Jack Vance

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Jack Vance (1916 - 2013)
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. He died in 2013.


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Essential reading

The Dying Earth (1950)

Big Planet (1957)

Suldrun's Garden (1983)
The first book of Lyonesse

Araminta Station (1987)
The Cadwal Chronicles: Book One

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