very large margin. The world will not be the same without you!
Anonymous

Thursday 30 May 2013 11:29
admittedly, I posted once before already but having come back I thought I'd add a few more lines. Thank you Jack Vance not for living a gracious and fulfilled life but for sharing the fruits of that life with us in a literary way. As many others ... click to read more
Anonymous
Thursday 30 May 2013 11:28
Thank you, Mr Vance, my favourite author.
I will never get tired of reading your stories.
Thank you for the joy and inspiration you have given to me.
Fare well
Larasati Widara

Thursday 30 May 2013 11:28
Thank you, Mr Vance, my favourite author.
I will never get tired of reading your stories.
Thank you for the joy and inspiration you have given to me.
Fare well
Larasati Widara
Thursday 30 May 2013 11:27
Jack Vance opened worlds of language and creativity for everyone. He showed us new roads for our imaginations.
I read his books over and over and haunt bookstores for anything I haven't seen. I pass them on to friends. Once in a while I meet someone who loves his work as much as I and it's like meeting a fellow earth man on a distant star.
His writing is inspired and on a par with the great classicists. (A notch above them all in my humble opinion).
My condolences to his loved ones.
WILLIAM S BRIDGES

Thursday 30 May 2013 11:27
Jack Vance opened worlds of language and creativity for everyone. He showed us new roads for our imaginations.
I read his books over and over and haunt bookstores for anything I haven't seen. I pass them on to friends. Once in a while I meet ... click to read more
WILLIAM S BRIDGES
Thursday 30 May 2013 11:25
Here's to Jack, a man whose stories wil still bring joy, inspiration and wonder long after mankind has set foot on Trullion or Tschai or Alphanor.

My sympathy to family and friends.

What a guy!
Martien de Graaf

Thursday 30 May 2013 11:25
Here's to Jack, a man whose stories wil still bring joy, inspiration and wonder long after mankind has set foot on Trullion or Tschai or Alphanor.

My sympathy to family and friends.

What a guy!
Martien de Graaf
Thursday 30 May 2013 11:25
Love to Uncle Jack. Now that he has transitioned I wish I could have had one last time to say "goodbye" and to tell him that I love him, words that are sometimes difficult to express in the Vance family. Love is all there is that matters.
Scott Vance (nephew)

Thursday 30 May 2013 11:25
Love to Uncle Jack. Now that he has transitioned I wish I could have had one last time to say "goodbye" and to tell him that I love him, words that are sometimes difficult to express in the Vance family. Love is all there is that matters.
Scott Vance (nephew)
Thursday 30 May 2013 11:17
He left the world and all of us better off, and so we leave our fond farewells. I will look for you in Ascolais.
Anonymous

Thursday 30 May 2013 11:17
He left the world and all of us better off, and so we leave our fond farewells. I will look for you in Ascolais.
Anonymous
Thursday 30 May 2013 11:13
Jack Vance was one of the first sf writers I've read and I was immediately hooked. I think he was the catalyst for my lifelong love of fantasy and sf. He will be missed a lot.
Robin van der Mark

Thursday 30 May 2013 11:13
Jack Vance was one of the first sf writers I've read and I was immediately hooked. I think he was the catalyst for my lifelong love of fantasy and sf. He will be missed a lot.
Robin van der Mark
Thursday 30 May 2013 11:06
Reading Vance is like reading stories written for pulp magazines by Vladimir Nabokov. A writer who deserves, even if he never sought, recognition as one of America's greats.
Mark Woolsey

Thursday 30 May 2013 11:06
Reading Vance is like reading stories written for pulp magazines by Vladimir Nabokov. A writer who deserves, even if he never sought, recognition as one of America's greats.
Mark Woolsey
Thursday 30 May 2013 11:02
I bought the books when I was a kid but put off reading them because something about the covers put me off. Finally I began reading and never stopped. And I kept rereading. MY VIE set is the centerpiece of my library and would be the last set of books I would ever relinquish. I remember in the Demon Prince books where Gersen threatened to make someone walk sideways like a crab for the rest of their lives, I remember Ronald living behind the wall in the pantry, Magnus Ridolph, "Gentlemen, you hesitate. You fail to exert yourselves. You luxuriate in sloth." I may be inaccurate in my recollection but the impressions are burned into my brain. We've never had a better writer of any sort than Jack Vance.
Rick Ollerman

