WorldCat Identities

Vance, Jack 1916-2013

Works: 791 works in 2,149 publications in 10 languages and 22,611 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Fantasy fiction  Fantasy fiction, American  Short stories, American  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short stories  Novels  Picaresque literature  Adventure stories 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Dedicatee, Honoree, Translator
Classifications: PS3572.A424, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Jack Vance
Night lamp by Jack Vance( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man's quest to discover the secret of his own origin, hidden by his adoptive parents and lost with their death. He is Jaro, who as a child killed his wounded mother at her request. He grows up to be a space explorer and as he pursues his personal mission meets his father
Araminta Station by Jack Vance( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Maske : thaery by Jack Vance( Book )

18 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De avonturen van een jonge man op een wonderlijke planeet waar omkoperij, bedrog en pluimstrijkerij aan de orde van de dag zijn
Ecce and old earth by Jack Vance( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Planet Cadwal has an ecosystem unique in the human-explored galaxy
Ports of call by Jack Vance( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and French and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of an interplanetary con man. He is Myron Tany, a young sailor on a tramp cargo vessel. He journeys from one exotic world to another, turning a buck and breaking hearts. By the author of Night Lamp
The dragon masters by Jack Vance( Book )

51 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in English and French and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains two classic science fiction and fantasy stories by Jack VAnce "The Last castle" is not listed on the title page
Cugel's saga by Jack Vance( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cugel obtains the pectoral skybreak spatterlight, a scale which absorbs every living creature it comes in contact with, and imprisons them in limbo. He travels with the scale, trying to protect it from others
The green pearl by Jack Vance( Book )

28 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As two mighty kings struggle for dominaance in the legendary Elder Isles -- land of faery shees, valiant knights and sorcerers who wield influence as well as magic -- a mysterious and beautiful green pearl travels from hand to hand, spreading destruction in ts wake"--Cover
Lurulu by Jack Vance( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Continues the adventures of Myron Tany, a rebellious member of a wealthy family who tours the galaxy on an interstellar freighter alongside a crew of actors, musicians, thieves, and other questionable characters
The gray prince : a science fiction novel by Jack Vance( Book )

21 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After five years of absence, Shaine Madduc Koryfon returns to his home planet. Many things have happened in that time: his father has died and the coexistence between the three races that inhabit his world has broken
Throy by Jack Vance( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cadwal Reserve has a new Charter. Although the document has protected the natural beauty of the planet, it has failed to impose peace among its inhabitants. Instead, it has polarized the population into two factions that face each other almost openly. One side opposes the Reserve, trying to open Cadwal to commercial exploitation. While the other fights for its protection. Glawen, promoted to commander of police forces of Cadwal receives the mission to arrest the ringleaders of the conspiracy
Emphyrio by Jack Vance( Book )

35 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man, exiled from his planet, seeks to discover the truth about a legendary hero
The dying earth by Jack Vance( Book )

34 editions published between 1950 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Millions of years in the future the earth was falling into decay and science had been forgotten. Sorcery and magic were commonplace and only a few men tried to find a cure for the dying earth
Tales of the dying earth by Jack Vance( Book )

14 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here, in one volume, is Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy Award-winning author Jack Vance's classic Dying Earth saga comprising The Dying Earth, The Eyes of the Overworld, Cugel's Saga and Rhialto the Marvellous. Travel to a far distant future, when the sun bleeds red in a dark sky, where magic and science is one, and the Earth has but a few short decades to live
Big planet by Jack Vance( Book )

