Tag Archives: Jack Vance

A year in reading – the best of 2014

School is out! Naturally I celebrate with another top ten list, this time of books I read in 2014. Most of these books were not actually published in 2014, so if you were expecting a list of fine reading right … Continue reading

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Suldrun’s Garden

Having entered into the end-of-semester crunch period, updates will be erratic. But even during my busier weeks, I try to find a way to sneak in some degree of unrelated reading. So I’ve taken on Suldrun’s Garden as bedtime reading. … Continue reading

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Other things I’ve been reading

A Voyage to Arcturus, by David Lindsay This is one of those novels that a lot of writers like to cite as being an inspiration, but which doesn’t seem to have much of a popular following. A man named Maskull … Continue reading

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Best fiction books I read in 2013

With the year drawing to a close, I thought I’d assemble one of these lists. None of these books were actually published in 2013, mind you. Latro in the Mist, by Gene Wolfe. This is actually an omnibus edition including … Continue reading

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Favourite first sentences

This is the second lame Favourites post I’ve done for this blog. But favourite first sentences of novels/short stories is a slightly more interesting subject for a favourites list than, say, favourite novels, no? No one who had ever seen … Continue reading

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“I would offer congratulations were it not for this tentacle gripping my leg”

I recently read Cugel’s Saga by Jack Vance. Thoughts: 1. This is a direct sequel to The Eyes of the Overworld and literally picks up exactly where the previous one left off. The result is more of the same, really: … Continue reading

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Vancian posting

I’ve lately been reading some Jack Vance. In particular, two of his “Dying Earth” novels: The Dying Earth and The Eyes of the Overworld. Thoughts: 1. This man is one of the best prose stylists I’ve hit upon in a … Continue reading

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