The Compleat Dying Earth
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... show more
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.
Publish date: December 1998
Publisher: SFBC Fantasy
Pages no: 741
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Speculative Fiction
, Short Stories
, Post Apocalyptic
, Heroic Fantasy
, Sword And Sorcery
, Dying Earth
Series: The Dying Earth -4 omnibus (#1)
This is a book that should be read aloud, even if only to yourself. It has this elegant, primeval, oral-tradition quality that just doesn't resonate as well when it's only bouncing around inside your head. For example: The light came from an unknown source, from the air itself, as if leaking from th...
Nutshell: assorted losers use the always already imminent destruction of the Earth as an excuse for grave breaches of sense & decency; sadly, the destruction of this Earth is not presented herein.Though the volume designates a metonym by which the setting stands for a particular subgenre, the setti...
Earth is on its last leg. The sun is a red giant, the moon has vanished, and magic has returned.This omnibus includes the following four books:The Dying Earth: The Dying Earth is a collection of linked short stories. And here they are:Turjan of Miir: Turjan, a wizard, seeks the help of Pandelume...
Three stories from the first book (The Dying Earth) were good, I've thought so from the time I first read it, but the rest of the book was just terribly disappointing. What a waste of money. :(