Book List:130 titles
  • In these early novellas SF Grand Master Jack Vance tells tales of fanaticism, interplanetary politics, intrigue and subterfuge, while displaying his trademark gifts for inventiveness, rich detail and colorful description. Son of the Tree - Joe, a you...


  • The Vance Integral Edition made extensive use of the personal papers of Jack Vance, in particular his final manuscripts, as these contained Vance’s last word regarding the work as he intended it. However, in the years since the VIE concluded in 200...


  • Detectives of the future will command stealth and arcane techniques to satisfy their stingy and demanding clients, who seek results over interstellar distances. Miro Hetzel is an Effectuator: one who goes beyond fact-finding, to produce changes in pr...


  • Ronald Wilby est un adolescent de 17 ans un peu ingrat, intello, marginal. Obsédé par les filles, il n’a guère de succès auprès d’elles. Après avoir été éconduit par la belle Laurel Hansen, Ronald ne trouve rien de mieux que de s’en pr...


  • On Big Planet lies the Tinsitala Steppe and the great Vissel River, navigated by showboats bringing entertainment and spectacle to far-flung, idiosyncratic communities ashore. Canny ship-masters press relentlessly for advantage among quirky and bois...


  • In de aankomsthal van de Carfaunge Ruimtehaven op Bruse-­Tansel, Alastorwereld 1102, wordt een verwarde jongeman aangetroffen. Hij heeft geen cent op zak en herinnert zich absoluut niets — zelfs niet zijn eigen naam of waar hij vandaan komt. Men n...


  • Earth is a decadent world older than memory, the bloated red sun soon to wink out forever. Thief, vagabond, liar and cheat, hapless Cugel the Clever goes too far when he seeks to rob Iucounu, the Laughing Magician. Transported across the sea to a far...


  • Here in one unforgettable volume are three of Jack Vance’s best novellas–rich adventures of humanity in crisis, showcasing Vance’s stylistic flair, creative ingenuity, wit, and storytelling skill: the Hugo-winning “The Dragon Masters,” Hugo...


  • Avenues into the Future... ''Truth to tell, we're tourists, out to see the wonders of the universe.'' --Paddy Blackthorn, The Rapparee Grand journeys among the stars--pursuits, quests, explorations and encounters. These were very much science ...






  • The Wankh (Book 2 of 4 in Tschai series, Russian translation) After crashing on Tschai, Adam Reith's scout ship is impossibly damaged. Reith must find another vessel to return to Earth. Having rescued the beautiful Ylin-Ylan, Reith is assured of assi...


  • Armchair Fiction presents extra large paperback collections of the best in classic science fiction short stories. Here it is…our seventh collection of Science Fiction Gems. You will find a variety of thought-provoking speculative tales, penned by s...


  • Nebula and World Fantasy Grand Master Jack Vance is one of the most admired and cherished writers of science fiction and fantasy in the world, and is one of the truly important and influential storytellers of the 20th century. From his first publi...


  • From the SF Gateway, the most comprehensive digital library of classic science fiction and fantasy titles ever assembled, comes an ideal sample introduction to the fantastic work of Jack Vance, one of the field's most beloved authors.Highly acclaimed...


  • It may be that somebody will be entertained by the account of this happy fiasco. It might amuse a friend or an enemy to read how I gradually learnt from the truth of some stray legend or from the falsehood of some dominant philosophy, things that I m...


  • The Ultimate Grandeur Fantasy and Science Fiction Grandmaster Jack Vance is very much a writer of the Space Age. His time 'traveling' the magic highways of his imagination spans the period bracketed by the final years of World War 2 and the Cassin...


  • The Cadwal Chronicles, Russian translation. All three books in one volume At the remote end of Mircea's Wisp, far out on the galaxy's Perseid Arm, is the Purple Rose System, containing the three stars Lorca, Sing and Syrene. Around Syrene swings the...


  • "The Laughing Magician combines two of the most popular novels in Jack Vance's "Dying Earth series. Both recount the adventures of Cugel, also called Cugel the Clever, forced by a mordant magician into a quest across an Earth of the far distant futur...


  • Being there... Jack Vance has long been F&SF's grand master of regional science fiction, creating living, breathing locales on distant worlds or on our own fabulously transformed, often magical future Earth that are second to none. But at the s...


  • Gentleman detective Miro Hetzel takes on a case for an industrialist client, taking him to the dangerous planet Maz—whose natives are so fierce they'll fight three battles before lunch, then dine on the enemy!Cover art by Jared Pullen...


