Birth date: January 01, 1946
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Jack Vance has been one of my favorite writers ever since I first read his short story "Nopalgarth." I immediate read my way through everything of his I could find, and when I finally encountered The Dying Earth, my mind was blown. The merger of science and magic and the idea of an Earth so old nobo...
I was convinced this book would suck. It was an Arkham House offering from the dreaded seventies that stayed in print forever by an almost unknown author. I found myself unable to put it down. Great literature it is not, but interesting literate fantasy with good characters and novel plotting it ...
A beautifully written fantasy novel with grownup emotions and actions, and one of my favourites ever since it was released back in the seventies. There was a sequel, but it is not as well-written as this one was.
These stories were very entertaining and imaginative, hosting an entire spectrum of storylines and heroes of different kinds. I was glad to see strong female characters in these stories who could fight just as well and save the day along with their male counterparts.