Bio: It is no overstatement to class Jack Vance among the greatest authors of the 20th century. Jack has influenced several generations of authors, artists, and musicians in all genres. He has garnered Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Awards, and a Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction Writers of America. His elaborate yet remarkably economical style and his keen social satire make a unique contribution to American letters. Jack Vance's bibliography is extensive. One of the most concise online references can be found at SFsite.com.
ElectricStory Editions Lyonesse: Suldrun's Garden (originally published 1983) Lyonesse: The Green Pearl (originally published 1986) Lyonesse: Madouc (originally published 1990)
Arthur Caversham of 22nd-century Boston finds himself naked at a dinner party. Bearwald the Halforn battles the Brands from Mount Medallion. Ceistan seeks a parchment in the dead city of Therlatch filled with treasure that is now worthless. Dobnor Daksat is competing with artists of the top order to create worlds with the imagicon, a device unknown to him. What is the connection of these disparate tales? Not even the Brain of the Galaxy understands their full ramifications. First published in 1... more info>>
The World Fantasy Award-winning third volume of the Lyonesse trilogy brings attention to the faerie changeling Madouc. Where princess Suldrun once meekly endured the proprieties of Castle Haidion, Madouc defends herself with rotten fruit. Vexed, King Casmir arranges a contest to marry her off, but Madouc has other ideas, and enlists the stableboy "Sir Pom-pom" on an impromptu quest to find her father. During their travels, they encounter swindlers, faeries, trolls, ogres, a knight in search of h... more info>>
A monument of fantastic literature to stand beside such classics as Dune and The Lord of the Rings, Lyonesse evokes the Elder Isles, a land of pre-Arthurian myth now lost beneath the Atlantic, where powerful sorcerers, aloof faeries, stalwart champions, and nobles eccentric, magnanimous, and cruel pursue intrigue among their separate worlds. In this first book of the trilogy, Suldrun's Garden, Prince Aillas of Troicinet is betrayed on his first diplomatic voyage and cast into the sea. Before he ... more info>>
In this second volume of the Lyonesse trilogy, The Green Pearl, King Aillas of Troicinet defends the peace of the Elder Isles against both the Ska marauders who once enslaved him and the wicked King Casmir. While organizing the unruly barons in the frontiers of his land, Aillas goes out of his way to capture the lovely Ska noblewoman who once stung him with her disregard. When he gets separated from his men, his dream of forcing the lady's recognition becomes the toil of dragging an obstreperous... more info>>
Five vintage stories from the 1950s by Science Fiction Grand Master, Jack Vance. SF stories of adventure, detection, horror, and humor. Stories include The Men Return; The Devil On Salvation Bluff; A Practical Man's Guide; Worlds of Origin; and the haunting, When the Five Moons Rise.