Thursday 30 May 2013 11:02
I bought the books when I was a kid but put off reading them because something about the covers put me off. Finally I began reading and never stopped. And I kept rereading. MY VIE set is the centerpiece of my library and would be the last set of ... click to read more
Rick Ollerman
Thursday 30 May 2013 11:00
Thank you for great writing, Jack Vance. I read the Planet of Adventure series as a tone-deaf teen, and rediscovered Vance in my 30s when I read and was awed by the Dying Earth. Then I quickly read everything I could find. Not done yet, but reading Jack Vance's works is not something I want to end.
Chris Duffy

Thursday 30 May 2013 11:00
Thank you for great writing, Jack Vance. I read the Planet of Adventure series as a tone-deaf teen, and rediscovered Vance in my 30s when I read and was awed by the Dying Earth. Then I quickly read everything I could find. Not done yet, but reading ... click to read more
Chris Duffy
Thursday 30 May 2013 10:58
My wife and I visited Jack and his son John on the 17th of this month.
Ironically, he had just woken from a dream after which he felt, in his own words, as if "I had just come to life."
Over the course of five hours, he repeated that to us probably 8-10 times, breaking into the middle of a story with it.
When we left, I was already planning another visit for later this summer, to bring my friend (a musician) up so they could jam.
Jack seemed very excited about the idea.
Being with Jack was like being with Santa Claus -- it was a magical experience that left you feeling like anything could happen, and like you could do anything.
He was that inspirational.
Jack was one of my favorite authors as I read his books and stories for thirty-five years before ever I met him, and now, in the last year or so, having spent time with him, I feel like the impact he had on my life has just begun.
Good bye Jack, and wherever you are, remember: "A farting horse never tires, and a farting man is the one to hire."
Dave Smith

Thursday 30 May 2013 10:58
My wife and I visited Jack and his son John on the 17th of this month.
Ironically, he had just woken from a dream after which he felt, in his own words, as if "I had just come to life."
Over the course of five hours, he repeated that to us ... click to read more
Dave Smith
Thursday 30 May 2013 10:51
Thank you for enriching my life for the last 48 years. I was a boy when I found you, and at every phase of my life I discovered something new to delight me. From THE DYING EARTH to LURULU you were the best. I will do what I can to make sure that my children, grandchildren, and friends continue to read you, consequently increasing their erudition, their recognition of tomfoolery, and their appreciation of practicality, friendship, and beer. Fare well in the next adventure.
G. Thomas

Thursday 30 May 2013 10:51
Thank you for enriching my life for the last 48 years. I was a boy when I found you, and at every phase of my life I discovered something new to delight me. From THE DYING EARTH to LURULU you were the best. I will do what I can to make sure that my ... click to read more
G. Thomas
Thursday 30 May 2013 10:47
Jack Vance has been my favorite author for many years and I suspect he always will be. Nobody else's work has ever filled me with such wonder and awe.

We've got a tribute to Jack Vance written by author Matthew Hughes at FanLit today and we're giving away one of the Dying Earth audibooks, too.
http://www.fantasyliterature.com/obituary/thank-you-jack-vance/
Kat Hooper

Thursday 30 May 2013 10:47
Jack Vance has been my favorite author for many years and I suspect he always will be. Nobody else's work has ever filled me with such wonder and awe.

We've got a tribute to Jack Vance written by author Matthew Hughes at FanLit today and we're ... click to read more
Kat Hooper
Thursday 30 May 2013 10:45
Once you wrote you had a long interesting life with not too much hardships. It was fine to see your delight by making the music for "The Go For Broke Jazz Band". Now that your earthly spark of life has gone out, a new star twinkles in heaven.
Thank you for countless elevating reading hours and for inestimable inspiration!
You leave a treasure for all those who appreciate your work – and thus live on for ever!
Requiescat in pace, Jack!
Andreas Irle

