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 12:54
Великий писатель, великий мастер, книги которого читают уже несколько поколений! Благодраю за все!!! Пусть земля будет пухом!
Anonymous

Thursday 30 May 2013 12:54
Великий писатель, великий мастер, книги которого читают уже несколько поколений! Благодраю за все!!! Пусть земля будет пухом!
Anonymous
Thursday 30 May 2013 12:54
Mr. Vance, je heb teen groot aantal fantastisch boeken geschreven. Ik zal ze tot het einde van mijn leven, met veel plezier, blijven lezen! Ik an je daar niet genoeg voor danken

Thanks Jack, for your excellent books. I will keep on rereading them till the end of my life!
Hans

Thursday 30 May 2013 12:54
Mr. Vance, je heb teen groot aantal fantastisch boeken geschreven. Ik zal ze tot het einde van mijn leven, met veel plezier, blijven lezen! Ik an je daar niet genoeg voor danken

Thanks Jack, for your excellent books. I will keep on rereading them ... click to read more
Hans
Thursday 30 May 2013 12:45
For someone who didn't like writing, you sure made a hell of an impact. I hope your making some sweet music wherever you are. Goodbye, Jack.
Dennis Sheridan

Thursday 30 May 2013 12:45
For someone who didn't like writing, you sure made a hell of an impact. I hope your making some sweet music wherever you are. Goodbye, Jack.
Dennis Sheridan
Thursday 30 May 2013 12:39
C'est avec une grande tristesse que j'apprends le décès de cet incroyable auteur.
For ever in my heart.
claude caut

Thursday 30 May 2013 12:39
C'est avec une grande tristesse que j'apprends le décès de cet incroyable auteur.
For ever in my heart.
claude caut
Thursday 30 May 2013 12:38
Merci à vous Mr Vance, pour toute les magnifique heures de lecture que je vous dois.
Pierre Gonnot

Thursday 30 May 2013 12:38
Merci à vous Mr Vance, pour toute les magnifique heures de lecture que je vous dois.
Pierre Gonnot
Thursday 30 May 2013 12:35
Don't remember when I read my first Jack Vance book, but I later learned I had seen his work while watching Captain Video in my elementary school years.
My bookshelf now contains everything written by him under the name Jack Vance.
Am half way through yet another re-read of Araminta Station.
He's the man!
George Wright

Thursday 30 May 2013 12:35
Don't remember when I read my first Jack Vance book, but I later learned I had seen his work while watching Captain Video in my elementary school years.
My bookshelf now contains everything written by him under the name Jack Vance.
Am half way ... click to read more
George Wright
Thursday 30 May 2013 12:31
A great teacher never leaves, as his lessons always are keep in those who taught.
Jack Vance was a great master of the genre, his influence spreads beyond literature and reaches other media as pen and paper RPGs, and like a great teacher his works made him atemporal.
Thank you very much Master Vance.
Ivan Cantero from Spain

Thursday 30 May 2013 12:31
A great teacher never leaves, as his lessons always are keep in those who taught.
Jack Vance was a great master of the genre, his influence spreads beyond literature and reaches other media as pen and paper RPGs, and like a great teacher his works ... click to read more
Ivan Cantero from Spain
Thursday 30 May 2013 12:12
I am at a loss for words here. Although I knew this day had to come sometime, it still grieves me to know that Jack is no longer with us. He has been a huge part of my life and his books have provided me with untold hours of pleasure. I have read and reread them all many times. I have always wished that I could live in one of the worlds he created. He may be gone, but the universe he created will live forever!
Mike Gould

Thursday 30 May 2013 12:12
I am at a loss for words here. Although I knew this day had to come sometime, it still grieves me to know that Jack is no longer with us. He has been a huge part of my life and his books have provided me with untold hours of pleasure. I have read ... click to read more
Mike Gould
Thursday 30 May 2013 12:05
The stories of Jack Vance defined and inspired my youth. His books are a great gift to this world.

Thanks Jack!


Wilhelm Roth

Thursday 30 May 2013 12:05
The stories of Jack Vance defined and inspired my youth. His books are a great gift to this world.

Thanks Jack!


