Jack Vance

Jack Vance

John Holbrook Vance (born August 28, 1916 in San Francisco, California) is an American mystery, fantasy and science fiction author. Most of his work has been published under the name Jack Vance. He has also written 11 mystery novels as John Holbrook Vance and three as Ellery Queen, and has once each used pseudonyms Alan Wade, Peter Held, John van See, and Jay Kavanse.

Among his awards are: Hugo Awards, in 1963 for The Dragon Masters, in 1967 for The Last Castle, and in 2010 for his memoir This is Me, Jack Vance!; a Nebula Award in 1966, also for The Last Castle; the Jupiter Award in 1975; the World Fantasy Award in 1984 for life achievement and in 1990 for Lyonesse: Madouc; an Edgar (the mystery equivalent of the Nebula) for the best first mystery novel in 1961 for The Man in the Cage; in 1992, he was Guest of Honor at the WorldCon in Orlando, Florida; and in 1997 he was named a SFWA Grand Master. He is a 2001 inductee into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. A 2009 profile in the New York Times Magazine described Vance as "one of American literature’s most distinctive and undervalued voices."

Read more about Jack VanceBiography, Work, Publication, Books Inspired By Vance

Other articles related to "jack vance, vance":

List Of Science Fiction Novels - S
... by Kurt Vonnegut Slaves of the Klau (aka Gold and Iron) by Jack Vance Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson Snow White and the Giants by J ... This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury Son of Man by Robert Silverberg Son of the Tree by Jack Vance The Song of Phaid the Gambler by Mick Farren The Space Merchants by ... Kornbluth Space Opera by Jack Vance Space Trilogy series by C ...
List Of Ace Mystery Numeric-series Single Titles
... Wore Black 14153 MY Cornell Woolrich (as William Irish) Deadline At Dawn 14165 MY John Holbrook Vance (as Jack Vance) The Deadly Isles 22680 MY Hershatter Fallout For A Spy 24975 ...
Jack Vance - Books Inspired By Vance
... Alexander (longtime Vance friend) ... The Fall of Hyperion, Endymion, The Rise of Endymion) has many echoes of Vance, explicitly acknowledged in one of the later books ... Wright has some similarities to Jack Vance's works, including an ornamented language, and a baroque and sterile culture toppled by a lone individualist ...
Binary Stars In Fiction - Literature
... The writer Jack Vance is an accomplished world-builder who, 60 years ago, provided a model for the planetary romance which has been in significant use by ... the planet into prolonged darkness (compare Marune Alastor 933 by Jack Vance and the film Pitch Black with Vin Diesel, below) ... series of novels (The Anome, The Brave Free Men, The Asutra) by Jack Vance ...
Stars In Fiction - List of Planetary Systems in Fiction - Capella (Alpha Aurigae)
... Emphyrio (1969), novel by Jack Vance ... Vance draws Maastricht, its landscape, and its people with an exotic palette and flashing actinic brightness he is an influential creator of imaginary worlds ... "The first full-fleged modern planetary romance is therefore probably Jack Vance's.. ...

Famous quotes containing the word jack:

    The history of medicine is the history of the unusual.
    Robert M. Fresco, and Jack Arnold. Prof. Gerald Deemer (Leo G. Carroll)