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Title:
Tales of the dying earth
Author:
Vance, Jack, 1916-2013.
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Edition:
First Orb edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Tom Doherty Associates, 2000.
Physical Description:
741 pages ; 21 cm
General Note:
"Originally published together under the title The compleat dying earth by the Science Fiction Book Club in December 1998"--T.p. verso.
Language:
English
Contents:
The dying earth -- The eyes of the overworld -- Cugel's saga --Rhialto the marvellous.
Added Title:
Dying earth.

Eyes of the overworld.

Cugel's saga.

Rhialto the marvellous.
ISBN:
9780312874568
Format :
Book

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Jack Vance is one of the most remarkable talents to ever grace the world of science fiction. His unique, stylish voice has been beloved by generations of readers. One of his enduring classics is his 1964 novel, The Dying Earth , and its sequels--a fascinating, baroque tale set on a far-future Earth, under a giant red sun that is soon to go out forever.

This omnibus volume comprised all four books in the series, The Dying Earth, The Eyes of the Overworld, Cugel's Saga and Rialto the Magnificent . It is a must-read for every sf fan.


Author Notes

John Holbrook Vance (August 28, 1916 - May 26, 2013) was an American mystery, fantasy and science fiction writer. Most of his work was published under the name Jack Vance. He also wrote 11 mystery novels as John Holbrook Vance and three as Ellery Queen, and once each used pseudonyms Alan Wade, Peter Held, John van See, and Jay Kavanse.

Vance won the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement in 1984. The Science Fiction Hall of Fame inducted him in 2001. Among his awards for particular works were: Hugo Awards, in 1963 for The Dragon Masters, in 1967 for The Last Castle, and in 2010 for his memoir This is Me, Jack Vance!; a Nebula Award in 1966, also for The Last Castle; the Jupiter Award in 1975; the World Fantasy Award in 1990 for Lyonesse: Madouc. He also won an Edgar (the mystery equivalent of the Nebula) for the best first mystery novel in 1961 for The Man in the Cage.

He died at his home in Oakland, California, on May 26, 2013, aged 96. (Bowker Author Biography)


Table of Contents

The Dying Earth
The Eyes of the Overworld
Cugel's Saga
Rhialto the Marvellous

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