  • The four Planet of Adventure volumes chronicle Adam Reith's saga on the planet Tschai, under the amber glow of the star Carina 4269. Reith is a Terran first-in scout stranded on a planet which he learns is now occupied, after an ancient struggle whic...


  • In the far-future city of Clarges, you can live forever-if you can make the grade. In Clarges, everyone competes for the ultimate prize of immortality. Gavin Waylock lost the live-forever rank of Amaranth when he was accused of murder; now, after sev...


  • For the second time, Iucounu the Laughing Magician has magicked Cugel the Clever to the farthest reaches of The Dying Earth. Beset by thieves and schemers whose cunning almost equals his own, Jack Vances most incorrigible rogue must fight the long wa...



  • Gentleman detective Miro Hetzel takes on a case for an industrialist client, taking him to the dangerous planet Maz—whose natives are so fierce they'll fight three battles before lunch, then dine on the enemy!Cover art by Jared Pullen...



  • Relatives of mankind, the benevolent Lekthwan come to Earth, sharing knowledge and superior technology. Headstrong Roy Barch feels pangs of inferiority—particularly in the intellectual company of golden-skinned Komeitk Lelianr. The brutish Klau fol...


  • With his silver hair, neat goatee and fastidious habits, elderly mathematician Magnus Ridolph doesn’t look like the mercenary detective, troubleshooter and rascal that he is. In these ten stories, Magnus Ridolph accepts a variety of baffling assign...


  • In these early novellas SF Grand Master Jack Vance tells tales of fanaticism, interplanetary politics, intrigue and subterfuge, while displaying his trademark gifts for inventiveness, rich detail and colorful description. Son of the Tree – Joe, a y...


  • Fifteen-year-old Dick Murdock travels aboard the African Star to the Moon, to meet his father Dr. Paul Murdock—Chief Astronomer at the Lunar Observatory. En route, the African Star finds the hulk of a spaceship hanging in space, blasted open with ...






  • The minstrel Gastel Etzwane lives in Shant -- a country of cantons, each independently dictating its own law and customs. The enforcement of law is simple, quick, and inevitable: death by decapitation, from an explosive torc clamped around each citiz...


  • The Domains of Koryphon (The Gray Prince, Russian translation) The races of Koryphon keep an uneasy peace - the swift, nomadic Wind-runners, the fierce Uldras, and the aristocratic Outkers. For over two hundred years the Outkers have occupied the Al...


  • The people of Iszm live in homes which are alive. Their dwellings are elaborate, hollow trees, wherein the very walls, floors- even furniture and plumbing- are all part of a living plant. For decades, inhabitants of other worlds, including Earth, hav...


  • A classic science fiction tale finds new life in this graphic novel adaptation. A fascinating blend of murder mystery and high-concept science fiction, The Moon Moth has long been hailed as one of Jack Vance’s greatest works. And now this intric...


  • The galaxy is full of wealthy planets and haughty aliens who guard the technology of interstellar travel. Earth must pay a price for use of the space drive, and this rubs Paddy Blackthorn the wrong way- so he sets out to steal the secret. The powerfu...


  • Jack Vance mastered his craft over more than sixty years, garnering awards including the Nebula, Edgar, two Hugos, and the 1997 SFWA Grandmaster. The stories in this collection were written through the early-mid period of his career, spanning twenty ...


  • Eight of these nine stories were published between 1951 and 1955, years when Jack Vance wrote for the pulp magazines. Even in this early work, the voice of the future SFWA Grandmaster may be heard. Jean Parlier is the first of Vance’s strong female...


  • From Handbook of the Inhabited Worlds: "Big Planet lies beyond the frontier of terrestrial law, and has been settled by groups impatient with restraint: non-conformists, anarchists, fugitives, religious dissidents, misanthropes, deviants, freaks. Big...


  • A collection of Vance's early stories, including The New Prime (1950), The Men Return (1955), Green Magic (1956), Ullward's Retreat (1957), Dodkin's Job (1958), The Moon Moth (1960), Alfred's Ark (1964), Sulwen's Planet (1966), and Rumfuddle (1972).C...


  • This collection of early work contains thirteen stories written during Jack Vance’s apprenticeship in the pulp magazine era of the late 40s and early 50s, including: The Potters of Firsk (1950), where wondrous artifacts are crafted using lime from ...


