The Elder Isles - an ancient land where chivalry and the realm of fairie exist side by side. A land of mystery, strange beauty, high adventure and arcane magic. Kings are at war, opposing magicians devise ever more cunning stratagems. It is a land where princesses and changelings both can become embroiled in political rivalries and the quest for the grail.
Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction
A survey of the last 100 years of science fiction, with representative stories and illuminating essays by the top writers, poets, and scholars, from Edgar Rice Burroughs and Samuel Butler to Robert A. Heinlein and and Jack Vance, from E.E. "Doc" Smith and Clifford D. Simak to Ted Chiang and Charles Stross – and everyone in between. More than one…
The Gollancz Black Books have proved to be an immensely successful formula for getting well loved stories into the hands of people who also love well made books. Jack Vance's Complete Lyonesse is a perfect addition to the series and contains Madouc the novel for which Vance won the World Fantasy Award.
The Green Pearl
In the second volume of the Lyonesse trilogy, new threads are woven into the epic tapestry begun in Suldruns Garden. While war rages across the Elder Isles, King Aillass true love, Glyneth, is carried off to a parallel world by an amoral magician in…
Wicked King Casmir cannot control Madouc, the wild and willful changeling secretly switched at birth with Prince Dhrun, rightful heir to the throne. So Casmir ordains a quest: whosoever brings him the Holy Grail will have Madouc for his bride. But…
Golden Girl and Other Stories
A collection of some of Jack Vance's best short fiction, containing: Golden Girl Masquerade on Dicantropus Abercrombie Station Cholwell's Chickens The Mitr The World Between When the Five Moons Rise Meet Miss Universe The Insufferable Red-headed…
The Moon Moth and Other Stories
When an out-worlder's body was found in the river, Thissel knew where the criminal was - behind one of the masks worn by the remaining out-worlders on Sirene. But how could he tell which one, on a world where everybody lived behind masks, where men…
The Rapparee is Jack Vance's preferred title for the novel previously published as The Space Pirate and The Five Gold Bands.Five gold bracelets imprinted with cryptic messages were the clues that set Paddy Blackthorn off on a riotous galactic…
The Brave Free Men
Where the Anomes once ruled stands young Gastel Etzwane, facing a mortal threat to his homeland. Hoards 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.…
The Magnificent Showboats
The Magnificent Showboats follows the farcical adventures of Apollon Zamp, owner of the showboat Miraldra's Enchantment, and his troupe of acrobats, magicians and actors. Zamp is invited by the King of Soyvanesse to travel up the river Vissel to the…
The Miracle Workers
Humankind has dominated the world Pangborn for sixteen-hundred years. Jinxmen use powerful telepathy as a weaponbut when the indigenous First Folk fight to win Pangborn back, their weapons may be superior.Cover art by C. Michael Taylor
Gold and Iron
Roy Barch is taken slave by the Klau, along with the golden Lekthwan, Komeitk Lelianr. On the industrialized world Magarak, the Klau hunt Barch and others for recreation. Barch refuses to fall preyand fights a grim battle to return to Earth.Cover…
Far across the galaxy on the planet Maske, young Jubal Droad leaves home to make his fortune. Droad attaches himself to the powerful court of Nai the Hever, and is made an interplanetary economic spy. Jubal courts Mieltrude - the cold-blooded,…
In the far-future city of Clarges, you can live foreverif you can make the grade.In Clarges, everyone competes for the ultimate prize: immortality. Gavin Waylock had that prizethe live-forever rank of Amaranth, but lost it when he was accused of…
"Magnus Ridolph didn't look like an interstellar troubleshooter, at first. He was not tall and muscular, ... and his voice and manner seemed far too mild for an adventurer. Yet there was a chill hardness in his mild eyes that warned of the…
Halma is a planet forever shrouded by the mystical epic of Emphyrio. Governed by an antiquated feudal system, all but the powerful Lords are involved in the planet's arts and crafts handiwork, which is exported and highly regarded throughout the…
Cugel: The Skybreak Spatterlight
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…
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