Thursday 30 May 2013 10:45
Once you wrote you had a long interesting life with not too much hardships. It was fine to see your delight by making the music for "The Go For Broke Jazz Band". Now that your earthly spark of life has gone out, a new star twinkles in ... click to read more
Andreas Irle
Thursday 30 May 2013 10:41
Just been told a few minutes ago that Jack Vance is gone. I discovered him in 1992, i had bought "Alastor 933" in a second hand library. I still don't know why this book and not another.
Since then his books have always been "a part of my life". Thank you so much Mister Vance.
Eric from France

Thursday 30 May 2013 10:41
Just been told a few minutes ago that Jack Vance is gone. I discovered him in 1992, i had bought "Alastor 933" in a second hand library. I still don't know why this book and not another.
Since then his books have always been "a part of my life". ... click to read more
Eric from France
Thursday 30 May 2013 10:39
My alltime favourite author. You will be missed. I have cherished your books and will pass them on to my children. May you live forever in all the creative and curious minds of this world.
Jack (The Netherlands)

Thursday 30 May 2013 10:39
My alltime favourite author. You will be missed. I have cherished your books and will pass them on to my children. May you live forever in all the creative and curious minds of this world.
Jack (The Netherlands)
Thursday 30 May 2013 10:36
Ho iniziato a leggere i tuoi libri a 12 anni and i Always loved your works.Mi hai fatto viaggiare in mondi fantastici con un ironia incredibile.
Thank you for all Great Master ,you'll be Always in my heart
stefano

Thursday 30 May 2013 10:36
Ho iniziato a leggere i tuoi libri a 12 anni and i Always loved your works.Mi hai fatto viaggiare in mondi fantastici con un ironia incredibile.
Thank you for all Great Master ,you'll be Always in my heart
stefano
Thursday 30 May 2013 10:35
Jack, your novels provided me with wonder, delight and amusement from my teenage years to my current middle age. Thank you for your work and wit, you were truly one of the great authors of our time.
Dan

Thursday 30 May 2013 10:35
Jack, your novels provided me with wonder, delight and amusement from my teenage years to my current middle age. Thank you for your work and wit, you were truly one of the great authors of our time.
Dan
Thursday 30 May 2013 10:35
Every time I once again read one of my favorite books "The Many Worlds of Magnus Ridolph", I'll be thinking of him. Thanks for all the great stories!
Barbara from Germany

Thursday 30 May 2013 10:35
Every time I once again read one of my favorite books "The Many Worlds of Magnus Ridolph", I'll be thinking of him. Thanks for all the great stories!
Barbara from Germany
Thursday 30 May 2013 10:32
I was late to discover your works Jack, but I read one of your stories (Liane the Wayfarer) just this morning. It was wonderful. You'll be missed. Much love and prayers. Mark
Mark Lewin

Thursday 30 May 2013 10:32
I was late to discover your works Jack, but I read one of your stories (Liane the Wayfarer) just this morning. It was wonderful. You'll be missed. Much love and prayers. Mark
Mark Lewin
Thursday 30 May 2013 10:31
Jack Vance has been my favorite writer for 40 years, I have read all his books, and many multiple times. I just restarted reading him on my ereader. :-)
Thank you very very much, Jack. You have enriched my life!
Eric Bakker, NL

Thursday 30 May 2013 10:31
Jack Vance has been my favorite writer for 40 years, I have read all his books, and many multiple times. I just restarted reading him on my ereader. :-)
Thank you very very much, Jack. You have enriched my life!
Eric Bakker, NL
Thursday 30 May 2013 10:28
Stephen King, dans une de ses nouvelles, écris un propos d'un club de raconteurs d'histoires. La devise de celui-ci est "L'histoire, pas celui qui la raconte". Mr Vance est l'exemple même de cette devise. Il savait s'effacer et nous transporter dans des univers si beau et si riche qu'on en oubliait le livre, l'auteur tellement sa magie de l'écriture était totale. Pour moi je vivais l'histoire!! Adieu Mr Vance, vous m'avez rendu la vie plus belle et ouverte une grande porte à mon imagination...
beast670