  • A collection of Vance's outlines, unpublished work, and other items: Cat Island (1946, fragment), The Stark (1954, outline for series), The Telephone was Ringing in the Dark (1962, outline for novel), The Kragen (1963, novella; first version of The B...


  • A collection of Vance's early short stories, including The World-Thinker (1944), I'll Build Your Dream Castle (1946), The God and the Temple Robber (1946), Men of the Ten Books (1949), Seven Exits from Bocz (1949), Telek (1951), The Secret (1951), No...


  • Seventeen-year old Ronald Wilby is an introverted young man with a protective single mother. Walking home one evening, Ronald stumbles into young Carol Mathews; in the encounter, Carol ends up assaulted and dead. Ronald leaves his jacket at the scene...


  • Coves has more land on Bird Island than he can use. So he sells, using proceeds to renovate his hotel. He's happy with his buyers until he finds that none are exactly what they said they were. And one- or more- is bent on trouble.Cover art by Howard ...


  • His exploration ship blasted from orbit, Terran scout Adam Reith is stranded on Tschai, a world colonized by three alien species -- the Chasch, the Dirdir, and the Wannek -- while the planet's original inhabitants, the mysterious Pnume, lurk undergro...


  • Ted Bunpole proposes, and Betty Haverhill says no. But Ted won't take "no" for an answer, and the situation gets tiresome. Betty books passage to Europe by freighter. The Garda departs San Francisco for Italy, via the Panama Canal. Passengers include...


  • A young scientist with ties to a family fortune survives a murder attempt while working in Tahiti. He discovers the identity of the assailant, but not the motive. For this, he follows the would-be murderer aboard an island-hopping passenger/cargo sch...


  • Jack Vance, Magician Like the professional wizards and sorcerers he so often writes about, Jack Vance has long been a master magician when it comes to storytelling, turning out marvelous tricks with words, using his wonderful knack for names, detail...


  • San Giorgio High School athlete Robert Struve's face is disfigured by an accident. Humiliated at a party by four popular girls, he lashes out- and as a result is sent away to reform school. Struve receives reconstructive surgery which transforms his ...


  • Ausley Wyett returns on parole to hometown Marblestone, after 16 years in prison for the rape and murder of young Tissie McAllister. He maintains he was innocent—but townfolk are scandalized he dared to come back. One man dies, and it looks like a ...






  • Welfare worker Paul Gunther is killed when he looks into the blackmailing of some of his cases. Lieutenant George Shaw leads the murder investigation, which touches on the jazz community and beatnik culture of Oakland in the early 1960's....


  • Noel Hutson considers himself a gentleman adventurer—but running guns in Morocco during Algeria’s revolution, he gets more than he bargained for. Noel goes missing, and his brother Darrell Hutson comes to Tangier to search. Darrell soon finds him...


  • Local boy Joe Bain has been elected County Sheriff, after his success with the murders in Fox Valley. He’s just settling into the job when someone kills the Pleasant Grove mail carrier with a hammer. One of the wealthy families along Madrone Way mu...


  • Chuck Musgrave takes a job doing charcoal sketches of Positano. His employer is Kex—a man for mischief, with no care for consequence. Chuck resembles James Hilfstone, a no-good who’s been out of town for a while; for Kex it’s a sport to send Ch...


  • Orphan Luellen Enright is sent to live with her aunt and uncle's family in San Francisco. Lulu has trouble with her new family and eventually is sent to a state home. She returns as a young woman to regain her father’s legacy, and uncovers an ugly ...


  • His exploration ship blasted from orbit, Terran scout Adam Reith is stranded on Tschai, a world colonized by three alien species -- the Chasch, the Dirdir, and the Wannek -- while the planet's original inhabitants, the mysterious Pnume, lurk undergro...


  • As well as being an inspirational, acclaimed and widely adored F&SF Grand Master and world-builder par excellence, Jack Vance has always been a mystery writer at heart. Even while ranging the starways and arcane dimensions under the name we best know...



  • A legend has to start somewhere... As so many writers have said, it's in the shorter and mid-length work that the storytelling craft is best learned. Hard-Luck Diggings brings together fourteen such pieces from the first twelve years of Grand Mast...



  • Orphan Luellen Enright is sent to live with her aunt and uncle's family in San Francisco. Lulu has trouble with her new family and eventually is sent to a state home. She returns as a young woman to regain her fathers legacy, and uncovers an ugly fam...



