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  1. Bill Kerwin Bill Kerwin says:

    PDF/EPUB Jack Vance ¼ PDF/EPUB The Dying Earth Kindle ✓ The Dying ePUB Î ¼ salovehej.me dying kindle, earth ebok, The Dying kindle, The Dying Earth PDFEPUBI did not like this book much the first time I read it but after reading it a second time while visualizing its characters as puppets I found I liked it much This book—particularly the first three stories—irritated me I found its wizards to be contemptible creatures morally inferior products of a degenerate age capable only of memorizing a few detailed spells and casting them by rote “Vancian Magic” which later became a key element of “Dungeons and Dragons” I was also appalled by their sexism even the best try to fashion ideal women from scratch while the majority desire only to catch women cage them and rape them—the real reason for all their pathetic little spells In addition the book's prose—particularly the wizards' speeches—is grandilouent and eccentric harsh and grating and crammed full of hard words Such words—I remember thinking to mys


  2. Lyn Lyn says:

    PDF/EPUB Jack Vance ¼ PDF/EPUB The Dying Earth Kindle ✓ The Dying ePUB Î ¼ salovehej.me dying kindle, earth ebok, The Dying kindle, The Dying Earth PDFEPUBJack Vance’s genre defining fundamentally influential 1950 fantasy novel about swords sorcery and ancient technology while the red glow of a dying sun spins over a far future earth is a SFF gemA collection of related short stories Vance’s mastery of the language and his ability to weave a tale has never been better Imaginative and uniuely original Vance sets the table for decades of speculative writers sinceThe heart of this work is Vance’s characterization Introducing characters like Liane the Wayfarer and Chun the Unavoidable Vance crafts a kaleidoscope of personalities that revolve in a dynamic tension that brims with vitality and weird lifeFinally this is a demonstration of Vance himself This is something like watching a foreign


  3. Algernon (Darth Anyan) Algernon (Darth Anyan) says:

    PDF/EPUB Jack Vance ¼ PDF/EPUB The Dying Earth Kindle ✓ The Dying ePUB Î ¼ salovehej.me dying kindle, earth ebok, The Dying kindle, The Dying Earth PDFEPUB I lived beside the ocean — in a white villa among poplar trees Across Tenebrosa Bay the Cape of Sad Remembrance reached into the ocean and when sunset made the sky red and the mountains black the cape seemed to sleep on the water like one of the ancient earth gods All my life I spent here and was as content as one may be while dying Earth spins out its last few courses Two bright stars on the science fiction fantasy firmament have gone to sleep Jack Vance and Iain M Banks I know of no better way to honour them than to go back to their imaginary worlds and spend some uality time there like a couple of old friends sharing a dram and reminiscing about the good old days and the crazy adventures we've been through in our youthI've been aware of The Dying Earth for years it's been often mentioned as a defining moment in the history


  4. Forrest Forrest says:

    PDF/EPUB Jack Vance ¼ PDF/EPUB The Dying Earth Kindle ✓ The Dying ePUB Î ¼ salovehej.me dying kindle, earth ebok, The Dying kindle, The Dying Earth PDFEPUBLet's do some uick math Jack Vance's The Dying Earth was originally published in 1950 I was born in 1969 I first started playing Dungeons and Dragons in earnest in 1979 It is now 2014 On second thought screw the math You can plainly see that my reading of The Dying Earth is tardy given that Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson cited Vance's work as influences on the development of the Dungeons and Dragons gameAnd howMore than an influencer The Dying Earth is a wholesale supplier of DD wares In


  5. J.G. Keely J.G. Keely says:

    PDF/EPUB Jack Vance ¼ PDF/EPUB The Dying Earth Kindle ✓ The Dying ePUB Î ¼ salovehej.me dying kindle, earth ebok, The Dying kindle, The Dying Earth PDFEPUBStrange to think that this was the series that inspired Martin and Wolfe in their fantasy endeavors Going from their gritty mirthless rehashes of standard fantasy badassery to Vance's wild ironic flowery style was jarring going directly from Anderson's grim tragic Broken Sword to this was tonal whiplashAt first I didn't know what to make of it the lurid purple prose the silly characters the story which jumped from idea to idea with abandon I mistook it at once for the unbridled pulp style of early century genre authors like A Merrit or Van Vogt but soon it became clear that there was something complex at wo


  6. Nataliya Nataliya says:

    PDF/EPUB Jack Vance ¼ PDF/EPUB The Dying Earth Kindle ✓ The Dying ePUB Î ¼ salovehej.me dying kindle, earth ebok, The Dying kindle, The Dying Earth PDFEPUBThere is some strange depressing morbid fascination in imagining the world our Earth an uncountable number of millennia in the future as an unrecognizably changed tired dying ancient world orbiting the tired dying ancient red Sun It's the world in its last breaths with the knowledge that eventually the life will stop with the Sun Soon when the sun goes out men will stare into the eternal night and all will die and Earth will bear its history its ruins the mountains worn to knolls – all into the infinite dark Jack Vance's The Dying Earth is made of six short stories somewhat interconnected all set on future ancient Earth under the light of the dying Sun It's a sad world with the inhabitants reduced to a tiny fraction of the former populations with science lost and replaced by magic albeit somehow in the far past rooted in the ancient lore of mathematics with hints of the former civilizations none of them ou


  7. Bradley Bradley says:

    PDF/EPUB Jack Vance ¼ PDF/EPUB The Dying Earth Kindle ✓ The Dying ePUB Î ¼ salovehej.me dying kindle, earth ebok, The Dying kindle, The Dying Earth PDFEPUB1950 a time of transition from swashbuckling suare jawed heroes with huge brains and spaceships falling headlong into a deep future world where everyone is surrounded by death old tech indistinguishable from magic and to make things worse the sun is dying This is the last hurrah of Earth and it seems that everyone is trying to make the most out of it grognak the barbarian styleWhat? Isn't this SF? Sure But it's still pretty much entirely classic Sword and Sorcery We've got curses and transformations 50's style misogyny master wizards and apprenti


  8. Vit Babenco Vit Babenco says:

    PDF/EPUB Jack Vance ¼ PDF/EPUB The Dying Earth Kindle ✓ The Dying ePUB Î ¼ salovehej.me dying kindle, earth ebok, The Dying kindle, The Dying Earth PDFEPUBTo read The Dying Earth by Jack Vance is like to find oneself inside the fabulous canvas painted by some artist exiled to the end of the fatigued time Or in the garden of paranoiaDeep in thought Mazirian the Magic


  9. Shelly Shelly says:

    PDF/EPUB Jack Vance ¼ PDF/EPUB The Dying Earth Kindle ✓ The Dying ePUB Î ¼ salovehej.me dying kindle, earth ebok, The Dying kindle, The Dying Earth PDFEPUBThis was AMAZING I fell in love with Jack Vance reading this novel and I can not for the life of me understand why I never read any Jack Vance before I blame myself and the entire world for this oversight and I intend to


  10. Markus Markus says:

    PDF/EPUB Jack Vance ¼ PDF/EPUB The Dying Earth Kindle ✓ The Dying ePUB Î ¼ salovehej.me dying kindle, earth ebok, The Dying kindle, The Dying Earth PDFEPUB “Earth” mused Pandelume “A dim place ancient beyond knowledge Once it was a tall world of cloudy mountains and bright rivers and the sun was a white blazing ball Ages of rain and wind have beaten and rounded the granite and the sun is feeble and red The continents have sunk and risen A million cities have lifted to


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