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.
Marooned on the strange planet Tschai, Adam Reith agreed to lead an expedition to return the princess Ylin Ylan, the Flower of Cath, to her homeland halfway around the globe.
Monsters of land and sea lay before them, as well as beings both human and al... SEE MORE