  • When Jack Vance decided to become a writer, a million-word-a-year man as he put it so pragmatically at the time, he also gave fantastic literature one of its most cherished and distinctive voices. Though primarily a novelist throughout his long and d...


  • Subterranean Press is pleased to announce a small limited edition of the rare novella by Jack Vance that was eventually expanded into his novel Blue World.The Kragen has been out of print for nearly twenty years, with the exception of its appearance ...


  • Rejoin Myron Tany and the crew of the space freighter Glicca as they ply their way from planet to planet, star to star, and adventure to adventure. Each of them is there by chance, and each has a secret quest. From one world to the next, they will ch...



  • Jack Vance is one of the most remarkable talents to ever grace the world of science fiction. His unique, stylish voice has been beloved by generations of readers. One of his enduring classics is his Mazirian the Magician (previously titled The Dying ...


  • Jack Vance is one of the most remarkable talents to ever grace the world of science fiction. His unique, stylish voice has been beloved by generations of readers. One of his enduring classics is his Mazirian the Magician (previously titled The Dying ...


  • The fourth in the Fantasy Masterworks series, the Dying Earth saga inspired writers like Michael Moorcock and Gene Wolfe, who freely acknowledges his debt to Vance in his own Book of the New Sun. Here, in one volume, is Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy...


  • Myron's parents insisted that he study economics, and Myron dutifully applied himself. But Myron had an aunt--his great aunt Hester Lojoie, a woman of great wealth inherited from a dead husband, and even greater flamboyance of nature. And when Dame H...



  • Jack Vance is undoubtedly one of the most gifted and versatile authors of science fiction today. The winner of a Hugo, a Nebula, and a World Fantasy Award, Vance lays claim to a career that spans more than five decades of critical acclaim and devoted...


  • Found 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 ...



  • Although the Conservancy of Cadwal has a new Charter, various factions work against it to further their own interests, and Glawen Clattuc is commissioned by the governors of the planet to apprehend the conspirators. Reprint....


  • Stranded on the distant planet Tschai, young Adam Reith is the sole survivor of a space mission who discovers the world is inhabited--not only by warring alien cultures, but human slaves as well, taken early in Earth's history. Reith must find a way ...


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    Set on a planet with five very different societies - three human and two alien, this novel sees Schaine Madduc return to this planet, Koryphon, after five years in space. But much has changed in the interim, and Schaine finds her home and family unde...


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  • Big Planet is Jack Vance's first major sf novel, and in the words of the Encyclopedia of SF, "provided an sf model for the planetary romance which has been of significant use for forty years". The huge world of the title is home to a range of colour...






  • Where the Anomes once ruled stands young Gastel Etzwane, facing a mortal threat to his homeland. Hordes of Red Roguskhoi, armed by an unknown enemy, have swarmed out of the southern bogs to slaughter men, despoil women, and spread waves of terror. Th...


  • In the second volume of the Lyonesse trilogy, new threads are woven into the epic tapestry begun in Suldrun's Garden. While war rages across the Elder Isles, King Aillas's true love, Glyneth, is carried off to a parallel world by an amoral magician i...







  • THE LAST DEMON PRINCE HOWARD ALAN TREESONG gave a banquet to ten friends. All died in agony, save himself. HOWARD ALAN TREESONG went to his old school reunion to teach his former classmates the meaning of horror. HOWARD ALAN TREESONG was ...


  • The Killing Machine (Book 2 of 5 in Demon Princes series, Russian translation) Having brought arch-villain Malagate the Woe to justice, Gersen now sets his sights on Kokor Hekkus, another of the Demon Princes. The name Kokor Hekkus, which means "kil...


  • FAR AGO AND LONG AWAY.. Now lost forever beneath the rolling Atlantic, the Elder Isles were once lands of fairy shees and troll forests, of crones wise in lore and knights steeled in valor. In these isles lived a princess possessed of a wistful...


  • Take a doomed princess, a dispossessed prince and a wicked king, a vengeful magician and a melancholy witch; now add fairies, ogres, changelings, scheming barons, wanderers who are not what they seem, robbers, orphans, and a race of hardbitten warrio...



  • "Galactic Effectuator" is an omnibus containing two of the famous detective "science fiction" stories written by the grandmaster of the genre, Jack Vance. This is a classic Vance: breathtaking adventures on colorful and dangerous planets, exotic cust...


