Books by Jack Vance

Araminta Station

by Jack Vance

3.67 avg rating
A Jack Vance novel... book one of the Cadwal Chronicles. It is a story where "Glawen must uncover a fiendish murderer who threatens the lives of those he holds most dear... who could destroy even Araminta Station itself." Mentions that he is a survivor in the Byzantine society. Fiction.

Big Planet

by Jack Vance

4 avg rating
Big Planet is a fantastic world populated by an odd assortment of splinter societies, where beauty and evil dwell in uneasy proximity. The tyrant Charley Lysidder- self-styled "Bajarnum of Beaujolais"- seeks to rule the planet, and Claude Glystra leads a commission from Earth to investigate. But Glystra's ship is sabotaged in orbit, and crashes to the surface far from safety; Glystra must trek 40,000 miles across the vast planet to Earth Enclave, if he is to succeed- or even survive...

City Of The Chasch

by Jack Vance

Jack Vance\'s version of the Barsoom series

Demon Princes

by Jack Vance

4 avg rating

Durdane

by Jack Vance

Night Lamp

by Jack Vance

A young man embarks on a dangerous and difficult quest to uncover the mystery of his origins, a secret hidden by his adoptive parents and lost with their untimely murders. By the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award-winning author of the The Last Castle.

Showboat World

by Jack Vance

musicals and theater

Space Opera

by Jack Vance

opera in space

Tales Of The Dying Earth

by Jack Vance

The father of the Dying Earth subgenre. Tales of The Dying Earth is to \\\"Dying Earth\\\" what Lord of the Rings is to Epic Fantasy. Dying Earth never was fully formed and shaped as a concrete idea until Vance wrote this series. Highly highly influential books.

The Blue World

by Jack Vance

This is classic Vance: a carefully thought-out world, a stratified society, and a man in conflict with its rules. During the space of twelve generations, the descendents of a crash on a water-covered planet have managed to adapt to the marine culture. But they are always at the mercy of the kragen, giant, squidlike monsters. The colonists can communicate with the biggest of these, King Kragen, and must appease him. But finally, one man has had enough of this life of slavery and sacrifice. Can he convince his fellow citizens that they must kill King Kragen? But...how can they do it in a world without weapons?

The Dragon Masters

by Jack Vance

2 avg rating

The Dying Earth

by Jack Vance

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.

The Pnume

by Jack Vance

The Pnume are native to Tschai, living underground in a vast network of caverns with their human slave-species, the Pnumekin. Historians of Tschai, the Pnume collect its past with scholarly disinterest; they hear rumors of Adam Reith - a man who claims to come from another planet, named Earth - and they want him for permanent display in Foreverness, museum of Tschai life! Reith must survive the Pnume tunnels, if he is ever to return to Earth.

The Pnume is part 4 of 4 of Tschai.
Tschai is a planet orbiting the star Carina 4269, 212 light-years from Earth. It is populated by three alien, mutually hostile species; the displaced, native Pnume; and various human races, some of whom live as slaves or clients of the aliens. Each of the four novels relates Reith's adventures with one of the species, and is named after that species.

Cover art by David Russell

The Star King

by Jack Vance

Tschai

by Jack Vance

5 avg rating

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