Thursday 30 May 2013 10:28
Stephen King, dans une de ses nouvelles, écris un propos d'un club de raconteurs d'histoires. La devise de celui-ci est "L'histoire, pas celui qui la raconte". Mr Vance est l'exemple même de cette devise. Il savait s'effacer et nous transporter ... click to read more
beast670
Thursday 30 May 2013 10:26
Hail and farewell, noble crafter of worlds!
Mark Underwood

Thursday 30 May 2013 10:26
Hail and farewell, noble crafter of worlds!
Mark Underwood
Thursday 30 May 2013 10:19
In memoriam, tonight we shall feast on the TOTALITY!
Abbe Carton

Thursday 30 May 2013 10:19
In memoriam, tonight we shall feast on the TOTALITY!
Abbe Carton
Thursday 30 May 2013 10:18
I have visited many strange worlds in my life but those created by Mr Vance are among the best - sometimes dangerous, often witty, always interesting. Thanks for every one of them.
Gav Massingham

Thursday 30 May 2013 10:18
I have visited many strange worlds in my life but those created by Mr Vance are among the best - sometimes dangerous, often witty, always interesting. Thanks for every one of them.
Gav Massingham
Thursday 30 May 2013 10:15
A great loss; I've been reading Jack for decades, ever since I picked up a copy of the little Ace edition of The Eyes of the Overworld from a local newsagent in the late 60s.
He's been the rock around which all my reading has revolved; a constant I could always rely on.
I'll miss him.
Mike Calder

Thursday 30 May 2013 10:15
A great loss; I've been reading Jack for decades, ever since I picked up a copy of the little Ace edition of The Eyes of the Overworld from a local newsagent in the late 60s.
He's been the rock around which all my reading has revolved; a constant I ... click to read more
Mike Calder
Thursday 30 May 2013 10:14
A toast to Jack Vance and all hist readers past and future, may they learn the languages of Pao, roam a dying earth and visit a big planet and a blue world.
Patrick Sinz

Thursday 30 May 2013 10:14
A toast to Jack Vance and all hist readers past and future, may they learn the languages of Pao, roam a dying earth and visit a big planet and a blue world.
Patrick Sinz
Thursday 30 May 2013 10:13
The universes that sprouted from his endless imagination, as real as our own, will live on forever. Farewell, master.
Dirk Jan

Thursday 30 May 2013 10:13
The universes that sprouted from his endless imagination, as real as our own, will live on forever. Farewell, master.
Dirk Jan
Thursday 30 May 2013 10:11
I never knew where he would take me, but I was thrilled when I reached there. My favorite series was Lyonesse and I was just about to restart it.

It's hard to describe the elation to a jaded reader when you realize there is an author out there that can continually surprise you. He gave me that and I can't thank him enough...

C. Michael Taylor
C. Michael Taylor

Thursday 30 May 2013 10:11
I never knew where he would take me, but I was thrilled when I reached there. My favorite series was Lyonesse and I was just about to restart it.

It's hard to describe the elation to a jaded reader when you realize there is an author out there ... click to read more
C. Michael Taylor
Thursday 30 May 2013 10:04
J'ai passé les meilleurs moments de ma vie à lire Jack Vance. L'aventure, la poésie, l'humour.Tout était rassemblé dans ses romans.J'ai une idole dans ma vie,c'est Jack Vance.
Pascal Monnier

Thursday 30 May 2013 10:04
J'ai passé les meilleurs moments de ma vie à lire Jack Vance. L'aventure, la poésie, l'humour.Tout était rassemblé dans ses romans.J'ai une idole dans ma vie,c'est Jack Vance.
Pascal Monnier
Thursday 30 May 2013 10:02
Ah Jack...
Goodbye and hello, as always.
Jackscrow

Thursday 30 May 2013 10:02
Ah Jack...
Goodbye and hello, as always.
Jackscrow
Thursday 30 May 2013 10:01
He is my most favourite writer of all times.I even named my 6 cats after characters from tschai.
He will be missed..........
Frank s

Thursday 30 May 2013 10:01
He is my most favourite writer of all times.I even named my 6 cats after characters from tschai.
He will be missed..........
Frank s
Thursday 30 May 2013 10:01
I am very sad to hear of Mr. Vance's death.
I have enjoyed his books for over twenty years, and still re-read them regularly.
He is my favorite author, and I am sorry that he is gone.
My best wishes go to his family and those he leaves behind.
Joel Coldren

