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Minding the Stars: The Early Jack Vance Volume Four edited by Terry Dowling and Jonathan Strahan (book review).

March 28, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Minding the Stars: The Early Jack Vance Volume Four edited by Terry Dowling and Jonathan Strahan (book review).

With collections of short stories that may stretch across several volumes, the selection process may be a tricky one. Do you put all the best in the first collection or pace it so future volumes have a mix of strong and weaker stories? Ah, the pressures of book editing. ‘Minding The Star’s is the fourth […]

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Magic Highways: The Early Jack Vance, Volume Three (book review).

June 6, 2013 | By | Reply More
Magic Highways: The Early Jack Vance, Volume Three (book review).

Given the events of a week back, how I could possibly give this collection a bad review? The legendary author Jack Vance passed away earlier last week and has left behind an outstanding legacy within Science Fiction and fantasy. A big part of this legacy is his prolific nature. Determined to be known as a […]

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Jack Vance passes away.

May 30, 2013 | By | Reply More
Jack Vance passes away.

Fantasy and science fiction author Jack Vance has passed away. We’ve just heard the news via the blog of writer Stephen Hunt, but it looks like Jack has been gone a few days. A great author with a marvelous body of work behind him. He was born John Holbrook Vance, but most of his work […]

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Dream Castles (The Early Jack Vance Volume 2) by Jack Vance (book review)

April 7, 2013 | By | Reply More
Dream Castles (The Early Jack Vance Volume 2) by Jack Vance (book review)

Right, I’ll hold my hands up and admit it. I’ve never read Jack Vance before this collection. If that admission hasn’t made you turn off your computer or mobile device in disgusted fury, please bear with me as I’m a convert. In ‘Dream Castles’. this second volume of works originally published between 1947 and 1968, […]

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