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For Jack Vance Fans

For any Jack Vance fans out there -- and if you're not a Jack Vance fan, why the hell not? -- be sure to check out my news page for the official announcement of SONGS OF THE DYING EARTH, the new Jack Vance tribute anthology that Gardner Dozois and I will be editing.

It's a fun project, and we've got a great lineup of writers.

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frumiousb
Sep. 14th, 2007 07:23 am (UTC)
See, you'll probably hate me here, but I really don't get the appeal of Jack Vance at all.

I read the Cadwal chronicles on a recommendation, and just plain old couldn't get past the characters. It was strongly plotted, I'll give him that, but I found myself wanting to throw the books across the room. The women are either Sweet Young Things or Evil Power Hungry Witches. I can't even begin to comment on the Yips-- can you get more racially deterministic? And even Glawen's folksy gee shucks frontier common sense grated immensely. Young man lost in a world of foolish liberals who are really Evil Exploiters. Ick.

Is Cadwal not typical Vance? Is there better stuff out there?

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