26 editions published between 1957 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small group of Earthlings crash on a planet overrun centuries before by dissident groups each of which has set up its own splinter society
Lyonesse by Jack Vance( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The richly imagined land of Lyonesse and the Elder Isles, the lost islands of fantasy between France and Britain, is alive with magic, vivid characters, devious schemes and Old Folk. Suldrun, the daughter of the relentlessly scheming King Casimir of Lyonesse, wants nothing to do with the future her father has planned for her. For her stubbornness, she is exiled to a garden at the edge of Casimir's castle. One day, a shipwrecked sailor washes up on shore. He is Ailias, prince of the kingdom of Troicinet, pushed overboard by his cousin. Lyonesse is at war with Troicinet, and the doomed relationship is one of the threads that make up this wonderful tale
Rhialto the Marvellous by Jack Vance( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rhialto the Marvellous" contains three linked novellas about the adventures of the wizard Rhialto across the decadent landscape of the Dying Earth, under its swollen red sun
The five gold bands by Jack Vance( Book )

14 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in English and French and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 adventurous sort who wasn't going to stand for this. So he set off to steal the secret of interstellar flight from the powerful Shauls--who nabbed him and dumped him on a barren planet for punishment. Yet it was there that Paddy acquired five golden bands that contained in code the very data the Shauls had sought to conceal. Paddy had to keep on the run with the bands until they could be deciphered ... and thereby touched off the greatest manhunt in galactic history!"--Page 4 of cover
Worlds of wonder : sixteen tales of science fiction by Harry Harrison( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs of the Dying Earth by George R. R Martin( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thank you, Mr. Vance / Dean Koontz -- Preface / Jack Vance -- The True vintage of Erzuine Thale / Robert Silverberg -- Grolion of Almery / Matthew Hughes -- The Copsy Door / Terry Downling -- Caulk the witch-chaser / Liz Williams -- Inescapable / Mike Resnick -- Abrizonde / Walter Jon Williams -- The Traditions of Karzh / Paula Volsky -- The Final quest of the Wizard Sarnod / Jeff Vandermeer -- The Green bird / Kage Baker -- The Last golden thread / Phyllis Eisenstein -- An Incident at Uskvesk / Elizabeth Moon -- Sylgarmo's Proclamation / Lucius Shepard -- The Lamentably comical tragedy (or the laughably tragic comedy) of Lixal Laoavee / Tad Williams -- Guyal the Curator / John C. Wright -- The Good magician / Glenn Cook -- The Return of the Fire Witch / Elizabeth Hand -- The Collegeum of Mauge / Byron Tetrick -- Evillo the Cunning / Tanith Lee -- The Guiding nose of Ulf?nt Banderoz / Dan Simmons -- Frogskin cap / Howard Waldrop -- A Night at Tarn House / George R.R. Martin -- An Invocation of incuriosity / Neil Gaiman
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Audience level: 0.37 (from 0.22 for Araminta S ... to 0.95 for Jack Vance ...)

Night lamp
Alternative Names

controlled identityHeld, Peter, 1916-2013

controlled identityQueen, Ellery, 1916-2013

controlled identityWade, Alan, 1916-2013

Dannay, Frederic 1916-2013

Held, Peter.

Held, Peter 1916-2013

Holbrook, John 1916-2013

Holbrook Vance, John

Jack Vance Amerikaans schrijver

Jack Vance amerikansk författare

Jack Vance amerikansk skribent

Jack Vance amerykański pisarz sf i fantasy

Jack Vance écrivain américain

Jack Vance Escritor estadounidense de misterio y ficción especulativa

Jack Vance scrittore statunitense

Jack Vance US-amerikanischer Science-Fiction-Autor

Kavanse, Jay 1916-2013

Lee, Manfred 1916-2013

See, John van 1916-2013

Vance, John

Vance, John H. 1916-

Vance, John H. 1916-2013

Vance, John Holbrook.

Vance, John Holbrook, 1916-

Vance, John Holbrook 1916-2013

Wade, Alan.

Wade, Alan, 1916-

Wade, Alan 1916-2013

Ванс‏, Джек

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ג'ק ואנס

ואנס, ג׳ק 1916-

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English (323)

French (39)

Spanish (35)

German (12)

Dutch (9)

Italian (3)

Japanese (2)

Polish (2)

Swedish (1)

Russian (1)

Maske : thaeryEcce and old earthPorts of callThe dragon mastersLuruluThe gray prince : a science fiction novelEmphyrioTales of the dying earth