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.
The stories included in The Dying Earth introduce dozens of seekers of wisdom and beauty, lovely lost women, wizards of every shade of eccentricity with their runic amulets and spells. We meet the melancholy deodands, who feed on human flesh and the twk-m... SEE MORE