WorldCat Identities

Vance, Jack 1916-2013

Overview
Works: 806 works in 2,205 publications in 11 languages and 22,457 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Fantasy fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Novels  Short stories, American  Picaresque literature  Adventure stories  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Dedicatee, Honoree, Translator
Classifications: PS3572.A424, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Jack Vance
Araminta Station by Jack Vance( Book )

16 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Night lamp by Jack Vance( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man's quest to discover the secret of his own origin, hidden by his adoptive parents and lost with their death. He is Jaro, who as a child killed his wounded mother at her request. He grows up to be a space explorer and as he pursues his personal mission meets his father
Madouc by Jack Vance( Book )

28 editions published between 1989 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Casimir, the relentlessly scheming king of Lyonesse, has learned the child he thought was his grandaughter, Madouc, is in fact a fairy changeling. This is somehow wrapped up in the mystery of Dhrun, son of King Ailias of Troicenet, of whom it was prophecied by a magic mirror that he would be the king of all the Elder Isles. Not if Casimir can help it. He wants that throne for himself. And there are much larger, darker schemes afoot, as the evil magician Tamurello and the mysterious witch Desmei plot against Murgen, the Elder Isle's greatest wizard, who alone keeps the Elder Isles from sinking into the sea. And into this web of political and magical intrigue wanders Madouc, determined to learn her pedigree, possessed of a bit of her fairy mother's magic and a truly wonderful charm all her own
The green pearl by Jack Vance( Book )

31 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As two mighty kings struggle for dominaance in the legendary Elder Isles -- land of faery shees, valiant knights and sorcerers who wield influence as well as magic -- a mysterious and beautiful green pearl travels from hand to hand, spreading destruction in ts wake"--Cover
Maske : thaery by Jack Vance( Book )

15 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De avonturen van een jonge man op een wonderlijke planeet waar omkoperij, bedrog en pluimstrijkerij aan de orde van de dag zijn
Ecce and old earth by Jack Vance( Book )

22 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Planet Cadwal has an ecosystem unique in the human-explored galaxy
The dragon masters by Jack Vance( Book )

52 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in English and French and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains two classic science fiction and fantasy stories by Jack VAnce "The Last castle" is not listed on the title page
Ports of call by Jack Vance( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and French and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of an interplanetary con man. He is Myron Tany, a young sailor on a tramp cargo vessel. He journeys from one exotic world to another, turning a buck and breaking hearts. By the author of Night Lamp
Cugel's saga by Jack Vance( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second novel that features the scoundrel and trickster, Cugel. Again, Cugel tests wits with Iucounu and acquires rudimentary powers himself
Lyonesse by Jack Vance( Book )

35 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The richly imagined land of Lyonesse and the Elder Isles, the lost islands of fantasy between France and Britain, is alive with magic, vivid characters, devious schemes and Old Folk. Suldrun, the daughter of the relentlessly scheming King Casimir of Lyonesse, wants nothing to do with the future her father has planned for her. For her stubbornness, she is exiled to a garden at the edge of Casimir's castle. One day, a shipwrecked sailor washes up on shore. He is Ailias, prince of the kingdom of Troicinet, pushed overboard by his cousin. Lyonesse is at war with Troicinet, and the doomed relationship is one of the threads that make up this wonderful tale
Lurulu by Jack Vance( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Continues the adventures of Myron Tany, a rebellious member of a wealthy family who tours the galaxy on an interstellar freighter alongside a crew of actors, musicians, thieves, and other questionable characters
The gray prince : a science fiction novel by Jack Vance( Book )

23 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After five years of absence, Shaine Madduc Koryfon returns to his home planet. Many things have happened in that time: his father has died and the coexistence between the three races that inhabit his world has broken
Throy by Jack Vance( Book )

19 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ultima entrega de las Crónicas de Cadwal, un nuevo hito de un viejo maestro de la ciencia ficción. La Reserva de Cadwal tiene una nueva Carta, conseguida mediante el coraje del joven Glawen Clattuc y de la bella y emprendedora Wayness Tamm. Pero aunque el documento ha permitido que se pueda seguir manteniendo la integridad natural del planeta, no ha logrado imponer la paz entre sus habitantes. En su lugar ha polarizado a la población en dos facciones que se enfrentan casi abiertamente. Las fuerza que se oponen a la Reserva, dirigidas desde el exilio, siguen intentando abrir Cadwal a la explotación comercial. Y una facción extremista está dispuesta a lograr sus objetivos recurriendo a la violencia y a cualquier medio que considere necesario. Glawen, ascendido al grado de comandante de las fuerzas policiales de Cadwal, recibe como misión detener a los cabecillas de la conspiración, para lo cual deberá buscarlos en cualquier lugar del Manojo de Mircea en que hayan podido buscar cobijo
The dying earth by Jack Vance( Book )

