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This Is Me, Jack Vance!: Or, More Properly, This Is "I" by Jack Vance

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Jack Vance has long been one of the most influential, admired and imitated writers in science fiction and fantasy literature, the award-winning author of such widely acclaimed works as The Dying Earth, the Lyonesse trilogy, the adventures of Cugel the Clever, the Demon Princes series, and many other masterful tales set among the stars, in exotic fantasy realms or on our own Earth.

For much of his career, Vance has also been one of the fields most private writers, an author who preferred to let his work speak for him. Now, at last, to coincide with the release of the tribute anthology Songs of the Dying Earth, Jack gives us this intimate and fascinating glimpse into his rich and eventful life, and a valuable insight into how he went about practicing his craft.

For fans of the Grand Masters work, these memoirs are something to be treasured.
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This Is Me, Jack Vance!: Or, More Properly, This Is "I"

But this book represents one last gift to his admirers. Vance has been fairly reticent about his personal life and also about his writing. This is Me, Jack Vance! This memoir is a very engaging piece of writing. Vance tells his life story in a fairly linear fashion, taking us more or less to the present. Vance calls it "more of a landscape than a self-portrait -- or at least a ramble across the landscape that has been my life.

Email to a Friend. Jack Vance has long been one of the most influential, admired and imitated writers in science fiction and fantasy literature, the award-winning author of such widely acclaimed works as The Dying Earth , the Lyonesse trilogy, the adventures of Cugel the Clever, the Demon Princes series, and many other masterful tales set among the stars, in exotic fantasy realms or on our own Earth. Now, at last, to coincide with the release of the tribute anthology Songs of the Dying Earth , Jack gives us this intimate and fascinating glimpse into his rich and eventful life, including an extensive photo section, and a valuable insight into how he went about practicing his craft. From Bookslut: "Vance's memoir is unexpected from an author; rather than dwelling on topics in his fiction he shares his many real world interests detailing a life spent building boats and houses, traveling the world and seeking out all sorts of fascinating experiences. From a California childhood marked largely by an absent father, he writes about finding work, joining the war effort in WWII, and seeing the world, mostly because he has an interest in seeing it.

This is me, Jack Vance! I have been a fan of Jack Vance for over thirty years, and for most of those years I have considered him my favorite writer by virtue of a single gendankenexperiment — suppose every writer in the world were to have a new book released, which one would you pick up and read first? Greater writers may be prone to writing difficult or lengthy books, and while one might admire their works greatly, one would not necessarily reach for them at any hour of the day for light entertainment. Of more modern SF writers, Iain Banks — say — is equally light, but hardly so economical. Well, that is more than enough of me. This is me is a sketch outline of an autobiography that comprises, roughly speaking, three parts. The narrative goes into fast forward when Vance joins the merchant marine — in large part to avoid the draft — and aside from some sketches of certain port visits tells us little of how he spent most of WWII.

John Holbrook " Jack " Vance August 28, — May 26, was an American mystery , fantasy , and science fiction writer. Though most of his work has been published under the name Jack Vance, he also wrote 9 mystery novels using his full name John Holbrook Vance, three under the pseudonym Ellery Queen , and one each using the pseudonyms Alan Wade, Peter Held, John van See, and Jay Kavanse.
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