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Jack Vance’s official website goes live

March 15, 2012

Jack Vance is, in my opinion, the finest living stylist of English prose. I need hardly point out that his novels and stories also had a significant influence on the form and content of Dungeons & Dragons.

Vance’s official website jackvance.com launched today. Set up and maintained by his family and friends, it contains extensive biographical information, photo albums highlighting the author’s (and his late wife Norma’s) global travels, links to Vancian resources online, and a shop selling ebook versions of Vance’s work, created using the texts of the Vance Integral Edition.

Now, personally I would rather be subjected to the Spell of Forlorn Encystment and Lugwiler’s Dismal Itch than ever read an ebook, but I understand that others don’t find the notion as unpalatable as I do. For them, there is bounty here.

The site is limited in scope at present, but more ebooks and other features are promised. Right now I’m just gawking at the amazing maps of Durdane.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. arcticcoconut permalink
    March 15, 2012 8:39 pm

    > “rather be subjected to the Spell of Forlorn Encystment and Lugwiler’s Dismal Itch than ever read an ebook”

    I’d suggest trying it first, for those who haven’t. It ain’t for everyone, but it’s certainly better than the Itch.

    Meanwhile, dig change out of your sofa and buy /The Complete Jack Vance/ (aka Compact Vance Integral Edition, or CVIE) at http://rclacovara.wordpress.com/

    • March 15, 2012 11:10 pm

      Ha! A pleasant notion, but an unrealistic one. The CVIE clocks in at an eye-watering £1,000. My sofa is nowhere near that big.

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