Jack Vance (1916-2013) published his first story, "The World Thinker," in 1945 and has since written over sixty books. Best known as a science fiction and fantasy writer, Vance has won
several awards in those genres, including the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement and a number of Hugo Awards.
He also wrote under the pseudonyms Ellery Queen, Peter Held, John Holbrook, John
van See, and Alan Wade.