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  1. avshalomh
    June 3, 2013 @ 12:16 pm

    Thanks for the review. Did not know Jack Vance before and he is not very known in Israel, at least not like the most famous SF writers. Seems like a very good read. Added “The Dying Earth” series to my wish list in audible. They do not have Emphyrio recorded yet.

  2. Tom Ransom
    June 5, 2013 @ 9:08 am

    Ferd ~~ Smartly done. When I heard the news, I first thought of the ending of Maske: Thaery, as Vaidro (the Iron Ghost) speaks to his nephew, Jubal:

    “While we are alive we should sit among colored lights and taste good wines, and discuss our adventures in far places; when we are dead, the opportunity is past.”

    • fjsalazar
      June 5, 2013 @ 11:43 am

      Great to hear from you, Tom. If memory serves, it was yourself who first gave me a copy of Star King, lo those many decades ago. Belated thanks — perhaps when I return from India next year we can partake of Vaidro’s prescription and I can thank you in person.

  3. Aaron Singleton
    July 26, 2013 @ 2:08 am

    I’m a bit late to this, having found it searching for something Vancian on google. I really enjoyed your appreciation of Vance and his work. I am a huge Vance fan and have been since about 2005 or so. Without the internet, I wouldn’t be able to speak to others who enjoy Vance’s fiction.

    Lucky for me, I got a chance to speak to Mr. Vance back in October 2011. I got permission to call him from his son, John, as well as his home number. I called him, nervous as hell. He put me at ease really quickly. We ended up talking for about 3 hours that day. I’ll never forget it. He was very friendly and interested in a whole range of subjects. His mind was as sharp as a man a third of his age. He will certainly be missed.

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