Wilhelm Roth
Thursday 30 May 2013 12:04
It was the Durdane trilogy that helped ignite my lifelong love of SciFi.
Thanks Jack for telling such great stories.
Steve Preston, US/UK

Thursday 30 May 2013 12:04
It was the Durdane trilogy that helped ignite my lifelong love of SciFi.
Thanks Jack for telling such great stories.
Steve Preston, US/UK
Thursday 30 May 2013 11:56
I've been reading Jack ever since I discovered his astoundingly versatile narrative powers, I think it was around 1956 or so. In fact it was mainly (if not only) his work that brought me to found a SF & F series in the Netherlands. Amongst all kinds of stuff we published quite a bit of his titles as Dutch translations. Well, you see, I wanted to share the joy his tales brought me with other Dutch people, and to do this with the public at large I longed to translate his wonderful books and stories myself - and so I needed a vehicle to publish them. The series still exists, although under its umptieth name, this world being what it is. Today my involvement in publishing, and my wife's, is focussed on the Discworld stories of Terry Pratchett, who as many have discovered shares a certain Wodehouse-like sense of humour with Jack.
Our bedroom wall is covered with a vast load of SF & F books, which gives me an eternal sense of being in the presence of Jack. And of course of his wife, as her voice still echoes over Amsterdam from when the two of them walked around there and she, on the top of her voice, kept on drawing his attention to all the weird and bizarre things that Vance-like city had to show. Now let's keep him alive! And whenever someone accuses you of patronizing them or worse, just quote Jack (as I did just the other day): 'No, no, I detest no one! Not even you!'
Ruurd Groot aka Venugopalan Ittekot

Thursday 30 May 2013 11:56
I've been reading Jack ever since I discovered his astoundingly versatile narrative powers, I think it was around 1956 or so. In fact it was mainly (if not only) his work that brought me to found a SF & F series in the Netherlands. Amongst all kinds ... click to read more
Ruurd Groot aka Venugopalan Ittekot
Thursday 30 May 2013 11:50
About 40 years ago, i bought my first SF book. It was Tschai. And i immediatlely fell in love with it. That book alone has been responsible for a lifelong love for SF and Fantasy. Thank you Jack Vance and farewell.
Erik de Boer, the Netherlands.

Thursday 30 May 2013 11:50
About 40 years ago, i bought my first SF book. It was Tschai. And i immediatlely fell in love with it. That book alone has been responsible for a lifelong love for SF and Fantasy. Thank you Jack Vance and farewell.
Erik de Boer, the Netherlands.
Thursday 30 May 2013 11:50
So long, Mr. Vance, and thanks for all the text.
ballpoint

Thursday 30 May 2013 11:50
So long, Mr. Vance, and thanks for all the text.
ballpoint
Thursday 30 May 2013 11:50
Sad news. farewell indeed. Curious how he would report on the other side.
Willem

Thursday 30 May 2013 11:50
Sad news. farewell indeed. Curious how he would report on the other side.
Willem
Thursday 30 May 2013 11:50
Dying Earth series is my all time favourite. Vance made many of my day launching my mind into strange worlds and great stories. Cheers, 'dungeon masters' everywhere are forever in your debt.
Just a regular dude

Thursday 30 May 2013 11:50
Dying Earth series is my all time favourite. Vance made many of my day launching my mind into strange worlds and great stories. Cheers, 'dungeon masters' everywhere are forever in your debt.
Just a regular dude
Thursday 30 May 2013 11:49
Fire, but won't forget.
Vecna lives !
Arnaud from France

Thursday 30 May 2013 11:49
Fire, but won't forget.
Vecna lives !
Arnaud from France
Thursday 30 May 2013 11:40
A farting horse will never tire,
A farting man's the man to hire!

Are all from the south as hungry for knowing as you?
His classic lines will always be with me!
Don Garb

Thursday 30 May 2013 11:40
A farting horse will never tire,
A farting man's the man to hire!

Are all from the south as hungry for knowing as you?
His classic lines will always be with me!
Don Garb
Thursday 30 May 2013 11:35
Farewell Jack Vance. Surely, I'm grateful to be part of the collective consciousness and imagination that was created by you.
Leve Cugel ! Warden ! A round of your finest beer ! Met gezwinde spoed
!
Eddy Schooneman

Thursday 30 May 2013 11:35
Farewell Jack Vance. Surely, I'm grateful to be part of the collective consciousness and imagination that was created by you.
Leve Cugel ! Warden ! A round of your finest beer ! Met gezwinde spoed
!
Eddy Schooneman
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