Jack Vance

I see from Locus and The Guardian that one of SF’s luminaries, Jack Vance, has died.

I can’t say I’ve read a lot of his work – I picked up his Araminta Station on the raffle at the BSFA stall at an Eastercon once and I have the “tribute albumSongs of the Dying Earth on my tbr pile so have that to look forward to.

He was prolific, though.

Jack Vance (John Holbrook Vance.) 28/7/1916 -€“ 26/5/2013. So it goes.

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  1. Denis Cullinan

    Jack Vance–a name out of every sci-fi reader’s past (you have to be of a certain age here). In the early sixties, I read every–yes, yes, every–sci fi author known to man or beast. The best story of them all is Wells’s “The Time Machine.” Period. I really have to put my old-guy gnarled and bunion-supplied foot down here. I will defend my choice to the last curseword of my dying breath.
    Every read David Redd’s “Sundown”? Moving and atmospheric. It took the advent of the Internet before I could find this story, lost to me since the sixties and sought since then.
    Thanks for all the sci-fi reminders. I love them.

  2. jackdeighton

    As I said, Denis, I’m afraid I haven’t read much Vance.
    Wells was/is perhaps a bit too Victorian for me, but The Island of Dr Moreau gave me the shivers.
    David Redd isn’t one I’m too familiar with.

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