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"The Dirdir"

♥ Book Title : The Dirdir
♣ Name Author : Jack Vance
∞ Launching : 2016-05-04
◊ Info ISBN Link : 1619471035
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9781619471030
⊕ Number Pages : Total sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "His exploration ship blasted from orbit, Terran scout Adam Reith is stranded on Tschai, a world colonized by three alien species -- the Chasch, the Dirdir, and the Wannek -- while the planet's original inhabitants, the mysterious Pnume, lurk underground. In the third book of the four-volume cycle, Reith resolves to build his own spacecraft, to escape Tschai and return to Earth. But the project requires a vast quantity of sequins, the precious stones that are Tschai's common currency -- which can be gathered only in the wildlands of the Carabas, where predatory Dirdir hunt men for pleasure. Reith conceives an unheard-of strategy to win wealth, but its success brings him into contact with the seamy crime boss Aila Woudiver, and leads to a deadly confrontation under alien justice. Tschai is grandmaster Jack Vance at his unparalleled adventure-spinning peak. - Matt Hughes "The Dirdir" is Book III of the Tschai (Planet of Adventure) sequence, and Volume 36 of the Spatterlight Press Signature Series. Released in the centenary of the author's birth, this handsome new collection is based upon the prestigious Vance Integral Edition. Select volumes enjoy up-to-date maps, and many are graced with freshly-written forewords contributed by a distinguished group of authors. Each book bears a facsimile of the author's signature and a previously-unpublished photograph, chosen from family archives for the period the book was written. These unique features will be appreciated by all, from seasoned Vance collector to new reader sampling the spectrum of this author's influential work for the first time. - John Vance II"Article| Jack Vance| Statement ..."

"The Chasch"

♥ Book Title : The Chasch
♣ Name Author : Jack Vance
∞ Launching : 2011-11-14
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780575109612
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0575109610
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Tschai, the setting for the quartet of novels which commences with The Chasch (originally City of the Chasch), is a planet inhabited by a variety of alien species coexisting uneasily with humans - the Chasch, the Wannek, the Dirdir and the Pnume. All Jack Vance titles in the SFGateway use the author's preferred texts, as restored for the Vance Integral Edition (VIE), an extensive project masterminded by an international online community of Vance's admirers. In general, we also use the VIE titles, and have adopted the arrangement of short story collections to eliminate overlaps."Article| Jack Vance| Statement ..."

"Tschai"

♥ Book Title : Tschai
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◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781619470682
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1619470683
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"Paperback Quarterly (Vol. 2 No. 2)"

♥ Book Title : Paperback Quarterly (Vol. 2 No. 2)
♣ Name Author : Jack Vance
∞ Launching : 2010-09-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781434406255
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1434406253
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Paperback Quarterly, Journal of the American Paperback Institute, Volume 2 Number 2, Summer 1979, contains: "PQ Interview with William Campbell Gault," "Dell Dimers," by M. C. Hill, "Jack Vance's Planet of Adventure Series," by George Kelley, "Baby, I Could Plot," "A Glance at Paperback History," by Mark Schaffer and "Paperback Firsts," by Agatha Taylor."Article| Jack Vance| Statement ..."

"The Pnume"

♥ Book Title : The Pnume
♣ Name Author : Jack Vance
∞ Launching : 2016-05-04
◊ Info ISBN Link : 1619471043
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9781619471047
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☯ Full Synopsis : "His exploration ship blasted from orbit, Terran scout Adam Reith is stranded on Tschai, a world colonized by three alien species -- the Chasch, the Dirdir, and the Wannek -- while the planet's original inhabitants, the mysterious Pnume, lurk underground. In the fourth and final book of the cycle, Reith's plans to leave Tschai are foiled by the treachery of Aila Woudiver, who delivers him into the clutches of the subterranean-dwelling Pnume. Reith escapes, and teaming with a young and reluctant Pnumekin woman, embarks on an odyssey through a somber labyrinth of tunnels and underworld waterways, to where his spaceship lies hidden. When his companion is captured by the Pnume, Reith must force a last, desperate bargain. Tschai is grandmaster Jack Vance at his unparalleled adventure-spinning peak. - Matt Hughes "The Pnume" is Book IV of the Tschai (Planet of Adventure) sequence, and Volume 37 of the Spatterlight Press Signature Series. Released in the centenary of the author's birth, this handsome new collection is based upon the prestigious Vance Integral Edition. Select volumes enjoy up-to-date maps, and many are graced with freshly-written forewords contributed by a distinguished group of authors. Each book bears a facsimile of the author's signature and a previously-unpublished photograph, chosen from family archives for the period the book was written. These unique features will be appreciated by all, from seasoned Vance collector to new reader sampling the spectrum of this author's influential work for the first time. - John Vance II"Article| Jack Vance| Statement ..."