Thursday 30 May 2013 10:01
I am very sad to hear of Mr. Vance's death.
I have enjoyed his books for over twenty years, and still re-read them regularly.
He is my favorite author, and I am sorry that he is gone.
My best wishes go to his family and those he leaves behind.
Joel Coldren
Thursday 30 May 2013 10:00
Since I first heard his name back in the 70s I'd been meaning to read Vance's books. It wasn't until last year that I finally got around to it. I only had to read a few paragraphs on a single page to find out he'd quickly become a favorite author. It was love at first paragraph. I adore Jack Vance. I'm so happy I have the great majority of his work left yet to read. Gods Bless you, Jack Vance.
David Greybeard

Thursday 30 May 2013 10:00
Since I first heard his name back in the 70s I'd been meaning to read Vance's books. It wasn't until last year that I finally got around to it. I only had to read a few paragraphs on a single page to find out he'd quickly become a favorite author. ... click to read more
David Greybeard
Thursday 30 May 2013 09:57
I would place Jack Vance & Ray Bradbury alone together on the absolute crest of the mountain range of great American authors of speculative fiction. Now they're both gone, and there's nobody that comes close to filling either one's shoes.
I am so thankful they were here, that i got the privilege of growing up in a world where these men lived & wrote & questioned our pat, parochial versions of reality.
And now, what will we do without them...?
W.E. Cox

Thursday 30 May 2013 09:57
I would place Jack Vance & Ray Bradbury alone together on the absolute crest of the mountain range of great American authors of speculative fiction. Now they're both gone, and there's nobody that comes close to filling either one's shoes.
I am so ... click to read more
W.E. Cox
Thursday 30 May 2013 09:56
Je lève mon verre, cher Monsieur Vance, à votre talent, à la perpétuelle et colossale empreinte que votre œuvre laisse sur les terres vivantes de l'Imaginaire ! Reposez-y en paix.
OedipeMess

Thursday 30 May 2013 09:56
Je lève mon verre, cher Monsieur Vance, à votre talent, à la perpétuelle et colossale empreinte que votre œuvre laisse sur les terres vivantes de l'Imaginaire ! Reposez-y en paix.
OedipeMess
Thursday 30 May 2013 09:56
Thanks for everything from the bottom of my heart, Jack.
Even after 40 years, I'm still discovering your marvelous works.
Alyn Rumbold

Thursday 30 May 2013 09:56
Thanks for everything from the bottom of my heart, Jack.
Even after 40 years, I'm still discovering your marvelous works.
Alyn Rumbold
Thursday 30 May 2013 09:54
RIP mister Vance. I enjoyed most of the books and it made me pay attention in English class. English was not my first / native language, but because of your books I got motivated to learn the English language. Before your books , my knowledge of English was sketchy at best.
Mark

Thursday 30 May 2013 09:54
RIP mister Vance. I enjoyed most of the books and it made me pay attention in English class. English was not my first / native language, but because of your books I got motivated to learn the English language. Before your books , my knowledge of ... click to read more
Mark
Thursday 30 May 2013 09:53
Jack Vance's mastery of the English language often left me speechless with admiration. He was a true genius of fantasy and science fiction. No writer comes close to matching his incredible talents. He was marvelously inventive and creative and had a huge positive influence on me. As a celebration of his life, this week I'm reading The Cadwal Chronicles...and I'm enjoying every minute of it. Rest In Peace, Jack Vance.
Mark Spezzano

Thursday 30 May 2013 09:53
Jack Vance's mastery of the English language often left me speechless with admiration. He was a true genius of fantasy and science fiction. No writer comes close to matching his incredible talents. He was marvelously inventive and creative and had a ... click to read more
Mark Spezzano
Thursday 30 May 2013 09:49
R.I.P. the best world builder Sience Fiction ever has seen. For instance, the worlds in Nigthlamp feels more real than my own hometown to me. I will always lock back at the worlds in "Planets of adventures" as a place I have seen with my own eyes
Georg Nygren

