By (author) Jack Vance
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Night Lamp by Jack Vance
Book DescriptionFound as a child with no memory of his past, adopted by a scholarly couple who raised him as their own, Jaro never quiet fit into the rigidly defined Society of Thanet.When his foster parents are killed in a mysterious bombing, Jaro Fath sets out to discover the truth of his origins--a quest that will take him across light-years and into the depths of the past.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780312864729
(216mm x 146mm x 25mm)
Imprint: St Martin's Press
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Publish Date: 31-Mar-1998
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jack Vance
Night Lamp, Paperback (May 2015)
Grand Master Jack Vance's haunting tale of the search for identity across time and space.
Jack Vance SF Gateway Omnibus, Paperback (October 2013)
From the groundbreaking digital initiative the SF Gateway, two novels and a story collection from the SFWA grand master of science fiction, Jack Vance. A perfect introduction to one of the greats of science fiction and fantasy.
Complete Lyonesse, Hardback (August 2010)
The latest of the bestselling Gollancz Black Books brings together Jack Vance's masterpiece of fantasy into one gorgeous volume.
Planet of Adventure, Paperback (February 2007)» View all books by Jack Vance
Together for the first time in one omnibus edition--City of the Chasch, Servants of the Wankh, The Dirdir, and The Pnume. Award-winning author Vance's exotic and complex world is filled with baroque landscapes, dastardly villains and warring aliens--all served up with grace and wonder.
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Author Biography - Jack Vance
Jack Vance, born John Holbrook Vance in 1916, was one of the greatest masters of fantasy and science fiction. He was the winner of many awards for his work and career: the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement. Among his awards for particular works were the Hugo award in 1963 for "The Dragon Masters," in 1967 for "The Last Castle," and in 2010 for his memoir "This is Me, Jack Vance!" He won a Nebula Award in 1966 for "The Last Castle." He won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel in 1990 for "Lyonesse: Madouc." . He also won an Edgar for the best first mystery novel in 1961 for "The Man in the Cage."Vance published more than 60 books in his long career, sometimes under pseudonyms. Among them were 11 mystery novels, three of them as Ellery Queen. He wrote some of the first, and perhaps best, examples of "planetary adventures," including a novel called" Big Planet." His "Dying Earth" series were among the most influential fantasy novels ever written, inspiring both generations of writers, and the creators of Dungeons and Dragons. Vance's series from Tor include "The Demon Princes," "The Cadwal Chronicles," "The Dying Earth," "The Planet of Adventure," and "Alastor." Vance's last novels were a series of two: "Ports of Call" and "Lurulu."Jack Vance was a sailor, a writer, an adventurer, a music critic, and a raconteur. He died in May 2013.
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