"Barlowe's guide to extraterrestrials"

♥ Book Title : Barlowe's guide to extraterrestrials
♣ Name Author : Wayne Douglas Barlowe, Ian Summer
∞ Launching : 1979-11-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : UOM:49015002647346
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Offers brilliantly colored portraits of great aliens from science-fiction literature along with concise descriptions of their physical characteristics, habitats, and cultures"Article| Wayne Douglas Barlowe, Ian Summer| Statement ..."

"Jack Vance"

♥ Book Title : Jack Vance
♣ Name Author : Tim Underwood, Chuck Miller
∞ Launching : 1980
◊ Info ISBN Link : STANFORD:36105036103864
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"Wankh"

♥ Book Title : Wankh
♣ Name Author : Jack Vance
∞ Launching : 1986-04-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0312944497
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780312944490
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☯ Full Synopsis : ""Article| Jack Vance| Statement ..."

"VB & VBA in a Nutshell"

♥ Book Title : VB & VBA in a Nutshell
♣ Name Author : Paul Lomax
∞ Launching : 1998
◊ Info ISBN Link : 1565923588
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9781565923584
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Collects and defines the programming languages' statements, procedures, and functions, covering syntax, standard code conventions, differences of operation, data type, undocumented behaviors, and practical applications"Article| Paul Lomax| Statement ..."

"Lest darkness fall - So love returns"

♥ Book Title : Lest darkness fall - So love returns
♣ Name Author : T. A. Shippey, A. J. Sobczak
∞ Launching : 1996-10
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0893569097
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780893569099
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"Playing the Universe"

♥ Book Title : Playing the Universe
♣ Name Author : David G. Mead, Paweł Frelik
∞ Launching : 2007-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : STANFORD:36105123583440
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"Future and Fantastic Worlds"

♥ Book Title : Future and Fantastic Worlds
♣ Name Author : Sheldon Jaffery
∞ Launching : 1987
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781557420022
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1557420025
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Future and Fantastic Worlds embodies an unusual approach to the field of bibliographic research, including over 700 annotations of every DAW book published through mid-1987, with indexes by author, artist, and title, providing a massive guide to modern SF writers and their works, with much background data. Interspersed throughout the book are numerous wry, irreverent, and amusing observations offered by the late and highly respected researcher in this extremely valuable genre tool."Article| Sheldon Jaffery| Statement ..."

"Xeno Fiction: More Best of Science Fiction"

♥ Book Title : Xeno Fiction: More Best of Science Fiction
♣ Name Author : Damien Broderick, Van Ikin
∞ Launching : 2013-08-05
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781434443298
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1434443299
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Science fiction loves strangeness. It relishes oddities, even when it piles on fear and dystopian loathing. The technical term for a fascination with the strange and alien is xenophilia, just as the term for a terror of the strange is xenophobia. At its core, then, science fiction is...Xeno Fiction. So science fiction seeks out the strange, roams far from home in space and time, looks with avid eagerness upon the ways of the Others, human or alien. It participates, in brilliantly lighted imagination, in their strange lives. In this second gathering from Van Ikin's critical journal, Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature, writers of the alien are investigated with wit and insight. G. Travis Regier follows the Other into its own home, accompanying those experts in the alien, C. J. Cherry and Samuel R. Delany. In the book's long key essay, Terry Dowling pursues the Art of Xenography as exemplified by Jack Vance's "General Culture" novels. Three expert commentators look into Booker Prize-winner Peter Carey's postcolonial and postmodern frolics into alternative realities. And the Xeno fictions of Isaac Asimov, Greg Egan, Mary Gentle, Ursula K. Le Guin, Naomi Mitchison, Neal Stephenson, and Stanley Weinbaum are read as their road maps into the strange. Eleven revealing essays on speculative fiction by some of the best critics in the field."Article| Damien Broderick, Van Ikin| Statement ..."