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Ecce and Old Earth

Ecce and Old Earth

  • Author: Jack Vance
  • Publisher: Spatterlight Press
  • ISBN: 1619470594
  • Category: Antique dealers
  • Page: 376
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The planet Cadwal is a governed by a Conservancy and is the property of the Nauralist Society. Wayness Tamm and Glawen Clattuc search for the deed and charter which have been sold by an unscrupulous official to an antique dealer.

Gold and Iron

Gold and Iron

  • Author: Jack Vance
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0575109521
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 85
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The gigantic world known as Big Planet had become a wilderness of strange peoples and weird cultures as a result of having been the dumping ground for every crackpot and malcontent that ever emigrated from the Earth. Somewhere in its unmapped vastness a plot was being hatched to disturb the peace of the mother world's civilization. This novel was previously published under the titles Planet of the Damned and Slaves of the Klau. All Jack Vance titles in the SFGateway use the author's preferred texts, as restored for the Vance Integral Edition (VIE), an extensive project masterminded by an international online community of Vance's admirers. In general, we also use the VIE titles, and have adopted the arrangement of short story collections to eliminate overlaps.

Golden Girl and Other Stories

Golden Girl and Other Stories

  • Author: Jack Vance
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0575109904
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 171
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A collection of some of Jack Vance's best short fiction, containing: Golden Girl Masquerade on Dicantropus Abercrombie Station Cholwell's Chickens The Mitr The World Between When the Five Moons Rise Meet Miss Universe The Insufferable Red-headed Daughter of Commander Tynnott, O.T.E.

The World-Thinker and Other Stories

The World-Thinker and Other Stories

  • Author: Jack Vance
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0575109874
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 187
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This volume includes Vance's first published story ("The World-Thinker") and a selection of other stories including the novella "Telek". Contents: The World-Thinker, Dream Castle ("I'll Build Your Dream Castle"), Seven Exits from Bocz, The God and the Temple Robber ("The Temple of Han"), Telek, Men of The Ten Books, D.P., Noise ("Music of the Spheres"), The Absent Minded Professor ("First Star I See Tonight"; "Murder Observed"), The Devil On Salvation Bluff, Where Hesperus Falls, The Phantom Milkman, A Practical Man's Guide, The House Lords, The Secret All Jack Vance titles in the SFGateway use the author's preferred texts, as restored for the Vance Integral Edition (VIE), an extensive project masterminded by an international online community of Vance's admirers. In general, we also use the VIE titles, and have adopted the arrangement of short story collections to eliminate overlaps.

The Houses of Iszm and Other Stories

The Houses of Iszm and Other Stories

  • Author: Jack Vance
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0575109912
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 172
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The inhabitants of a planet called Iszm, a species known as the Iszic, have evolved the native giant trees into living homes, with all needs and various luxuries supplied by the trees' own natural growth. The Iszic maintain a jealously-guarded monopoly, exporting only enough trees to keep prices high and make a great profit. The protagonist, Ailie Farr, is a human botanist who goes to Iszm (like many others before him, of many species) to steal a female tree, which might allow the propagation of the species off world and break the monopoly. This volume includes two short novels, previously published separately - the title story, and Nopalgarth (published as The Brains of Earth). The collection is rounded out by two of his best shorter works - "The Gift of Gab" and "The Narrow Land". "The Narrow Land" was the first of a proposed story sequence which was never completed. Contents: The Houses of Iszm, The Gift of Gab, Nopalgarth (The Brains of Earth), The Narrow Land All Jack Vance titles in the SFGateway use the author's preferred texts, as restored for the Vance Integral Edition (VIE), an extensive project masterminded by an international online community of Vance's admirers. In general, we also use the VIE titles, and have adopted the arrangement of short story collections to eliminate overlaps.

The Potters of Firsk and Other Stories

The Potters of Firsk and Other Stories

  • Author: Jack Vance
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0575109882
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 357
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The Potters of Firsk includes the majority of Vance's 'Magnus Ridolph' stories, previously collected in The Many Worlds of Magnus Ridolph. In the VIE edition this book is titled Gadget Stories. Contents: Planet of the Black Dust, Dead Ahead ("Ultimate Quest"), Hard Luck Diggings, Sanatoris Short-cut, The Unspeakable McInch, The Howling Bounders, The King of Thieves, The Sub-standard Sardines, To B or Not to C or to D ("Cosmic Hotfoot"), Spa of the Stars, The Enchanted Princess ("The Dreamer"), The Potters of Firsk, The Visitors ("Winner Lose All"), Plagian Siphon ("The Uninhibited Robot"; "The Planet Machine"), Dover Spargill's Ghastly Floater, Sabotage on Sulfur Planet, Three Legged Joe, Four Hundred Blackbirds, Sjambak, Parapsyche, Sail 25 ("Gateway to Strangeness"; "Dust of Far Suns"). All Jack Vance titles in the SFGateway use the author's preferred texts, as restored for the Vance Integral Edition (VIE), an extensive project masterminded by an international online community of Vance's admirers. In general, we also use the VIE titles, and have adopted the arrangement of short story collections to eliminate overlaps.

Son of the Tree and Other Stories

Son of the Tree and Other Stories

  • Author: Jack Vance
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0575109890
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
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"The Tree ruled the horizons, shouldered aside the clouds, and wore thunder and lightning like a wreath of tinsels. It was the soul of life, trampling and vanquishing the inert, and Joe understood how it had come to be worshipped by the first marvelling settlers on Kyril." Joe Smith is roaming the galaxy in search of the man who has stolen his love's heart. During his travels he becomes involved with a power struggle taking part between two worlds - one religious, the other cultural - over possession of a developing, but potentially lucrative, third.

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Ninth Annual Collection

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Ninth Annual Collection

  • Author: Gardner Dozois
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
  • ISBN: 1466829486
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 624
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In The Year's Best Science Fiction: Ninth Annual Collection, Gardner Dozois produces another volume in the series that Locus calls 'the field's real anthology-of-record.' With a unique combination of foresight and perspective, Dozois continues to collect outstanding work by newcomers and established authors alike, reflecting the present state of the genre while suggesting its future directions. With the editor's annual summary of the year in the field, and his appendix of recommended reading, this book is indispensable for anyone interested in contemporary science fiction.

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