33 editions published between 1950 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Millions of years in the future the earth was falling into decay and science had been forgotten. Sorcery and magic were commonplace and only a few men tried to find a cure for the dying earth
Suldrun's garden by Jack Vance( Book )

21 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The richly imagined land of Lyonesse and the Elder Isles, the lost islands of fantasy between France and Britain, is alive with magic, vivid characters, devious schemes and Old Folk. Suldrun, the daughter of the relentlessly scheming King Casimir of Lyonesse, wants nothing to do with the future her father has planned for her. For her stubbornness, she is exiled to a garden at the edge of Casimir's castle. One day, a shipwrecked sailor washes up on shore. He is Ailias, prince of the kingdom of Troicinet, pushed overboard by his cousin. Lyonesse is at war with Troicinet, and the doomed relationship is one of the threads that make up this wonderful tale
Big planet by Jack Vance( Book )

26 editions published between 1957 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small group of Earthlings crash on a planet overrun centuries before by dissident groups each of which has set up its own splinter society
Emphyrio by Jack Vance( Book )

30 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man, exiled from his planet, seeks to discover the truth about a legendary hero
Rhialto the Marvellous by Jack Vance( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rhialto the Marvellous" contains three linked novellas about the adventures of the wizard Rhialto across the decadent landscape of the Dying Earth, under its swollen red sun
Worlds of wonder : sixteen tales of science fiction by Harry Harrison( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The five gold bands by Jack Vance( Book )

12 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in English and French and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Earth lacked the secret of the interstellar space drive. So when it turned out that the galaxy was chock full of wealthy planets and haughty aliens who had the star drive, it made our native world a backward place indeed. Paddy Blackthorn was an adventurous sort who wasn't going to stand for this. So he set off to steal the secret of interstellar flight from the powerful Shauls--who nabbed him and dumped him on a barren planet for punishment. Yet it was there that Paddy acquired five golden bands that contained in code the very data the Shauls had sought to conceal. Paddy had to keep on the run with the bands until they could be deciphered ... and thereby touched off the greatest manhunt in galactic history!"--Page 4 of cover
 
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Night lamp
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MadoucThe green pearlMaske : thaeryEcce and old earthThe dragon mastersPorts of callLyonesseLurulu
Alternative Names

controlled identityHeld, Peter, 1916-2013

controlled identityQueen, Ellery, 1916-2013

controlled identityWade, Alan, 1916-2013

Dannay, Frederic 1916-2013

Held, Peter.

Held, Peter 1916-2013

Holbrook, John 1916-2013

Holbrook Vance, John

Jack Vance Amerikaans schrijver

Jack Vance amerikansk författare

Jack Vance amerikansk skribent

Jack Vance amerykański pisarz sf i fantasy

Jack Vance écrivain américain

Jack Vance Escritor estadounidense de misterio y ficción especulativa

Jack Vance scrittore statunitense

Jack Vance US-amerikanischer Science-Fiction-Autor

Jack Vance yhdysvaltalainen fantasia-, tieteis- ja rikoskirjailija

Kavanse, Jay 1916-2013

Lee, Manfred 1916-2013

See, John van 1916-2013

Vance, John

Vance, John H. 1916-

Vance, John H. 1916-2013

Vance, John Holbrook.

Vance, John Holbrook, 1916-

Vance, John Holbrook 1916-2013

Wade, Alan.

Wade, Alan, 1916-

Wade, Alan 1916-2013

Ванс‏, Джек

Венс, Джек

Джак Ванс

Джек Венс

Джек Вэнс

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ג'ק ואנס

ואנס, ג׳ק 1916-

جک ونس نویسنده آمریکایی

ჯეკ ვენსი ამერიკელი მწერალი

잭 밴스

ヴァンス, ジャック

ジャック・ヴァンス

杰克·万斯

Languages
English (362)

French (50)

Spanish (45)

German (12)

Dutch (12)

Polish (5)

Italian (3)

Japanese (2)

Russian (2)

Swedish (1)

Czech (1)