  • Heres a special treat for Jack Vance's legion of readers! Three complete novels, long unavailable, back in print in one book! NOPALGARTH The nopal came from outer space to take over the brains of humanity -- and it took the thinking of another se...


  • Magnus Ridolph, at first glance, did not look like an interstellar troubleshooter. He was not tall and muscular, his skin had not been turned to a rugged color of bronze by the numerous distant suns he had visited, and his voice and manner seemed far...


  • Earth lacked the secret of the interstellar space drive. So when it turned out that the galaxy was chock full of wealthy planets and haughty aliens who had the star drive, it made our native world a backward place indeed. Paddy Blackthorn was an a...


  • There had been five cosmic villains on Kirth Gersen's vengeance list. There were now just two left. The Demon Prince named Lens Larque was the one who next crossed Gersen's path. As each of the five planet-slayers were different from one another, ...







  • The trouble with Utopia is people. And this will remain true even in days to come, even in the Alastor Cluster of thirty thousand inhabited planets, whose sole protector of law was the mysterious person known as the Connatic. On the planet Wyst, N...


  • Star Kings were a race of aliens who disguised themselves as human.They sought only power -- power over the real men and women they looked upon with both contempt and lust. Keith Gersen had been a peace-abiding man until the terrible moment when f...


  • This is classic Vance: a carefully thought-out world, a stratified society, and a man in conflict with its rules. During the space of twelve generations, the descendents of a crash on a water-covered planet have managed to adapt to the marine culture...



  • They wait-in a dying world of mystical spells, occult curses, and demonic creatures of the night.... THE DYING EARTH They are Turjan, the scientist who struggles to create life ... T'sais, the enchantress from Embelyon, who journeys to Earth seek...


  • INTO BLINDING MADNESS...OR VISIONS OF SPLENDOR! Such was the power of the priceless, magic eyes of the overworld that it could exalt their wearer to realms of wonder or plunge him into dark terror. Now Iucounu, the Laughing Magician, has dispat...


  • Jubal Droid seeks his fortune as a Thariot spy. Beautiful women and betrayal surround him when he risks his life to expose the respectable citizen who would devastate the planet Maske....



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    From his palace on Numenes, the Connatic ruled the sprawling Alastor Cluster...and kept track of the doings of his trillion or more subjects. BO there was one man of whom he could learn nothing -- for the past life of the wanderer called Pardero was...


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    Trullion -- World 2262 of the Alastor Cluster -- was a beautiful waterworld of fens, mists, idyllic islands set in clear oceans whose teeming richness provided food for the taking. The Trill were a carefree, easy-living race. But violence enter...


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  • His exploration ship blasted from orbit, Terran scout Adam Reith is stranded on Tschai, a world colonized by three alien species -- the Chasch, the Dirdir, and the Wannek -- while the planet's original inhabitants, the mysterious Pnume, lurk undergro...


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    Halma ...where humans were ruled by a race of effete and arrogant Lords...where a feudalistic system banned all work by machines...where a "benevolent" welfare state rewarded talented hand labor with a barely adequate sustaining dole... Young Ghyl...


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    A space opera is what science fiction readers call an adventure in outer space and on alien planets. But a space opera could also be an opera, a musical work, that originated in outer space.... Jack Vance's unique novel SPACE OPERA fits both defin...


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    In DUST OF FAR SUNS we have a treasure box of Vance varieties. Here are four novelettes, each displaying in delectable detail all the qualities that mark Vance's great novels. Alien societies, exotic peoples, far worlds, and the vast communion betwee...


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    In THE DRAGON MASTERS, the first of ibooks definitive reissues of his work, Vance develops several races of people and follows the like of a boy born into and growing up in a statis, stratified society, in which he comes into conflict and is eventua...


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    THE PANARCH OF PAO IS DEAD And Beran Panasper, his young son and heir, must flee the planet to live and avenge his father's death. It is at the secret fortress on the planet Breakness that Beran discovers the dreaded truth behind the assassination...


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    From the fearless fighting men of inter-galactic space to the Spartan few who held the pass at Thermopylae. From the hardy starship troopers of futuristic mercenary frays to those last Roman centurions, holding back the barbaric hordes. From those ce...


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    De afgelegen planeet Durdane is lang geleden gekoloniseerd door een allegaartje van Aardse minder­heden die besloten hun heil tussen de sterren te zoeken. De afstammelingen daarvan bevolken nu de tweeënzestig kantons van het subcontinent Shant. In ...


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