The Dying Earth
Publish date: February 15th 2010
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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)
I must admit going into this with the mistaken belief that The Dying Earth was a novel. In fact, it is a series of fantasy short stories that are loosely tied together through character and setting. As with most works of this type, I found the contents hit and miss. Some of the early stories struck ...
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...
Let's do some quick math. Jack Vance's The Dying Earth was originally published in 1950. I was born in 1969. I first started playing Dungeons and Dragons, in earnest, in 1979. It is now 2014. On second thought, screw the math. You can plainly see that my reading of The Dying Earth is tardy, given th...
The Dying Earth is one of those classics I knew I should get around to reading. I absolutely adored Vance's Lyonesse books, and I thought I would like this as well.At which point the best I can say is "meh, maybe not so much." The books are solid. Vance's writing is still solid, his magical syst...
This collection of short stories set in Vance's Dying Earth is old school fantasy and may suffer from the phenomenon of seeming to be derivative by virtue of being the thing that everyone else has been imitating. It's swords and sorcery mixed with hints of lost technology in a far future age when Ea...
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