Thursday 30 May 2013 09:49
R.I.P. the best world builder Sience Fiction ever has seen. For instance, the worlds in Nigthlamp feels more real than my own hometown to me. I will always lock back at the worlds in "Planets of adventures" as a place I have seen with my own eyes
Georg Nygren
Thursday 30 May 2013 09:46
My favourite author since I first read The Many Worlds of Magnus Ridolph 30 years ago. He leaves a wonderful legacy of science fiction works in particular and, in my view, is among the top 3 or 4 authors in this genre.
Condolences to his family and friends on their sad loss.
Agfox46

Thursday 30 May 2013 09:46
My favourite author since I first read The Many Worlds of Magnus Ridolph 30 years ago. He leaves a wonderful legacy of science fiction works in particular and, in my view, is among the top 3 or 4 authors in this genre.
Condolences to his family and ... click to read more
Agfox46
Thursday 30 May 2013 09:46
Jack was my Dad's favourite author. Although English was his second language, Dad always asked me to get him Jack Vance novels in English and they were re-read endlessly. As my Dad was my biggest influence for loving SF/Fantasy, I have to thank Jack Vance by default. RIP
Maria

Thursday 30 May 2013 09:46
Jack was my Dad's favourite author. Although English was his second language, Dad always asked me to get him Jack Vance novels in English and they were re-read endlessly. As my Dad was my biggest influence for loving SF/Fantasy, I have to thank Jack ... click to read more
Maria
Thursday 30 May 2013 09:44
I was lucky to have found his work when I was just twelve and have been enriched by it ever since. I'll never forget the stories of the Dying Earth.
His stories have inspired a life long love of science fiction which I've passed on to my children. He is one of greats and will never be be forgotten.
Maryann C..

Thursday 30 May 2013 09:44
I was lucky to have found his work when I was just twelve and have been enriched by it ever since. I'll never forget the stories of the Dying Earth.
His stories have inspired a life long love of science fiction which I've passed on to my children. ... click to read more
Maryann C..
Thursday 30 May 2013 09:44
Thank you for bringing old Tchai to life. .. and a million memories.
Anacho

Thursday 30 May 2013 09:44
Thank you for bringing old Tchai to life. .. and a million memories.
Anacho
Thursday 30 May 2013 09:42
Thanks, Jack, for all the fun, adventures, and sharing your imagination with so many people!
William D. Richards

Thursday 30 May 2013 09:42
Thanks, Jack, for all the fun, adventures, and sharing your imagination with so many people!
William D. Richards
Thursday 30 May 2013 09:42
"While we are alive we should sit among colored lights and taste good wines, and discuss our adventures in far places; when we are dead, the opportunity is past."

Thanks for the adventures, sir.
Travis Mitchell

Thursday 30 May 2013 09:42
"While we are alive we should sit among colored lights and taste good wines, and discuss our adventures in far places; when we are dead, the opportunity is past."

Thanks for the adventures, sir.
Travis Mitchell
Thursday 30 May 2013 09:38
What a great writer he was. I've read all his in Dutch translated books.

Jan Polderman, Netherland
Jan Polderman

Thursday 30 May 2013 09:38
What a great writer he was. I've read all his in Dutch translated books.

Jan Polderman, Netherland
Jan Polderman
Thursday 30 May 2013 09:34
The unthinkable happened, the boisterous icon of SF is no longer amongst us. His work, though, lives on!
Richard

Thursday 30 May 2013 09:34
The unthinkable happened, the boisterous icon of SF is no longer amongst us. His work, though, lives on!
Richard
Thursday 30 May 2013 09:34
Humorous, profound, trivial, serious, playful, amoral, moral, inventive, but prosaic, a master of the mixture of things, the implicit and the explicit, his characters finding their way through all of this complexity and finding a refreshing and life affirming simplicity - of action and understanding, of high and low, of laconic, ironic directness in the midst of indirection. A guide to life. The best.
Bob Cocks

