Jack Vance (1916-2013) published his first story, "The World Thinker," in 1945 and has since written over sixty books. Best known as a science fiction and fantasy writer, Vance has won
several awards in those genres, including the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement and a number of Hugo Awards.
He also wrote under the pseudonyms Ellery Queen, Peter Held, John Holbrook, John
van See, and Alan Wade.
Five intergalactic criminal masterminds raid the tranquil world of Mount Pleasant, leaving behind only ruin and slaughter—and the orphaned child Kirth Gersen, who comes to manhood swearing to take bloody revenge. Now Gersen roams the galaxy, bringing ve...[SEE MORE]