The Dying Earth

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Orion, Sep 29, 2011 - Fiction - 320 pages
13 Reviews
New races of man had evolved, new species of beast; science had vanished and magic had arisen to dominate the twilight of our world as it dominated the earth's morning. The Dying Earth is Jack Vance's finest work - a stunning evocation of a world peopled by wizards, witches, demons, monsters, dashing princes and forlorn maidens. A bejewelled gallery of strange and wonderful beings in the eminent tradition of Tolkien and William Morris.

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Review: The Dying Earth (The Dying Earth #1)

User Review  - Riccardo - Goodreads

The book is a collection of six independent stories set in a far future Earth where the sun is at the end of its life. The Earth so far in the future is unrecognisable and it is described as a fantasy ... Read full review

Review: The Dying Earth (The Dying Earth #1)

User Review  - SE Lindberg - Goodreads

Vance's Prismatic Charm of Beautiful, Untiring Adventure Review Summary: The Dying Earth, is beautiful, pulpy adventure. It is a series of six connected short tales (chapters), each being a mix of ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Jack Vance (1916 - ) Jack Vance was born in 1916 and studied mining, engineering and journalism at the University of California. During the Second World War he served in the merchant navy and was torpedoed twice. He started contributing stories to the pulp magazines in the mid 1940s and published his first book, The Dying Earth, in 1950. Among his many books are The Dragon Masters, for which he won his first Hugo Award, Big Planet, The Anome, and the Lyonesse sequence. He has won the Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy Awards, amongst others, and in 1997 was named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America.

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