Thursday 30 May 2013 09:34
Humorous, profound, trivial, serious, playful, amoral, moral, inventive, but prosaic, a master of the mixture of things, the implicit and the explicit, his characters finding their way through all of this complexity and finding a refreshing and life ... click to read more
Bob Cocks
Thursday 30 May 2013 09:34
Thank you, Sir, for all the hours I spent in your texts in the last 25 years, since I was given the Tschai books when I was just a teen. Can not measure how your books impacted me. Hope some day to be able to give the rest of the world just a part of that gift in the same way you did to us. Wherever you are, descansa en paz.
J

Thursday 30 May 2013 09:34
Thank you, Sir, for all the hours I spent in your texts in the last 25 years, since I was given the Tschai books when I was just a teen. Can not measure how your books impacted me. Hope some day to be able to give the rest of the world just a part ... click to read more
J
Thursday 30 May 2013 09:32
This world has lost one of its greatest writers. I first read Jack Vance when I was 17 when I picked up The Moon Moth at the Ho Hum Motel in Lewiston, Idaho and I have never stopped reading his books and I am 63 now. Thank you Jack Vance.
Brian Hensley

Thursday 30 May 2013 09:32
This world has lost one of its greatest writers. I first read Jack Vance when I was 17 when I picked up The Moon Moth at the Ho Hum Motel in Lewiston, Idaho and I have never stopped reading his books and I am 63 now. Thank you Jack Vance.
Brian Hensley
Thursday 30 May 2013 09:25
Thanks for all the wonderful books that are vibrant with imagination!
You were absolutely one of the greatest writers of the 20th century.
D. Versteeg

Thursday 30 May 2013 09:25
Thanks for all the wonderful books that are vibrant with imagination!
You were absolutely one of the greatest writers of the 20th century.
D. Versteeg
Thursday 30 May 2013 09:22
Thank you sir, for your work, your wit and, just generally, for being one hell of a guy.
The world is a little darker today, which is fitting.
Joe Covert

Thursday 30 May 2013 09:22
Thank you sir, for your work, your wit and, just generally, for being one hell of a guy.
The world is a little darker today, which is fitting.
Joe Covert
Thursday 30 May 2013 09:21
It is a great sadness when people with beautiful minds of this Earth will leave us orphans of their stories and their deepest thoughts. May he rest in peace.
And thanks to Jack Vance for their stories.
Claudia Sanchez

Thursday 30 May 2013 09:21
It is a great sadness when people with beautiful minds of this Earth will leave us orphans of their stories and their deepest thoughts. May he rest in peace.
And thanks to Jack Vance for their stories.
Claudia Sanchez
Thursday 30 May 2013 09:21
Reading your books gave me pleasure, interest, love for SF and funny time.
World is a little better with your books
Thank you.
Npano

Thursday 30 May 2013 09:21
Reading your books gave me pleasure, interest, love for SF and funny time.
World is a little better with your books
Thank you.
Npano
Thursday 30 May 2013 09:20
I'm sad about his passing. His influence on the world is irreplaceable.
Dave Rosser

Thursday 30 May 2013 09:20
I'm sad about his passing. His influence on the world is irreplaceable.
Dave Rosser
Thursday 30 May 2013 09:20
Thank you for sharing so much of yourself through your works.
Anonymous

Thursday 30 May 2013 09:20
Thank you for sharing so much of yourself through your works.
Anonymous
Thursday 30 May 2013 09:17
Thanks for all your books, but especially
"The demon princes", which i reread every year.
My favourite hero Kirth Gersen of course.
You will be remembered.

May you rest in piece.

Bernard ( The Netherlands )

Bernard

Thursday 30 May 2013 09:17
Thanks for all your books, but especially
"The demon princes", which i reread every year.
My favourite hero Kirth Gersen of course.
You will be remembered.

May you rest in piece.

Bernard ( The Netherlands )

Bernard
Thursday 30 May 2013 09:12
My eyes filled with tears when I heard this. He has always been my favorite author.Such vision and humor, you will be missed. He is one of the last of the old guard of SF and fantasy.
Michael

Thursday 30 May 2013 09:12
My eyes filled with tears when I heard this. He has always been my favorite author.Such vision and humor, you will be missed. He is one of the last of the old guard of SF and fantasy.
Michael