Songs of the Dying Earth: Stories in Honour of Jack Vance

By George R.R. Martin

Rating: 4 stars

I rather enjoyed this collection of short stories written in honour of Jack Vance’s Dying Earth series but I had the unfortunate problem of never actually having read any of the original stories. Still, if these homages do justice to Vance then I certainly look out for his Dying Earth stories. I loved the baroque language and constant hovering between the border of science fiction and fantasy – the epitome of Clarke’s third law. This is very wide world with lots to explore, although it’s sad to think that even by the end of the world Mankind will be no wiser than he is today.

Book details

ISBN: 9780007277483
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Year of publication: 2009

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